1st XV Match Report V Worcester (Home) Sat 02/10/2010 

 

Moseley

(13) 0

 

Worcester

(13) 0

Tries

May, Maltman

 

 

Williams, Abbott 2, Black

 

Con

Styles

 

 

Goode, Carlisle 3

 

Pen

Styles 2

 

 

Carlisle 3

 

Attend

 

 

 

 

 

Referee

Terry Hall

 

 

 

 

Moseley

 

Worcester

Anthony Carter

15

Willie Walker

Jonny May

14

Marcel Garvey

Callum MacBurnie

13

Tom Arscott

Andy Reay

12

Dale Rasmussen

Edward Styles

11

Oriol Ripol

Bradley Davies

10

Joe Carlisle

Ryan De La Harpe

9

Andy Williams

Craig Voisey

1

Callum Black

Adam Caves

2

Chris Fortey

Terry Sigley

3

Tevita Taumoepeau

David Lyons

4

Greg Rawlinson

Richard Stott

5

Graham Kitchener

Michael Maltman

6

Neil Best

Ben Pons

7

Jake Abbott

Chevvy Pennycook

8

Pat Sanderson

 

Replacements

 

Nathan Williams

16

Aleki Lutui

Richard Protherough

17

Bruce Douglas

Mark Evans

18

Craig Gillies

George Warner

19

Adam Balding

Daniel Robson

20

Johnny Arr

Oliver Thomas

21

Andy Goode

Jack Pons

22

Alex Crockett

Moseley

Min

Score

Worcester

  • Pen Edward Styles

1

3 - 0

 

 

7

3 - 3

  • Pen Joe Carlisle

  • Try Michael Maltman

12

8 - 3

 

  • Con Edward Styles

12

10 - 3

 

  • Rep Richard Protherough For Adam Caves (Blood)

13

10 - 3

 

  • Rep Adam Caves For Richard Protherough (Blood Return)

17

10 - 3

 

 

19

10- 6

  • Pen Joe Carlisle

 

25

10 - 11

  • Try Jake Abbott

 

25

10 - 13

  • Con Joe Carlisle

  • Pen Edward Styles

28

13 - 13

 

  • Rep Nathan Williams For Craig Voisey (Tactical)

40

13 - 13

 

 

42

13 - 16

  • Pen Joe Carlisle

  • Try Jonny May

46

18 - 16

 

  • Miss Con Edward Styles

46

18 - 16

 

 

50

18 - 21

  • Try Andy Williams

 

50

18 - 23

  • Con Joe Carlisle

  • Rep Mark Evans For Ben Pons (Injury)

53

18 - 23

 

 

54

18 - 23

  • Rep Craig Gillies For Greg Rawlinson (Tactical)

 

54

18 - 23

  • Rep Bruce Douglas For Tevita Taumoepeau (Tactical)

 

54

18 - 23

  • Rep Adam Balding For Pat Sanderson (Tactical)

 

54

18 - 23

  • Rep Aleki Lutui For Chris Fortey (Tactical)

 

54

18 - 23

  • Rep Alex Crockett For Oriol Ripol (Tactical)

 

60

18 - 28

  • Try Adam Black

 

60

18 - 30

  • Con Joe Carlisle

 

60

18 - 30

  • Rep Andy Goode For Joe Carlisle (Tactical)

 

60

18 - 30

  • Rep Johnny Arr For Andy Williams (Tactical)

  • Rep Daniel Robson For Ryan De La Harpe (Tactical)

63

18 - 30

 

  • Rep Craig Voisey For Terry Sigley (Injury)

63

18 - 30

 

 

68

18 - 35

  • Try Tom Arscott

 

68

18 - 37

  • Con Andy Goode

  • Rep Richard Protherough For Adam Caves (Tactical)

78

18 - 37

 

  • Rep George Warner For Richard Protherough (Injury)

79

18 - 37

 

Moseley 18 Worcester 37

3rd Oct 2010 by Paul Bolton Daily Telegraph

 

It was Worcester’s sixth straight win since they returned to the Championship but Hill, who replaced Mike Ruddock after they were relegated from the Premiership in May, was not impressed.

 

“I know it’s difficult coming to a ground like Moseley’s, they look at the team sheet and they think that they are better than the people they are playing against,” Hill said. “We looked a little bit like all we had to do was turn up and play. It’s trying to get them to understand that’s not the attitude.”

 

Hill admits that Moseley’s basic facilities were a culture shock for Worcester’s players, used to more opulent surroundings at Sixways. But they will face similar challenges as the season progresses in a league that has become more competitive since Hill guided Bristol to the title five years ago.

 

“It’s a stronger league than when I was last involved,” Hill said. “Coaching standards have gone up and playing standards have gone up. The play-offs have made it more competitive. Before, you knew after half-a-dozen games the two or three teams that had a chance of going up.

 

“Now every team thinks they might get in the top eight and so the dream of getting promoted into the Premiership is alive.”

 

Moseley proved Hill’s point by twice taking the lead with tries from flanker Michael Maltman and on-loan Gloucester winger Jonny May.

 

An opportunist try from former Wales scrum-half Andy Williams against his former club broke Moseley’s resistance but it was only when Hill used a formidable sextet of replacements, including Aleki Lutui, Adam Balding and Andy Goode, that Worcester looked the better side.