Scarlets to visit as part of home triple header

Warriors will build-up preparations for the 2012/13 domestic and European campaign with a home clash against Heineken Cup outfit Scarlets as part of three fixtures in the space of one action-packed week at Sixways Stadium.

Richard Hill’s men will be in action on home soil for the first time this pre-season on Saturday, August 18 (kick-off 3pm) when the Warriors welcome the Scarlets.

Worcester last faced Scarlets in the LV= Cup in November 2009 when the Welsh region secured a 32-17 victory at Parc y Scarlets. The Scarlets squad currently includes the likes of Wales internationals Jonathan Davies, Rhys Priestland and George North.

Warriors then face two difficult fixtures against RFU Championship opposition as we first entertain Rotherham Titans on Tuesday, August 21 (kick-off 7.30pm). Warriors have during the close season snapped up Semisi Taulava and Rob O’Donnell from the Titans.

Worcester complete pre-season under floodlights on Friday, August 24 when Plymouth Albion arrive at Sixways (kick-0ff 7.30pm).

Warriors start pre-season on Saturday, August 11 when they travel to the Welsh capital to face Cardiff Blues at The Arms Park (kick-off 2.30pm).

“We are very pleased with the pre-season fixtures we have lined up as we build up to the new Aviva Premiership season,” said Head Coach Richard Hill.

“Cardiff Blues and Llanelli Scarlets will see us tackle two very talented Heineken Cup sides while the visit of Rotherham Titans and Plymouth Albion close together will also give us difficult tests in a short period on home soil before the league kicks-off.

“Our scheduling of our pre-season programme will give us a chance to give valuable game time for the entire playing squad and it would be great to see as many fans at Sixways right behind the team for the three games in one busy week before we start the league campaign.”

Season Ticket holders will gain FREE entry to all pre-season games at the home of the Warriors. To become a Season Ticket holder for the 2012/13 season call the Warriors Box Office on 01905 454183 or click on www.warriors.co.uk for further details.

Further ticketing details for all the club’s pre-season fixtures will be published on www.warriors.co.uk throughout the summer.

Pre-season Schedule 12/13:

11th August                         Cardiff Blues                     (away)              kick-off 2.30pm               

18th August                         Llanelli Scarlets              (home)              kick-off 3.00pm

21st August                         Rotherham Titans           (home)              kick-off 7.30pm

24th August                        Plymouth Albion             (home)                kick-off 7.30pm