CANADA international Connor Braid urged his Warriors teammates to treat playing in the Aviva Premiership with the same intensity as playing Test rugby.
The fly-half, who has featured in one Premiership game and four European Challenge Cup games since joining the club in November, insisted Worcester have plenty of time to get their ‘house in order’ ahead of crucial Premiership fixtures against Saracens and Exeter Chiefs.
“I’ve been here about two months now and have settled in well. The club has been good in helping me set-up and I’m looking forward to pushing on and helping the club get some wins,” said the 26-year-old, pictured.
“The best way to learn is by being thrown in at the deep end, so being able to come in and feature in games immediately has been a blessing. Rugby is a learn-or-leave environment. I want to get fully immersed into it.
“It’s (the Premiership) top-level rugby with longer minutes of ball in play, more physicality and smarter players, so it’s been everything I’ve expected and more. I think the Premiership is similar to Test rugby, so hopefully I can keep working hard to break into the Premiership first-team.
“There’s two other teams (Sale and Bristol) within reaching distance above and below us, so we’ve got plenty of time left to get our house in order and climb the league ladder.
“If we can build a culture where we’re playing for Worcester like we’re playing for our home country, I think things will start falling into place. We’re all working hard for each other and for the shirt.”