THE great and good of Worcester Warriors put on a try-fest at Weston’s Fields as they celebrated “outstanding” scrum-half Jonny Arr's testimonial season in style.

Hundreds of people turned out to see their heroes roll back the years as Arr’s Legends XV beat The Guanos 68-43 in an entertaining 19-try encounter on Saturday.

Craig Gillies, Chris Fortey and Adam Black were among a number of ex-Warriors stars who trotted out for the one-off clash at Worcester Rugby Club.

Gareth Lynch and Sam Harper both bagged hat-tricks while Ollie Hayes, George Porter, Matt Cox, Arr, Gillies and Will Lane also got on the scoresheet for the Legends team.

The Guanos who featured former Worcester players Neil Mason and Tommy Hayes trailed 36-12 at half-time. But the Midlands invitation side fought back in the second period with Kieran Morris scoring twice late on.

The match also saw cameos from Warriors team manager Mark Hewitt and departing backs coach Sam Vesty who got off to a superb start before being forced off with an ankle injury.

Arr who is celebrating his testimonial year said he was delighted to see so many of his ex-teammates to turn up for the game.

“It has been brilliant to get the boys together as a lot of them have travelled a long way to be here,” Arr said.

“It was great fun and we had a really good turnout as well.”

Fortey, who made 155 appearances for Worcester between 2005 and 2012 said the match brought back “special memories” from his time at the club.

“The last time I played competitively was two years,” said the 42-year-old hooker.

“But I am doing some coaching at Hartpury College and every so often I get involved in a few driving line-outs and scrums!

“I thoroughly enjoyed it as it was nice to give something back to Jonny and Worcester Warriors who are a great club.

“It was a great occasion for Jonny who deserves support from everyone. He has been outstanding.”

Gillies ended his playing career in 2013 after a record-breaking 288 appearances for Warriors but lasted the full 80 minutes and scored a try for the Legends XV.

“It was a really good turnout but we could have done with a few more second rows,” said the 42-year-old lock.

“Myself and Will Bowley were looking at each other in the changing room before the match thinking this is going to be a long afternoon.

“It was really hard but good fun.

“Jonny is Worcester through and through. He has come up from the minis and juniors here, gone through the academy and made it in the first-team.

“He has chalked up 200 games in 10 years so he has had a cracking career and deserves every bit of praise and support with his testimonial.”