Lewis is Test class in­sists Solomons

The Rugby Paper - - Premiership Rugby Cup -

WORCES­TER boss Alan Solomons sin­gled out flanker Sam Lewis af­ter an­other out­stand­ing dis­play by the 27-year-old.

Lewis gained the plau­dits for his turn-over which gave Worces­ter cru­cial pos­ses­sion to start the at­tack for their fourth try in the first half.

Worces­ter’s di­rec­tor of rugby said: “I think he’s a ter­rific player. Some peo­ple say he’s too small but I think he’s an in­ter­na­tional class player.”

Solomons added: “I thought in the first half we played some re­ally good stuff and scored some re­ally good tries.

“But the sec­ond half fell away as a game. We had very lit­tle pos­ses­sion and it was dis­ap­point­ing. We de­fended res­o­lutely but it was dis­ap­point­ing.”

Solomons said it was im­por­tant that Worces­ter had main­tained their mo­men­tum in win­ning a fifth match in a row in all com­pe­ti­tions.

“We will have to look at se­lec­tion for next week’s game against Sara­cens. We only have a six-day turn-around be­fore we play Bath so we will look at things.”

The scale of Leicester’s de­clin­ing form was re­flected in an af­ter­match Tweet by club his­to­rian Stu­art Farmer.

Farmer re­vealed Worces­ter were only the third team in the last 40 years to win three suc­ces­sive matches at Welford Road fol­low­ing the Bar­bar­ians (97-98) and Sara­cens (2010-11).

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