We are now mentally tough enough – Hill

Boss Richard Hill saluted his Warriors for now being a ‘mentally tough’ outfit as they stunned champions Saracens 16-11 in the Aviva Premiership at Sixways.

Worcester had lost games in the dying minutes to London Wasps and Harlequins earlier in the season on home soil.

But Hill’s battlers refused to crack under huge late pressure from Saracens in the latest Sixways classic as they marched up the league table.

“We are a much different team to the one that started the season. We are well organised and have a tough mental attitude,” he said.

“Early on in the season we were playing well here against Wasps and against Quins, but lost in the last ten minutes because we didn’t have the tough mental attitude to close them out.

“Now we are mentally tough and playing consistently well. You know what you are going to get every week.

“As long as we prepare properly and analyse the opposition, then we put the players out and they play for each other.

“You always want to play hard and for each other. We have a tight knit group of players and we can bring people in, if we have injuries, and they can perform equally as well.”


"Now we are mentally tough and playing consistently well. You know what you are going to get every week… we put the players out and they play for each other…"