George Furbank says that the Wanderers ‘showed what they are made of’ in a gritty comeback win over Worcester on Monday evening.
Trailing 13-3 at the break and with an Aviva ‘A’ League semi-final slipping away, the Wandies produced a controlled and dominant second half, scoring twice through captain Ben Nutley to surge from behind and seal top spot in the Northern Conference.
“We knew coming into tonight that a win would guarantee us the home semi-final, so that was the most important thing,” he told SaintsTV. “The first half was really frustrating and our discipline wasn’t great, but second half I think we got on top and showed what we’re made of.
“There was pressure on us, but at half-time we just talked about staying calm and pinning the corners - the conditions obviously weren’t ideal for running rugby – and I think we did that well.”
The young full back enjoyed near an hour in the 15 shirt and while the circumstances surrounding his introduction weren’t ideal, the experience certainly was for the 19-year-old, who is also relishing the coming weeks.
“It was unfortunate for Jimmy to hurt his shoulder, but it was nice to get an hour under my belt. I’ve not had a lot rugby at this level so it was good to come on.
“Adult rugby brings a physicality that is a step up from school or Academy rugby so I’ve had to find ways to get around that, because I’m not the biggest!
“The Mobbs is obviously a huge match so I’m looking forward to hopefully getting out there in front of a big crowd and a good atmosphere like tonight.”