23rd May, 2019

Warriors bid to take a huge stride towards league safety

Rob George 27th Feb, 2019

BASEMENT boys Newcastle Falcons are the next opponents for a Worcester Warriors side who travel to the north east this weekend buoyed by their 17-13 victory over Leicester Tigers.

Warriors tackle the Falcons on Sunday (3pm) nine points and two places above the Gallagher Premiership’s bottom team, knowing victory will put clear daylight between them and the Kingston Park outfit.

The same points distance also separates Alan Solomons’ men from fifth-placed Northampton Saints and victory on Sunday will close the gap on the teams bunched up in mid-table.

Warriors are just four points behind the Tigers after Tom Howe snatched another dramatic last-gasp victory when he went over on the overlap with the final play of another pulsating contest at Sixways.

Howe’s try was his ninth in as many first team appearances this season and his second in successive Gallagher Premiership matches.

Warriors had to work hard for their victory and, although their handling let them down on occasions, they stuck to their task gamely and again overturned a half-time deficit which would have been greater had Leicester not had two tries disallowed.

A close-range try from Francois Hougaard began the fightback and Howe’s perfect finish gave Warriors a third win of the season over Leicester and ended Tigers’ run of ten straight wins in all competitions at Sixways

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