Press Conference Notes 28.02.18

Press Conference Notes

Director of Rugby Alan Solomons spoke to the press today ahead of Warriors’ clash with Leicester Tigers at Sixways on Sunday (kick-off 3pm).

Here’s what he had to say:

Reflecting on London Irish and previewing Leicester Tigers

  • We were flat last weekend and must lift our performance this time around.
  • Leicester are a tough side and will be buoyed after their win at Saracens last weekend.
  • They are a physical team and have a very good set-piece and maul.

Jono Lance

  • Jono is a quality player who knows the set-up well at Sixways.
  • The squad are all chuffed he is coming back, he is a popular member and will slot back in seamlessly.
  • He will add to the squad not just on the field but off of it too.
  • He is strong defensively and can also play at 12.

Gareth Milasinovich

  • Gareth is a big, strong boy who has developed really well and Mefin Davies, who looks after our scrums, has been particularly impressed with him.
  • He has come through the system here and done very well.
  • It is very useful that he can play at both one and three and he is also English-qualified in June.

Josh Adams

  • Josh is under contract next season. He isn’t going anywhere and he’s very happy here.

Selection news

  • David Denton and Josh Adams are available for this weekend.
  • We’ll make a decision on Francois Hougaard later in the week.

Player recruitment and retention

  • There is plenty of continuity within the squad and I’m very happy with where we are.