Albion will pose different threat – Boss

Richard Hill admits his Worcester Warriors can expect a ‘different type of game’ when they face Plymouth Albion in the RFU Championship at Brickfields on Saturday.

Warriors opened the season with a bonus point victory over Birmingham & Solihull but Head Coach Hill was left demanding more from his new-look side.

Next up is a tricky trip to Plymouth – who will be keen to bounce back from an opening day defeat to Bedford Blues – and Hill has warned his squad they will need to be patient Albion.

“It will be a different type of game at Plymouth,” said Hill. “We played a Birmingham team that like to play a lot of rugby, they want to keep the ball in hand. I think Plymouth will play a different type of game. Our defence will not be tested out wide as much as it will around the fringes and driving maul.

“They will pose different problem to us. Their main objective is to keep driving the ball and go around the corners until you get frustrated. They will kick to the corners and maul.

“We will have to be patient and disciplined when they have the ball, try and win it back and take our opportunities when they come.”

Hill also indicated that he will not make sweeping changes as he wants to see the same players perform away from Sixways as he continues to run the rule over his squad.

He added: “I want to keep the 22 settled for next week – I don’t see many changes, provided they are all fit.

“I want to keep the continuity and look at these players in a home and away game to see how they perform.

“Playing away from home you have got to have the same attitude and ability to perform. After a few games I will look to introduce more players and give them an opportunity too.”