Warriors make strides in Guinness A League

Academy Assistant Manager Gary Meechan has praised the strides Worcester Warriors have made in the Guinness A League this season – and thanked the fans for turning out in force to support the next generation of stars.

Warriors completed the Northern Conference section with a 24-10 victory over Sale Jets on Wednesday night.

Meechan praised the battling qualities of team in securing a winning finale and the style the side had adopted throughout the campaign.

“The Sale result marked a positive end to our A League campaign. The performance, although not always the prettiest, did display some great team spirit and was markedly one of the most physical and ‘dogged’ of this season, credit to the character of all the players involved ,” he said.

“The renewed playing ethos that Rudds and Griff are developing within the club is one that suits the way we like to play, and Stan and myself like to coach, it involves getting the basics right, it makes for attractive rugby, and not only is it great to watch, it allows players to display their best attributes.

“The season has again bought some great results, beating Leicester at home and away springs to mind, plus some great home wins against Northampton and Newcastle.

“The added bonus this season has been our 23rd man, the fans. We have had absolutely fantastic turnouts in response to our Monday Night is Rugby Night, some may not realise how much this can help young players in their development.  It is also a great way to get game time for returning to fitness squad players.

“We will probably end up third in the table this season, which is not bad when you look at some of the opposition, but I know, we, management and players, are all disappointed not to have reached the final.

“On to next season, we will endeavour to give the fans the same, and hope that we can bring more people to Sixways Stadium. Thanks for the support everyone.”