WE are all looking forward to Saturday’s Acorns charity matchday against Rotherham Titans at Sixways and supporting such a fantastic charity.

We will be taking to the field on Valentine’s Day wearing a special limited-edition pink matchday shirt designed by children at the hospice.

I am hoping there will be plenty of romantic feelings in the stands and a good atmosphere, particularly with the match being screened live on Sky Sports.

It will be an early start for us, with the game kicking off at 12.35pm, and I expect I will have some breakfast at home before heading to the ground.

Rotherham are a decent side and it will be hard for us.

We played well for the first 40 minutes at Rotherham earlier in the season. There are a few things we would like to try and we need to make sure our set-piece is solid.

Everyone will now be aware one of my old teammates from Northampton, Phil Dowson, who has played seven times for England, will be joining us next season.

I was lucky enough to play with Phil for two years at Northampton and he definitely adds something different to our squad.

He’s a top quality leader and an excellent rugby player and he’s involved week-in week-out at Northampton who are top of the Premiership. It’s nice to know we will have a guy in Phil who has experienced a few things in his career.

He has such a good way of working with the young kids.

That’s something I picked up when I was at Northampton.

I am sorry Mike Williams will be leaving us. Mike and I are good friends and I understand his decision to go to Leicester at the end of the season. I know it was a tough decision for him to make.

The way he’s played over the last two years has been a huge credit to the coaches at Worcester. He will give us 100 per cent until the last minute of this season. We all move on to different opportunities and challenges and his is moving to Leicester. I really hope he gets the credit and game-time he deserves and goes on to play for England.

It’s a pity we will lose somebody like Mike.

We are proud of the way we performed in our 58-3 win at Nottingham last weekend and I thought we played really well in the first 20 minutes and took our opportunities.

The best aspect of the game was how we reacted after half-time. We did not give Nottingham a sniff, but there is room for improvement.

It was great to see Andy Symons producing back-toback displays and he’s taken his opportunity with both hands. The kicking duties have helped his cause and he can be proud of the way he’s been playing.