Worcester's Andy Goode happy with points tally

Andy Goode
Goode scored more than 1,000 points for Leicester Tigers

Worcester fly-half Andy Goode is glad to be back in the Premiership, after becoming the second highest points scorer in the competition's history.

His seven-point haul against Sale on Saturday took him to 1,491, two more than Jonny Wilkinson, but well behind Saracens' Charlie Hodgson on 1,870.

Goode told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "It's something to look back on at the end of my career.

"I would have been happy not to get the record as long as we won."

Prior to the weekend Goode last featured in the English top flight with former club Leicester in 2008 before leaving to join Brive and a brief spell in the Super 14 with the Sharks.

"It is great to be back in the Premiership - it's a lot quicker than the Championship and that took a bit of adjusting to."

Goode has kicked 499 goals in the Premiership during spells with the Tigers, Saracens and now Worcester - but had the chance to land more penalties at Sixways.

"I wouldn't say it was the perfect way to start, but a win's a win," he added.

"It could have been a lot more comfortable, but that's the joy of playing for Worcester - we like to keep the fans on the edge of their seats.

"Credit to all five of the front row guys who were involved - they practically won us the game in the second-half.

"That's where the game was won with all of those scrums on the Sale line.

The former England number 10 says they are well aware there will be tougher games to come, including the local derby at Kingsholm on Saturday.

"I love playing at Kingsholm, but I won't get the best of receptions," he continued.

"The last time I played there was for Leicester in a semi-final when we won the game pretty close to the end, so I always get a good booing down there.

"It's quite interesting living in Cheltenham - no doubt I'll get a bit of banter this week and the school run should be fun."

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