That was tough ad­mits Heaney

The Rugby Paper - - Premiership -

WORCES­TER scrum-half Michael Heaney, who made his first start in the Premier­ship in the ab­sence of knee in­jury ab­sen­tee, Francois Hougaard, con­ceded it had been a tough af­ter­noon for his side.

He said: “It was a dif­fi­cult day at the of­fice and we didn’t hold on to the ball for long enough as they are a big heavy force.

“We got our­selves back into the game by half-time but we strug­gled to con­tain them af­ter­wards al­though we showed a bit of fight at the tail end of the game.

“We haven’t been able to back up our big per­for­mances but we are work­ing on im­prov­ing that.”

Worces­ter’s di­rec­tor of rugby Alan Solomons had no com­plaints about the re­sult. He said: “We were out­mus­cled and they were on top for most of the game with Chris Pen­nell’s yel­low card mak­ing no dif­fer­ence to the re­sult.”

“The phys­i­cal­ity of their pack was cru­cial and they dom­i­nated the col­li­sions to­day but we could still have played bet­ter.”

“I’m very pleased that we didn’t throw in the towel as we got one try at the end and should have had an­other but we were too fre­netic and anx­ious.”

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