HEAD coach Jonathan Thomas praised his side's character and resilience in testing circumstances at the weekend as his side twice battled back in the game to draw 24-24 at Newcastle Falcons.

The game was pushed back a day from the Friday night to the Saturday due to the snow and windy conditions in the north of the country.

There was still plenty of snow and sub-zero temperatures the following evening but the game went ahead and Worcester came home with a deserved two points.

"There's been so much thrown at us in the last three days," said Thomas.

"We talked a lot about mentality. We have been camped in a hotel not sure when the game was going to be played, what the conditions were going to be like.

"The biggest thing we talked about was having a no excuses mentality, we knew it was going to be tough, but didn't want to use that as an excuse.

"It wasn't perfect, injuries, players out of positions. But it's not always about the technical, it's about the character and we showed plenty of it and I am incredibly proud of the team today.

"The last five or six weeks, we are showing promising signs as a group. We all work hard for each other and we are seeing that now.

"Its been an interesting few days but good to get two points."

It had been a difficult start in the snow at Kingston Park and Warriors found themselves down a man after a series of penalties ended with Scott Baldwin being sent to the sinbin.

Newcastle took advantage and hooker George McGuigan was driven over before England winger Adam Radwan stepped out of a tackle and powered over for a try.

Ashley Beck charged down a kick to cut the gap to two points on the stroke of half-time and soon after the break Warriors went into the lead when Kyle Hatherell powered over.

Falcons responded as McGuigan scored again and when Kyle Cooper scored with seven minutes to go, it looked like the game had slipped away from the visitors but Billy Searle's late try, converted brilliantly by Fin Smith rescued the draw.

"It was key to get that score before half-time," added Thomas.

"We had more opportunities in the second half and disappointed with a couple of tries we conceded and we should have won the game really.

"But the commitment and character we showed against a good side was really pleasing.

"We have always known that this group of players has potential. We have been tested with injuries but they're a great bunch of lads.

"But we rolled our sleeves up and rolled with the punches and played with that Warriors mentality."