Press Conference Notes 19.12.17

Press Conference Notes

Director of Rugby Gary Gold spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of Friday night’s clash with London Irish (kick-off 7.45pm).

Here are the key things he had to say:

  • Warriors are still well in the hunt for the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals (they are currently one of the top eight sides set to go through).
  • The future of the Club is bright when you look at the youngsters at Sixways. The Cavaliers were outstanding against an experienced Newcastle Falcons on Sunday and it shows the hunger of the group, especially to come from 14-0 down to win with a bonus point.
  • Players have put their hands up for Premiership selection, both in the European Challenge Cup and Premiership Rugby A League.
  • On Friday night, we must get our accuracy right against London Irish.
  • I hope we’ve learned some lessons and we won’t take anyone lightly.
  • We need to bring our A-game to every game whether that is home or away.
  • The Club are in negotiations to try and keep Jono Lance past the end of this month and potentially till the end of the season.
  • Matt Cox is out for a further three weeks with a bicep injury.
  • Dewald Potgieter (knee) is out till February.
  • Jonny Arr (concussion) is out for ten weeks.
  • Tom Heathcote (concussion) is out till April, with a specialist review in March.
  • Wynand Olivier (hamstring) and Ben Te’o (ankle) are both approximately six weeks away from a return.