Boss wants full throttle response at home

Boss Richard Hill called on his Warriors to quickly pick themselves up and regroup after defeat to Leicester Tigers – before going full throttle in the home double header with Exeter Chiefs and London Irish.

Warriors lost 43-13 to play-off chasing Tigers in the Aviva Premiership on Friday night.

Hill’s men now face back-to-back league games with the Chiefs (April 14) and Exiles (April 21) at Sixways and the Head Coach is calling for a big finish on home soil.

“We haven’t picked up any injuries so we will regroup, with next weekend off to reflect in what we did wrong, and we will make sure we are on full throttle against Exeter,” he said.

“We didn’t get enough ball to play against Leicester. We went through multi-phases, but Leicester’s defence is very good. Scoring that try at the end was at least some reward for our efforts with 14 men.

“On one occasion we kept the ball for two or three minutes and Leicester then picked it up off a turnover and scored within seven seconds – that was a killer blow.

“In the first half some of our set piece and the lineout let us down a little bit,” he added.

“You are trying to keep possession against Leicester, but the first yellow card came from a poor delivery from a lineout. We knocked it off the top when we should have brought it down and then Andy Goode was carded.

“Then off our scrum they scored against us. In the first half one or two set pieces they unfortunately scored from.

“We kept the ball as much as we could do in the second half. We went out 17-3 down and with only 14 men we were under the cosh a little bit. We gave a good account of ourselves.

“The score line is bad, we know that, but I believe all of our players tried as much as they could do. Technically we were under a lot of pressure from them and some of our technique fell down.”