FLY-HALF Ignacio Mieres believes Warriors’ summer friendly programme is the perfect preparation for the Championship season.

Worcester, who beat Ospreys 23-6 last Friday, travel to Sale Sharks on Saturday (2pm) before hosting Exeter Chiefs next Friday at Sixways.

The Argentinian said: “These are all tough warm-up games, especially with Sale and Exeter coming up as they perform well week-in week-out in the Premiership.

“It will be a good platform for the season’s opening match against Bristol.”