Worcester Warriors have qualified for their first European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final since 2009. As they prepare to host English rivals Harlequins in the last eight on March 30, live on BT Sport and beIN SPORTS, we pick out five of their top players.
The fleet-footed and elusive wing has made only one Challenge Cup appearance for Worcester so far this season – a try-scoring one against Pau in December – but that tally seems certain to change after his sensational performances for Wales in the Six Nations Championship, where he has scored three tries in four games.
The 26-year-old South African utility back – who can play at full-back, centre or on the wing – was an important figure as Worcester comfortably topped Pool 2, playing in five of their six games, scoring two tries and being named man of the match in the dramatic 36-31 home win over Stade Français Paris in Round 6.
Hill celebrates his 20th birthday four days before the quarter-final, but he has already won his first Test cap for England, with his physique, attitude and maturity catching the eye of Eddie Jones. The back-row forward has also been a Worcester regular in the Challenge Cup, playing four times and scoring a try in the 38-27 win at Stade Français Paris in Round 1.
Another Warrior who made played only one game in the pool stage, but who is likely to be a crucial cog if they are to progress. The 31-year-old full-back, who can also kick goals, is in his testimonial year, having played over 200 games for the club since his debut in 2007, including 29 in the Challenge Cup which have brought him 62 points.
The South African-born prop has also appeared just once in the Challenge Cup this term, but he has been a cornerstone of the Worcester pack in the Gallagher Premiership, so can be expected to feature in the knockout stages, especially as he has been on the fringes of England selection for a couple of years now.