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Press Conference Notes
A38 (IP Logged)
28 November, 2017 16:20
We are now seeing every week notes on the Press Conferences prepared and published by the Club.

Here is the latest example:-


Credit I think to the Club which has taken note of the criticism that we were reading news from the WN rather than from the Club itself. This was a point made, I think, at the meeting a few weeks ago.

In turn would it be appropriate if these notes appeared as a "sticky" each week rather than get lost in the general listing? It would be an acknowledgement that we appreciated that the Club was listening.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 29/11/2017 07:27 by Powick Eastander.

Re: Press Conference Notes
TeflonTed (IP Logged)
28 November, 2017 16:21
Excellent idea.

And would save PE having to dig up editorial contributions to keep the site active.

Re: Press Conference Notes
MSR-Worcester (IP Logged)
28 November, 2017 16:31
Worcester News [

WORCESTER Warriors face a battle to keep hold of Dean Hammond with Northampton Saints eyeing up a replacement for George North.

Hammond is understood to have attracted interest from Saints after scoring six tries in his last eight appearances for Warriors.

The explosive back joined Worcester’s academy from South Africa's Western Province in September 2013 before establishing himself in the first team.

The 25-year-old has notched 25 tries in 58 outings for the Sixways side and scored a hat-trick in the 45-37 defeat at Harlequins in the Anglo-Welsh Cup earlier this month.

But Hammond’s contract is due to end next summer and Warriors are believed to be facing competition from Northampton for his signature.

Saints are understood to be in the market for a winger after it was announced last week North would be leaving Franklin’s Gardens at the end of this season.

North, who has won 69 caps for his country, will return to Wales on a national dual contract.

Warriors' director of rugby Gary Gold said he was unaware of any possible interest from Northampton.

But he insisted Hammond was among a number of players he had started talks with.

“I don’t know anything about Northampton so I can’t comment about that,” Gold said.

“It’s interesting as you aren’t supposed to be talking to players before the window.

“But the talks are going the same with Dean as they are with every player.

“We will have initial conversations and then we will wait and see what the options are.

“We will give our intentions as to what we want to do with Dean and then let the system take care of itself.

“Dean has obviously played very well to keep Perry Humphreys out of the team as he is a class player.”

Interesting story from the Worcester News. At the moment Adams and Heem are playing too well to be dropped. Dean may fancy a move if he feels he's blocked. However a replacement for George North is a bit strong!

Re: Press Conference Notes
A38 (IP Logged)
05 December, 2017 19:31

Press Conference Notes

Warriors Head Coach Carl Hogg spoke to the media today ahead of Saturday’s European Challenge Cup game with Oyonnax at Sixways (kick-off 3pm).

Here’s what he had to say:

We were disappointed with the Sale Sharks performance last weekend as we lacked the accuracy we had in previous games.
The Aviva Premiership is relentless and there are no easy games. It’s the best competition in the world.
We must focus on ourselves this weekend.
Oyonnax have held on to possession for the longest period in the Top 14 and they’re also a very physical side so we expect them to play from all over the park.
We will change the group slightly this week and there will be opportunities for guys to put their hands up for Premiership selection.
Kurt Haupt could play while Jamie Shillcock may be fit.
There were a few knocks from the weekend but nothing significant.

Re: Press Conference Notes
Faithful_City (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 10:29
Nothing significant

Broken Nose?


Re: Press Conference Notes
Latecomer (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 13:02
There is certainly a lot less content in Carl's press briefing than when GG does it !!
I guess GG has gone home to see the family.

I for one would like to hear some re-assuring comments about recruitment, contracts, new owners etc., even if they were only paying us lip service.............

Don't like reading made up scaremongering headlines in the Worcester News (eg Ryan Mills story). Talk about twisting his words all for a headline !!

Re: Press Conference Notes
Powick Eastander (IP Logged)
12 December, 2017 17:45
The latest Press conference notes


Press Conferences Notes

Warriors Head Coach Carl Hogg spoke to the media today ahead of Friday night’s European Challenge Cup clash with Oyonnax at Stade Charles-Mathon.

Here’s what he had to say:

We stuck to task last weekend. We didn’t panic after a slow start and we got our just rewards.

Michael Dowsett and Sam Olver did a fine job of keeping us in the right areas of the field, as did Luke Baldwin when he came on.

It will be a hostile environment in Oyonnax on Friday, as all French grounds are, but we are relishing the challenge.

We will have to step up physically from last weekend.

They have a 3G pitch now so it will be a similar surface to Sixways.

It will be a tough ask to progress to the knockout stages but we will take it week by week and build on each performance.

We need to win this game and we’re focusing on what’s in front of us.

It will be a similar squad but we are waiting on the fitness of Dean Hammond after a knock last weekend.

The group don’t get distracted by things off the field. We all just focus on ourselves. Warriors Rugby Supporters Club

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