HEAD coach Jonathan Thomas admits his side were no match physically for Leicester Tigers as the league leaders romped to a 48-3 victory at Sixways on Saturday afternoon.

It was a brutal performance from the Tigers, who scored seven tries in the win that keeps them top of the Gallagher Premiership with a perfect five from five record to begin the 2021/22 campaign.

Despite his side being far below what they are capable of, Thomas was left impressed by the visitors.

"They built a score and we then physically, got completely outmuscled," he said.

"I think it was one of the most complete performances from a team in terms of how they went about it technically and physically, they are at the top of the league for a reason.

"We got physically steamrollered in the second half, that's the reality of it. In rugby, whoever wins the collisions in a game normally wins the game.

"They dominated territory in the first-half and through their kicking game.

"We made errors on exits and there were a few penalties so it meant they were camped in our half and that that takes your legs.

"Then what you saw in the second-half was a result of how physically we were punished in the first half

"The reality was, we needed to be more physical."

Following their opening day win over London Irish, Worcester have now lost four league games in a row.

"I have been in this position as a player," added Thomas.

"The emotion right now is one of devastation, it's a difficult one to take.

"But the biggest thing mentally is trying to own that performance and have a good honest review around how we are going to move this forward.

"We cannot take it into next week, we have to wipe that.

"There are great men in that changing room and in the club, all working hard for each other, it's difficult to take but we have to look forward to next week."