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4:52pm Sat 3 May 14

Worcester Lad says

A 1st class stadium with a 2nd class team and a 3rd class Manager.Lets see if anything changes next season.

4:53pm

The final whistle goes and Warriors have been relegated from the Aviva Premiership.

They have won just one of their 21 games so far this season, which says it all really and they can have no complaints about going down.

 

4:47pm

TRY Warriors! Lamb exploits the gaps with a clever outside-of-the-boot grubber for Chris Pennell to grab his second try.

Lamb misses the conversion.

Saracens 44-20 Warriors

4:46pm

Another yellow card for Sarries as Neil de Kock. Warriors now playing against 12 men.

4:44pm

Lamb is back on as Warriors return to 15. Four minutes left as an Aviva Premiership club.

4:43pm

David Strettle is now sent to the bin for going off-side.

4:41pm

TRY Warriors! Big Semisi Taulava, who will be joining Newcastle next season, crashes over for a consolation score. With Lamb in the bin, Pennell takes over the kicking duties, but misses via the right-hand post.

Saracens 44-15 Warriors

4:40pm

Warriors are pressing on the Sarries line now and, although the ball goes forward, play comes back for a penalty.

4:37pm

Clearly Sarries think they only need 14 as they've taken Will Fraser off with no replacements left.

4:34pm

4:32pm

TRY Saracens! The hosts didn't have to wait long for the sixth try as Jackson Wray completes his hat-trick off the back of the scrum following Lamb's binning. Goode adds the extras again.

Saracens 44-10 Warriors

4:31pm

Marcelo Bosch has a try chalked off for Sarries, but Ryan Lamb is sin-binned for a deliberate knock-on. The card came minutes after a poor pass from the fly-half straight to Chris Ashton. A poor performance from Lamb today.

4:27pm

TRY Saracens! Now Jackson Wray gets his second try and Warriors are going to be playing Championship rugby next season. Goode adds the conversion.

Saracens 37-10 Warriors

4:25pm

Newcastle lead Wasps again, not that it the result of that game is going to make any difference.

4:21pm

Warriors string a few phases together, but Percival is penalised for not releasing.

4:20pm

A moment there to sum up Warriors' season. Chris Pennell spins out of tackles and makes good ground, but the ball is recycled to Lamb, who drops it.

Moments of occasional brilliance drowning in a sea of ineptitude.

4:17pm

Goode misses the conversion, but Sarries have their bonus point in the bag now.

Saracens 30-10 Warriors

4:17pm

TRY Warriors! That could be it for Warriors as an Aviva Premiership club as Schalk Brits and Richard Wigglesworth combine to send Ashton over for his second score.

4:13pm

Goode drills the ball through the posts.

Saracens 25-10 Warriors

4:12pm

Warriors crumple on their own put-in as Sarries turn on the power to win a penalty on the visitors' 10-metre line. Goode going for the posts.

4:08pm

Sarries infringe at the line-out again and Warriors are able to clear.

Rhys Gill also returns from the sin bin

4:07pm

Pennell plays a dangerous game waiting for Ashton's kick ahead to run into the in-goal area, but it bounces awkwardly and he has to dive on it.

He does well to recycle the ball, but Sarries then drive the next man into touch for a line-out 5 metres out.

4:04pm

Alex Goode gets the second-half under way.

4:04pm

3:50pm

Wasps have turned things around after Newcastle's flying start at Adams Park.

However, Warriors have it all to do here at Adams Park and that try from Wray on the stroke of half-time will have knocked the stuffing out of them.

There's still three more minutes with Sarries down to 14 when the second-half gets under way.

3:50pm

......but with that said, Jackson Wray runs onto Wigglesworth's pass and blasts over beneath the posts. Goode adds the extras with the final kick of the half.

That late try will be a real body blow for Worcester.

Saracens 22-10 Warriors

3:47pm

Wasps lead 29-17 at half-time at Adams Park - sounds like a crazy game down there.

Warriors have given themselves a lifeline with Pennell's try.

3:46pm

TRY Warriors! Drauniniu makes the inital break, the ball is recycled and Pennell runs onto Lamb's flat pass to coast over beneath the posts.

The try is awarded after a quick check for a forward-pass.

Lamb adds the covnersion.

Saracens 15-10 Warriors

3:43pm

Creevy breaks off and links with Thomas, but Percival's feed from the ruck to Williams is poor and Sarries turn the ball over.

Sarries infringe again though and Lamb boots to the corner.

3:42pm

Wasps now lead Newcastle and Warriors have another penalty which they are mauling into the Sarries 22.

3:40pm

After seven minutes of scrum shenanigans five metres from the Sarries line, it ends with a penalty to the hosts. Scant reward for Warriors.

3:39pm

Rhys Gill crumples again and is sent to the bin. Will Fraser comes off for James Johnston as a front row replacement.

3:36pm

Another scrum penalty to Warriors and the referee has a quiet word with Sarries replacement loosehead Rhys Gill.

3:34pm

A Goode penalty narrows the gap to two points at Adams Park.

3:34pm

Euan Murray taking the plaudits from his team-mates as the Warriors pack wins a penalty. Scrum again.

3:33pm

Lamb's chip over the defence bounces kindly for Lemi, who also chips the ball. Ashton gets to it first, but is tackled in his own in-goal areas. Scrum five to Warriors.

3:31pm

Wasps score again, now 17-12 to Falcons at Adams Park.

3:29pm

Now Ryan Lamb kicks the ball dead from his own 10-metre line. This really is pretty rubbish from Warriors so far.

3:28pm

Superb line from Pennell and the full-back bursts through and weaves into the 22, but as the ball is recycled, Lemi opts to chip over for the corner but his touch is too heavy and the ball goes dead.

3:27pm

Saracens guilty of blocking at a line-out in the Warriors 22 and Lamb pumps the ball into touch inside home territory.

3:24pm

Wasps have pulled a try back against Falcons, but Andy Goode misses the conversion. 17-5.

3:23pm

Warriors try to set the driving maul, but Sarries turn on the power and manage to strip the ball.

3:22pm

David Lemi chips through and is pulled back as he tries to get on the end of it.

Lamb punts the ball to the corner.

3:20pm

Sarries are camped on the the Warriors line again. This is men against boys at the moment.

Let-off for Worcester, though, as Sarries are hit for crossing.

3:18pm

Alex Goode swings his boot through the ball and it sails between the sticks.

Saracens 15-3 Warriors

3:17pm

Terrible start by Warriors and it's going from bad to worse as Sarries now have a penalty in front of the sticks.

It could all be irrelevant anyway as Newcastle have raced into a 17-0 lead at Wasps.

3:13pm

Goode is off target with the conversion this time.

Saracens 12-3 Warriors

3:12pm

TRY Saracens! Sarries go down the shortside with Wigglesworth finding Goode joining the line, but poor defence allows the ball to be moved out to Chris Ashton, who dives over in the corner.

3:11pm

Andy Symons looks to off-load out of the tackle as Warriors go from deep, but the ball is lost forward. Scrum Sarries inside the Warriors 22.

3:10pm

Jonny Arr spots a gap around the fringes and bursts towards the Sarries 22, before kicking ahead for Josh Drauniniu. Sarries get back to cover, but referee Tim Wigglesworth, via the TMO, award a penalty for a shoulder charge by Mako Vuniploa.

Ryan Lamb strokes the ball home.

Saracens 7-3 Warriors

3:06pm

Alex Goode tucks the conversion inside the right-hand post.

Saracens 7-0 Warriors

3:06pm

TRY Saracens. Looking ominous for Warriors already as the hosts work an overlap and simple hands down the line sees David Strettle dot down in the corner.

3:03pm

Newcastle are already 7-0 ahead at Wasps. Not ideal news for Warriors.

3:02pm

We're under way....and Ryan Lamb's kick-off goes out on the full.

2:59pm

2:59pm

We have just been treated to an operatic version of Sarries' "Can you hear the poeple sing; singing songs of rugby men...."

 

All of a sudden, Charles Cameron's "Warriors War Cry" doesn't seem so bad...

2:47pm

2:23pm

If Warriors are to win today, they will need to beat a pretty much full-strength Sarries side.

The Londoners made 13 changes for their recent trip to Newcastle with a Heineken Cup semi-final in mind.

However, despite having a European final and an Aviva Premiership title in their sights, they have not extended the same courtesy to Warriors.

2:22pm

It promises to be a tense afternoon here at Allianz Park for everyone connected with Warriors.

The odds are stacked against Dean Ryan, but it would be great if they could win today and at least take their 'Great Escpae' bid into the final day of the season.

That would set up some finale with Ryan's former club Gloucester set to visit Sixways.

Of course, Newcastle could blow all this out the window by winning at Wasps today, which would send Worcester down.

Whatever happens, you can keep up to date with all the twists and turns by following this live blog.

2:22pm

It promises to be a tense afternoon here at Allianz Park for everyone connected with Warriors.

The odds are stacked against Dean Ryan, but it would be great if they could win today and at least take their 'Great Escpae' bid into the final day of the season.

That would set up some finale with Ryan's former club Gloucester set to visit Sixways.

Of course, Newcastle could blow all this out the window by winning at Wasps today, which would send Worcester down.

Whatever happens, you can keep up to date with all the twists and turns by following this live blog.

2:18pm

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4:52pm Sat 3 May 14

Worcester Lad says...

A 1st class stadium with a 2nd class team and a 3rd class Manager.Lets see if anything changes next season.
A 1st class stadium with a 2nd class team and a 3rd class Manager.Lets see if anything changes next season. Worcester Lad
  • Score: 2

10:08pm Sat 3 May 14

Wobbly Warrior says...

The biggest mistake we ever made was recruiting Dean Ryan from the telly. People like him for some strange reason, but he is useless and cost us our position in the Premiership. Thanks Dean.
The biggest mistake we ever made was recruiting Dean Ryan from the telly. People like him for some strange reason, but he is useless and cost us our position in the Premiership. Thanks Dean. Wobbly Warrior
  • Score: 2

11:16pm Sat 3 May 14

WS1991 says...

Both of the above absolutely clueless ^^^^^.

It only takes a quick glance at the fans forums to see that the overwhelming majority are fully behind Dean Ryan and believe he will bring us success. It's not his fault he inherited the worst team assembled at Worcester Rugby Club in over a decade.
Both of the above absolutely clueless ^^^^^. It only takes a quick glance at the fans forums to see that the overwhelming majority are fully behind Dean Ryan and believe he will bring us success. It's not his fault he inherited the worst team assembled at Worcester Rugby Club in over a decade. WS1991
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