WARRIORS director of rugby Alan Solomons is focused on eradicating Worcester’s ill-discipline ahead of their return to Gallagher Premiership action on Saturday against Bath at Sixways (3pm).

Worcester's players have enjoyed a 10-day break from rugby following 19 consecutive weeks of fixtures since the start of the season back in October.

The break enabled Solomons to perform an in-depth review of Warriors’ 30-26 home defeat to Wasps in their last outing and discipline stood out as the main issue.

“It was very disappointing,” he said.

“There are fine margins at this level. We had two opportunities to win the game and then we conceded a penalty to lose that chance.

“The key factor was the penalties we gave away, especially in the second half. We conceded seven in the second 40 minutes, six of which had big consequences.

“The one on the line at the end, then in the first 10 minutes we gave away two double penalties.

"One to allow them to kick to our try line, play, then another penalty which they kicked three points from.

“Then two more back-to-back from which they got another kick at goal. We shipped six points in that period.

“The fifth enabled them to kick to the corner which they scored from the pick and go.”

Whilst the penalty count against Worcester was only 11 for the entirety of the game, Solomons was left frustrated by the areas of the pitch they were conceded.

He said: “Something else I thought about was we gave away a lot of penalties in the middle third of the field.

“Their first try came from a scrum penalty on halfway which they kicked to the corner and scored from. Another came from offside penalties in and around our 22 as well.

“We conceded 11 penalties and five came in that area of the pitch. What happens then is you lose field position and that cost us.

“Two double penalties after half-time made it 13-11 and then it was a different game.

“Jimmy Gopperth (Wasps player) said to me after the game that the result could have gone either way which was absolutely right. It’s just disappointing that it didn’t go for us.”

Solomons believes that rugby is all about the fine margins and his side must learn the art of closing out games.

“Yes, discipline is important,” he continued.

“It’s not that we gave away a lot, it’s that they all had massive consequences. That’s what we said to the players after the break.

“But another thing we looked at was closing games out. You have to be able to close games out at this level, it’s crucial.”