Warriors hammer Petraca Padova
January 24, 2009
Worcester recorded an emphatic 68-17 victory over Petraca Padova in their European Challenge Cup Pool 3 clash at Sixways Stadium.
The victory, recorded amid speculation head coach Clive Griffiths is set to quit the club for personal reasons next week, set up a home quarter-final draw against Brive.
The Premiership side scored ten tries with winger Rico Gear, centres Dale Rasmussen and Hal Luscombe, winger Charlie Fellows, fly-half Joe Carlisle, lock Will Bowley and No.8 Kai Horstmann and replacement lock Kitch Kitchener all touching down with two penalty tries rounding out the scoring. Carlisle also kicked eight conversions.
Padova fly-half Ludovic Mercier scored his side's first try in the opening period and they notched two late scores through Gonzalo Padrò and Warren Spragg with Mercier converting the second score.
Worcester: Chris Latham, Rico Gear, Hal Luscombe, Dale Rasmussen, Charlie Fellows, Joe Carlisle, Matt Powell, Matt Mullan, Aleki Lutui, Tevita Taumoepeau, Greg Rawlinson, Will Bowley, Matt Cox, Pat Sanderson (capt), Kai Horstmann
Replacements: Darren Morris, Chris Fortey, Graham Kitchener, Craig Gillies, Netani Talei, Ryan Powell, Loki Crichton
Padova: Mark Bartholomeusz, Martin Acuna, Marco Rosa, Roberto Bertetti, Warren Spragg, Ludovic Mercier, Nicola Leonardi, Michele Rizzo, Lorenzo Giovanchelli, Tino Paoletti, Agustin Cavalieri, Doug Fletcher, Zane Ansell, Nicolas Galatro, Gonzalo Padrò
Replacements: Michele Matteralia, Chistolini Chistolini, Nicola Bezzati, Davide Pastormerlo, Silao Leaega, Nick Little, Wilhelm Stoltz
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