Coach urges team to play without pressure

Head Coach Richard Hill urged his Warriors to play without fear and pressure in the closing weeks of the league season – and targeted keeping the unbeaten home record in 2012 alive.

Worcester secured a 19-9 win over basement side Newcastle Falcons to move even further away from bottom spot with four games of the Aviva Premiership campaign to go.

Warriors are next in action at Welford Road next Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm) and Hill believes his team can now look to cast off the shackles and keep moving up.

“That result (over Newcastle) takes the pressure off. It will allow the players to play in a relaxed way,” he said.

“The exciting thing is, after Welford Road which is, of course, exciting, we have two home games here against London Irish and Exeter Chiefs and we want to win those and go for it.

“We want to try and remain unbeaten here in 2012 and I hope the players can relax more in their game from now on.

“We have got a really tough one next week, we will have to select the side carefully as they are on fire at the moment, but we need to make sure we are up for the two games here.

“There are still lots of targets for us. We want to try and score more tries and we have not conceded any tonight. Phil Larder was here so he is keen to keep that going.

“The whole club, and hopefully the supporters too, will relax after that result.”


“We want to try and remain unbeaten here in 2012 and I hope the players can relax more in their game from now on…"