Exeter Chiefs compounded Worcester's woes by handing the Aviva Premiership strugglers a 40-6 defeat at Sandy Park on Saturday.
Exeter Chiefs compounded Worcester Warriors' woes by handing the Aviva Premiership strugglers a 40-6 defeat at Sandy Park on Saturday.
Exeter scored two tries in the first-half through Ben White and Dean Mumm, while Ignacio Mieres kicked two penalties for Worcester, as the hosts took a 14-6 lead at the break.
White went over for his second score before Phil Dollman, Damian Welch and Haydn Thomas completed a convincing win for the Chiefs.
The Warriors have endured a torrid start to the campaign, losing all their games in the Premiership so far, and Exeter continued that misery from the start.
As has been the case with the hosts over recent times, they showed intent and vigour from the off. Just five minutes had elapsed when a dominant driving maul ended in White crossing the whitewash before a Mieres penalty closed the gap to four points.
However, the Chiefs continued to dominate and a superb move, which was started by Dollman and involved Dave Lewis and Gareth Steenson, ended in Mumm touching down.
To their credit, the visitors fought back and pushed Rob Baxter's men onto the back foot, but a second three-pointer from their fly-half was all they had to show for their efforts.
Exeter started the second half much like the first and White's second score, plus Steenson's third conversion of the game, eased them out to a 21-6 advantage.
Dollman's effort sealed the bonus-point before a fifth try, this time from second-rower Welch, took the encounter to 33-6 in the home team's favour. And Thomas latched onto Henry Slade's fine break to complete the scoring.
Tries: White 2, Mumm, Dollman, Welch, Thomas
Con: Steenson 4, Slade
Pen: Mieres 2
Exeter Chiefs: 15 Phil Dollman, 14 Fetu'u Vainikolo, 13 Jason Shoemark, 12 Sam Hill, 11 Matt Jess, 10 Gareth Steenson, 9 Dave Lewis, 8 Dave Ewers, 7 Ben White, 6 Tom Johnson, 5 Damian Welch, 4 Dean Mumm (capt), 3 Hoani Tui, 2 Jack Yeandle, 1 Brett Sturgess.
Replacements: 16 Chris Whitehead, 17 Ben Moon, 18 Alex Brown, 19 Don Armand, 20 Kai Horstmann, 21 Haydn Thomas, 22 Henry Slade, 23 Tom James.
Worcester Warriors: 15 Chris Pennell, 14 Dean Hammond, 13 Alex Grove, 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 David Lemi, 10 Ignacio Mieres, 9 Jonny Arr,8 Jonathan Thomas (c), 7 Jake Abbott, 6 Richard de Carpentier, 5 Mariano Galarza, 4 Dean Schofield, 3 Euan Murray, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Ofa Fainga'anuku.
Replacements: 16 Chris Brooker, 17 Jeremy Becasseau, 18 Rob O'Donnell, 19 Mike Williams, 20 Chris Jones, 21 Jeremy Su'u, 22 Paul Warwick, 23 Ben Howard.
Referee: JP Doyle
Assistant referees: Peter Huckle, Andrew Pearce
Television match official: David Sainsbury
Timekeeper: Laurie Bryant
Assessor: Jerry Wallis/Ashley Reay