Signs not good ahead of Tigers clash - Ryan

01/02/14. Worcester Warriors v Exeter Chiefs. LV Cup match at Sixways. Josh Drauniniu. 0514511901. Picture by Nick Toogood. (3758090)

01/02/14. Worcester Warriors v Exeter Chiefs. LV Cup match at Sixways. Josh Drauniniu. 0514511901. Picture by Nick Toogood. (3758090)

First published in Sport

DEAN Ryan fears for his Worcester Warriors when they take on Leicester Tigers in the heat of Aviva Premiership battle on Friday night.

Following a month of Amlin Challenge Cup and LV=Cup action, Warriors return to the business of top-flight survival at Sixways.

With 12 defeats from 12 league games, and 11 points from safety, Ryan was hoping his team would enter the Tigers clash battle-hardened by last Saturday’s LV=Cup clash against Exeter Chiefs.

Instead, the hosts were crushed 42-3 by the Devonians and now have to find a response ahead of the daunting task of Leicester’s visit.

Director of rugby Ryan said: “We understand the game (Exeter) didn’t have anything on it but we prepared with this game (Leicester) in mind to give us a springboard into facing probably the biggest challenge of most people’s careers.

“Nobody is under any illusions that Saturday’s game was not a representation of the club. People talk about caring for this club and wanting to be part of it going forward and then they represent themselves like that.

“Representation is about emotion in collision and ball carrying. If people can’t show those actions in that sort of environment that just makes decisions easier going forward because that was a disappointing day for everybody involved in the club.

“We’ve got to see what that looks like in a Premiership game and if it looks like Saturday I’m pretty sure of the outcome.

“People can comment all they like but if we represent ourselves like that we’re in trouble against Leicester.

“Is that a blip? Does it take us back? I don’t know until Friday but nobody’s under any illusions of what the expectations are.”

Ryan continued: “We either change that representation or it makes decisions going forward a lot easier.

“We know the challenge going forward, we know that we’re fighting for our lives and I’m really disappointed that Saturday was the first chapter going into the biggest challenge that any of these guys have faced.

“We’ve got a short turnaround now and we’ve got to move on but nobody is leaving this changing room without clear view from me.”

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11:25am Mon 3 Feb 14

One or Two says...

Really doesn't deserve a comment, what's the point nobody values the died in the wool supporter opinion.

We're just "cash cows" to get milked.
Really doesn't deserve a comment, what's the point nobody values the died in the wool supporter opinion. We're just "cash cows" to get milked. One or Two
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12:19pm Mon 3 Feb 14

liketoknow says...

I would have thought playing these sides in the middle of the six nations was the best time.
I would have thought playing these sides in the middle of the six nations was the best time. liketoknow
  • Score: 3

12:28pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Bushi says...

Makes a nice to change to read something from the club that seems to have come from Dean Ryan rather than the PR department. I have much more respect for them if they tell us the truth, not spin!
Makes a nice to change to read something from the club that seems to have come from Dean Ryan rather than the PR department. I have much more respect for them if they tell us the truth, not spin! Bushi
  • Score: 5

2:42pm Mon 3 Feb 14

dulon says...

When the warriors made the signings of the argentinians in the summer ,I was under the impression that they would be giving the squad some momentum during the period of the six nations ....Sadly I was living in the world of believing in the hype . I have yet to see any worthwhile contribution from this group and I have yet to see a positive input from the scottish international either !
When the warriors made the signings of the argentinians in the summer ,I was under the impression that they would be giving the squad some momentum during the period of the six nations ....Sadly I was living in the world of believing in the hype . I have yet to see any worthwhile contribution from this group and I have yet to see a positive input from the scottish international either ! dulon
  • Score: 0

2:56pm Mon 3 Feb 14

WS1991 says...

dulon-

Mieres fair enough. He's been bad.
Galarza has been good. It is no coincidence that he is in the team when our line out is good.
Senatore- Hasn't done anything brilliant, but equally hasn't done anything bad.
Creevy- How you can judge him on about the 2 games he's played is laughable. What then makes it even more laughable is that in 1 of those 2 games he was brilliant, winning MOTM from the Worcester News and Dean Ryan.
Murray- Massive waste of a marque player.
dulon- Mieres fair enough. He's been bad. Galarza has been good. It is no coincidence that he is in the team when our line out is good. Senatore- Hasn't done anything brilliant, but equally hasn't done anything bad. Creevy- How you can judge him on about the 2 games he's played is laughable. What then makes it even more laughable is that in 1 of those 2 games he was brilliant, winning MOTM from the Worcester News and Dean Ryan. Murray- Massive waste of a marque player. WS1991
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3:50pm Mon 3 Feb 14

zx12r says...

It was 3 - 26 when I walked out along with hundreds of others, would imagine the place was totally deserted by full time, if not it should have been. This was rubbish from Worcester a complete embarrasment.
The Agentinians should be packed up & shipped home ASAP along with most of the rest as they would struggle to get a game at Bromsgrove.

PS. Sorry I mean no insult to Bromsgrove.
It was 3 - 26 when I walked out along with hundreds of others, would imagine the place was totally deserted by full time, if not it should have been. This was rubbish from Worcester a complete embarrasment. The Agentinians should be packed up & shipped home ASAP along with most of the rest as they would struggle to get a game at Bromsgrove. PS. Sorry I mean no insult to Bromsgrove. zx12r
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4:53pm Mon 3 Feb 14

BCU Kev says...

Honest comments from Dean Ryan, however do it blame the Argentinians! Mieres has no confidence, but the three forwards have played with heart, it's just a shame very few others had any pride in the shirt or loyalty to the fans on Saturday. Hopefully the award of marquee player can be revised at thee d of the season!
Honest comments from Dean Ryan, however do it blame the Argentinians! Mieres has no confidence, but the three forwards have played with heart, it's just a shame very few others had any pride in the shirt or loyalty to the fans on Saturday. Hopefully the award of marquee player can be revised at thee d of the season! BCU Kev
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9:26pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Wobbly Warrior says...

“Representation is about emotion in collision and ball carrying.'
What on earth does that mean? No wonder the Argentinians can't understand him. it doesn't make any sense in English either.
Just make all of our lives easier Dean; resign.
“Representation is about emotion in collision and ball carrying.' What on earth does that mean? No wonder the Argentinians can't understand him. it doesn't make any sense in English either. Just make all of our lives easier Dean; resign. Wobbly Warrior
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12:38pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Officer Nordburg says...

Dulon both Leo and Creevy have been injured and Galarza has been one of 5 rays of light in a very gloomy Warriors season. Murray has also been injured for most of the season, he has not featured since November and while he was not putting in great performances before then your decision to lambaste these players is incorrect. While many have fallen well short of what is required of them at this level it has not been our imports from Argentina.
Dulon both Leo and Creevy have been injured and Galarza has been one of 5 rays of light in a very gloomy Warriors season. Murray has also been injured for most of the season, he has not featured since November and while he was not putting in great performances before then your decision to lambaste these players is incorrect. While many have fallen well short of what is required of them at this level it has not been our imports from Argentina. Officer Nordburg
  • Score: 1

12:40pm Tue 4 Feb 14

High Time says...

Dean Ryan must be on the last page of the excuse book. He's admitting defeat before the game is played.
Dean Ryan must be on the last page of the excuse book. He's admitting defeat before the game is played. High Time
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