Rugby Union
Kvesic looks to repeat cup win

By Geoff Berkeley Friday 14 December 2012 Updated: 14/12 11:53

FLANKER Matt Kvesic believes in-form Worcester Warriors can spring a surprise at French giants USA Perpignan at Stade Aimé Giral if his side can replicate last week’s determined display at Sixways.

Warriors will be aiming to secure at least a losing bonus point to put them in a strong position to progress to the last eight of the Amlin Challenge Cup with two ties in Pool Two remaining.

But Kvesic insisted his side are in buoyant mood after their victory last Thursday and have the ability to upset the odds when they travel to the French outfit tomorrow (Saturday).

“It will be massively different in France next weekend, but we will work hard leading up to it and focus on our own game,” he said. “We’ve been playing well and we’ve strung a few good performances together so we’ll be confident of getting something out there.”

Kvesic put in a man of the match performance last Thursday and was delighted to see Andy Goode slot home a penalty with two minutes to go to snatch the victory.

“We’re really pleased to get the win,” he added.

“We knew they’d be a tough side but the lads played well for the full 80 minutes. Perpignan stayed close to us but we got the win and that’s the most important thing.

“The weather was obviously frustrating for both sides as we both like to play with ball in hand but we adapted well and everyone put in a massive shift.”

“Goodey played really well. He put us in the right areas and made sure we didn’t play in our half too much, which was key. We played as far up the pitch as we could and tried to put them under pressure in their own 22. Credit to Andy - he kicked the points and got a try as well.”

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