Press Conference Notes 23.01.18

Press Conference Notes

Backs Coach Sam Vesty spoke to the local media today ahead of Saturday’s Anglo-Welsh Cup clash with Exeter Chiefs at Sixways (kick-off 3pm).

Here’s what he had to say:

European Challenge Cup

  • We played some nice rugby in the European Challenge Cup but we let some games slip which cost us our place in the quarter-finals.
  • We have to keep the boys playing so making changes and giving some players time off is key.
  • It’s a squad game nowadays and the depth of your squad gets tested.

Anglo-Welsh Cup/Exeter Chiefs

  • We will use the next couple of weeks to give all the squad some game time.
  • The Anglo-Welsh Cup is an opportunity to play well and get some form going.
  • Anton Bresler will get an opportunity.
  • Exeter will be looking to put their brand of rugby on the pitch.
  • But our focus will be on our own performance and if we can get that right we’re capable of beating them.

Alan Solomons

  • Bringing in Alan Solomons as Director of Rugby has been a smooth transition.
  • We’re all about trying to play a balanced game and he has given us some stability.

Injuries

  • Pierce Phillips will be out for six to ten weeks with an ankle injury.
  • Perry Humphreys is out for six to ten weeks with an MCL injury.
  • Michael Dowsett is out for three to four weeks with a hand injury.