Worcester Warriors thrash RC Enisei 66-10 to keep Challenge Cup hopes alive

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons

Worcester Warriors 66-10 RC Enisei, Sixways

Ollie Lawrence scored a hat-trick as Worcester Warriors kept their hopes alive in the ongoing European Challenge Cup with a 66-10 victory over RC Enisei at Sixways on Saturday.

This is Worcester's third win from five games as they occupy second place in Pool 1 while RC Enisei are languishing at the bottom with fifth successive defeat.

The opening 10 minutes saw Scott van Breda and Earll Douwrie trade tries as the teams were levelled at 7-7 before Ramil Gaisin's penalty kick in the 17th minute gave RC Enisei a slender three point lead.

The home side seized the lead back with Lawrence scoring three straight tries on 21st, 24th and 31st minutes with Jamie Shillcock kicking two conversions as the Warriors finished the first half with a 26-10 lead.

As there was no respite for the French side, the Warriors extended their domination with Marco Mama dotting down early and Shillock followed with a converted try to make it 40-10 before further tries from Isaac Miller (56'), Noah Heward (68' and 78') and Will Butler (75') ensured Alan Solomons' men completed a 56 point victory.