England's next generation of stars are set for a return to Sixways Stadium on Friday (kick-off 8pm) as the race for the RBS Under-20 6 Nations title hots up.
England suffered a 19-18 defeat to Ireland in Athlone in the last game and now return to the home of the Warriors keen to return to winning ways and resurrect their title defence campaign.
To retain their RBS Under-20 6 Nations title, England now have to beat France and Wales in their final two home games at Worcester and need Ireland to lose away from home against Scotland or Wales.
Graham Kitchener missed the defeat in Ireland but could make a comeback in the two games on home soil as Coach Mark Mapletoft looks for a positive and clinical response to the narrow defeat from his side.
"That was our third game and they've been pretty much identical," said the former England fly half. "We've attacked sides with the ball in hand, at a high tempo, played our offload game and we haven't been able to capitalise on it.
"In the first two games (against Italy and Wales) we scored seven tries from 57 line breaks so we're clearly not finishing off opportunities and we tried to go one step too far again against a very disciplined, gritty Irish team.
"So in all that makes it somewhere in the region of 80 line breaks in total for 10 tries in three games, which is a pretty poor ratio of converting our chances.
"You learn from experiences in life and I hope this group and those players coming back learn that they can't be so profligate in future," added Mapletoft.
"Games are won on the scoreboard, not on the way we play. Subjectively, you could say that we showed a lot of pace and power and looked dangerous but that doesn't show on the scoreboard. Ireland were well-organised, gritty and took their chance to win the game."
Can England make a return to winning ways at the home of the Warriors? For further details and to get your ticket to the big double header of games call 01905 454183 or visit the online Warriors Box Office at www.warriors.co.uk
Premiership Rugby today announced an extension of their partnership with the UK's largest insurance company, Aviva, for a further three years. The contract extension, which starts in the 2014-15 season, will cover a golden era for club rugby in England and will include a period when the country will host a Rugby World Cup and when rugby union will finally rejoin the Olympic movement.
Not only are the great and the good of the Aviva Premiership Rugby strutting their stuff at Twickenham this Saturday - so are the new generation of rugby players, including Worcester RFC, courtesy of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup.
Warrior Stuart Brooks will represent the club at Twickenham next weekend as he battles for the honour of carrying the coveted Aviva Premiership Rugby trophy onto the pitch ahead of the final between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints.