THE mood in the camp has been very positive this week as we’ve focused on Friday’s trip to Doncaster Knights in the British and Irish Cup final.

It has been a shorter training week which has meant more rest for us and that’s always very much appreciated.

The cup final promises to be a special occasion for the club and we’re confident the guys picked to play will bring home the trophy.

I am told there will be at least seven coachloads of Warriors supporters making the journey to Castle Park and I am sure they will get right behind the team.

As well as the players’ coach, there will be another coach heading to Doncaster with the players who are not in the match-day squad and the staff from the club.

I will be cheering on the guys and I know Jean-Baptiste Bruzulier will lead the team with enthusiasm and focus on the pitch.

For the bulk of the players, it will be their second final of the season and I think we all learned something from the defeat in the rain against Saracens Storm in the Aviva A-League final.

Doncaster are very good opposition as we have already discovered twice this season in the Championship. They implemented a game-plan against us at Sixways which starved us of the ball for long periods in the first-half.

I imagine Doncaster will pick their strongest available side for the final, while we are staying true to our development ethos in this competition and keeping faith the guys who have done so well in getting us this far.

The boys who are lining up for us should be playing week-in, week-out in the Championship. They are not lesser players because they are on the fringes of our first-team. We all know they are capable of playing in the Championship and this is their big chance to showcase what they can do.

Some players can go through the whole of their career winning one or two trophies and perhaps never playing in a cup final. I always think team photographs stand the test of time when you’ve won something and let’s hope we can achieve that slice of history.

Looking back at Saturday’s 56-15 victory against London Scottish, we were very pleased with our performance in the second-half.

We felt we gifted Scottish 12 of their 15 points but to score 35 unanswered points after the interval, as we did, was a credit to the players.

It was great to see Cooper Vuna enjoying himself on his debut and Andy Symons’ kicking was top notch. You don’t become a bad player after missing one penalty in a match. We all know Andy is a fantastic kicker.