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Aviva Premiership: Dean Ryan accepts Worcester were well beaten by London Irish
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Worcester boss Dean Ryan accepted that his side were "well beaten" in the Aviva Premiership basement battle against London Irish, but refused to accept relegation was now a certainty.
James O'Connor scored all of the Exiles' points as they eventually ran out comfortable 22-9 winners, with Worcester having only three Chris Pennell penalties to show for their efforts.
A downbeat Ryan, who saw his side lose their 12th straight league game this season, said afterwards: "We didn't manage the game well enough in the difficult conditions
"We came second in the set-piece, lacked discipline and showed how vulnerable we can be.
"We are really disappointed with that performance. We are not giving up but we have to get a win on board as it all becomes a bit hollow."
Ryan insisted he was still hopeful of turning around the Warriors' fortunes, but insisted it would be a long-term process.
"This was the Worcester of six to seven weeks ago but I'm not questioning the commitment of the players," he continued.
"We've come here to rebuild this club but it's a long term process and can't be judged on a week to week basis - but we have to learn from our mistakes."
Smith hails O'Connor
Irish boss, Brian Smith applauded the performance of the referee, which contributed to his side's success, O'Connor getting the chance to punish Worcester with five successful penalties.
"We had a plan to obtain territory and squeeze them with our driving game," Smith stated. "We left six points out there before the interval but Wayne Barnes was accurate in penalising their offences against our driving maul and we were rewarded."
"Topsy Ojo didn't touch the ball at all as it was our plan just to have our half-backs and James O'Connor kicking the ball."
O'Connor was the hero for the hosts, scoring all his team's points and drawing huge praise from his coach with Smith adding: "He's a world-class player and should be playing for his country.
"He'll go back to Australia in January 2015 to put his hand up for a Wallabies Test place.
"We have him until the end of the season but we'll be really fortunate if we can have him after that. There is massive money in Japan and France, who are throwing ridiculous money at players. French clubs are paying double and can blow you out of the water."
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|Friday 6th March|
|19:45||Bath vs Sale Sharks|
|Saturday 7th March|
|15:00||Exeter vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Harlequins vs London Irish|
|15:15||Gloucester vs Northampton|
|Sunday 8th March|
|14:00||Wasps vs Saracens|
|15:00||Newcastle Falcons vs Leicester Tigers|
|Friday 27th March|
|19:45||Northampton vs Wasps|
|Saturday 28th March|
|15:00||London Irish vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Leicester vs Exeter|
|15:15||Saracens vs Harlequins|
|Sunday 29th March|
|14:00||Sale vs Gloucester|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Bath|
|Friday 10th April|
|19:45||Newcastle vs Bath|
|Saturday 11th April|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Gloucester|
|15:15||Saracens vs Leicester|
|Sunday 12th April|
|14:00||Exeter vs Northampton|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Wasps|
|15:00||London Irish vs Sale|
|Saturday 25th April|
|14:00||Sale vs Harlequins|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Bath vs London Irish|
|15:00||Northampton vs Saracens|
|15:00||Leicester vs London Welsh|
|Sunday 26th April|
|14:00||Wasps vs Exeter|
|Saturday 9th May|
|14:00||Sale vs Newcastle|
|Sunday 1st March|
|Wasps 32 - 21 Gloucester|
|Saturday 28th February|
|Exeter 16 - 6 Bath|
|Saracens 22 - 17 Newcastle Falcons|
|Leicester Tigers 28 - 8 Sale Sharks|
|London Welsh 12 - 50 London Irish|
|Friday 27th February|
|Northampton 17 - 13 Harlequins|
|Sunday 22nd February|
|London Irish 6 - 12 Leicester Tigers|
|Saturday 21st February|
|Bath 13 - 21 Northampton|
|Harlequins 21 - 32 Exeter|
|Gloucester 48 - 10 London Welsh|
|Sale Sharks 14 - 10 Saracens|
|Friday 20th February|
|Newcastle 23 - 23 Wasps|
|Sunday 15th February|
|Wasps 37 - 6 Harlequins|
|London Welsh 12 - 52 Sale|
|Saracens 34 - 24 Bath|
|Saturday 14th February|
|Exeter 46 - 17 Newcastle|
|Friday 13th February|
|Leicester 18 - 15 Gloucester|
|Northampton 15 - 9 London Irish|
|Sunday 11th January|
|London Irish 28 - 26 Exeter|
|Newcastle 38 - 7 London Welsh|
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