Solomons delighted as Bristol sunk by Warriors
WORCESTER director of rugby Alan Solomons praised his side’s finishing as Warriors achieved their record Premiership win by beating Bristol 52-7 at Sixways.
Francois Venter, Ryan Mills, Marco Mama, Chris Pennell, Josh Adams, Bryce Heem and GerritJan van Velze scored their tries, with Duncan Weir converting all seven, while Pennell also slotted over an early penalty.
Their victory surpassed their 51-10 success over Newcastle back in May 2008 and left Solomons thrilled.
“We spoke about our finishing during the week and it’s very satisfying that we pretty much took every chance we had,” he said.
“We had a shaky first 10 minutes, but after that we were able to convert pressure into points and Chris Pennell’s try early in the second half was crucial as it probably ruled out any comeback.”
Worcester’s win moved them up to seventh in the Gallagher Premiership table after completing their first six league fixtures.
Solomons said: “We should have won both our home games against Newcastle and Wasps as we created opportunities but didn’t finish them off.
“Still I’m happy with 13 points from the first six. As I’ve said the Premiership is not a sprint but a marathon and there’s a long way to go but at least we’ve had a decent start.
Bristol’s try came from Yann Thomas which Ian Madigan converted but it was a miserable afternoon for them. Director of rugby Pat Lam, whose side have conceded 97 points in two games, said: “That’s life, we’ve all had games like that, both as players and coaches, and you have to take your medicine and move on. We didn’t win the ball, lost the collisions and our kicking game was not accurate enough.”