Phil Larder: Set to bring his vast experience to the Sixways campaign
Phil Larder is reinforcing Worcester Warriors' Guinness Premiership campaign.
The former England defensive coach will work with director of rugby John Brain and head coach Anthony Eddy at Sixways for the next seven league matches.
"I've been speaking to Phil for the past couple of weeks and he's going to be doing some work with us," says Brain. "Obviously, we have to make sure that our back line attack and team attack is more cohesive than it has been."
The 61-year-old's pedigree is vast. After a playing career in Union and League, he worked with Leicester Tigers during their four-year Premiership winning run from 1999 to 2001, as well as helping them to back-to-back Heineken Cup victories in 2001 and 2002.
The tough Lancastrian has applied his experience of League defensive patterns and techniques to the unique challenges of union with unparalleled success. As well being a key influence at Welford Road, he helped England to the 2004 Rugby World Cup and RBS Six Nations Grand Slam in 2003.
A former Director of Coaching for Rugby League in England, Larder also spent seven years as assistant coach to the Great Britain side.
Worcester wing Ben Howard has been named in the England Under 20s team to take on New Zealand in the semi-final of the IRB Junior World Championship in Vannes, France, on Tuesday June 18, kick off 1945 (GMT).
The Warriors Community team have been busy working with people across Worcestershire over the last year and have been given the perfect reward for their efforts after being nominated for a top prize at the All Parliamentary Premiership Rugby Community Awards 2013.
The Worcester Warriors Community department joined forces with Stourport Rugby Club on Tuesday to welcome nearly 90 children from local primary schools to a tag rugby tournament supported by the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme.
Ben Howard scored two tries as England Under 20s stormed to a record-breaking 109-0 victory over USA to book their place in the IRB Junior World Championship semi-finals alongside South Africa, New Zealand and Wales.
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Worcester Warriors is delighted to announce its successful long-term partnership with CitySigns is to continue after the family signage and leading display firm was confirmed as the club's Official Signage Partner.
England Under 20s - who included Worcester wing Ben Howard - fell agonisingly short against world champions South Africa in the IRB Junior World Championship, losing 31-24 in La Roche-sur-Yon on Sunday.