WORCESTER Warriors wing Bryce Heem was full of praise for team-mate Will Butler after his Aviva Premiership debut.

Butler, who started his rugby at Ledbury, came off the bench in the 34-5 league defeat to Leicester Tigers at Sixways.

The teenager only turns 20 next month and followed up promising performances in cup competitions for Warriors and at age group level for England.

New Zealand flyer Heem said: "From my point of view the guys who came on, especially young Will on his debut, played outstandingly well.

"I am so glad he finally got a chance to prove himself.

"Will has been outstanding in training. He has got a lot of potential and it was awesome to see him out there and play alongside him.

"He has got all the tools in the box and if (the coaches) can give him confidence I have got no doubt that he will get the job done (in the Premiership).

"But it was disappointing against Leicester (from a team point of view).

"I guess there were too many errors from us but credit to Leicester as they got up into our faces and forced those errors.

"There were some crucial injuries for us as well.

"Losing both of our nines in that game was never easy, especially as Jamie (Shillcock) had not trained at nine, so it was quite disruptive.

"But we are professionals in this sport and have got to be able to adapt to those sorts of things.

“We definitely defended a lot better. But errors in attack really cost us. We don’t want to dwell on it too much.

"We will learn what we can but all in all we need to flush it, move on and look forward to the next Premiership game (at Sale Sharks on March 24)."

Heem, 29, insisted two wins from their past four league games was not enough.

He continued: "In the games against Exeter and Gloucester we played outstandingly and it was up to us as a team to be able to front up in every game but in the past two matches we have not done that.

"Yes, they did (take it out of us physically) but we are professional rugby players and we have got to be able to front up every day.

"It fuels me as you get a taste of winning and I just want to keep on doing that.

"It is frustrating when you see the performances like that (against London Irish). They are never easy to take on the chin."

Heem revealed his week off involved a trip to Poland.

He added before the adventure: "A few of us are going to Krakow in Poland which is a little lads' trip.

"That will be good as it will recharge the batteries."

The schools' finals come to Sixways on Tuesday.

Gates open at 9.30am with the first match at 11am between Beths Grammar School of Bexley, London, and Pocklington School of Yorkshire in the Under 15 Bowl.

The Under 15 Plate is at 12.30pm as Brighton College battle Gloucester’s Sir Thomas Rich’s School.

The Under 18 Bowl between St Olave’s Grammar School of Orpingdon, London, and Chris Pennell’s former school Old Swinford Hospital, Stourbridge, is at 2pm.

The final game is at 4pm as Trinity School of Croydon, Surrey, take on Woodhouse Grove School of West Yorkshire for the Under 18 Plate.