24th Aug, 2019

Consistency call from Warriors chief despite Sarries success

Rob George 23rd May, 2019

WARRIORS chief Alan Solomons has called for his side to be more consistent next season, despite finishing their campaign on a high with 31-29 success over European champions Saracens.

Duncan Weir was again Warriors’ last-gasp hero as he landed an injury-time penalty to clinch a memorable bonus-point victory over Sarries who are also bidding for Premiership glory.

“We have made good progress but a massive work-on for us is our consistency. We have not been consistent enough,” Solomons said.

“Our progress is shown in the fact that we have won more matches and have more points than last season.”

Saracens appeared to have secured a jittery win when Warriors knocked on with the final play of the match. But

Warriors’ pack applied the screw at the scrum. Saracens, who had No 8 Ben Earl in the sin bin, were penalised for wheeling and Weir grasped the chance by making a difficult kick look easy.

The win ensured that Warriors finished tenth in the table and sent their departing players on their way with a win to remember.

Cardiff Blues-bound Josh Adams ended his Warriors career as the club’s leading Premiership try-scorer after he crossed for the bonus-point try three minutes from time to take his tally to 26, one more than the suspended Bryce Heem.

Warriors’ win came at the end of another nerve-jangling and compelling contest and an emotional afternoon for the 17 players who will be leaving Sixways, none more so than Jonny Arr and Wynand Olivier.

Arr had the honour of leading out the team and he played his part in the win after he came on as a 66th-minute replacement.

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