Hogg hails Worcester players after Ryan exit

Date published: July 11 2016

Worcester Warriors head coach Carl Hogg has revealed that things have “settled down” at the club since the departure of director of rugby Dean Ryan.

He will take charge of Worcester’s first team this season as the club are not planning to bring in a new director of rugby.

Hogg hailed the Warriors players for their work ethic as they go through their preparations for the upcoming Premiership season.

“I must compliment the players since they have come back in pre-season,” he told Worcester News.

“They have worked extremely hard and are looking fit and we are looking forward to the challenges. Things have settled down.

“It (Ryan’s departure) was unexpected and a little bit of a shock but if we reflect on the playing group they have shown huge character and resilience and not just through this summer but throughout last year.

“If we think of that 10-week run of matches we had last season, we won five out of six fixtures and there’s a huge amount of character and resilience in this squad now.

“They have shown that over the last couple of weeks with unexpected disruptions, but they are in really good fettle.”