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


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 want to extend Vuna stay

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