Richard Hill has warned his Worcester Warriors they are set to face one of the ‘most dangerous teams in this league’ when they travel to Bedford Blues in the RFU Championship on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
Top of the table Worcester will face high flying Bedford – who have lost just once all season – at Goldington Road in a highly anticipated clash.
Head Coach Hill is full of praise for the manner in which the Blues have started the season and how they have adopted a ‘no fear’ approach to clock up to some big home victories.
And he admitted his team must get their tactics spot on if they were to taste success when the two teams meet for the first time since 1994.
“Bedford are extremely dangerous, have a lot of young lads there and play with no fear,” said Hill.
“They've had some big wins over the likes of Moseley, Esher and Plymouth and they're probably the team out of the whole division who keep the ball in hand and play the most rugby.
“It is a time when we will have to concentrate very hard on our defence as some of their rugby has been phenomenal. They were the league's outstanding team for the first three weeks or so.
“We'll have to think very carefully about our tactics,” he added. “Whether or not we use a kicking game to pin them down or whether we keep the ball in hand to prevent them playing all the rugby, which we can do very efficiently.
“There is no doubt that, on current form, Bedford look to be the most dangerous teams in this league – apart from ourselves – so it will be a good contest between the two best teams in the league at the moment.”