Tim Tay­lor’s ver­dict on the de­feat by Har­lequins

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» That game saw some good bits and bad bits ....

Frus­trat­ing first half with far too many er­rors and we were a lit­tle bit in­dis­ci­plined at times. Quins cap­i­talised on our er­rors and scored three tries so if we can get that out of our game that will be good. We have lots of pos­i­tives to take away but some neg­a­tives and some learn­ings we can take away as well.

» What was said at half-time be­cause Glouces­ter turned that game back around in that sec­ond half?

We just asked the boys to hold onto the ball a bit more and be more pa­tient with it and be smarter with the ball and not to force it too of­ten and when we got into our stride and our frame­work we started to cause some prob­lems. We didn’t con­cede a point in the sec­ond half un­til the last 30 sec­onds so lots of pos­i­tives.

» Very sim­i­lar in ways to last week, Glouces­ter put some pat­terns in place in the sec­ond half that I am sure we will be see­ing in the Premier­ship?

Def­i­nitely, we are go­ing to keep build­ing and keep im­prov­ing. It was great to see some guys get their first games out there for the sea­son, get­ting that rusti­ness out and get a game un­der the belt and also pos­i­tive that there were no in­juries as well.

» Last year we saw this com­pe­ti­tion build a base for front row play­ers, this sea­son they are get­ting a sec­ond go at it. The back row in par­tic­u­lar now get­ting the chance...

That is where we are great, we had 21 out of the 23 through the academy so it is great for the club and we need to keep build­ing on that be­cause it is great for the club and gives them the op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Some of the es­tab­lished play­ers came out to­day and started to put some struc­ture into what we are go­ing to see for the sea­son ahead.

For a lot of those guys, it was the first game of the sea­son and we have a lot to build on and it is im­por­tant that we push on for next week.

» Are things on sched­ule tim­ings wise for the Premier­ship sea­son?

We are in a good spot, where we can keep im­prov­ing and look at the learn­ings from this game and push on with it for next week and turn them into a pos­i­tive.

» How did you see that fra­cas in the sec­ond half as there was a mo­men­tum shift af­ter that?

It’s hard for me to say be­cause I haven’t seen it back on the video yet. It is im­por­tant that we stay dis­ci­plined in sit­u­a­tions like that but things do hap­pen and it is what we will work on.

» Was dis­ci­pline a fac­tor to­day?

Some things went against us and it is im­por­tant that we have that ‘next job’ men­tal­ity and we just get on with it what­ever comes from the ref, so it is some­thing that we can work on.

» First run out for Danny Cipri­ani, were you pleased with how he went?

It was great to see him, (Mark) Atkin­son and (Franco) Marais, Ed Slater all back to­day. A lot of boys get­ting first games un­der their belt which is good.

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