BOSS Alan Solomons applauded lock Anton Bresler for shaking off a sickness bug to star in Worcester Warriors’ Gallagher Premiership victory over Leicester Tigers.

Bresler put in a strong showing in the second row as Worcester came from behind to snatch a last-gasp 17-13 win at Sixways on Sunday.

And Solomons admitted there were doubts whether the Namibian would be able to make it onto the field having come down with an illness.

It was also revealed that fly-half Duncan Weir had taken pain-killers prior to the game due to an issue with his kicking leg.

“Duncan wasn’t 100 per cent but he is a brave lad and that goes for the whole team,” Solomons said.

“Anton wasn’t well for the whole of Saturday and we only took a decision on him at 10am on Sunday morning.

“He wanted to play and the doctor was happy for him to play. He got through 55 to 60 minutes and I thought he did really well.

“I didn’t think Duncan was a risk. He could play. We wouldn’t have played anyone who we felt couldn’t make it.”

Wing Bryce Heem appeared to be struggling at the end of the match while Solomons said hooker Jack Singleton was a “little bit sore”.

But the Warriors chief felt there was enough time for his players to recover ahead of Sunday’s showdown at bottom club Newcastle Falcons (3pm).

“You won’t play a Leicester team that’s not physical as it’s in their DNA,” Solomons said.

“Bryce should be fine but obviously we are going to get a report on him.

“We planned this week ahead as we knew this was going to be attritional so we will not be getting onto the training pitch over the next 48 overs.

“That gives them time to recover and then we have got our recovery session and review planned for Tuesday.

“We are focusing on recovery early on in the week as we have got time with the game on the Sunday.”

Warriors moved nine points clear of Falcons and climbed above Bristol Bears into 10th position.

But Solomons added: “It’s such a tight competition you can’t rest on your laurels at any occasion. You have got to keep trucking on all the time.”