Worcester Warriors 13 vs 36 Bristol Bears UK Premiership - Bristol Bears proceeded with their offer for a home play-off semi-last with a reward point triumph at Worcester Warriors.

Ed Holmes' initial attempt put Bristol ahead yet Melani Nanai's changed over score and two Duncan Weir punishments gave the Warriors a 13-10 lead at the break.

The Bears overwhelmed the second time frame as Dan Thomas set them back in front and Siale Piutau likewise crossed.

Substitutions Andy Uren and Ben Earl got in on the go about as Pat Lam's side climbed to second in the Premiership table.

Worcester forward Andrew Kitchener was sent off in the last moment for a punch to the substance of Piutau, who was requested to the wrongdoing receptacle as far as concerns him in the occurrence.

Bristol began the game brilliantly with the ball close by, and erupts from Piutau and Harry Randall set the stage for lock Holmes to go over from short proximity.

The hosts reacted well and Nanai, coming back from a three-coordinate boycott, jumped on a free ball after Weir and Noah Heward had both kicked ahead.

Worcester Warriors 13 vs 36 Bristol Bears UK Premiership

Bristol prop Kyle Sinckler rejected a decent take a stab at scoring opportunity toward the finish of the main half yet the Bears applied more authority over the ball and domain in the subsequent period, scoring 26 unanswered focuses.

Thomas snatched their second score as a moving hammer went over after a five-meter line-out.

Piutau ran a decent line to get through the Worcester guard for the third and Earl was then denied a streaming attempt since Henry Purdy had a foot in contact before offloading in the development.

The reward point score came with 12 minutes staying as Uren demonstrated great feet to kick ahead and finish, and Earl profited by a turnover to jump on the score sheet.

Bristol's first success in quite a while them three focuses in front of Sale Sharks, who travel to Leicester on Saturday.

Nonetheless, the Bears will have worries over scrum-half Randall, who endured a genuine glancing injury in the second half when he went down off the ball grasping his correct knee.

Kitchener's late excusal summarized a helpless second half for Warriors, who have now won only one of their previous 11 alliance games.

Worcester overseer of rugby Alan Solomons:

"The main half, I thought we played truly well. We had various have a go at scoring openings.

"However, the subsequent half, we came out and turned over a plenty of ball and we wound up handling the entire of the half.

"We were unable to construct any weight.

"Full stamps to Bristol - they merited their success - yet I think we made a bar for our own back with what we did."

Bristol head of rugby Pat Lam revealed to BBC Radio Bristol:

"I am satisfied we got the five focuses. Second half was significantly better however our order was poor once more.

"Before Covid, we were just averaging eight punishments. Presently we are averaging 17, and that is a region we have to enhance.

"At half-time we said we have to get the show on the road, control the game and put them under a touch of weight.

"We realize we haven't set up the ideal game yet. We have far to go."

Worcester Warriors: Nanai; Howe, Lawrence, Venter, Heward; Weir, Hougaard; Waller, Annett, Schonert, Bresler, Kitchener, Hill (capt), Kvesic, du Preez.

Substitutions: Miller, Black, Palframan, Kitchener, Cox, Simpson, Searle, Beck.

Red card: Kitchener (80).

Bristol Bears: C Piutau; Morahan, Radradra, S Piutau, Purdy; Sheedy, Randall; Lahiff, Byrne, Sinckler, Holmes, Vui, Luatua (capt), Thomas, Hughes.

Substitutions: Thacker, Woolmore, Afoa, Joyce, Earl, Uren, Lloyd, O'Conor.

Sin-receptacle: S Piutau (80).

Ref: Wayne Barnes.

Worcester Warriors 13 vs 36 Bristol Bears UK Premiership


Bounce Willis Trophy: Somerset's Tom Abell hits 59 preceding Worcestershire retaliate

Somerset captain Tom Abell proceeded with his fine structure in the Bob Willis Trophy by top-scoring on the first day of the season of a see-saw vital Central Group coordinate with Worcestershire.

Abell demonstrated his class in striking 59 to help guarantee his side posted a difficult absolute on a green-touched pitch offering support to the seamers.

It followed on from his 119 against Glamorgan and an unbeaten 101 versus Gloucestershire prior in the opposition as gathering pioneers Somerset totalled 251 all out in 83.1 overs.

Second-put Worcestershire kept on testing ceaselessly, regardless of the nonappearance of paceman Josh Tongue with a back fit for the second 50% of the day, with Dillon Pennington and Ed Barnard getting three wickets each.

A spell of five wickets for 41 runs in 18 overs tipped the game in support of Worcestershire as Somerset fallen to 134-6.

Be that as it may, consistent lower-request commitments from Lewis Gregory, Josh Davey and Jack Leach guided the guests to two batting focuses.

Worcestershire openers Daryl Mitchell and Jake Libby at that point endure five examining overs from Craig Overton and Davey in arriving at 14-0.

The underlying achievement for Worcestershire was self-delivered by Somerset with Ben Green run out for eight with 18 on the board.

Tom Lammonby played Tongue into the spreads and set off right away for what looked a dangerous single - and Green couldn't beat Ed Barnard's immediate hit.

There was a lot of playing and missing during the morning meeting yet additionally some fine strokeplay from Abell, who overwhelmed an association of 75 with the unflinching Lammonby.

Lammonby, on 12, had a let-off when Riki Wessels from the start slip neglected to clutch a low possibility low to one side off Pennington.

The second-wicket pair kept on flourishing and Abell arrived at his 50 years off 89 balls with eight fours soon after lunch.

Be that as it may, Pennington, who conveyed an astounding eight-over post-stretch spell, broke the stand when Lammonby (28) slashed a conveyance onto his stumps.

George Bartlett (18) left in comparable style to a ball from Tongue and afterward Pennington got the valued wicket of Abell. He found the edge of his bat and guardian Ben Cox pulled off a fine low catch away on his right side.

Spinner Brett D'Oliveira came into the assault and struck in his first over when bowling previous Worcestershire wicketkeeper Steve Davies through the entryway for nine.

It became 134-6 when Jamie Overton edged Barnard and died to a low catch by Daryl Mitchell at second slip for one.

Be that as it may, Gregory at that point went in all out attack mode with four sixes - remembering two for an over from Barnard - and he and Eddie Byrom included 61 out of 15 overs.

Gregory (37) got secured by D'Oliveira after tea and the spinner was remunerated while excusing the England white-competitor when he cut an endeavored crash under the control of Pennington at short third man.

Pennington hit with the ball for the third time when Byrom (30) endeavored a cut shot and Barnard pulled off an eminent catch down and out at point.

Davey (28) holed out to square leg off Barnard - his 200th top notch wicket - and a similar bowler caught Leach (21) lbw to wrap up the innings.

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