Gloucester (13/2 European Challenge Cup outright with bet365) head coach Nigel Davies says his side’s 27-21 victory over Leicester on Saturday has only made them more confident that they can achieve success this season.
Fly-half Freddie Burns was the star of the show, finishing with a personal haul of 17-points, but it was the Cherry and Whites’ defence that has received most of the plaudits, after they managed to keep the Tigers (33/1 Heineken Cup outright with bet365) at bay, despite at one point being down to 13 men in the second half.
The Kingsholm club have long been regarded as one of the most exciting teams in the country, but have often failed to produce the goods when their rivals have tried to outmuscle them.
However, Davies appears to have added some steel to the side since arriving in the summer and says Saturday’s win has only helped boost his squad’s belief that they’re good enough to compete.
“I am really delighted with the overall performance today. We showed great determination in the second half, but we also played some great rugby at times,” he said. “We have a lot of confidence and belief and that was a fabulous win for us on what was a fabulous Kingsholm occasion.”