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Leleimalefaga: Worcester Warriors sowing seeds for success

Na’ama Leleimalefaga thinks Worcester Warriors’ hard work on the training ground is bearing fruit on the pitch as they look to make steady progress up the Aviva Premiership Rugby table.

The Warriors have only won two league matches so far this season with an opening victory over Northampton Saints followed by a win over Newcastle Falcons in November.

Since then Leleimalefaga and co have lost four on the bounce but pushed Harlequins all the way during their first match of 2016, eventually going down 24-20.

Leleimalefaga was the cornerstone of an impressive effort in the scrum that saw the Warriors earn a penalty try in their second-half comeback from 24-3 down to move within a score of victory.

And the Samoan prop believes there were plenty of positives from the defeat although he admitted it is time to start turning performances into points.

“The New Year has been good but it would have been nice to get off to a winning start,” said Leleimalefaga. “It was disappointing to lose to Harlequins.

“The scrum was really good for us and that is something we have been working really hard on in training.

“We have been working so hard attacking and defending and it’s good when you see that work pay off on the field.

“It’s a good thing when you are doing those things on the pitch but we need to be winning games and getting points.

“Winning is what we have to be doing but if we keep working hard then it will give us the chance to go and do that.”

Leleimalefaga made the move to Worcester in the summer and has turned out in all of his new side’s matches so far in the Aviva Premiership Rugby season.

And he says that the chance to prove himself in the first XV has made the switch worthwhile.

“I’m playing a lot here and it gives me the chance to show what I can do,” he added. “That has made things really easy here and I am enjoying playing rugby.

“It’s all about rugby and that’s the only thing that is important so I am very happy to be here and to be playing.
“The team has a great spirit and everyone who comes in is welcomed and made to feel at home.

“That is a great thing and it’s something that will help us on the pitch because everyone is together and working hard for the same goals.”

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