Academy management duo Andrew Stanley and Gary Meechan praised a 'committed performance' by Warriors A as they produced a stirring second half comeback to draw 25-25 with Leeds Carnegie in the A League.
Leeds looked to have taken control of the game at Sixways Stadium as they ran in three tries to lead 20-6 early in the second half.
But a stunning comeback and tries from Matt Kvesic, Calum MacRae and Earl Collins saw the Warriors battle back in a game that really exploded into life in the final 25 minutes.
"We asked for a response after the defeat in north Wales recently and I feel we got just that," said Academy Manager Andrew Stanley.
"We always knew it was going to be a hard game, Leeds are renowned for developing young players.
"They always give us a big challenge when we face them at this level, there is never much between us and they brought a hard and competitive squad.
"What is important is that we produced a performance that we can build on. We produced a committed performance and can now look to take it up another level in our next game."
"We asked the team at half-time to address the balance and in the last 25 minutes we produced some of the best rugby we have for a long time," added Academy Assistant Manager Gary Meechan.
"The young players that came on made an impact and it was a fantastic try from Earl Collins. The back row was also massive for us, all four that played there were outstanding. It was also good to see Callum Black on the field and getting 80 minutes under his belt after injury."
Warriors A are next in action on Monday, March 15 when they entertain Northampton Wanderers (kick-off 7.30pm). Season Ticket holders and Debentures gain free entry. Adults are £3 entry and juniors can come in for free.
Warriors youngster Ben Howard starred for England Under 20s last night as they defeated New Zealand 33-21 to book their place in the IRB Junior World Championship final for the fourth time in six years.
Worcester wing Ben Howard has been named in the England Under 20s team to take on New Zealand in the semi-final of the IRB Junior World Championship in Vannes, France, on Tuesday June 18, kick off 1945 (GMT).
The Warriors Community team have been busy working with people across Worcestershire over the last year and have been given the perfect reward for their efforts after being nominated for a top prize at the All Parliamentary Premiership Rugby Community Awards 2013.
The Worcester Warriors Community department joined forces with Stourport Rugby Club on Tuesday to welcome nearly 90 children from local primary schools to a tag rugby tournament supported by the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme.
Ben Howard scored two tries as England Under 20s stormed to a record-breaking 109-0 victory over USA to book their place in the IRB Junior World Championship semi-finals alongside South Africa, New Zealand and Wales.
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Worcester Warriors is delighted to announce its successful long-term partnership with CitySigns is to continue after the family signage and leading display firm was confirmed as the club's Official Signage Partner.
England Under 20s - who included Worcester wing Ben Howard - fell agonisingly short against world champions South Africa in the IRB Junior World Championship, losing 31-24 in La Roche-sur-Yon on Sunday.