WORCESTER Warriors' long winless run in the Gallagher Premiership finally came to an end as they scored five tries at Sixways to secure a bonus-point win in their season opener with London Irish.

New half-back signings Willie Heinz and Owen Williams played influential roles as Worcester brought a run of 18-straight league defeats to halt.

Heinz scored one and created another whilst Williams kicked five of his six goal kicks as the pair guided their new side to victory on debut.

Malani Nanai, Matt Kvesic, Sam Lewis and Perry Humphreys also scored tries, whilst Irish secured a try bonus-point themselves thanks to a brace from Ollie Hoskins and one for each of Ollie Hassell-Collins and Albert Tuisue.

It was a lightening quick start from the visitors and Ollie Hassell-Collins dotted down in the corner after after four minutes after a driving maul provided the platform for the Irish backs to throw it wide.

Worcester looked disjointed but did manage to respond after 16 minutes when a driving maul inside the Irish 22 was pushed over and Sam Lewis was the man to get the score.

It was a typical opening game of the season affair as both sides struggled to get into a rhythm and errors were frequent.

The turning point came with eight minutes left in the first-half when Irish scrum-half Ben White was sent to the sin-bin for a high shot on Matt Kvesic and the home side took full advantage.

First, Heinz showed quick thinking to take a quick tap penalty and go it alone before being bundled over in the corner.

Williams produced the first 50:22 at Sixways when his accurate kick from his own half landed in the Irish 22, giving Warriors the throw as per the new rules.

From the resulting line-out, Warriors recycled after a few phases and flashed right before the ball was given back inside to full-back Nanai who powered his way over the line right on the stroke of half-time.

After the break, Warriors were caught napping and Irish number eight Tuisue bulldozed his way over the line from close range to bring the visitors back into it.

The crowd were becoming restless but Heinz again gave them reason to get on their feet when he intercepted on half-way and ran the length before being pulled down just short.

Luckily for Warriors, Kvesic was in support and he picked up and drove over for the bonus-point score.

The impressive fly-half Williams continued his near perfect day from the tee with a penalty to extend the lead before Irish once more pulled one back.

Replacement prop Hoskins profited from a close range ruck to score with the away side refusing to give in at 29-17.

The try-fest continued and Perry Humphreys showed his pace to score the fifth from a swift counter-attack before Hoskins scored again to secure his side a bonus-point.

But in truth, Warriors were good value for the win and fans and players were equally delighted at the final whistle as they kicked off the campaign in ideal fashion.