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Gadd: We're Expecting Tough Challenge

Published on 09th January 2013 by Tom Tainton

Centre sets his sights on B&I Cup victory


Jack Gadd is determined to help Bristol Rugby return to winning ways against Ulster Ravens on Friday evening (7.30pm KO).

Bristol and Ulster are separated by a single point in Pool One of the B&I Cup, with the victors at Deramore Park almost certain to progress through to the knockout stages.

“The trip to Belfast will present a really tough challenge,” said the centre. “But we need these high-pressure occasions, because we can learn from the experience and take that into the league.

“Ulster gave us a good battle at the Memorial Stadium in October, so we know what to expect. They’re a team of talented, young players who can hurt a side if we give them the opportunity.

“A good performance and the right result on Friday will give us a confidence boost before a critical period for us in the RFU Championship.

“We’re disappointed with the defeat against Pirates, but there is still a long way to go and the strong sense of belief among the squad remains.

“We’re focusing on one game at a time, so we’ll prepare well for Ulster and try to put ourselves in a strong position in Pool One.”