I HOPE you had a very merry Christmas and will be supporting us in our festive fixture tomorrow against Yorkshire Carnegie at Headingley.

We had the captain’s run today, just to recap on everything we had gone through before Christmas, and we know the importance of the match in Leeds.

Our support away from home has been great and we need to finish 2014 with a bang.

There were about 13 of us who went down to watch the Cavaliers overcome Bristol United on Monday night and saw them secure a home semi-final in the Aviva A-League.

I thought the lads were superb. It was another big scalp and a lot of lads in that team are pushing for first-team selections.

It was a good performance and it was good to see Sam Windsor, who only had two sessions with the team, out on the field. But it was sad to see him get injured, scoring our first try and he will be out now for around three months after dislocating a shoulder.

Sam adapted to us so quickly and it is rewarding to see our A-team doing so well. It was a tough evening at the office for Mike Daniels and Niall Annett but valuable lessons were learned.

It was nice to beat Bristol but there is still a lot that is going to happen between now and May. The Premiership is not won and lost at Christmas and the Championship is exactly the same.

It was a good result for us and we want to win silverware and the A-League will give us our first crack at doing it. We scored a couple of turnover tries which, essentially, were the difference between the two sides.

It was a very good game at London Scottish last Saturday and I thought we started off well before finishing strongly in a 34-17 win.

The key to our game was our fast start in the first 10 minutes and it was a bit annoying that we got starved of possession in the next 20 minutes but, fair play to Scottish, they did well.

In the second-half we played well when we went down to 13 men and I thought we managed the situation perfectly. We took our time and kicked to the corners and held on to possession.

We came through in the end and blasted them away. It was a good result we could easily have slipped up, especially in the difficult conditions.

We were not worried about things, even when we went down to 13 men in the second-half. We knew we had to bite the bullet for 10 minutes.

Ryan Lamb’s playing well and is finding his feet after such a major injury and is a key part to our team. He played excellently.