Hill not worried by Worcester Warriors' lack of tries

Richard Hill
Hill has seen his team take four points from the first three games.

Worcester Warriors head coach Richard Hill has said he is not concerned by his side's lack of tries in their opening three Premiership games.

Warriors have scored only three tries so far this season, one of those a penalty try in the 17-12 opening day win over Sale.

But Hill told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "It's not as if we are not creating chances.

"If we did not look like scoring we would be very concerned."

He added: "Against Sale we made 10 line breaks to their two, we made more line breaks than Gloucester did at Kingsholm.

"Against Saracens we had chances in the 22 and could have scored at the end with Miles Benjamin.

"The players are not taking try-scoring opportunities, but our attack is quite flowing. We outflanked Saracens on a number of occasions but we had a good defence against us and it's always tough to break down those defences."

Hill saw his side again fall foul of the penalty count in their weekend defeat by Saracens but felt the decisions were not split evenly between the two teams by referee Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts.

"We committed penalties but I saw a few that could have been called on the other side too," said Hill.

"We are away from home and we are Worcester Warriors. I have been around long enough to know the big teams normally get some decisions, the little teams have to fight for everything and you don't always get the rub of the green.

"I'm not worried about that, I have seen it so many times that it is standard. We have to be whiter than white and must not give away penalties ourselves."

Hill is hopeful that either Shaun Perry or Jonny Arr will be fit to play at scrum-half in Saturday's game against Harlequins.

Perry has an ankle injury and Arr limped out of the game against Saracens at half time, leaving Ollie Frost as Warriors' only scrum-half with any first-team experience.