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Posted Thursday, March 4th 2021

Sheedy switches focus to Sixways clash

Fresh from a pivotal input in Wales’ Six Nations victory over England in Cardiff last weekend, Callum Sheedy has turned his attention back to club matters, as the Bears prepare to take on Worcester Warriors at Sixways on Saturday evening (5.15pm KO, live on BT Sport 1 Extra).

The fly-half was named Guinness Six Nations Player of the Week for round three after coming off the bench to kick three penalties and two conversions to help seal the Triple Crown.

And the Bears number 10 is grateful for the support he has received during the tournament:

'Support has been unbelievable'

“The messages I have received from the Bristol fans and all of the boys at the weekend is really heart-warming, and just shows how close the Bristol community is.

“To be able to come back into the club and everyone to be so supportive of not only myself, but all of the international boys, it just shows how close-knit we are, and that culture is led by Pat and the coaches. The wider Bristol community have been unbelievably supportive of me.”

The table-topping Bears make the short trip up the M5 to face a Worcester side desperate for a change in fortunes – and Sheedy knows his side will have to raise their game on Saturday.

'Under no illusions'

“We’re under no illusions that Worcester are a tough side to play. They will be gunning for us. The last few weeks, we probably haven’t been at the top of our game, but we’re really keen this week to put in a performance.

“We’re not a million miles away, it’s all very little things like balls aren’t sticking, or we’ve having weeks where we are poor at the breakdown, so it’s about getting all of those areas spot on by doing a lot of work in training, and then putting it all into the performance this weekend.

“Worcester are probably one of the most physical sides in the league, so we know that if we don’t bring our ‘A game’ then we’re going to be nowhere near on Saturday.

“It’s no good putting in a 40-minute performance, it needs to be a full 80 if we’re going to get the result on Saturday.”


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