WORCESTER Warriors captain Ted Hill admits his team must be "more clinical" after throwing away a number of chances in the narrow 11-10 win over London Irish in their Premiership opener on Saturday.

Hill returned to the side after being released from the England camp in midweek and lead his side to the victory but admits it was far from a flawless display.

"It wasn't pretty at times,"

"We didn't hold onto the ball well enough, we weren't as decisive as we needed to be and left a number of scores out there.

"We were frustrated but we knew that if we kept on them the damn would burst but the reason that didn't happen was because we weren't clinical enough.

"But the message was just keep on them, we will break them down, let's be smart and play down their end and just be more clinical in the right areas of the pitch.

"But at the end of the season you look back at things in black and white and a win is a win which we're really pleased with."

The victory came just six days after the death of Cecil Duckworth, the former President of Worcester Warriors and Hill insists Duckworth has become the motivation for the side to succeed this season.

"As a club and a community we were sad to hear the news,"

"We pass on all our thoughts to the family - Cecil put his whole life into this club and the county and we massively appreciate everything he did and that was for him and the rest of the season will be too.

Worcester travel to last season's Premiership semi-finalists Bristol Bears next weekend and Hill insists improvement is needed.

"Every week we have to get better," said Hill.

"The premiership is a ruthless competition and we have to be more clinical and all round better at everything but we will relax tomorrow and come back next week ready to go against Bristol."