Press Conference Notes 11.12.18

Warriors Head Coach Rory Duncan spoke to the media ahead of Saturday’s European Challenge Cup match against Pau.

Here’s what Rory had to say:

On last Friday’s match in Pau

  • It wasn’t our best performance. The weather conditions made it difficult but we conceded two soft tries which put us on the back foot.

 

On the return match this weekend

  • Looking forward to the return match. It’s a new experience for me playing a team back-to-back. We are looking forward to taking Pau on again.

 

Players signing new contracts

  • Jamie Shillcock: He’s another product of our Academy. The way that we are going to build this club is by retaining the talent coming through from the Academy.
  • Michael Heaney: He’s started a few games recently. He’s come from a Championship club and proved that he is good enough to play in the Premiership.

 

Isaac Miller’s return from injury

  • He stood out in the pre-season match in Treviso. Unfortunately Isaac got injured there but he has made a great recovery. He brings a lot of energy, he trains hard and he’s not scared to put his head in dark places.

 

Injuries

  • Jamie Shillcock. Suffered a leg injury and due to see a specialist this week. We are waiting on the medical report but hopefully it’s not too serious.
  • Andrew Kitchener and Darren Barry: Clashed heads making a tackle. Won’t be considered for selection this weekend.
  • Michael Fatialofa: He will be considered for selection this weekend. It’s exciting to have him available.
  • Marco Mama and Francois Hougaard: They have been training with the squad this week. We will make a call on them later in the week.