Goode Gutted for Scrum Half Team Mates

I feel gutted for our Worcester scrum-half and my old mate Shaun Perry this week.

Pez and I played together at Brive in the Top 14 but he has picked up a nasty injury and his knee ligaments look like they might keep him out of the game for some time.

He was playing really well for us this season, had picked up a couple of man-of-the-match awards and was getting back to the sort of form that earned him England recognition.

His injury has come at a time when our back-up scrum-half Jonny Arr is also out with injury.

It obviously hurts when two guys are out in such a specialist position.

Step in Ollie Frost, who will be partnering me in our game at London Irish on Sunday.

He’s just 21 and he is a good lad – even though he is from Hereford!

Ollie gets more stick in our dressing room than any player I know and most of it is of his own making.

His music tastes are dreadful, he gets dressed in the dark most mornings and he styles himself like he is in a boy band.

But I took him under my wing when he was my room mate on a pre-season tour and I know that he won’t let anyone down. He is energetic and likes to get involved.

If I am calling for the ball, he gets it out quickly and I am looking forward to see what we can come up with. Hopefully I can help him out with a bit of experience.

In the long term, I think we will need to get someone else in on a short-term contract to provide back-up.

When the World Cup is over, there should be more players on the market.


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