WORCESTER Warriors prop Ethan Waller says his side must get stuck in at Sixways on Saturday (3pm) as they look set to do battle with a powerful Bath line-up in adverse conditions.

The weather for the afternoon could well be affected by Storm Dennis with winds approaching 50mph expected to hit the area.

Waller, 27, admits the Gallagher Premiership game may be won and lost by the forwards as a result.

He said: "If it’s going to be rainy and windy it’s going to be a close-quarters game so we're going to have to get stuck in physically and match them.

"We pride ourselves as players to push our skills even in the wet and we’ve had some really good training sessions in the bad conditions this week so fingers crossed we can bring that again this weekend.

"We know we can still play a high-tempo game but obviously with the conditions the skills come to the forefront when the weather starts getting a bit awful.

"We are a group of intelligent, professional rugby players who are able to handle those situations.

"But there will be no ambiguity about what Bath are going to bring.

"They’re a big pack and pride themselves on their forward game and that’s the challenge we’ve got to meet.

"It’s going to be an attritional game. We saw that last year when the game went into the 100th minute.

"I don’t think my legs have actually recovered from it yet a year down the line!

"I don’t think I have ever come on as a sub and played 50 minutes. Neither have I seen the time hit triple figures.

"There is every chance the game could be similar to that."

Eighth-placed Warriors have not played since January 25 when West Midlands rivals Wasps took the spoils 30-26 at Sixways.

The players enjoyed some time off during the early Six Nations period and the Premiership Rugby Cup semi-finals which were won by Harlequins and Sale Sharks.

Former Northampton Saints front row Waller said of the break: "I think it’s important, especially with how gruelling the Premiership season is.

"We take these breaks and enjoy them but last week we came back in on Thursday and have grafted hard since so hopefully that will give us the best run into the weekend."

And the players will be keen to make up for the defeat to Wasps last month which left director of rugby Alan Solomons bemoaning the hosts' ill-discipline.

Waller said: "It was very frustrating, especially from us as a group.

"We led for good periods and the points we gave away we admit to being soft.

"We controlled it so well for large parts but those minor lapses cost us.

"The plus side is it’s all within our control. We weren’t threatened in defence but a few lapses of concentration cost us but we know that’s easily fixable.

"We are better than that and have shown it but it's all in our hands and a fixable issue which is exciting for us.

"We started the season well which put us in a good position in the table.

"We target that top-six area but I think the beauty of this sport is it's so short-sighted.

"Whatever happened last week you have to learn your lessons and focus on the next game."