Warriors opened their Premiership Rugby Cup campaign in spectacular fashion with a ten try demolition of a young Bristol Bears side at Sixways.

An outstanding team performance was orchestrated by Billy Searle, co-captain for the day, who contributed 23 points with nine conversions, many of them from acute angles, and the final try a minute from time.

Wing Jack Johnson marked his debut with a long range try and scrum-half Gareth Simpson and replacement wing Tom Howe grabbed a brace of tries each but all 23 players – 13 of whom have come through the Three Warriors Academy – played their part in an entertaining contest.

Two of those players – Ollie Wynn and Finn Theobald-Thomas – are still in the academy and made their debuts off the bench having gained valuable senior experience on loan at Ampthill and Stourbridge this season.

With Steve Diamond, who will start his role as Lead Rugby Consultant a week on Monday, watching from a hospitality box in the East Stand Warriors produced 80 minutes of sustained attacking rugby based on the solid foundations of a committed performance from the pack.

Simpson got the scoreboard moving when he finished off a break from Alex Hearle after five minutes although Bristol responded with a try of their own from scrum-half Theo Strang.

Harri Doel, a livewire at full-back, powered over for Warriors' second try – and his first for the club – and although Lloyd found the target with a 17th minute penalty Warriors decided the contest by scoring three tries in a devastating ten minute spell at the end of the first half.

Simpson got his second after Hearle made ground and Doel supported the break before delivering the scoring pass to the scrum-half.

Howe made his presence felt after he came on as an early replacement for Will Butler, who limped off with a knee injury in the opening exchanges, by scoring the bonus point try.

Marc Thomas was driven over from close range before Bristol were reduced to 14 men when full-back Charlie Powell was sent off for taking Doel out in the air.

Despite the enforced reshuffles to the back division, Warriors adapted well and started the second half as they had ended the first with Howe finishing off a counter-attack with a try in the corner and Johnson showing his paces from the re-start to score on his debut.

Bristol pulled back a try from Mitch Eadie but Warriors brought up the half century when Tom Dodd drove over.

Fin Smith got his first senior try from another confident attack before Searle put the seal on a brilliant individual display with a tidy finish of his own.