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Biyi Alo: Worcester Warriors cannot afford to take foot off the gas

Worcester Warriors prop Biyi Alo believes his side must continue to look up the table ahead of their Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 19 clash with Sale Sharks next weekend.

Warriors earned two losing bonus points at Wasps last time out scoring five tries in a 40-33 defeat at the Ricoh Arena after spending much of the second half with 14 men after Bryce Heem’s red card.

The result sees Alo’s side move nine points clear of 12th-placed Bristol Rugby and within four points of their next opponents Sale Sharks.

And prop Alo, who scored Warriors’ fourth try against Wasps, believes his side must focus on themselves ahead of Round 19.

“Obviously it is difficult when you play most of the second half with 14 men, so I think we did well,” said Alo.

“I definitely was not expecting to score but it was a nice moment. I love having the ball in hand and I love the physicality of the game.

“We have some huge games remaining and by no means can we afford to take our foot off the gas.

“We need to be more consistent with our game plan – we won’t change anything in our preparation we just want to get better at what we do.”

Warriors and Sharks drew 34-34 in Round Four of the Aviva Premiership and, should Warriors earn a bonus-point victory at the AJ Bell Stadium, they could climb above their rivals.

And despite defeat to league-leaders Wasps last time out, Alo maintains that his side took heart from the result that saw them move to within four points of Sale.

“Obviously it wasn’t the result we were looking for at the weekend, we go into every match looking to get the win, but it was not the worst result to score five tries against top of the table,” he added.

“There were some strong things in our performance so we are not too disappointed and to pick up two bonus points was a good thing.”

Sale welcome Worcester to the AJ Bell Stadium as they look to earn their first Aviva Premiership Rugby victory since beating Wasps in Round 15.

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