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Still room to improve starting with Saints

Worcester News: PEOPLE POWER: Warriors can expect their usual amazing support when they take on Northampton Saints at Franklins Gardens on Saturday.

12:13pm Tuesday 1st May 2012

WE find ourselves in a strange position as we come to our final fixture this season.

Campaign has a new look after Falcons win

Worcester News: CONCERN: Jake Abbott limped off against Newcastle Falcons.

10:00am Tuesday 27th March 2012

WE are up against one of the best teams in Europe when we go to Welford Road to play Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership on Friday night and that is a great challenge.

Falcons will be tough to beat on our return

Worcester News: BOOST: The fit-again Neil Best means Warriors have a full squad to choose from.

9:00am Tuesday 20th March 2012

WE know that Newcastle will come to Sixways on Friday night and scrap for everything.

New faces will be a huge boost

10:00am Tuesday 13th March 2012

I HAVE been really impressed with our recruitment so far and Sixways will certainly be an exciting place to be next season.

Itching to wash away memories of Bath trip

Worcester News: CROWD SILENCER: Tom Arscott scored an early try at Bath.

10:00am Tuesday 6th March 2012

THE frustrating thing about having a long break between games is you have to wait to get the opportunity to put things right.

Saracens success enjoyable in the end

Worcester News: IMPORTANT SCORE: Centre Alex Grove grabbed the try against Saracens.

10:00am Tuesday 28th February 2012

I CERTAINLY didn’t enjoy the first 20 minutes against Saracens as they piled on the pressure and were all over us.

Home sweet home for us now after road trip

10:00am Tuesday 21st February 2012

WE are looking forward to playing Saracens at Sixways on Friday night — in fact, we are just looking forward to having a league game on home soil after a few weeks away.

Shervington’s Ospreys talk will finally be of use

Worcester News: INSIGHT: Warriors' hooker Ed Shervington, a former Ospreys player, is always talking about his old club.

9:30am Tuesday 31st January 2012

IN terms of progression in the LV= Cup, there is nothing riding on Saturday’s game with the Ospreys at Sixways (3pm), but there will be a lot of guys — me included — needing a performance to put their hands up for a place in the Aviva Premiership team.

Time to pay tribute to our Euro Warriors

Worcester News: BON VOYAGE: (l-r) Worcester fans John Chaffe, Brian Ryan, Chim Gale, Tom Ryder, Simon Lane and Guy Marson make a brief stop during their trip to Paris for Saturday’s Amlin Challenge Cup clash against Stade Francais.

9:00am Tuesday 24th January 2012

WE knew exactly what to expect from Stade Francais and had a few guys in the team who had played in similar fixtures in France before, as well as a few who had played for French clubs.

Wasps win has set us up for derby revenge bid

Worcester News: FLASHBACK: Warriors wing Miles Benjamin bids to break the Gloucester defence during his side’s 29-8 defeat at Kingsholm last September.

11:00am Tuesday 3rd January 2012

WE were really pleased with our 6-0 Aviva Premiership win at Adams Park.

Maul the Tigers

Worcester News: BACKING A WINNER: Andy Goode.

9:00am Tuesday 27th December 2011

TODAY is a big day for this club.

We’re on track in cup, now for our Italian job

Worcester News: ON THE MARC: Marcel Garvey scored two tries against Bucharest Wolves.

11:24am Tuesday 20th December 2011

BEATING Bucharest Wolves 57-13 at Sixways has kept us firmly on track to progress in the Amlin Challenge Cup.

Bucharest adventure was far from easy

Worcester News: KARAOKE KING: Jonny Arr showed he had the X Factor in Romania.

10:00am Tuesday 13th December 2011

SUNDAY’S 24-13 bonus-point win over Bucharest Wolves in the Amlin Challenge Cup was exactly what we set out to achieve.

Securing bonus point was crucial at Exeter

Worcester News: JAKE ABBOTT: Covered every blade of grass at Sandy Park.

9:00am Tuesday 6th December 2011

PLAYING our promotion predecessors in Exeter was always going to be a tough test.

We have to build on win over Bath in Exeter visit

Worcester News: JOE CARLISLE: Our fly-half had probably his best game in a Warriors jersey in Friday’s impressive victory over Bath.

8:30am Tuesday 29th November 2011

OUR 16-7 win over Bath in the Aviva Premiership at Sixways on Friday night had been coming for a while as we had been threatening it against other teams recently.

We can see the light for Bath match

Worcester News: GAME ON: The misty scene in Italy where Worcester Warriors won on Saturday.

11:30am Tuesday 22nd November 2011

IT was important to go to Parma and win the game so, as a club, we could get back to winning ways before Friday night’s return to Aviva Premiership action with the visit of Bath to Sixways.

Taste of Heineken with Stade at Sixways

Worcester News: ON SONG: Scrum-half Shaun Perry had one of his best games for the Warriors.

7:50am Tuesday 8th November 2011

STADE Francais are seen as a Heineken Cup team so, hopefully, Thursday night’s Amlin Challenge Cup clash with them at Sixways will be a little taste of that competition before it properly comes to Worcester.

We must learn from errors for key clash

Worcester News: ATTEMPTED BREAK: James Percival, watched by Worcester Warriors team-mate Chris Jones, looks to burrow between Wasps’ Tim Payne and John Hart during Friday night’s home defeat at Sixways.

9:00am Tuesday 1st November 2011

AS I write this piece, the frustration from Friday night’s 14-12 defeat to Wasps is still quite raw.

Reasons to be happy for our young line-up

Worcester News: FIRST TRY: Summer signing Josh Drauniniu (with ball) trots back after scoring for Warriors in the LV= Cup defeat at Bath. Picture: IAN SMITH

10:00am Tuesday 25th October 2011

IT was disappointing to have lost at Bath in the LV= Cup as we wanted to keep our momentum going, not just in the competition but as a club too.

Honesty best policy

Worcester News: JOE CARLISLE: Put in some well-placed kicks in the 20-19 win over Wasps.

8:00am Tuesday 18th October 2011

AFTER six tough Aviva Premiership matches, last week gave us a chance to reflect and review. The facts are that we have won two and lost four, but, as mentioned previously, I feel we were in a position to do much better.

I’m fully fit and out to prove my worth in the 15 shirt

Worcester News: ERRIE CLAASSENS: My full-back rival has been a superb signing for Worcester Warriors. 39373911

7:40am Tuesday 11th October 2011

WE entertain Wasps at Sixways on Saturday for the first game of our LV= Cup campaign and we are all really looking forward to it.

Home wins are just so essential to season

Worcester News: CHRIS JONES: Managed to fill Kai Horstmann’s boots.

10:00am Tuesday 4th October 2011

I WAS really pleased with the win over Northampton Saints on Friday night and we have now won two out of three on home soil.

Challenge is on to fill Kai's boots

Worcester News: KAI HORSTMANN: We wish him a speedy recovery. 38367108

7:20am Tuesday 27th September 2011

I CANNOT describe the frustration we feel after letting a commanding lead slip away on Saturday afternoon.

Joe’s like Marmite to fans, but we love him

Worcester News: ACQUIRED TASTE: Warriors fans either love or hate Joe Carlisle.

7:00am Tuesday 13th September 2011

OUR performance at Gloucester was really disappointing — it was one of those days when anything that could go wrong, did go wrong.

Can this be a season of firsts at Warriors?

Worcester News: CRUNCHING HIT: From centre Dale Rasmussen.

10:00am Tuesday 6th September 2011

I COULD not be happier at kicking the season off with a win.

Strength in depth will aid Premiership fight

Worcester News: JAMES FREEMAN: Shows the Worcester Warriors back row is in good hands for the future at a line-out.

12:35pm Tuesday 30th August 2011

WELCOME to a new season back in the Premiership at Sixways!

Hard work rewarded with promotion glory

Worcester News: WORTH WAITING FOR: The scenes at the final whistle against Cornish Pirates when we had secured promotion will live long in our memories. 20277605

7:40am Wednesday 25th May 2011

WE’RE Back! Wednesday is still a bit of a blur, but the excitement of the night will stay with me for a long time to come.

Roar us back to the Premiership!

Worcester News: FAN POWER: The Warriors supporters have a big role to play tonight. 17019221

7:10am Wednesday 18th May 2011

OUR home crowd will be huge in the first 20 minutes of tonight’s crucial second leg of the Championship play-off final at Sixways.

Hosts Pirates begin as favourites tonight

Worcester News: TOM ARSCOTT: The full-back was solid at the back and gave his team-mates confidence while I was injured. 36086403

7:30am Wednesday 11th May 2011

WE arrived here in Penzance yesterday afternoon in plenty of time to get settled in and make sure we had an early night before tonight’s massive first leg of the Championship final against the Cornish Pirates.

Chance to win promotion has all the guys buzzing

Worcester News: COOL CUSTOMER: Joe  Carlisle showed nerves of steel. 17265016

7:00am Wednesday 4th May 2011

I DON’T know about you, but my finger nails might take some time to grow back.

Score to settle with Bedford this weekend

Worcester News: EARLY TRY: For Warriors’ Joe Carlisle in the British & Irish Cup defeat at Bedford. Picture: WHITEFOOT IMAGES

10:00am Wednesday 27th April 2011

SO here we are, the week building up to one of the biggest games in Worcester Warriors’ history.

We are in control of our play-off destiny

Worcester News: NEAT CHIP: By Warriors full-back Tom Arscott.

9:00am Wednesday 20th April 2011

AFTER an extremely exciting weekend of rugby, we now know the path we must cross to secure our spot back in the English top-flight.

It was vital to secure a semi-final at Sixways

Worcester News: DOUBLE TROUBLE: Errie Claassens (left) and Josh Drauniniu will give us real strength in depth for next season.

6:00pm Wednesday 13th April 2011

IT is massively important to have home advantage in the Championship semi-final —but it is strange to have so much hanging on just one game.

Warriors can build future around the likes of Kev

Worcester News: KAI HORSTMANN: Was left with a cut forehead at the weekend.

7:50am Wednesday 6th April 2011

IT was announced yesterday Matt Kvesic has extended his Worcester Warriors contract and that is great news for the club.

We’re determined to win hair-raising clash

Worcester News: MOTIVATOR: Chris Fortey plays a huge roll on and off the pitch. Picture: WHITEFOOT IMAGES

7:10am Wednesday 30th March 2011

PLAY-OFF week four: Three down and six to go. At the half-way stage of the mini-league, we find ourselves again at the top and looking good for qualifying for a home semi-final.

London Welsh ticked off, now for clash at Nottingham

Worcester News: ALEKI LUTUI: Our powerful Tongan hooker literally carried the team forward when we needed it against London Welsh. 11231613

7:00am Wednesday 23rd March 2011

PLAY-OFF week three: Two down, seven to go.

Immense defence in battle of Bristol

Worcester News: GOODEY NOSE BEST: Following his clash with Iain Grieve, Andy Goode’s nose looks a bit more like Neil Best’s now. 32060622

7:50am Wednesday 16th March 2011

PLAY-OFF week two: As I said last week, we were ready to face the barrage from Bristol.

Mission to Bristol

Worcester News: IMPRESSIVE: Fly-half Joe Carlisle. 09220911

7:10am Wednesday 9th March 2011

PLAY-OFF week one: We are under no illusions as to what awaits us come Sunday afternoon at Bristol.

Now we’re getting down to business

Worcester News: SHOW-STOPPER: Matt Kvesic.

9:30am Wednesday 23rd February 2011

AFTER 22 league games we have managed to achieve a lot in the Championship. Following the victory at Birmingham and Solihull, we managed to break the ton and finish 19 points clear of our nearest rivals. We know, however, it is very much a job half done.

Matt and I hoping to make big Bees impact

7:00am Wednesday 16th February 2011

PERSONALLY, I was very pleased with the win over London Welsh.

Currie and chips: How lads pass a long journey

Worcester News: ALL IN: How long will it take Will Bowley to clean out Callum Black on the long coach journey up to Scotland?

7:30am Wednesday 9th February 2011

KEEPING our momentum building is key going into the Championship play-offs.

Greg epitomised our battling comeback

Worcester News: FLATTENED: Greg Rawlinson provided a real physical presence against Cornish Pirates.

7:00am Wednesday 2nd February 2011

I AM sure I’m not alone in feeling somewhat relieved after Sunday afternoon’s match against Cornish Pirates. What a tense game.

No way through!

Worcester News: DOUBLE ACT: Centres Dale Rasmussen (left) and Alex Grove. Picture: WHITEFOOT IMAGES

7:00am Wednesday 26th January 2011

AS we return to the Championship schedule, the squad will be pleased to have finished the ‘mini pre-season’ phase from the last two weeks.

Trust me, squad will be ready for Pirates

Worcester News: BACK HOME: Great to see Alex Grove in a Warriors shirt again. 43345004

7:30am Wednesday 19th January 2011

THE boys returned from Ireland hugely disappointed with the British & Irish Cup defeat at the hands of Leinster ‘A’.

Bedford win sends a message to rivals

Worcester News: WILLIE WALKER: One of several players looking to impress. 12459621

7:30am Wednesday 12th January 2011

IN terms of results, last week was a pretty good sporting week in my book.

Bristol wake-up call showed level needed

Worcester News: STAR MAN: Andy Goode was in top form in our 42-23 win at Bristol, contributing an excellent personal haul of 27 points. Picture: WHITEFOOT IMAGES

7:20am Wednesday 5th January 2011

FIRSTLY, may I begin by wishing everyone a happy new year — I am sure it is going to be a good one for all involved with the Warriors.

Training session has whetted my appetite

Worcester News: ON THE CHARGE: Rob Higgitt bursts through during Worcester Warriors’ 45-7 Championship victory over Moseley at Sixways.

7:30am Wednesday 29th December 2010

IT is an exciting time at the Warriors and I cannot wait to try and earn my place back in the match squad.

Big men fronted up in Doncaster battle

Worcester News: BATTERING RAM: Aleki Lutui scored one of the four tries our pack contributed in the convincing 37-16 Championship victory at Doncaster. 36086406

7:20am Wednesday 22nd December 2010

IT was mission accomplished with our 37-16 Championship win at Doncaster.

Intensity of victory over Newport was superb

Worcester News: DAD WOULDN’T BE HAPPY: Our picture shows how Joe Carlisle would look playing for Wales, but the Warriors fly-half, who impressed against Newport, insists he is an Englishman.

7:40am Wednesday 15th December 2010

SATURDAY’S British & Irish Cup opener against Newport at Sixways was very enjoyable to watch.

I’ll be back for B&I Cup Pirates clash — if not before

Worcester News: ROAD TO RECOVERY: Jake Abbott is making great progress on his way back to fitness after a serious knee injury.

7:40am Wednesday 8th December 2010

I HAVE just started to jog again now and I will really be able to push on with my recovery over the next couple of months.

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