Rugby Union: Warriors' recovery position.IF Lazarus had played rugby he would have turned out for Worcester.
Orders for wreaths and days off booked for the funeral have been put on hold after the Warriors, close to breathing their last in the Premiership, started a remarkable recovery.
Wins against Bath at Sixways, the first against their West Country rivals, followed by an impressive victory over Sale Sharks Sale Sharks are a professional rugby union team who play in England in the Guinness Premiership.
The club is an offshoot of Sale F.C., which is based in Sale, Greater Manchester, but Sharks currently play in Stockport at Edgeley Park, ground sharing with Stockport County F.C. at Edgeley Park Edgeley Park is the home of Stockport County Football Club and Sale Sharks rugby union club. It is located in Edgeley, south-west of Stockport in Greater Manchester, England, and has a capacity of 10,852 seats. have put Worcester a point behind Northampton Saints.
Tonight Worcester take on Newcastle at Sixways and the Falcons will be without Jonny Wilkinson Jonathan Peter Wilkinson OBE (born 25 May 1979 in Frimley, Surrey) is an English rugby union player and member of the England national team. From 2001-2003, before and during the 2003 Rugby World Cup, Wilkinson rose to fame for being one of the world’s best rugby players. and Toby Flood, among others.
The Falcons are fourth bottom and only nine points above Worcester so, with the Warriors on a roll with sky-high confidence, Newcastle could find themselves uncomfortably close to the drop come closing time tonight.
Victory would lift Warriors off the bottom, at least for a day, with second-bottom Northampton, who have a point more and a game in hand, facing Sale Sharks at home tomorrow.
Director of rugby John Brain will be hoping for a defensive performance to match the display at Sale last Friday.
He said: "They had lots of momentum and pressure in the final 20 minutes but, technically, our defence was something to be proud of. That was ultimately what won us the game.
"Phil Larder Phil Larder MBE (born 20 March, 1945 in Oldham, Lancashire), is an English rugby coach.
After graduating with a degree in Physical Education and Sports Science from Loughborough University in 1965 has come in and kept things simple, he has not really changed our defensive organisation very much, but what he has done is work on the small details.
"The players' defensive technique has improved and that is the reason why we didn't take any tries against Sale and are now one of the best defensive teams in this league."