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Wells and Fitzgerald preview ‘dangerous’ Worcester

Worcester Warriors will be a dangerous proposition this weekend, according to Leicester Tigers forwards Harry Wells and Mike Fitzgerald.

Tigers travel to Sixways to take on Warriors in Round 14 of the Gallagher Premiership this afternoon (1.00pm), and will be wary of a side that can call on the likes of Francois Hougaard and Bryce Heem, as well as a robust forward pack.

Wells said: “You can target them however you want, but at the end of the day it’s really dangerous playing against a team that’s in the bottom half of the table because they’ve almost got nothing to lose.

“Obviously we’re not in a great position ourselves, but they’re playing for their lives essentially, and that’s what makes them really dangerous.”

Team-mate Mike Fitzgerald agreed that his side – who fell to ninth in the table after last weekend’s loss at Saracens – must take points from the remaining rounds in this block of league games.

“We’re not where we want to be,” Fitzgerald admitted. “But we’ve got to get back into it and get back up there.

“Worcester have got a pretty good back three. Big wing Bryce Heem is good, so we need to shut him down.

“But they’ve got more than one threat – their whole backline is pretty sharp, and you’ve just got to try and shut them down when you can.

“Hopefully we’ll go down there and do a job on them.”

Following the trip to Worcester, Tigers will return to home action as they take on Wasps in Round 15 next Saturday (3.00pm). Tickets are available now.