Grieve: We're Confident In Our Ability
Captain insists belief in the squad remains strong
Iain Grieve has vowed that the squad will work ‘harder than ever’ following the 19-19 stalemate with Nottingham on Friday evening.
Bristol built a ten-point lead at the break, but were pegged back by the spirited Green and Whites during the second half.
Liam Middleton’s men travel to Old Deer Park for the televised fixture on Sunday, April 15 knowing that victory will go a long way to deciding top spot in Pool A.
“The result hurt us a little bit,” admitted the skipper. “To have worked hard to be in front and then to let them off the hook in the second half was frustrating.
“Fair play to the boys, because they defended for long spells and managed to keep Nottingham at bay. We soaked up a lot of pressure and that’s something that we can build on for the rest of the play-offs.”
Bristol currently sit second behind Exiles, but remain unbeaten in the play-offs having won two and drawn two of their games.
And Grieve insists belief remains high among the players that their RFU Championship ambitions can still be achieved.
He added: “We’re in a very strong position and there is still so much to play for. We haven’t lost yet and we are working hard to iron out any negatives from last week’s performance.
“There is a very strong togetherness in this group of players and great team spirit. We’re confident in our ability and we have come a long way as a team during the campaign.”