The Warriors are currently on a European break as they take part in the European Challenge Cup. Though their performance needs to be improved for them to fare well in this championship, Sam Lewis feels that this European break for the team is working out well for them. This is the view of the flanker who has been with the squad for some time. He feels that the team is working hard on getting their playing strategies right.
Carl Hogg and his team have not been without accolades in recent times. The team gained a victory in the Aviva Premiership League, one of their firsts which was in October. This was definitely a hallmark achievement for the team. They beat Harlequins at a score of 24-17. This was a record and they obtained a four point advantage that has definitely upped their overall position. Read more
Wasps clash with Worcester on Sunday could see them go into the game without 15 of their players, either due to injury or suspension.
For their last weekend game against Sale where they emerged victors, Wasps were without 13 of his 38 senior men squad and it only seems to be getting worse.
Dai Young, Wasps director of Rugby sees the situation as something he just has to “get on with”.
“We are really down on numbers, but it happens and we’re no different to any other team,” Young said. Read more
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.