Hill plans to look to future in final fixture

Head Coach Richard Hill revealed he would ‘look towards next year’ when he selects his side to tackle Northampton Saints in the final game of the season on May 5.

Worcester travel to Franklin’s Gardens on the final day of the Aviva Premiership campaign after a weekend away from action.

Hill is set to take stock before that game and admitted he was looking towards changes to give players the chance to push their claims for next year.

“I think it will be fair to say we will look towards next year at Northampton,” said Hill

“We will look at injuries, but we have Joe Carlisle coming back and Ravai Fatiaki played well today and did well.

“People like that can get some Aviva Premiership experience for next season.”           

Hill also had words of sympathy for departing centre Dale Rasmussen who had to be helped off in the second half after a heavy tackle against London Irish and would now face a fitness race to tackle the Saints.

He added: “It is a great shame for Dale (Rasmussen) and not the way he would have wanted to finish on home soil.

“Ravai Fatiaki came on and did well. The bench gave us energy and it restored my mood a little bit after the first half.” Hill also had words of sympathy for departing centre Dale Rasmussen who had to be helped off in the second half after a heavy tackle.

He added: “It is a great shame for Dale (Rasmussen) and not the way he would have wanted to finish on home soil.

“Ravai Fatiaki came on and did well. The bench gave us energy and it restored my mood a little bit after the first half.”


“We will look at injuries, but we have Joe Carlisle coming back and Ravai Fatiaki played well today and did well. People like that can get some Aviva Premiership experience for next season…"