Matt Kvesic looking to turn Worcester Warriors European positives into domestic success
Perhaps unlucky to have just one Aviva Premiership win to their name this season, Worcester Warriors back rower Matt Kvesic believes his side's solid defence merits a change in fortune.
A solitary victory over London Irish, a 16-16 draw with Gloucester Rugby and four defeats, all by single figures, so far has only been good enough for ninth place - a spot Kvesic feels doesn't tell the full story.
And after two emphatic victories in the Amlin Challenge Cup, during which they ran in 27 tries, the 20-year-old admitted the squad had gained a timely confidence boost.
Even more pleasing for Kvesic was that head coach Richard Hill was able to utilise the whole squad, naming 34 different players in his squad over the two games.
"We have been disappointed with the results but we just know we need to focus on what we need to do in games whether that is being more disciplined or what ever else," said Kvesic.
"We have had some very close decisions and if they had gone the other way maybe we could be sitting higher in the table.
"We never really got hammered last year and our defensive strength has kicked on. Add that to our attack and it has resulted in us scoring a lot more tries than we had at this stage of last season.
"Having that basis set is vital and makes games tight meaning we will always be in them.
"We knew these two European games were both important to us. We got what we needed out of them and we now have more confidence.
"It was a great opportunity to mix people back in. We needed to play guys throughout our squad.
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