BECOMING one of English rugby’s top six clubs is a “reasonable” and “achievable” goal for Worcester Warriors.

That’s the view from powerful wing Bryce Heem, who admits a high level of consistency was a problem during Warriors’ last campaign.

Warriors finished second-from-bottom in the Aviva Premiership after coming 10th in their first season after promotion from the Championship.

But Heem, 28, believes Warriors can make significant progress under director of rugby Gary Gold, who arrived at Sixways at the end of January.

“Gary coming in brought a different view to where we are going to play the game and I think that made a big difference for us,” said Heem, who notched eight tries in 12 appearances last term.

“We’ve got a great bunch of players at the club and that definitely makes things a lot easier when you are moving from New Zealand which is so far away.

“We just want to keep progressing and building to be a top six team.

“I think (reaching the top six) is a reasonable goal and we performed as a top six team in the latter part of the season.

“I think the top six is definitely a good goal and an achievable goal for us.”

Auckland-born Heem was out of action with a knee injury, having impressed in his maiden season at Sixways, when he signed a new deal with Warriors last September.

He scored seven tries in 18 Premiership matches in his first season in the Premiership.

He previously played in Super Rugby and won a Commonwealth Games silver medal in 2014 as part of the New Zealand rugby sevens squad.

“The backline has always been quite good at Worcester and we carried on from last season. The boys gelled together quite well,” said Heem.

“We’ve struck quite well but consistency was a little bit of an issue for us. The backline generally gelled and we put some good things together.”

Heem pledged his future to Warriors after they had made a poor start to the season.

But the winger said he never doubted his decision.

“You can’t really think about that (relegation),” recalled Heem.

“We have a great bunch of guys and I never doubted we could stay alive and stay in the Premiership.

“I always knew that if we did, we will make a statement next season.

“My wife and I are very settled here."

And the popular player insists he will always play the game he loves with a smile on his face.

“I always try to have fun on the field and if I wasn’t having fun I probably wouldn’t be playing rugby," he said.

“I just need to know my individual role and execute it on the day.

"It was tough being in and out of the team with injuries but I always want to do my best on the field."