Worcester Warriors recorded their biggest Premiership win as they battered Bristol Bears 52-7 at Sixways on Sunday.


Following narrow losses to Wasps and Newcastle Falcons, Worcester secured their first triumph on home soil at the third attempt, despite falling behind early on and losing Ryan Bower to a red card.

Yann Thomas’ try – converted by Ian Madigan – put the Bears ahead, yet the Warriors responded by wrapping up a try-scoring bonus point before the break.

GJ van Velze, Ryan Mills, former Bristol player Marco Mama and Francois Venter all touched down in a 26-minute spell as the hosts opened up a 31-7 lead by half-time.

They continued to run hot in attack after the break too, Chris Pennell and Josh Adams going over within seven minutes of the restart.

The only disappointment for the Warriors was the dismissal of prop Bower for foul play, though they still managed to score again when down to 14 men as Bryce Heem crossed in the closing minutes.


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