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Gloucester Rugby: Andrew Stanley challenges Cherry and Whites to continue progress.

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 01, 2014

Henry Trinder grabbed a double

Henry Trinder grabbed a double

ANDREW Stanley insists Gloucester must maintain momentum after claiming a bonus-point try against London Wasps.

The Cherry and Whites were already out of the LV=Cup but saw the Kingsholm clash as the perfect opportunity to build confidence ahead of their return to the Premiership against Sale Sharks on Friday night.

And Stanley was thrilled with the performance which saw the hosts run in a fantastic five tries.

He said: “We put a large emphasis on this match. It was important after the momentum we have built in the last few weeks and even the performance we put in against the Scarlets that we continued to build.

“We had to carry the momentum forward and the boys stood up manfully and showed us a good performance.

“Wasps came here and played boys who will play next week and were worthy opposition. But we played some good attacking rugby against a strong side.”

Henry Trinder scored two tries on his comeback from a groin injury and he was joined by Matt Cox and Dan Murphy on the scoreboard.

Trinder was taken off at half-time but it was a pre-meditated decision and he showed no ill-effects.

Stanley added: “He was desperate to get back on the pitch after a little while off and the enthusiasm and commitment shown in his performance was very good.

“He’s been brought back gradually and the 40 minutes he had today was planned. We wanted to give him a half.”

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