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Late Bryce Heem try hands Worcester unlikeliest of wins against 11-man Bath

• Worcester 21-19 Bath• Home side overturn 16-point deficit 20 minutes after timeTwenty minutes after time had elapsed, with Bath down to 11 men, Duncan Weir landed the conversion that has secured Worcester a vital edge in this insane relegation battle…

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David Strettle ensures Saracens are back to winning ways against Worcester

• Saracens 25-17 Worcester• Ben Te’o scores try on first start for WarriorsSaracens return to winning ways but without the emphatic response they would have wanted. A failure to claim a bonus point means they stay in second place behind Exeter going in…

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Ben Te’o to make first Worcester start of the season against Saracens

• Ryan Mills’ injury gives England centre his chance• Te’o had break in New Zealand after internationalsBen Te’o will make his long overdue first Worcester start of the season against Saracens on Saturday after he was given extended rest following Engl…

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

How long can Worcester allow Ben Te’o to twiddle his thumbs in the stand, could a rare defeat now galvanise Saracens and Sale would surely love Robert du Preez to stay onWorcester’s marquee player, Ben Te’o, got no closer to the pitch than the stand de…

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Northampton show positive signs in comprehensive win at Worcester

• Worcester 6-32 Northampton• Visitors climb into top half of Premiership table with winNorthampton showed evidence of how their game is evolving under their New Zealand director of rugby, Chris Boyd, more fluid and ambitious, but it was the result tha…

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Worcester’s Alan Solomons: ‘It is a different-level Premiership this year’

Experienced director of rugby is ready for a relentless few months with more than half the clubs battling the dropIt is not yet Christmas and already this is a Premiership season like no other. Even Alan Solomons, Worcester’s much-travelled and vastly …

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership and international action

Gloucester’s Ollie Thorley and Harlequins’ Alex Dombrandt made their mark but scrums remain a mess – ask Jamie George Related: Pools of intrigue: how the Rugby World Cup groups stack up | Paul Rees Continue reading…

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership and international action

Gloucester’s Ollie Thorley and Harlequins’ Alex Dombrandt made their mark but scrums remain a mess – ask Jamie George Related: Pools of intrigue: how the Rugby World Cup groups stack up | Paul Rees Continue reading…

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Worcester’s Bryce Heem rounds off a seven-try rout of Bristol

• Worcester 52-7 Bristol• ‘It’s a tough day,’ says Bristol’s Pat LamIt is still early days but the new consortium in charge of Worcester could not have wished for a more auspicious start. Play like this consistently and the Warriors, far from being rel…

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Worcester’s Nick Schonert: ‘You can’t be a one?trick pony. England want the complete package’

Injury forced the Worcester prop out of the last England training squad but he is determined to stay in Eddie Jones’s plansIt was a footnote to Manu Tuilagi’s latest injury but Nick Schonert’s withdrawal from England’s training squad last month was a b…

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Worcester to remain at Sixways with takeover complete

• Warriors chairman had not ruled out a move away from ground• Consortium includes former Swindon chairman Jed McCroryWorcester Warriors’ new owners have confirmed the team will remain at their Sixways home following a takeover by a consortium that inc…

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

The high-scoring extravaganzas should be enjoyed while they last but it seems nobody will get anywhere near the top twoWe know it will not last once the winter bites, but this has been quite the September if a points frenzy is your thing. This match wa…

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

Kiwi coaches deliver a very British contest, Joe Marler left to count his blessings, and the amazing jet-set Willie le RouxTwo New Zealand coaches presided over an old-school British game in which the set pieces shaped the outcome. Todd Blackadder is i…

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Duncan Weir rampant as Worcester undo Leicester’s comeback at the last

• Leicester 37-44 Worcester• Weir scores two tries and 12 points with the bootFor a club with Leicester’s proud history and rich tradition these are concerning days. Beaten at home by the Premiership’s bottom club, four tries conceded inside the first …

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

Exeter’s strength in depth shines through, Northampton loves Taqele Naiyaravoro, and Aled Brew ‘won’t be doing that again’ Related: Controversial Leicester red card spoils eight-try classic as Wasps prevail Continue reading…

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Worcester’s Cornell du Preez unable to talk after throat injury

• Fractured cricoid suffered in collision with Wasps’ Launchbury• Back-row must remain in hospital for about four weeksThe Worcester and Scotland back-row Cornell du Preez has revealed he is unable to talk and must remain in hospital for the next four …

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

Dylan Hartley makes an impact, Brad Shields suffers injury blow and George Smith’s red card proves costly for BristolGeorge Smith’s red card against Saracens has split opinion. Bristol’s Pat Lamis among those to think a yellow card would have sufficed …

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Josh Beaumont and AJ MacGinty steer Sale to nervy win over Worcester

• Sale 21-15 Worcester• Sale raise concern over head injury to visitors’ Nick SchonertFor those busily trying to work out how many millions the Premiership might currently be worth, this was not the Super Sunday fixture to dazzle would-be private equit…

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Josh Beaumont and AJ MacGinty steer Sale to nervy win over Worcester

• Sale 21-15 Worcester• Sale raise concern over head injury to visitors’ Nick SchonertFor those busily trying to work out how many millions the Premiership might currently be worth, this was not the Super Sunday fixture to dazzle would-be private equit…

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Duncan Weir: ‘An opponent’s size doesn’t bother me. I love tackling’

Recruited by Worcester to bring calm and consistency, the battling 5ft 8in fly-half is hoping a fresh start will lead to a Scotland recallDuncan Weir is not a fly-half who illuminates matches with eye?catching moments but he is what Worcester have long…