Hogg – We must put teams to the sword

Head Coach Carl Hogg insists his young Warriors side need to learn how to put teams to the sword.

Warriors were 24-0 up at the break against Moseley but lost the second period to their local rivals 12-7.

And the former Scotland international admits there are things to work on after the 31-12 victory.

He explained: “The first-half was reasonably clinical. We looked sharp, we had good balance and good tempo to the game but in the second-half we couldn’t quite get the game up to the next level.

“We’ve put ourselves in a position where we can really put teams to the sword but we haven’t done that in recent weeks and that’s something we need to address over the next couple of weeks.”

The match saw a return to the starting line-up for Jonathan Thomas and Chris Pennell and the Head Coach paid tribute to the pair.

He explained: “It’s great to have guys of that quality at this time of year.

“It was good to see both of them back. They looked very comfortable and now we’ll look forward to next week.”

Warriors travel to Cork on Friday where they play Munster A in a game which could decide who tops Pool 3 in the B&I Cup.

And Hogg insists it will be a stern challenge for his youngsters.

He added: “Some of the Munster guys have been exposed to a high level of rugby in the Guinness PRO12 so we know the challenge ahead of us and it’ll be a cracking match.

“It’ll be a significant challenge for this group and it’s one we are looking forward to.”