Wasps Gather Player Accolades

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

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

Duckworth steps down as chairman of Worcester Warriors, to become club president

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

The Report Of The British And Irish Cup

The Nottingham rugby put an end to the British & Irish Cup group campaign with the 6th loss when the Worcester Warriors won by 43-22 bonus-points. For the hosts, it gave them a position in the quarter final and for the greens it has been a total loss in this season’s tournament even though their head coach Martin Haag named a better side for the match of meadow Lane next Sunday with the Doncaster Knights.

As the visitors showed a really strong start, the 13 in a row win of Worcester was never expected. In the September’s Championship game, Nottingham took the lead and in this the Warriors came out winners and claimed the nine-try victory. Winger Liam O’Neill finished perfectly as he jinxed his way out of Chris Pennell before he could dot around the corner.

This was redone by Dan Mugford who made the home team hit back up in 5 minutes as  they got a penalty from Ryan Lamb. The Green’s lead was more stretched due to the penalty that Mugford got in front of the posts for the 8-3.

It was just four minutes before the half time that the home team got one try in the match and it wasprop Rapava Ruskin who found himself at the end of the great team move. Lamb then converted the whole match and the hosts scored another try just before the intervals because Ryan Mills helped fellow center player Max Stelling to score a goal underneath the posts.

It was Lamb’s second conversion that gave the Warriors an advantage of nine points and they turned the early deficit over all together and lead to a 17-8 at break time.

The third try from the Warriors came around 45 minutes as Sam Smith took the lead.