Munster test for group leaders Worcester in British & Irish Cup

Worcester Warriors

Dean Ryan's Worcester Warriors will head for Cork to face Munster 'A' on Friday night knowing they are just one win away from finishing top of Pool 3 in the British & Irish Cup.

Saturday's fourth straight group win, a 31-12 victory over Midlands neighbours Moseley, leaves them five points clear.

Beating Munster's second string would guarantee top spot, and earn a quarter-final home tie, with a game to spare.

Warriors, who ran in five tries, have now won 11 successive matches.

High-flying Warriors
Since losing in the last minute at Bristol on the opening weekend of the season, Dean Ryan's Warriors have now won seven straight Championship matches, to sit just two points off top spot, as well as earning four successive British & Irish Cup victories.
Munster lie second in Pool 3, five points behind Worcester with two games left, having lost 27-23 when the two sides met at Sixways in October.

Winger Dean Hammond, flanker Sam Betty, hooker Dan George, centre Alex Grove and stand-off Tiff Eden, who landed three conversions, were all on the scoresheet at Sixways to ensure their side's bonus-point victory over Moseley.

After coming off the bench in last weekend's last-gasp Championship win over Jersey, full-back Chris Pennell made his first start since the opening day of the season.

Worcester: Pennell; Humphries, Grove, Fatiaki, Hammond; Eden, Arr; Bower, George, O'Donnell, Percival, D Sanderson, de Carpentier, Betty, Thomas.

Replacements: Sowrey, Rees, Kerry, Boyce, Mulchrone, Lamb, Watkins.

Moseley: Penn; Roach, Hutchinson, King, Sheldon; Olver, Day; Warren, Tolmie, Thorpe, Woolford, Dacres, C Thomas, Carpenter, Mason.

Replacements: Hobbs-Awoyemi, Lea, Gardiner, Hone, Brazier, Foster, O Thomas.

Attendance: 4,730.

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