Ryan predicts exciting future at Sixways

Dean Ryan believes Worcester Warriors will continue to grow as a Club following their promotion to the Aviva Premiership.

Ryan led his side back to the top-flight of English rugby at the first time of asking after a 59-58 aggregate victory over Bristol Rugby.

And, according to the Warriors Director of Rugby, the future is exciting at Sixways.

He said: “Coming from the Championship into the Premiership is tough and we've got a lot of work to do.

“Promotion doesn't accelerate that in any sense but it does give us some validation of starting this Club on the right road to becoming a good Club with good people.

“We can add some people and keep getting better because that's everything I believe in.”

Warriors came back from an almost impossible position to claim promotion on a night of high drama in Worcester.

And Ryan says he is proud of what the Club have achieved this season.

He continued: “I'm proud of the culture at this Club but I was proud of that before Wednesday night.

“We've taken a very different tactic by taking youngsters and giving them a chance and that is illustrated by how many people we’ve brought in from other clubs where they've been second or third choice. 

“I need to mention the coaching team and Sam Vesty in his first six months. When this all dies down I'll be proud of having a bunch of guys who kept saying this is going to happen.

“In terms of the victory over Bristol, I'm probably the same as anyone else in the respect that I’m a little bit shocked because I didn't really see that coming.

“But I knew if we were down it would be kitchen sink time and it’s difficult to stop a side when it’s in kitchen sink mode with a crowd behind it.

“This is a Rugby Club that is just trying to get things right. We've started something so now we’ll see if we can keep it moving forward.”