Carlisle breaks club European points record

Fly-half Joe Carlisle was in ecstatic mood after Warriors’ 90-3 victory over Femi-CZ VEA Rovigo after breaking the club’s European record of most individual points scored in a game.

Carlisle scored ten conversions and added two late tries to secure a tally of 30 points – nine more than previous record holder Shane Drahm racked-up against Montauban in the 2007/08 campaign.

After playing a key role in the victory over Rovigo, Carlisle said: “It’s always nice to break a record. It feels good to score 30 points and help the team to victory.

“I only scored the tries when I moved to full-back but the subs did well to get a couple of offloads away and I managed to get on the end of them, which is good. It’s always nice to cross the line and score tries.

“It’s also great to beat last week’s score and set some more records. I thought we were going to get to 100 points at one stage so it was a great team effort and it’s nice to score so many tries.”

The fly-half is already looking forward to Warriors’ next Amlin Challenge Cup match against Perpignan at Sixways in early December.

Warriors travel to France for the return match ten days before Christmas and, according to Carlisle, the side will have to be at the top of their game if they are to qualify for the knock-out stages of the competition.

He added: “Perpignan are a tough side and have some great players. They’ll have depth and strength in their squad so we’ll really have to be on the money with that one.

“It’s a big confidence boost to implement our attacking game so well today because we’ve been working on it extensively this season and it’s starting to come together.

“The hard-work is paying off and we’ll go into the Perpignan clash with a lot of confidence.”
 


“I only scored the tries when I moved to full-back but the subs did well to get a couple of offloads away and I managed to get on the end of them, which is good. It’s always nice to cross the line and score tries."