Brain plots Worcester’s survival

Worcester Warriors boss John Brain insists his players are in a confident mood ahead of Saturday’s make-or-break Guinness Premiership clash against Saracens at Sixways.

Barring a mathematical miracle, the Warriors will guarantee themselves another season among English rugby’s elite if they topple their in-form opponents.

A bonus point success would condemn bottom club Northampton Saints, who host London Irish on Saturday, to relegation.

But even a four-point victory should be enough given Saints would then have to smash Irish by collecting a bonus and also record something like a 35-point winning margin.

“We know if we win, we will more than likely stay up,” said Brain.

“We always felt it was going to come down to this and the last game of the season, but the guys are in a confident mood.

“They are all looking forward to this game. It will be a full house and a game that really matters.

“We have got to assume that Northampton will win their game. We just need to concentrate on our own game and produce a real performance.

“The players have got to enjoy Saturday. This is the type of game that players and coaches should be up for and ready to experience – you have got to look forward to it.

“We don’t need to change a lot of what we do tactically – we need to play to our strengths. At this stage of the season, you change very little.”

But unlike Northampton’s visitors, Saracens have everything to play for, knowing that victory will take them into the title play-offs.

Saracens boss Alan Gaffney has recalled fit-again wing Kameli Ratuvou, who starts ahead of Dan Scarbrough, while Kevin Yates, Fabio Ongaro and Iain Fullarton all feature in the pack.


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