Mulchrone – Maintaining standards is crucial

Scrum-half Charlie Mulchrone insists Warriors must perform to a high standard every weekend if they want to be successful come the end of the season.

The number-nine got his Sixways debut off to a flier a fortnight ago when he notched two tries and set-up another as Warriors rumbled Moseley.

And after a bonus-point victory at Doncaster last weekend, he is hoping the side can produce another winning display against Nottingham Rugby this Saturday.

He said: “Being successful in this league is about being able to maintain your level the whole way through the year.

“It’s a long old season especially with the B&I Cup. It’s important to hit those high standards week-in week-out. One slight slip up and any team in the league can beat you. Especially with the position we’re in coming down from the Premiership. People want to take that scalp every weekend.”

And with the visit of Nottingham this Saturday, Mulchrone is expecting no easy ride.

He explained: “They like to throw the ball about. Martin Haag encourages them to play a nice brand of rugby.

“But they will fight for everything. That’s what you get in the Championship – players that are playing for their careers and want to push on into the Premiership and want to show what they can do. You get dogfights wherever you go in this league.”

With a number of Warriors’ younger players showing their colours for the club’s second-string side, Worcester Cavaliers, Mulchrone admits every player in the squad is pushing one another.

He added: “Anybody in the squad at the moment will tell you that there is huge pressure coming from the lads playing for the Cavs.

“There has to be when the side go and win 52-21 at Leicester. There’s no divide though as we all train together and everyone is pushing each other.

“But the fact they went and beat Leicester like they did speaks volumes for the club and it keeps everybody on their toes.”

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