Solomons de­lighted as Bris­tol sunk by War­riors

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - RUGBY UNION - PREMIER­SHIP

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.”

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