BEFORE we look at tomorrow’s clash with Bath we have to dissect the big news coming out of Sixways this week – Gold announcing he is to become the head coach of the USA at the end of the 2017/18 Premiership campaign.
The media has blew up in recent days with some outlets suggesting Gold is trying to jump a sinking ship, with the club currently sitting bottom of the Premiership following a run of five straight defeats.
But it is important to remember that Gold had only signed a one-year contract at Worcester anyway and regardless of the ‘unfortunate’ timing of his announcement, the former South African assistant coach will see out his contract with Warriors.
Gold thoroughly explained how the agreement with the USA came about at Tuesday’s press conference and underlined why he feels it was the right decision to make.
And that he’s fully committed to Warriors..
Now we’ve got that out the way, let’s look ahead to tomorrow’s clash with Bath.
This is the club’s last chance to grab points and put pressure on fellow strugglers London Irish before the two-week European window.
Bath have had a mixed start to the season having won three and lost two games, and Warriors will be looking to cash in on that inconsistency when they visit The Rec – a place they let a 14-point lead slip in a 37-22 defeat last year.
Just like every outing this season, Warriors will have to fight tooth and nail to salvage something from this match, but what does Gold make of tomorrow’s opposition?
So can winless Worcester enter Europe without that lingering monkey on their back?
Kick-off at The Rec is 3pm.