Heathcote – Record-breaking winning streak shows how far we’ve come

Tom Heathcote says Warriors’ record-breaking four-game winning streak in the Aviva Premiership illustrates how far the Club have come this season.

The Sixways side enjoyed a dream March as they defeated Newcastle Falcons, Gloucester Rugby, Harlequins and London Irish to rack-up four consecutive top-flight wins for the first time in their history.  

The run of form has all but secured Warriors’ Premiership status and, according to the Warriors fly-half, the players are now performing with confidence.

He said: “We’ve wanted to take the Club to new heights and achieve things we’ve never done before so the four wins in a row is a sign of how much progress we are making.

“It’s been an awesome few weeks and to be part of that success has been an honour for me. Every week our confidence has grown and we’ve worked out how to win games and get results.”

Warriors travel to Exeter Chiefs on Saturday, hoping to continue their winning run against a side aiming to win their first Aviva Premiership title. 

And Heathcote insists his side will be sticking to their own gameplan.

He continued: “It is a big one on Saturday as Exeter are flying at the moment. They’re in the top two in the Premiership and they’re in the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup so they’re having a fantastic season and playing some really good rugby. 

“Going down to their place will be tough but we’re in a very different state as a team than we were the last time we played them in January. 

“We’ve gained confidence and gained some consistency so we’ll be looking to go out there and do our best to keep that run going.”

Heathcote, whose own form has been instrumental to Warriors’ purple patch, has also paid tribute to South Africa international Francois Hougaard, who joined the Club in February.

He added: “Francois has been in successful teams his whole career and he’s helped my game massively. 

“He knows how to win games and he’s shown that over the last few weeks.”