LiveWorcester Warriors v Bizkaia Gernika

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Summary

  • WELCOME to a snowy Sixways for Warriors' Amlin Challenge Cup dead-rubber with Spannish minnows Bizkaia Gernika.
  • With Perpignan gaining a bonus-point win over Rovigo on Thursday night, Worcester are now unable to progress from their pool.
  • Head coach Richard Hill has named an unchanged squad from the side that thrashed Rovigo in Italy last weekend.

4:48pm

FINAL SCORE: Warriors round off their European matches with an 11-try success, but it's to no avail as they still finish second to Perpignan, who had wrapped up the qualifying spot on Thursday night.

Thanks for following the blog and join me next weekend for the LV= Cup trip to London Irish.

4:47pm

TRY Warriors! With the clock dead, Ollie Frost takes a quick tap penalty and Gernika are all over the place allowing Josh Drauniniu to speed in under the posts for his second score, which Gray converts.

Warriors 71-19 Gernika

4:41pm

Lengthy delay while Chris Jones receives treatment on the pitch. Just getting back to his feet now.

4:36pm

TRY Warriors! Worcester go the length of the field to score their 10th and the best of the bunch so far. Warriors turn over the ball on their own line, Crtaig Gillies breaks out and finds Gray, who finds Jon Clarke, who moves it on to Ben Howard and there's no stopping him as he scorches past several players from half-way to touch down under the posts. Gray adds the simple kick.

Warriors 64-19 Gernika

4:34pm

Line-out to Gernika in the Warriors 22 after Drauniniu was hit for holding on and the penalty was moved on 10m as Ollie Frost threw the ball away. Chris Jones steals the throw though.

4:26pm

TRY Warriors! Aleki Lutui batters over from close range for Warriors' ninth try.

Gray adds the conversion.

Warriors 57-19 Gernika

4:22pm

Warriors pressing again, Gernika infringing again...

4:20pm

TRY Warriors! Replacement Aleki Lutui punches a whole in the Gernika defence, which allows Gray to send Walker over in the corner. Gray pulls his conversion wide of the posts.

Warriors 50-19 Gernika

4:14pm

Errie Claassens gets back to ground the ball and keep gernika out, but the French ref brings play back for a penalty that Cussack dispatches.

Warriors 45-19 Gernika

4:13pm

TRY Warriors! Blair Cowan gets on the end of the catch-and-drive to ground the ball.

Danny Gray sends the conversion over via the post.

Warriors 45-16 Gernika

4:10pm

Gernika looking to play their way out of trouble from behind their own line. That tactic is not going to end well for the visitors. Ball is passed into touch 5m out this time...

4:07pm

A big scrum won a penalty, which was scrummed again, but Blair Cowan was turned over as he tried to jump over a ruck and score. Gernika clear their lines.

4:03pm

Scrum 5 to Warriors as a Gernika player carries the ball over and tocuhes back after Jon Clarke's grubber.

3:59pm

Danny gray gets the second-half under way.

3:57pm

3:45pm

HALF-TIME

Warriors have reacked up six tries in a one-sided first-half, but the plucky Spaniards have put 16 points on the board.

Warriors 38-16 Gernika

3:44pm

As Gernika debate whether to kick a penalty for a Warriors offisde to touch or for goal, the clock ticks onto 40:00 and they have no choice.

Cusack goes for goal and lands his effort.

Warriors 38-16 Gernika

3:42pm

TRY Warriors! Worcester turn over a Gernika scrum and Danny gray steps nicely through the defence to dive over beneath the posts to give himself a simple conversion.

Warriors 38-13 Gernika

3:39pm

Not straight from Ollie Hayes, but a big shunt on the scrum wins a penalty for Warriors and Gray nudges it to the corner again.

3:39pm

Gernika hit for offside in their 22, so Gray knocks the ball to touch again.

3:34pm

TRY Warriors! Warriors work a nice move off a scrum and fire the ball wide where Drauniniu makes a break before finding Gray, who sends Claassens over.

Gray slots a superb conversion from the touchline.

Warriors 31-13 Gernika

3:31pm

TRY Warriors! Jake Abbott goes over for Worcester's bonus point from the resulting line-out catch-and-drive.

Danny Gray dislodges some snow from the right-hand post, but the ball stays out.

Warriors 24-13 Gernika

3:29pm

Nikki Walker is held up over the line, but it was advantage for yet another infringement. The ball goes to the corner again and prop Michael Dias is sin-binned.

3:27pm

Gernika are struggling to keep Warriors out here and they are conceding penalty after penalty in their own 22.

3:22pm

Cusack tucks the ball inside the left-hand post.

Warriors 19-13 Gernika

3:21pm

A silly penalty from Rob O'Donnell at the re-start gives Gernika the chance to pull back three points.

3:21pm

TRY Warriors! With the ref playing penalty advantage as Gernika drag Worcester's maul down, Nikki Walker runs a fine line to burst onto Gray's pass and speeds past the defence to touch down.

Gray swings the ball between the posts too.

Warriors 19-10 Gernika

3:19pm

Warriors have a line-out in the Gernika 22 after a good touch-finder from Danny Gray.

3:16pm

Former Munster player Cusack lands his long-range penalty.


Warriors 12-10 Gernika

3:15pm

It was a well-taken try from the Spaniards (created by an Irishman and scored by an Argentine), proving they will put up plenty of fight this afternoon.

They have a shot at goal too now, as Warriors are hit for not releasing.

3:13pm

TRY Gernika! The visitors regain the re-start unchallenged and go through a few phases before fly-half Declan Cusack lofts a nice kick over the top which left winger Santiago Salas gets too before Claassens and escapes the full-back's clutches to race over. Cusack adds a fine conversion too.


Warriors 12-7 Gernika

3:09pm

TRY Warriors! The hosts turn over a Gernika scrum and Danny Gray finds Jon Clarke who delays his pass to send Drauniniu away again, he beats the full-back and passes inside to Errie Claassens, who coasts over. Gray misses the simple conversion.

Warriors 12-0 Gernika

3:07pm

Scrum to Gernika 30m out after Errie Claassens off-load to Jake Abbott was marginally forward.

3:06pm

Nice strike from out wide by fly-half Danny Gray to add the conversion.

Warriors 7-0 Gernika

3:05pm

TRY Warriors! An impudent outside of the boot grubber kick from Sam Betty allows Josh Drauniniu to continue his purple patch.

3:04pm

As you'd expect, Warriors are making all the running.

3:01pm

3:00pm

Rovigo get us under way, attacking the South Stand end.

2:47pm

 

 

2:47pm

 

The two sides announced for this afternoon Amlin Challenge Cup clash.
 

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