Fixtures - Top Bar

Vuna says Worcester Warriors have Bath Rugby in their sights

Worcester Warriors may have been involved in the Aviva Premiership Rugby relegation dogfight for most of this season but Cooper Vuna insists it is Bath Rugby – not bottom-of-the-table London Irish – who are in their sights.

Dean Ryan’s men appear to have turned a corner with three consecutive wins and go into tomorrow’s clash with London Irish knowing that victory would all-but secure their Aviva Premiership Rugby status.

Vuna knows they are not out of it just yet but stated Worcester are confident they can overtake one of Aviva Premiership’s most established clubs, Bath Rugby – who are three points ahead with a game in hand.

The former Australia wing said: “We are looking up and trying to chase Bath who are not far away from us.

“It does not help that Irish won their game against Gloucester Rugby last week and they will always be there but we have a massive game this weekend and it is a massive chance to take that away from them by beating them at home.

“The boys are doing well. We are just taking it week by week and just keep trying to prove ourselves against most of the sides.

“We have been doing the good things right. We played well against Newcastle and it is not an easy place to play at their ground considering their home record.

“After that win we told ourselves that we can be higher than we are so let’s try to aim for that and play as well as we can week in, week out.”

Vuna is set to return to Worcester’s back three for the huge clash with London Irish at Sixways tomorrow, looking to add to his five tries in the Aviva Premiership this season.

The 28-year-old made an immediate impact when he joined from Japanese side Toshiba Brave Lupus in March last year, as he helped the club secure promotion.

But despite being the Warriors’ joint top try-scorer in this campaign, Vuna said: “My own season has been ok. I had a good start but coming towards the middle part, I had a few niggles and I still have a few niggles now.

“So I was given a rest against Harlequins last weekend and the guys who do fill in the wing spots do an awesome job.

“I need to try to maintain my spot and play week in, week out again and finish the season strongly.”

If you want to be at the world's biggest club rugby final, this year's Aviva Premiership Rugby Final on 28 May, tickets are still available from

Latest News

Whiteley hoping to lead Saracens starlets to glory in Singha 7s

Saracens scrum-half Tom Whiteley is hoping to use all his experience of competing at the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s to…

Topsy Ojo talks London Double Header memories

With six weeks to go until London Irish lock horns with Harlequins in the iconic London Double Header at Twickenham,…

Topsy Ojo

Toby Flood hopes to bring ruthless streak to Newcastle Falcons

Toby Flood is hoping to help give Newcastle Falcons the ruthless streak required to push them further up the Aviva…

Toby Flood

Aviva Premiership Rugby set for changes after six law amendments added to global trial

Aviva Premiership Rugby will be part of the global trial for six new law amendments after the World Rugby Executive…

Alex Lewington hopes London Irish youngsters will gain confidence from Singha 7s

London Irish wing Alex Lewington cannot wait to see which youngsters step up to the plate in the Singha Premiership…

Alex Lewington

Worcester Warriors sign Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer

Warriors have signed Ireland international Peter Stringer on a six-month deal ahead of the 2017/18 season. The scrum-half will join…

Peter Stringer

Tim Streather forced to retire from rugby

Former Saracens centre Tim Streather has been forced to retire from the game due to a knee injury. Commenting on…

Tim Streather

Contract and captaincy for Dylan Hartley at Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints has today announced that Dylan Hartley has both signed a new contract and been appointed as the club’s…

Dylan Hartley

Forwards Coach George Skivington says London Irish squad are chomping at the bit

The London Irish squad have returned for pre-season training ‘hungrier’ than ever before according to Forwards Coach George Skivington. Now…

George Skivington

Wasps Academy sign Gabriel Oghre and George Thornton

Wasps announce the signing of hooker Gabriel Oghre and prop George Thornton to the Senior Academy ahead of the new…

Gabriel Oghre and George Thornton

Singha 7s gives next generation the chance to shine

Harlequins academy coach Jim Evans believes that next week’s Singha Premiership Rugby 7s will give the league’s stars of the…

Harlequins in action at the Singha 7s

Singha Premiership Rugby 7s draw confirmed

The 2017-18 Premiership Rugby season will kick off – at the end of July - in spectacular style with the Singha…

Win an Executive Box for the Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens Series

Premiership Rugby has teamed up with Northampton Saints to offer supporters the chance to win themselves an Executive Box at…

Singha 7s Ball

Dave Attwood and team-mates happy to lend a hand at Bath Rugby Foundation’s Summer Scrum

Bath Rugby lock Dave Attwood admitted helping teach rugby to children with disabilities was extremely humbling as he and his…

Gordon Reid on his first training day with London Irish

New recruit Gordon Reid is determined to be a permanent fixture in London Irish’s front row having made the switch…

Gordon Reid

Singha 7s is a chance for players to shine, says Stephen Myler

Northampton Saints’ Stephen Myler is anticipating a vibrant atmosphere and high-octane rugby when the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s arrives at…

Stephen Myler

Mark Wilson bringing his England form back to Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons’ latest England international checked back in at his club on Monday, with Mark Wilson enthusiastic about their prospects…

Mark Wilson

Worcester Warrior Chris Pennell pays tribute to community heroes

Chris Pennell paid tribute to Worcester Warriors’ grassroots spirit as he got his hands on his Aviva Community Player of…

Sale Sharks volunteer sees hard work rewarded at Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards

Sale Sharks’ Paula Bradbury couldn’t hide her delight as she was crowned Community Volunteer of the Year at the Premiership…