WORCESTER Warriors boss Alan Solomons felt “a lot was achieved” in kicking off the season with an eight-try 57-23 victory over Leicester Tigers at Sixways.

But Solomons was also keen to put the Premiership Cup win into perspective after Tigers fielded their fourth youngest side ever for a competitive match.

Warriors showed no mercy against their inexperienced opponents who named eight academy players in their 23-man squad.

Perry Humphreys, Isaac Miller, new signing Caleb Montgomery and Alex Hearle crossed to give Worcester a 31-13 lead at half-time.

Warriors then registered four more in the second period as the impressive Ashley Beck touched down before Farai Mudariki and Jamie Shillcock went over either side of a penalty try.

“There were a lot of young lads playing which I thought was good, but we did mix it with a fair amount of experience,” Solomons said.

“Getting the win and those eight tries was good for the confidence, but we have to see it in perspective because Leicester sent out a very young side.

“A lot of guys got game-time. I put everyone on for at least 30 minutes apart from Sam Lewis and Michael Fatialofa.

“A lot was achieved, and I thought for a first hit out the lads did well.”

Having not played for four months, Solomons insisted Warriors were treating the cup competition as a “warm-up” ahead of the Gallagher Premiership campaign which kicks off on October 19 with a home clash against Tigers.

“Clearly we are going to be rusty,” Solomons said.

“It has been a long break and we have not played rugby for a long time.

“These games are being viewed by all the teams as a warm-up and preparation for the Premiership “I am really chuffed that everybody that we wanted to get on got game-time.

“I am chuffed that the younger lads all got an opportunity to play and got meaningful game-time as well.

“I am also pleased for the lads that have come back after injury as well, like Ryan Bower, Jono Lance and Ash Beck. That was really good to see.”

Leicester edged 13-10 in front on 17 minutes courtesy of a try from Andy Forsyth that cancelled out Humphreys’ early score.

They also bagged the first and last points of the second half with Johnny McPhillips scoring at the death.

But centre Tom Hardwick, who landed the rest of Leicester’s points from the tee, admitted Warriors proved too “deadly” on the day.

“There was a lot of disappointment, but we back everything we are doing,” Hardwick said.

“You could see how deadly Worcester were.

“Any break they had they finished so we need to brush up on our support lines and our finishing.

“I don’t know if that’s down to experience. I just think they took their chances well and we didn’t.

“Whether that’s because they had certain player playing I don’t know, but you don’t need Dan Carter or Richie McCaw to finish off chances.”