Warriors Academy youngster Josh Adams admitted it was nice to showcase his talents after running in five tries at the Singha Premiership Sevens at Newcastle Falcons’ Kingston Park.
Despite Warriors missing out on a place at Finals Day, the Welsh wing wizard bagged a brace in his side’s opener where they were edged out by Leicester Tigers before grabbing a hat-trick in the win over hosts Newcastle.
He said: “As a winger scoring is very important so it’s nice to get out there, stretch my legs and showcase what I can do in open space and five tries is a nice bonus from that.”
Warriors had the tough task of playing back-to-back games on the day against Newcastle and Sale Sharks but Adams insisted their first game against Leicester was where they really missed out.
He explained: “Back-to-back games are pretty tough. You’re out there for 14 minutes going flat out and then several minutes later you’re straight back out for another 14 minutes so it’s very intense.
“It does take it out of you but obviously the first game let us down against Leicester so we can’t blame the back-to-back because if we’d have won that first game we’d have been through.
“Going into the Sale game we were confident knowing we were top but it was one game too many. Sale were good but a lot of fatigue crept in. Nevertheless it was a good day.”
Adams also praised some of the younger players that came into the squad.
He continued: “The youngsters did exceptionally well. They stuck their hands up and fronted up against some big lads today and they’re bright prospects for the future.”
Adams also revealed he is targeting a spot in Warriors’ first-team in this season’s Anglo-Welsh and European Challenge Cup competitions.
He added: “It’s a big season ahead. I need to push on and get up the rankings and hopefully I can break my way in and play in the Anglo-Welsh Cup and in Europe.”