Seven-try Tub put Worcester to the sword

Ben Spencer races to the road to attain Tub’s fifth strive as they ended the primary half with a 40-0 lead
Tub: (40) 47
Tries: Muir 2, Dunn 2, Mercer, Spencer, Clark Cons: Priestland 5, Bailey
Worcester: (0) 22
Tries: Batley, Humphreys 2, Waller Cons: Smith

Tom Dunn and Will Muir each crossed twice as seven-try Tub eased to a 47-22 win over a younger Worcester facet.

Muir grabbed his first after 90 seconds and secured the strive bonus level with a tremendous run after 23 minutes, both facet of scores from Dunn and Zach Mercer.

Max Clark’s strive made it 40-0 on the break, however Worcester hit again early within the second half by way of Joe Batley and Perry Humphreys.

Dunn scored once more earlier than Humphreys and Ethan Waller struck late for Warriors.

The hosts got here out of the blocks flying and went forward with their first assault when Rhys Priestland threw a cross extensive to Muir who shook off three tacklers to attain his first strive for the membership.

Hooker Tom Dunn began and completed their subsequent rating after six minutes, throwing in from the lineout earlier than burrowing over after a interval of sustained stress on the Worcester line, with Priestland including the extras to make it 12-0.

Rhys Priestland
Rhys Priestland missed an early conversion to finish his record-breaking run of 36 consecutive profitable kicks and left the pitch by way of harm early within the second half

It was one-way site visitors, and shortly after Sam Underhill was held up over the road, Zach Mercer powered over for Tub’s third which Priestland transformed to offer the hosts a 19-point lead in as many minutes.

A youthful Worcester facet had no reply to Tub and Muir galloped in from midway for his second strive, and his facet’s bonus level, after solely 23 minutes, and worse was to come back from the restart.

Ruaridh Mcconnochie burst by way of Nick David’s weak sort out earlier than racing down the wing and passing inside to the supporting Ben Spencer for Tub’s fifth, and Max Clark then collected Jonathan Joseph’s deft kick to make it 40-0 at half-time.

The guests emerged fired up for the second half and grabbed two tries within the opening six minutes when Joe Batley charged down a Priestland kick to gather and rating, earlier than a flowing transfer resulted in winger Perry Humphreys going over within the nook to make it 40-10.

However an ensuing penalty gave Tub the possibility to kick for the nook and an efficient driving maul noticed Dunn choose up his second strive of the sport – and sixth of the season – after 49 minutes.

It was a massively improved second-half efficiency from Worcester who had been rewarded with a strive bonus level of their very own when Humphreys scored his second and substitute prop Ethan Waller ran in a fourth late on.

The win lifted Tub up three locations to seventh, whereas Worcester stay rooted to the underside, two factors behind Gloucester.

Tub Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper instructed BBC Radio Bristol:

“It is 5 factors and I assumed the efficiency within the first half was excellent. You do not see many Premiership video games if you find yourself 40-0 up at half-time so it was a extremely assured first-half show.

“What we did do within the first half perhaps we did not do within the second, we did not get the little issues proper.

“I am happy with the hassle of the lads however there’s a bit to work on. It is nice to offer among the younger guys some Premiership rugby. If there’s any probability to get them on and provides them the expertise then we do it.”

Worcester head coach Jonathan Thomas:

“Our first-half efficiency wasn’t acceptable and I used to be actually upset by it.

“We picked the gamers for a purpose however you may’t afford to really feel yourselves right into a Premiership match and we needed to inform them a couple of house truths on the interval.

“We challenged the boys at half-time to attempt to safe a bonus level so I am actually happy with the boys that they had been in a position to try this.”

Tub: De Glanville; McConnochie, Joseph, Clark, Muir; Priestland, Spencer; J Schoeman, Dunn, Thomas, McNally (capt), Stooke, Reid, Underhill, Mercer.

Replacements: Walker, Cordwell, Verden, Ellis, Staddon, Chudley, Bailey, Cokanasiga.

Worcester: David; Ashton, Morris, Butler, Humphreys; Smith, Simpson; Thomas, Miller, J Morris, A Kitchener, Batley, Hill (capt), Kvesic, Dodd.

Replacements: Annett, Waller, Van Dyk, Clegg, du Preez, Hougaard, Searle, Venter.

Referee: Adam Leal.

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