Worcester run riot against Madrid

Worcester Warriors ran riot at the Sixways Stadium, ending their poor run of form with an eight-try demolition of Olympus Madrid.


England Sevens star Matthew Cox scored a hat-trick, Jake Abbott bagged a brace and Sam Tuitupou, Chris Pennell and Greg King also crossed to see the hosts to a 54-3 victory.


The result ended a run of eight games without a win for Worcester, who are already out of contention in Pool Two.


Despite Abbott’s early score, Madrid were still in the game until shortly before half-time. But Tuitupou crossed and Abbott added his second to put Worcester in command at the break.

The second-half belonged to Cox, who ran in a hat-trick, while Pennell and King added late scores as the Warriors romped home.


Worcester Warriors 54 (21) Olympus Rugby XV Madrid 3 (3)


Scorers


Worcester Warriors:
Try – Sam Tuitupou, Jake Abbott (2) , Matt Cox (3) , Chris Pennell, Greg King;
Conversion – Joe Carlisle (3) , Matthew Jones (4)


Olympus Rugby XV Madrid:
Penalty – Jeremias Palumbo


Referee: Leighton Hodges


Attendance: 5,923


Teams


Worcester Warriors: C MacRae, M Garvey, A Grove, S Tuitupou, C Pennell, M Jones, R Powell, M Mullan, C Fortey [capt], O Sourgens, K Kitchener, C Gillies, J Collins, J Abbott, M Cox


Replacements: A Lutui, A Black, J Gilding, D Lyons, K Horstmann, O Frost, J Carlisle, G King


Olympus Rugby XV Madrid: M Tudela, J Cano, M Heredia, J Palumbo, B Pardo, C Sempere, P Feijoo, A Onega Camacho, C Bohorquez, D Gurgenazde, S Souto, J Recuerda, R Camacho, G Palmers, M Cook


Replacements: J Arbelaitz, M Serrano, S Hattori, L Fernandez, I Criado, M Acena, J Canosa, C Arenas

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