Bath Rugby travel up the M5 looking to add another Gallagher Premiership win to their season as they face Worcester Warriors at Sixways Stadium. Here’s a closer look at Saturday’s opponents…
Worcester Warriors’ only victory in the last four rounds of the Gallagher Premiership was 20-6 at home to London Irish on 28 December. The Warriors have lost their last two home games across all tournaments but have not lost three in succession at Sixways since September 2017.
Bath Rugby have lost just once in their last four Gallagher Premiership encounters: 15-29 at Gloucester in Round 8. Bath’s solitary victory on the road in any tournament since October was 38-10 at London Irish in the Gallagher Premiership on 22 December.
Worcester have beaten Bath only twice since 2011, both in the Gallagher Premiership at Sixways, in April 2017 and January 2019.
Ground – Sixways Stadium (11,499)
Director of Rugby – Alan Solomons
Gallagher Premiership 2018/19 – 10th
Wasps (H) – 26-30 (L)
Saracens (A) – 62-5 (L)
London Irish (H) – 20-6 (W)
Word from the Worcester Warriors camp
Director of Rugby Alan Solomons said: “It’s going to be another tough game. The weather forecast suggests that conditions are not going to be the best. Bath are a big old side and it’s going to be a very physical contest. They are a well-balanced team, but they do have a pretty big pack.”
5 January 2019
Worcester (3) 21
Tries: Heem 2 Con: Weir Pens: Weir 3
Bath (19) 19
Try: Mercer Con: Burns Pen: Burns 4
Worcester: Pennell; Heem, Venter, Te'o, Humphreys; Weir, Hougaard; Black, Singleton, Schonert, Bresler, Fatialofa, Hill, Lewis, Van Velze (capt).
Replacements: Taufete'e, Waller, Milasinovich, Phillips, Barry, Mama, Arr, Mills.
Sin bin: Fatialofa (20).
Bath: Wilson; Rokoduguni, Wright, Roberts, Vuna; Burns, Chudley (capt); Van Rooyen, Dunn, Thomas, Ewels, Attwood, Ellis, Louw, Mercer.
Replacements: Batty, Noguera, Lahiff, Stooke, Bayliss, Green, Priestland, Brew.
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