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Worcester Warriors must defend better at home - Hill

Worcester Warriors head coach Richard Hill
Hill has had his Warriors squad in every day for a week

Worcester Warriors head coach Richard Hill says his side must stop conceding so many tries in their home games.

The Warriors, who face Plymouth this weekend, have conceded 14 tries at Sixways so far this season but only five in away games in the Championship.

"Most of our tries have been conceded at home, we've got to stop that trend," Hill told BBC Hereford & Worcester.

"The objective will be to keep our defence as tight as it has been away from home."

As Warriors build up for the home game with Plymouth, Hill says they have to simply tighten up on their home turf.

"I think it shows there's probably a bit of extra concentration for away matches when the chips are down," he said.

We are going to put them under the microscope now for the next 11 games and they really will be analysed in great detail

Warriors head coach Richard Hill

"We've just got to have that same level of concentration and same determination not to allow sloppy tries here."

The home game with Albion on Saturday, (kick-off 1500 GMT) sees Warriors starting the second half of their league programme.

Hill says while they still have a six-point lead at the top, they have to improve on the first half of the season.

"We have had a good look at most of the players in the first 11 games," he said.

"We are going to put them under the microscope now for the next 11 and they really will be analysed in great detail.

"I think at the end of this week, before we go into the next round of games, the players will have had virtually all the information that we need to impart to them in defence and attack.

"Now it is putting each player under the microscope and this is the first 22 who get the opportunity to really stake their claim for the play-offs."

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