Windo excited by derby day challenge

Tony Windo insists the Worcester Warriors are relishing a big derby day shoot out with Gloucester at Kingsholm – admitting recent results will count for nothing come kick off time on Saturday.

Warriors have won the last three Guinness Premiership games against Gloucester, including a 13-6 away win the last time the two teams met in April.

But Scrum and Forwards Coach Windo, who played for both teams during his illustrious career, acknowledges that come 3pm on Saturday it will be all about 80 minutes of derby day passion and desire.

“The recent track record has been good for us against Gloucester, but as a group we haven’t really looked back over previous years. We have just focused on what we are going to do this weekend,” he said.

“The spirit in the camp is good. We have been pretty close on a number of occasions this season and last weekend, against Northampton, was an example.

“We ended up losing by 20 points, but we created plenty of scoring opportunities. What we need to convert these chances and then we will get the results.

“We don’t see ourselves as at the bottom of the league playing badly. We see ourselves as being where we are in the league for not taking the chances we are creating.

“We’re in a position now when we need a result,” added Windo. “We were pleased last week with the number of opportunities we were creating – yet disappointed with our execution and not finishing them off.

“We have looked at the openings we created and worked on how we can correct that. We created three or four really good scoring chances but couldn’t put them away. Now we need to rectify that.”