FRIDAY’S win at Doncaster Knights in the final of the British and Irish Cup was a great occasion for the club, especially for the lads who played in the final of the Aviva A-League.

The lads put behind them the disappointment of January’s A-League final defeat to Saracens Storm and it was fantastic to see them get something tangible for their efforts in front of the television cameras.

Tiff Eden had an excellent match and we blew away Doncaster in the first 20 minutes.

I travelled with the non-playing squad and academy players and it was fantastic to be in the dressing room after the match.

We know it can be frustrating for players who are not playing every week in the Championship but the players did themselves and the club proud.

Jean-Baptiste Bruzulier led by example and, just like me, he’s benefited from experienced players around him.

I was delighted to see Alex Grove get over the try-line because he works hard and I know he’s helped JB quite a lot during the campaign.

It was also great to see young players like Huw Taylor benefit from the experience of playing in a cup final.

Huw is only 19 and has now experienced winning his first piece of silverware.

It was important for us to celebrate the victory and we had a good meal together at Sixways after the match.

We had a good weekend and then it was straight back into the thick of things as we started preparing for this Saturday’s match against Yorkshire Carnegie at Sixways.

Looking back at our first meeting with Yorkshire just after Christmas, we didn’t start well and had a pretty poor first-half. We took our eyes off the ball but, fortunately, we came through in the second-half.

Yorkshire have a very good attack and they still have a chance of sneaking into the end-of-season play-offs.

We know Yorkshire have nothing to lose – they have to win the game. I won’t be surprised if they throw caution to the wind at times on Saturday and try to play some enterprising rugby.

The fans’ message board has been a hive of activity following the signing of All Blacks Sevens player Bryce Heem, a player known for his attacking play in Super Rugby who joins us in the summer.

On the flip side, we are losing Gus Creevy, who is returning to Argentina.

Gus is a great guy to have in the dressing room and a world-class player on the field. We fully understand his reasons for leaving Worcester but we will be sad to see him go.