European Challenge Cup: Worcester Warriors 15-22 Zebre

Worcester Scrum-Half Luke Baldwin celebrates with Lock Darren O'Shea after scoring Worcester's first try
Scrum-half Luke Baldwin (left) marked his first start for Worcester with a try
European Challenge Cup: Pool Four
Worcester (7) 15
Tries: Baldwin, Hammond Cons: Symons Pens: Symons
Zebre (13) 22
Tries: Van Zyl Cons: Haimona Pens: Beyers, Haimona, Padovani 3

Worcester Warriors suffered their fourth straight European Challenge Cup defeat as Zebre held on beat the English Premiership side at Sixways.

Ulrich Beyers' penalty and Kayle van Zyl's try helped the Italians lead 13-7 at the break, with Luke Baldwin grabbing Worcester's score.

While Dean Hammond added a further Warriors try, Edoardo Padovani sealed victory for Zebre with three penalties.

The fly-half was one of three goal-kickers for Zebre in the win.

Worcester, who had little chance of progressing to the quarter-finals of the competition before the game, made 14 changes to the side that was beaten by Wasps last week.

Zebre will finish second in Pool Four following Gloucester's win over La Rochelle clinched top spot.

Warriors: Howard; Short, Grove (capt), Symons, Hammond; Eden, Baldwin; Bower, Sowrey, Milasinovich, Sanderson, O'Shea, Taylor, Kirwan, Mama.

Replacements: George, Daniels, Schonert, Cavubati, Cox, Mulchrone, Mills, Humphreys.

Zebre: Beyers; Berryman, Bisegni, Pratichetti, Van Zyl; Haimona, Palazzani; De Marchi, D'Apice, Chistolini; Bernabo, Bortolami, J. Sarto, Meyer, Van Schalkwyk.

Replacements: Fabiani, Postiglioni, Ceccarelli, Ruzza, Cook, Burgess, Toniolatti, Padovani.

Referee: Thomas Charabas (France)