Worcester picked up just their third win of the season at the weekend. It came against the odds as they beat reigning Aviva Premiership champions Saracens 24-18.
It was a Worcester side captained by Donncha O'Callaghan. The former Munster man, who will turn 38 next month, was hailed for his performance by recently installed Director of Rugby Gary Gold.
Gold told Worcester News that it was an 'astonishing performance' from the 'international war horse'.
Donncha was outstanding and seemed to have a cool head and the players followed him into battle.
It was an astonishing performance and it’s great to see a travelled veteran like Donncha want to make a difference. He earned a huge amount of respect.
He wears his heart on his sleeve and follows up what he says he is going to do with his performances.
Donncha was outstanding in his captaincy and led from the front and played like the international war horse he is.
O'Callaghan lasted 73 minutes of the game before being replaced by Tevita Cavubati. As he left the pitch, the second row approached one of the Sixways Stadium's stands to encourage the home supporters.
The crowd were absolutely amazing.
To hear the chants of Warriors was fantastic and you could see Donncha (interact with the fans) when he came off and how much it meant to him.
The guys spoke about the crowd at half-time. As rugby players there’s a responsibility to your supporters.
We are not going to win every game and you can’t win every one but we have got to be in the fight for every match.