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Claassens is delighted by his try-scoring return
“IT’S great to be back,” smiled full-back Errie Claassens after his try-scoring return to action following a two-month injury lay-off.
The 30-year-old former London Welsh player starred for Worcester in the pre-season JP Morgan Premiership Sevens Series, but was then ruled out of the start of the Aviva Premiership campaign by a knee problem. However, Claassens made his comeback in Saturday’s 90-3 Amlin Challenge Cup demolition of Rovigo — crossing for an early try — and is delighted to be back in the mix.
He said: “It has been frustrating being injured and training on my own, so I really enjoyed Saturday.
“At the start of the season, you are almost more excited, so it added to the frustration of getting injured just before it all started.
“We spent pre-season fighting for places, but then you end up just watching the boys play, but luckily I am back playing now and hopefully I can stay injury-free.”
Claassens added: “The team is playing well and everyone are fighting for places.
“But that is a healthy position to be in and we bring the best out of each other.
“It feels a lot more positive having a squad with almost everyone back fit now and hopefully we can improve and take that into Friday’s game with Sale.
“When you come back to the Premiership games after the European matches, there is a bit more pressure, but these big wins will give us confidence.
“As long as we keep our discipline, I think this week will be good.”