I WILL be sitting in the stands at Sixways tomorrow night and cheering on the boys against Leinster ‘A’ in the semi-finals of the British and Irish Cup.

It is a very important match for us and I am looking forward to watching Jean-Baptiste Bruzulier and the other boys show what they can do.

They have worked very hard throughout the cup campaign and we are fully supportive of their efforts to try to reach another final.

The Warriors fans are definitely our 16th man on the field – the support makes a huge difference to the boys – and I am hoping there will be a big crowd at Sixways.

The Cavaliers were unlucky against Saracens Storm in the Aviva A-League final earlier this year and hopefully the boys will be able to beat Leinster, who are cup holders and a talented side who like to play expansive rugby.

It should be an exciting contest.

We have signed loosehead prop Na’ama Leleimalefaga, who is plying his trade in France with Montpellier, and are excited about his arrival in the summer.

He’s played international rugby with Samoa and featured in the Champions Cup so his pedigree is first-class.

Looking back at our 29-8 win over bottom-of-the-table Plymouth Albion last weekend, we didn’t play very well.

We had a bit of disruption before the match with Cooper Vuna and Ryan Mills pulling out through injury but we can’t blame that for our performance.

We were a bit slow out of the blocks and that set the tone for the rest of the firsthalf in particular.

We have to give credit to Plymouth because we have now played them twice in the league and they have given us problems on both occasions.

Plymouth might be bottom of the table but they are fighting for their lives. In the first-half, their defence was outstanding and we couldn’t breach it.

I was yellow-carded late in the match and I don’t have any complaints about the referee making that decision.

We defended Plymouth’s initial drive well but they got a second wind and I was faced with the option of letting them score or pulling down the maul. I chose to pull down the maul.

Mike Williams joined me in the sin-bin moments later but he was very unlucky to be penalised for tacking a player in the air at the line-out.

After we went down to 13 men, however, the lads were superb. We didn’t concede a point and won a scrum against the head, which was greeted with loud cheers.

We sent Ravai Fatiaki into the scrum – that was the first time I had ever seen him in there – and he did a cracking job.