WARRIORS winger Tom Biggs is relishing the start of the new Aviva Premiership campaign on Sixways’ artificial pitch and is determined it will improve the quality of rugby.
The Beverley-born player, who made 11 appearances for the club last season, believes the new turf will produce a quicker game which supporters will enjoy.
“All the players are looking forward to running out on the new-look pitch,” said Biggs.
“I think the pitch will be good to play on. We played on similar pitches last season against Newcastle and Saracens, but our new pitch uses the latest technology so it’ll be a fantastic surface for the players.
“It should improve the quality of rugby too, particularly when the weather gets a little bit worse in the winter months, so everyone is really looking forward to it,” he added.
Biggs also paid tribute to the club’s younger players and their achievements with England under-20s this summer in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship.
“Jack Singleton, Huw Taylor and Andrew Kitchener all played starring roles to lift the trophy with England,” he added.
“They did really well and everyone at the club is delighted with their achievement. Some of the other academy players were unlucky to miss out on selection, but it just goes to show how far our academy has come in recent years.”