Gold: We showed lot of fight and spirit

The Rugby Paper - - Aviva Premiership -

WORCES­TER’S di­rec­tor of rugby, Gary Gold, ac­cepted that it had been a tough night for War­riors.

He said: “It was very dif­fi­cult to swal­low that re­sult but if you make mis­takes against the cham­pi­ons, they will make you pay.

“We lost li­ne­outs at cru­cial times and were guilty of not look­ing af­ter the ball but you can un­der­stand how good Ex­eter are.

“We de­fended ad­mirably for large pe­ri­ods of time. It was a very spir­ited ef­fort as we showed a lot of fight in the se­cond half but we still con­ceded over 40 points.

“We have a longer turn­around be­fore the Glouces­ter game next Fri­day and it has been a tough start but there’s still a long way to go.”

Ex­eter’s head coach, Ali Hepher, was full of praise for his side.

He said: “I’m chuffed to bits with the at­ti­tude we are show­ing and there were just a few in­ac­cu­ra­cies.

“We are in the right frame of mind to go and at­tack teams, when we play away from home, which is pleas­ing and what we want. Our de­fence was also wellor­gan­ised which gave us plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties from turnovers.”

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