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Posted Wednesday, February 16th 2022

Number Crunch: Sixways showdown

All of the key player, team and form statistics ahead of the Gallagher Premiership clash with Worcester Warriors at Sixways.


  • Worcester Warriors have lost their last five Gallagher Premiership Rugby matches since beating Wasps 32-31 at Sixways on 4 December. The Warriors record at Sixways in Premiership Rugby this season is won three, lost three. 
  • Bristol Bears’ four game winning run in all competitions ended with their 32-49 home defeat to London Irish last Friday. The Bears have won just once away from home in Gallagher Premiership Rugby this season 45-33 at London Irish on 30 October. 
  • Bristol have won their last five matches against Worcester since the Warriors 27-25 victory in Premiership Rugby at Ashton Gate in March 2019. 
  • Worcester Warriors have lost their last five matches against Bristol Bears in the Premiership. However, their last meeting at Sixways ended with just a single-point margin of victory (23-24 in March 2021).

  • Worcester Warriors have won just three of their last thirteen matches at home in the Premiership (L10). Two of those three wins have come in their last three home matches though, beating Sale Sharks and Wasps in Round 7 and Round 10 respectively.
  • Worcester Warriors’ current run of five straight defeats is tied with Newcastle Falcons as the longest active streak of defeats in the Premiership.
  • Bristol Bears have lost six of their last eight away games in the Premiership (W2) after going undefeated in the previous eight (W7 D1).
  • Worcester Warriors have a lineout success rate of 92.4% in the Premiership this season, only Wasps (92.9%) have a better rate; meanwhile, only Harlequins (5.8%) have stolen a lower percentage of opposition lineouts than Bristol (7.1%).
  • Bristol Bears have made the most offloads per game of any side in this season’s Premiership (12.1), while Worcester Warriors have made the second fewest (5.4).
  • Worcester Warriors’ Niall Annett has found a teammate with 75 of his 77 lineout throws this season, his 97% success rate is the best of any hooker to attempt 20+ throws this campaign.
  • Worcester Warriors’ Gareth Simpson has the highest average carry distance of any scrum-half to have run with the ball on 10+ occasions in this season’s Premiership (12.2 meters per carry).
  • Bristol’s Semi Radradra recorded the joint-most carries in last weekend’s round of Premiership fixtures (18) and the most carry meters of any player (186).
  • Bristol Bears scrum-half Tom Whiteley provided more break assist passes for his teammates than any other player in last weekend’s round of fixtures (3); no player has made more than three in a game in this Premiership season.

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