And Hill is aiming to keep the momentum going against Italian opposition this weekend as he makes eight changes to his starting line-up.
Errie Claassens will make his first start of the season at full back while Fiji international Ravai Fatiaki is named alongside Jon Clarke in midfield.
Flying wing David Lemi, this week named in Samoa's squad for the autumn internationals, is recalled while Jonny Arr will start at scrum half.
Hill makes four changes in the pack with Ed Shervington handed a first start of the campaign alongside Ceri Jones and James Currie in the front row.
Dean Schofield will captain the side in the second row while Sam Betty and fit-again Number Eight Semisi Taulava join Matt Kvesic in the back row.
A powerful bench includes England ace Matt Mullan who will make his 100th appearance for Worcester Warriors if he is involved in the game.
"We've seen footage of Rovigo and a lot of Italian teams are very strong up front and very robust," said Hill.
"We can't go on to the field and suddenly throw the ball around and expect to score loads of tries from the word go. You have to do a job of softening them up because they will be very lively.
"They will be very well organised and they're treating it very seriously so the first 20 minutes you can expect to see from the Warriors a very direct style of play, trying to soften them up a bit with the forwards.
"Similar to what we did with Bizkaia Gernika, where we knew they'd be lively early on, we will aim to suck the life out of them and then start to play a bit of rugby."
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Warriors vs. Femi-CZ VEA Rovigo
15 Errie Claassens
14 Andy Short
13 Jon Clarke
12 Ravai Fatiaki
11 David Lemi
10 Joe Carlisle
9 Jonny Arr
1 Ceri Jones
2 Ed Shervington
3 James Currie
4 Dean Schofield (c)
5 Craig Gillies
6 Sam Betty
7 Matt Kvesic
8 Semisi Taulava
16 Aleki Lutui
17 Matt Mullan
18 John Andress
19 James Percival
20 Blair Cowan
21 Paul Hodgson
22 Andy Goode
23 Josh Matavesi