Always looked likeliest to succeed in cutting through a burly Castres side and while the quadruple change dominated post-match talk, Lawrence’s ability to get Worcester up the pitch was also missed in the second half.

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Popped up in different places to provide the element of surprise and took the ball and forced his way forward from positions that may have been nerve wracking for others of his age.

The calls for a regular Premiership slot are bound to become more audible.

Marco Mama impressed breaking through on occasions, while the forwards looked solid against robust opposition prior to the changes.

There were plenty of positives for more than 50 minutes but pressure told after the changes and the amount of niggly errors from both sides left fans frustrated.

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Warriors: Shillcock 6 (Pennell 63, 6), Humphreys 7, Lawrence 8* (Venter 47, 6), Beck 7, David 6, Weir 7, Heaney 8 (Kitto 53, 6), Waller 7 (Bower 60, 6), Moulds 7 (Taufete’e 53, 6), Schonert 7 (Palframan 53, 6), Bresler 7, G Kitchener 7 (A Kitchener 53, 6), Hill 7, Mama 7, du Preez 7 (van Velze 60, 5).

Attendance: 6,938.

Referee: Ben Blain (Scotland).