Worcester are likely to need to act fast to be ready to take on Exeter at the weekend. Last week’s victory over Bath was crucial in their battle to pull clear of Newcastle in the relegation battle but it came at a great cost. Prop Matt Mulland and Back rower Neil Best were added to their ever growing number of injured forwards and they may well need to bring in at least one forward to be able to put out a remotely competitive side on Saturday.
The game against Bath was a hugely physical encounter, as is to be expected when a struggling team like Worcester are in desperate need of a win, or at the very least a losing bonus point. Bath also picked up injuries, but it is Worcester who could really be in some serious trouble. Having already been missing Ceri Jones, George Porter and Oliver Tomaszczyk the last thing they needed was another injury to a loose head prop. In Matt Mulland, that is just what they got. Coach, Richard Hill is now considering his options to bring in someone to fill the gap on a short term basis.
The other position Hill suggested Bath “could have done without injuries” was the back row, and Best’s injury to his arm, which looks to be broken adds further misery to the Warriors and a further work load to their physio’s team.
Whilst Worcester are likely to have to act quickly to bring in at least a prop, and potentially a flanker in time for Saturday’s clash with Exeter it is better news on the scrum half front. England international, Shaun Perry was substituted at half time but Hill revealed it was simply precautionary. “Shaun just twinged his hamstring. He was mad at half-time and wanted to go back out there.” That along with the return of Jonny Arr against Bath is the only real good news for the Warriors, they are in serious need of reinforcements in their pack.