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2 years ago By Chris Wilson

Gloucestershire Warriors welcome defending champions Bath & Wiltshire Romans to Gordon League for the first time this Saturday (ko 2.30pm)

“We will look to compete against Bath on Saturday and see what happens” Matt Robinson, Warriors' Head Coach

Both the Warriors and Romans have had disappointing seasons so far so the game marks an opportunity to get things moving on an upward trajectory.

The Warriors’ two league wins so far this season have come via their opponents being unable to fulfil a fixture and though they have beaten a Swindon St George second team, that does not move them up the table.

The Romans are in a similar position without a league win on the field this season having lost high scoring games against Bristol Sonics and Portsmouth Seahawks.

The game is the first in a hectic month of matches for the Warriors as, after entertaining the Romans, they host pool leaders Bristol Sonics before the long trip to the south coast to face the Seahawks.

Then they face the Romans again in a midweek match and the month ends with a possible friendly against Swindon St George A.
Play off rugby should be assured with three or perhaps just two wins if other results go their way.

It won’t be easy as the Warriors are the lowest scorers in the pool averaging fewer than 20 points a game and coach Matthew Robinson will be looking at improving that ratio over the next few weeks to give his side a chance.

They also need work on a defence that has conceded 70-points plus in its last two matches but Robinson is remaining positive: “Team spirit is still massively high within the squad, which shows the spirit of the Warriors,” he says. “To say the results have gone against us in the last couple of weeks would be an understatement, really. But we will look to compete against Bath on Saturday and see what happens.”

Updated 22:05 - 7 Jul 2016 by Chris Wilson

Where next?

WARRIORS BATTLE PHOENIX IN MAGIC GAME It’s derby time again for the Gloucestershire Warriors as they take on Pool 2 leaders Cheltenham Phoenix at Gordon League RFC this Saturday (2.30pm)


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