4 to watch – Worcester Warriors

29 February 2012

On Saturday 3rd March, Bath Rugby take on Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership, kick off 2:15pm.  There are still a few tickets remaining so call the ticket office on 0844 448 1865 to buy yours.

Here is a quick introduction to Saturday's opponents.

Ground – Sixways Stadium (12,024)

Founded - 1871

Club Captain –  Chris Pennell

Coach – Richard Hill

Current position in the Aviva Premiership – 10th (31 points)

4 to watch:

Shaun Perry

Former England international scrum-half Shaun Perry moved to Warriors from French outfit CA Brive at the start of the season. The vastly experienced star has been capped 14 times for England, including featuring in the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and is a former England A captain. The Wolverhampton-born back began playing rugby in the junior ranks at Dudley Kingswinford where he played seven seasons before joining Coventry. He later moved to Bristol where he featured prominently between 2005 and 2009, under the guidance of current Worcester Head Coach Richard Hill.

Sam Betty

Dynamic flanker Sam Betty joined the Warriors from Cornish Pirates last summer and has been a revelation this season. The Bristol-born back row was regarded as one of the finest prospects at Pirates having made a total of 29 appearances last season. Betty, who has represented Cornwall at Under-20 level, has quickly established himself in the Worcester line-up with a reputation for repeatedly putting his body on the line and an amazing work rate around the breakdown.

Matt Mullan

Matt Mullan, one of England's most talented and highly rated front row forwards - came to prominence in the 2007/08 season with 25 appearances in all competitions. The high esteem in which Warriors hold Mullan has also been replicated on the international stage. He was first called up to the England Saxons squad in 2009 and then replaced the injured Andrew Sheridan in the squad for the 2010 Six Nations Championship. Mullan made his senior England international debut as a replacement for Tim Payne against Italy in February 2010.

Andy Goode

Former England international fly half Andy Goode has been rattling up the points and eye-catching displays since making the move to Sixways in 2010. Goode, who has played 17 times for England and scored 107 points, joined up with Warriors after successful recent spells in France with CA Brive and Durban based Super 14 giants Sharks. The Coventry-born star is one of the most prolific scorers in English club rugby history and won four successive league titles and two Heineken Cup winners medals during his glittering career at Leicester Tigers. Goode has already scored over 500 points for Worcester in just over 50 appearances in gold and blue.

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