Williams – We want to win the treble

Warriors forward Mike Williams insists the squad want to do the treble this season by gaining promotion to the Aviva Premiership and winning the B&I Cup and Aviva A League.

Dean Ryan’s men sit top of the Greene King IPA Championship going into Christmas Day while they have a B&I Cup quarter-final in January.

Warriors’ second-string side Worcester Cavaliers also have an Aviva A League semi-final on Monday 5 January and Williams believes his squad can win all three competitions.

He said: “There’s a good mood about the place with us doing well on all fronts. There is a lot of confidence shown in training and it’s showing on the pitch too.

“We’ve set goals and we are focusing on all competitions as we are showing where we want to be as a squad.

“Because we have qualified for the knockout stages of competitions it means a longer fixture list which is a chance for us to play more rugby and improve. We want to win all three and I believe we can.”

Warriors travel to Yorkshire Carnegie this Saturday in the league looking to extend their 14-match winning streak across all competitions.

And according to Williams, a win at Headingley would provide the perfect Christmas present.

He explained: “It’s hard playing on the road around Christmas and Yorkshire are a good side. I know a couple of guys there so it’ll be good to come up against them.

“Our pack has been good this season with our driving maul and scrum time and our backs have shown that they can add flair to our game.

“So hopefully we can produce the goods again on Saturday to finish the year in style.”

Williams has been shifted around the successful pack this term, playing at both lock and flanker.

But the versatile powerhouse reveals that he doesn’t mind which position he is playing.

He added: “With all the back-rowers returning it means I might be switching back to the second-row but it doesn’t bother me whether I am at four or six.

“As long as I am playing rugby week in week out I am happy and we’ve just got to keep our winning momentum going into the New Year.”