WE will be aiming to bounce back from last weekend’s 23-21 defeat at Jersey by putting on a good showing against London Scottish at Sixways on Saturday.

London Scottish are a side who maul very well and they will prove another tough test for us. Their number eight Mark Bright is the leading try-scorer in this season’s Championship and he scores around 90 per cent of his tries from driving mauls. It looks like London Scottish will be joining us in the end-of-season play-offs so it would be nice to put on a strong display and leave an impression against one of our promotion rivals.

We probably read too much into the conditions in Jersey last weekend — there was a bit of wind but, perhaps, we were guilty of thinking about things too much.

We did not kick very well in the match and, in the end, the kicking was probably the main difference between the sides.

We did not have an opportunity to get into Jersey’s half for the first 20 minutes after the kick-off and we were forced to defend.

At Sixways in the first meeting, our discipline let us down against Jersey but that was not the case on Saturday.

We gave away only 11 penalties in the match, which was very good in terms of Championship standards, although we would ideally like to get that figure down to eight.

I thought our forward pack fronted up well and it was a strange feeling in defeat. I am viewing it as us having suffered something like a bloodied nose.

We have played a lot worse in this competition and won comfortably.

I don’t know how many Worcester fans made the trip to Jersey but they were very loud and I hope they had an enjoyable time despite the result.

I would definitely like to go to Jersey again — I only saw the airport and the rugby field –that’s the joys of being a professional sportsman. It was a good trip but I would like to look around.

I tasted defeat against Sale Sharks in a pre-season friendly but, for some, I think it was their first defeat for Worcester and it can be tough after such a good run.

My heart went out to Andy Symons, who is a confidence player. He missed a couple of kicks and he’s always very harsh on himself and only wants the best for the team. These things happen in sport and Andy’s been excellent and I am sure he will come back strongly.

As a big cricket fan, the Cricket World Cup is a very touchy subject for me at the moment. South Africa were very unlucky again, losing to New Zealand in the semi-finals.