London Irish Head Coach Tom Coventry has challenged his side to record successive Aviva Premiership victories ahead of Saturday’s trip to Sixways to face Worcester Warriors.

The Kiwi, who steered his charges to a narrow 23-18 triumph over Gloucester at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday, is looking to build momentum going into the business end of the campaign.

“The Gloucester result is a shot in the arm going into the Worcester game, and will give us confidence and belief,” said Coventry.

“We need to manage the guys’ workload throughout this week as it was a short turnaround when we got back from America,” he added.

Dean Ryan’s Worcester outfit have won their last three Premiership outings against Newcastle, Gloucester and Harlequins respectively.

Irish will have to be on top form if they are to get the result they want according to Coventry.

“Worcester’s game has improved significantly of late, and they are playing with a lot of confidence so it will certainly be a tough game,” said Coventry.

“It is important that we get points out of the game, and it is another big match for the Club. Over the last month or so our performances have improved and you could see that from our trip to New York where we pushed Saracens all the way.

“We are showing more discipline and our finishing has pleased me, although if we had finished a few more chances in the first half against Gloucester, the result may have been more comfortable in the end.

“The lads were buoyant after Sunday’s game and it was a huge occasion for the Club, given it was the St Patrick’s Day Game in front of our biggest crowd of the season.

“It was a pretty special day for the Club and I thought the boys grounded out a result in the end which was very satisfying,” he added.

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