Warriors still after new faces - The Worcester Observer

Warriors still after new faces

Worcester Editorial 27th Sep, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

DIRECTOR of rugby Dean Ryan says he is still keen to add to his squad after Worcester Warriors snapped up Argentina international Mariano Galarza.

The 26-year-old lock, who has made 16 appearances for his country and featured in the 2011 World Cup, will arrive at Sixways next month when the Rugby Championship draws to a close.

Galarza has been playing his club rugby at Argentine side Pampas XV after a brief spell with RaboDirect PRO12 outfit Leinster in 2010.

But Ryan revealed the capture of the 6ft 8in second rower has not marked the end of Warriors’ work in the transfer market as he looks to put together a squad strong enough to stay in the Aviva Premiership as well as build for the future.

“I am on the look out all the time to populate this team for next year and for now because we have got a huge challenge,” Ryan said.

“We have to get the best out of this group which means if people can’t match the intensity we have got to look for others to give it.

“We have got Percy (James Percival) missing, but we have got (Leonardo) Senatore here now and (Agustin) Creevy is set to arrive along with Mariano Galarza.

“We are looking for people who want to operate here, lift the tempo and try and find the answer.”

Warriors have also announced the signing of promising wing Dean Hammond following a successful four-week trial at the club.

And Ryan said the 21-year-old, who represented South Africa in last year’s u20 World Championship, was an example of the sort of youngster he will be looking to acquire.

“Let’s not run away and say we have got a fantastic new singing as we have got a great development project and I need more of those types at this club,” he added.

“I need to get pressure on the first team and get the conveyor belt moving, so if I can get some youngsters here who are ambitious and have got some ability then that’s great.”

The Warriors boss will also be hoping to get a response from his players when they travel to Adams Park tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm) to take on London Wasps after last Friday’s defeat to Harlequins.


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