Worcester Warriors is a team that has players who continue to have successful roles even after their active roles on the field ends.
One such instance is of Jake Abbott. He was a former flanker who has now obtained a role with the Rugby Players association. Jake has found a new way of staying in touch with the sport. He has taken up a role in the Rugby Players’ Association. Being an ex England player of 28 years of age, being part of the association will involve looking into the welfare of players of teams like Yorkshire Carnegie academy, RPA Alumni North, Newcastle Falcons and others.
He had joined back to Worcester after having a brief spell with Griffins in US, Dallas where he also took up the role of an assistant coach. He has been a student of the Worcester Sixth Form College. His new role will involve development of new players in a managerial capacity. Abbott stated that he is looking forward to the new role and would like to be engaged in helping players work on their development. Read more »
The 3 strong players from Worcester Warriors namely Huw Taylor, Jack Singleton and Andrew Kitchener have been nominated for England Under 20 squad for World Rugby Championship which will be held in Manchester next month.
The academy players of the Warriors have done an impressive performance earlier this year in the Six Nations campaign for Under 20s. The best performer of the show was Singleton, who played against Italy and Taylor featured 3 times in the European challenge cup campaign. The team of England Under 20s would be facing Australia, Scotland and Italy in Pool B in the World Championship, which includes many players having experience in the Premiership in the 28 man squad.
England has a good record as far as the tournament is concerned. It has successfully reached in 6 finals in the last 8 years. Martin Haag, the head coach expressed his happiness and said that it would be a proud moment for him when the white jersey gets pulled on by the players and run out with joy in front of friends and family in the World Cup. As per reports, the squad would meet on 22nd of May to take part in the training camp in Newcastle. Martin Haag, who was appointed as a coach at the beginning of the year is preparing his team for building a bond so as to ensure that the team plays confidently with an identity of its own.
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The players of Wasps are dominating the scene this year.
Most players have done well are proving it difficult for players of other teams get nominated for the player awards that are doled out end of the season. Billy Vunipola and Maro Itoje were looking forward to be part of the player awards, but it seems that Wasps have dominated most player awards this season.
There have been legendary performances by the Wasps players this season. That included Nathan Hughes, Charles Piute, and George Smith among others. They have all received nominations along with other team players like Andy Goode, who plays fly half of Newcastle and Thomas Waldrom of Exeter team. Waldrom remains the top scorer for the Premiership till date. He won the RPA award for the year 2011. Goode and his coming into the scene from retirement have helped Newcastle to not be relegated this season. Read more »
Rugby Football Union Championship club the Worcester Warriors are trying to extend the stay of winger Cooper Vuna at the Sixways stadium beyond the end of the current campaign.
The hard running wide man has scored one try in his three appearances for the club and has become an instant hit with the crowd and head coach Carl Hogg has admitted that the club is already in discussions with his parent club – Japanese side Toshiba Brave Lupus from where he joined last month – about extending his stay at the club beyond the end of the current campaign.
Hogg was asked whether the player would be at the club come the summer and according to the boss, that is something under discussion but the club is hopeful about a positive outcome. He mentioned that the Aussie, who has been capped twice by his country at international level, has been a great acquisition for the Worcester Warriors and could prove to be a great asset.
According to Hogg, the 27 year old brings a lot of pace and power as well as a point of difference to the team’s back line. He added that the player has been fantastic for the club over the short term and hopeful, it will be the case in the long run as well. Read more »
In the Northampton Saints versus Harlequins match which took place on 27th February, Friday at Franklins Gardens the former emerged as the victor.
Saints managed to win 17-13. After the match, the 48 years old Jim Mallinder who is the coach of Northampton Saints, has said that for his team it was indeed very hard to win because Harlequins is a tough team to play against.
Mallinder is of the opinion that the opponent team has indeed played very well. He said that the Saints failed to increase their tempo on account of the opponent team’s attack on their line out. Mallinder also said that his team’s defence aspect was very well in the game. By doing mauls they team could get tries that were good. Mallinder said that it is good for his team to secure its place at the top of the league table at the very start of a season but he also said that his team is not getting any extra benefit for being there. Read more »
Cecil Duckworth, the owner of the Rugby Football Union Championship club the Worcester Warriors is stepping down from his role as executive chairman of the club to become the new club president.
The 77 year old Duckworth, whose investment saved the club from going bust and turned into one of the major players in the Aviva Premiership before going down last season will have a lot less input on the day to day activity than before with regard to his new role.
Although Duckworth will hold his position on the board at the Sixways stadium, Jim O’Toole will take charge as the new chief executive of the club when he starts work on the 2nd of February. Read more »