HEAD coach Jonathan Thomas refused to be satisfied with defeat despite his side’s impressive performance at The Stoop against reigning champions Harlequins, coming from 21-3 down to secure two bonus points.

Warriors scored four tries in the second-half, including one from replacement prop Marc Thomas as the visitors ensured their brave come back was rewarded.

Thomas praised the attitude and effort shown but reiterated his desire for more ahead of the derby fixture with Gloucester next weekend at Sixways.

“There is a part of me that’s disappointed we didn’t win the game,” said the boss.

“We can’t be satisfied with losing, we are happy we showed huge character to come back but now we have to park it and we have a big game next week.

“The goal has to be to pack Sixways because it’s just fantastic to have fans back and we want to inspire our supporters and it’ll be a great occasion so let’s get as many bums on seats as we can.”

A bright start from Worcester was wiped out at half-time as tries from Harlequins’ Louis Lynagh, Alex Dombrandt and Cadan Murley gave the hosts a 21-3 lead at the break.

Thomas suggested the score line didn’t represent the game but admitted his side made too many mistakes in the first-half.

“There wasn’t actually a big gulf at half-time,” he added.

“What killed us in the first-half was some silly turnovers and handling errors and penalties in dangerous positions.

“So all we said was park any emotional baggage, what’s done is done, we knew we can score tries so we said let’s go out and score four tries in the second and focus on the basics of the game, and doing them well.

“And that’s what we did.

“We’ve done a huge amount of work on our mindset. One of the things we want to stand for is never give up, have that never say die attitude and people respect that so we are really proud of those players.”

The match was a entertaining as the crowd was raucous and Thomas admits the aim was always to spoil the party for harlequins, who played in front of a packed out Stoop for the first time in over a year.

“We knew it would be a carnival atmosphere and we spoke about that all week,” he said.

“We wanted to spoil the party and we almost did. We genuinely believed we could win, and that shows where have come from as a group, believing we could win at the champions and we should have won.”