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Re: Press Conference Notes - Season 2018/2019
Posted by: A38
Date: 11/10/2018 19:37
[warriors.co.uk]


Warriors Head Coach Rory Duncan spoke to the media ahead of Saturday’s European Challenge Cup match against Stade Francais at the Stade Jean Bouin (kick-off 8pm BST).

Here’s what Rory had to say:

On the Bristol win:

The club as a whole is in a good space and we are hoping to carry that positivity into Europe.
The win was an 80 minutes’ performance and showed what the guys were capable of.


On Stade Francais:

They are second in the Top 14 and an extremely physical team with some big players. They play a momentum game coupled with an intelligent kicking game.
We have done our homework and prepared as best we can. It will be tough but we will be going out there to give it our best shot.
Looking to keep momentum going forward. Important part is to focus on one or two areas we have been good in and build on that.


Injuries:

Ben Te’o not available for selection this weekend.
Wynand Olivier is fit and will be in the squad.
Ethan Waller is also available for selection
Carl Kirwan is not available this weekend and his rehabilitation and treatment is on-going.
Luke Baldwin is available for selection.


Rory’s own role

Looking forward to leading the coaching team in Europe. But Alan Solomons and rest of coaching team will be there so not a lot will change.
But it will be something fresh and exciting after six weeks of Gallagher Premiership and there will be some new faces in Saturday’s squad.
Rory and his wife have settled well in the area.

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