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Gold: I don't anticipate on signing new fly-half unless they fit our style

Aaron Wise 2nd Aug, 2017

WARRIORS chief Gary Gold has insisted he has no immediate plans to bring in a fly-half before the start of the 2017/18 Aviva Premiership, but could be persuaded if they were the ‘right fit’.

The Worcester chief has Sam Olver, Jamie Shillcock, Tom Heathcote and Ryan Mills at his disposal for the number ten role ahead of the new campaign.

But despite speculation towards the end of last season that the club were looking to strengthen in the fly-half position, Gold is determined to only bring in players who would complement the club’s style.

“We were looking for a ten, but someone who would complement what we currently have at the moment,” the director of rugby said.

“If Mills moved to 12 and Shillcock moved to 15 (we would have brought in a ten) but that hasn’t happened.

“I’m not worried at this stage with the fly-halves we’ve got. We have a mix. We’ve got Olver, Shillcock, Heathcote and obviously Mills, who played ten for us a lot last season. So we are where we are and we know what we are.

“For us it’s now about recruitment that will get us the right person who fits what our needs are.

“At this stage we haven’t found anybody, but in saying that, we’re still happy with what we’ve got at the moment.

“We haven’t had any setbacks with bringing a ten in and there’s still a couple of talks on the horizon, so we’re still looking.

“But it’s not just a ten, we’re looking at four to five other positions as well. We’re always looking, but we’ve probably given ourselves a bit of a buffer by making our squad a little bit smaller. You do have to plan for an eventuality that’s going to come, such as injuries.

“But we feel we’re in a good place right now and I don’t anticipate we’ll be bringing anyone else in before the start of the season.

“We have strength and depth across the board, so let’s see how the season pans out.”


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