WE are all looking forward to our last Championship league fixture of the season against Bristol at Sixways on Saturday (3pm).

Fortunately, we have both qualified for the end-of-season play-offs but it is a game which has caught the imagination of the supporters.

I know the club are expecting a near sell-out and, hopefully, that trend will continue into the play-offs and we will give our supporters something to jump up and down about.

I don’t think our defeat in the opening game of the season against Bristol at Ashton Gate will have any bearing on this weekend’s match and it’s not guaranteed we will meet each other after Saturday’s fixture.

We also know that promotion won’t be won or lost this weekend but we are professional rugby players and we want to beat Bristol to finish top of the pile. None of us play our sport to lose.

It’s vital that we play with discipline because if we fail to do that against Bristol or in the play-offs, we will give away needless penalties. We will then find ourselves without possession and under pressure so it’s important we make the right decisions on the field.

We had a very good afternoon in Penzance last weekend and the boys played really well in our 69-8 win against Cornish Pirates. We played against the wind in the first-half and our kicking out of hand was outstanding and we stuck well to our structures.

Our backs were exceptional and we scored some of our best tries of the season – everyone from nine to 15 were superb and also the players who came off the bench.

We had a very good lead at half-time and the big challenge for us was to keep the momentum and intensity going into the second-half. We were unhappy Pirates got their try in the second period but, overall, I don’t think it took too much away from our display because we finished strongly. It was great to see Cooper Vuna and Charlie Mulchrone cap their excellent performances by scoring hat-tricks.

It was the first time I had ever been to Cornwall and it’s a very nice part of the country. We travelled down on the Friday night and had a few drinks with the Pirates players after the game before enjoying fish and chips and then making the long trip home on the coach.

I have just been looking back to our first few matches of the season and I think we have made huge strides over the course of the campaign.

My first league game was in the hard-fought win against Moseley and we are excited about the business end of the season. There is a definite buzz around the club.