Worcester Warriors Playing To Use More Players In Hartpury Test

It seems Warriors will use up to 37 players against Hartpury College during their fixture in their first game of the pre-season 2017/18 campaign this Saturday.


The match will start at 4pm.

New signings Peter Stringer, David Denton, Ethan Waller, Simon Kerrod, Pierce Phillips, Tom Howe and Sam Olver are all prepared to feature for the Warriors. The Warriors during their game will be fielding two different teams with the Championship outfit that is newly-promoted.

To start the game, Jack Singleton, Nick Schonert and Ryan Bower, will take the front row on the other hand Phillips and Darren Barry will start in the row two.

GJ Van Velze, who has come back in the team after recovering from a lengthy injury, will take the position in the back row alongside Denton and Sam Lewis.

Tom Heathcote and Luke Baldwin will form the combination of half-back with Wynand Olivier and Jackson Willison in midfield, whereas Ben Howard, Josh Adams and Alex Hearle (Academy youngster) will take the position of the back three. Read more

WORCESTER APPOINTS FORMER BRISTOL BOSS, ROY DAVIES AS DIRECTOR OF RUGBY

Roy Davies, former Bristol boss has been appointed director of rugby at the Worcester Valkyries.


The new director would be coming in from Bristol where he led the, to a top of the table finish last season in the Women’s Premiership.

Unfortunately, they fell to a narrow defeat by Aylesford Bulls with a 17-8 score line at Sixways in the grand final of the competition.

Davies spent two years at Bristol, beginning as the forwards coach before being promoted to head coach of the club.

The 35-year-old from Llanellihas had four years of experience coaching within the RFU junior academy. He was also the head coach of Gloucestershire women.

Davies has also previously coached the rugby teams of Wells and Brighton. He used to play his rugby in the Hartpury College, Gloucester academy, Moseley and Lydney.

He is a level three qualified coach, with a PGCE in PE as well as a degree in sports coaching.

Davies who was obviously elated with the new appointment, spoke of how glad he was to be joining such a club. He said:

“I’m extremely pleased to be joining a club with such a rich history in the women’s game,” Read more