I'm not looking for revenge - Dwyer
October 22, 1999

Bristol coach Bob Dwyer comes face to face with Leicester on Saturday, but any ill-feeling will be the last thing on the minds of either side.
Dwyer, who was sacked by the Tigers in 1997, says that preparation for the game is the only thing on his mind, and Dean Richards, who replaced Dwyer as Leicester coach, echoed this.

"There are no grudges from our point of view. I don't know how Bob feels, but we are just going out to do a job,'' said Richards.

Bristol, newly promoted from Premiership Two, would normally be rated as big outsiders for a meeting with the champions. But a combination of a big summer spending spree bankrolled by club benefactor Malcolm Pearce and the number of players made unavailable due to World Cup commitments makes it a harder one to call.

Bristol go into the game in second place with Leicester ninth in the table but in great heart after a thrilling 31-30 win at London Irish last week when Richards' men were 20-3 down at one stage.

Richards said: "They have a big pack and will look to dominate up front. Dean Ryan will be aiming to dictate matters, he has been around a long time and knows the game inside out. He is the focal point of their play.

"The win at London Irish showed that if they play with confidence and believe in themselves they can achieve what they set out to do. It should be an exciting and we will need the same sort of spirit we showed against London Irish," said Richards.

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