Even with Dean Ryan's expertise at their helm, Worcester Warriors have been the standout disappointment of this Aviva Premiership season.
With only one win from 20 matches, it seems an inevitable conclusion that the Sixways outfit will be relegated to the second tier of English rugby come the end of the 2013-14 campaign, but where does the club rank in such low standards?
Clubs have come to the promised land in years gone by, under different names and monikers, only to fall short of what's needed in truly abysmal fashion—some more abysmal than others.
Here, we'll take a look a look at a select few of those teams in the Premiership era (1998 onwards), determining which can be termed as the worst ever to have paraded among the giants.
Bear in mind, some clubs may have gone on to see better days under new ownership or in different divisions, but here we look solely at their Premiership careers, some institutions coming into the mix for a very specific part of their histories.
It's also worth noting that clubs which have been affected by financial administration have been omitted in some cases.