Sixways like Stradey Park, says Worcester's Phil Davies

Phil Davies
Davies played for and coached Llanelli Scarlets

Worcester Warriors forwards coach Phil Davies says Friday nights at Sixways are just like his days as a player at Llannelli's old home at Stradey Park.

Warriors take on Wasps in the Premiership at Sixways on Friday and Davies says he wants to Warriors fans to once again turn up the volume.

He told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "It is like Stradey Park in the late 80s and early 90s.

"It is a fantastic place to play and the atmosphere is second to none."

Davies believes the defeat at Bath in the LV= Cup had some plus points but says the Premiership is all that really matters for the Warriors this season.

"The Premiership is obviously the premier competition and this week the intensity will go back up a little bit," he added.

"These guys who have played in the last two weeks will be confident in their performances, while the others will have had a bit of a rest and some conditioning work, so will be fresh and add extra impetus.

"All the competitions are important for us as a team and a group to keep moving forward. We want to make the Warriors a very competitive club in English rugby.

"To do that, you have to have a good squad of players and the experience of the last two weeks has gone quite well. We had one win and one loss, while a lot of people performed and put their hands up.

"What Richard [Hill] and I were pleased with over the last two games was that we had a win at Sixways against Wasps, when the guys who played didn't have a lot of rugby under their belts and they progressed a bit further against Bath. "

There will be full commentary of Worcester Warriors against London Wasps on BBC Hereford and Worcester on 104fm and online at bbc.co.uk/herefordandworcester.

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