Hill looks to keep attacking mentality going

Richard Hill called on Worcester to stay on the attack when they return to Aviva Premiership rugby with the visit of Sale Sharks on Friday – and admitted the Euro performances of Warriors had given him a selection headache.

Warriors blitzed Femi-CZ VEA Rovigo 90-3 to record another huge European record victory.

Hill’s troops have now amassed 175 points and 27 tries in two games and he is keen to harness that attacking intent when league hostilities resume on home soil.

He said: “We’ve had an attacking mentality these last two weeks and it is important we keep that.

“We started without any inhibitions, we didn’t win as many games as we would have liked but the last thing we want to do is to go into our shell.

“If the conditions are good we want to keep playing attacking rugby, use our offloading game and I would anticipate we will give Sale a good game with ball in hand.

“I have an idea of the team. There might be one or two changes from the regular line-up,” he added.

“Our squad of 23 will be much more powerful than we have had in the first six weeks of the league season.

“We have only got five players on the injury list now which is a lot different to what it was.

“Andy Short played last week and eased himself back in after two shoulder operations and a broken wrist. He played much better today and looked much more confident with his physical ability.

“We have players like Jake Abbott too who is fit and raring to go. It was good to see Blair Cowan back after a broken hand performing so well.

“The back row selection is going to be interesting. We didn’t have people like Chris Jones and Neil Best today; players like Alex Grove and Chris Pennell are also away at the moment on breaks.

“The selection for next Friday is going to be interesting, but what is key is that they are all fit and healthy. It’s a big game and we are excited about it.”


“If the conditions are good we want to keep playing attacking rugby, use our offloading game and I would anticipate we will give Sale a good game with ball in hand…"