Warriors not shy of biting Bulldogs twice
The Warriors travel to Birmingham to face the Bulldogs looking to build on vastly improved performance against Northampton Demons last week.
They will be up against a side high on confidence having inflicted the first defeat on the Leicester Storm this season with a 42-32 win last weekend.
When they last met, the Warriors recorded their first win of the campaign with a free-scoring 48=38 win at Sandyleaze and no doubt the Bulldogs will be smarting to turn the tables on their home patch.
They have a good recent record against the Warriors in Birmingham with the Gloucestershire boys’ last win coming in the first game of the 2008 season. Since then they have suffered some heavy losses to a side that is something of a bogey side for them.
The Bulldogs have saved their best for the top sides this season having lost by just eight points to the Storm prior to beating them seven days ago. They will regard the Warriors as a game they should win and will be fired up to take the points.
With only one team in action this weekend, Warriors head coach Steve Lee is free to concentrate his resources on the game.
“They are another, big strong side but if we can use our pace out wide, as we did last time then we can score points,” he said.
“We need to keep up the defensive intensity. I was really proud of the lads for the effort last week. Northampton's tries all came from close range thanks to a lopsided penalty count giving them field position.
“We scrambled really well in midfield and they struggled to convert their breaks into points. But we need to look after our discipline, concentrate on our game plan and take our chances.
“If we can do that, I’m hopeful we can come away with the win.
Warriors’ A team have a free weekend as their scheduled opponents Wiltshire Wyverns were unable to compete in the West of England division.
Their next game is on Saturday 7 July when they face Swindon St George at Sandyleaze.