He may still be waiting for his first win in London Welsh colours but Koree Britton is convinced this season’s struggles will only serve to make him stronger in the long run.
Former Northampton Saints and Gloucester hooker Britton joined the Exiles last summer for their return to Aviva Premiership Rugby.
He has racked up 13 appearances for his new side, including scoring his first try last weekend as Welsh set up a grandstand finish to their European Rugby Challenge Cup game against Lyon before ultimately coming up short 17-12.
It is a familiar result for the winless Exiles but former England Under-20 star Britton insists the experience will not be wasted on him.
“It’s not been easy this season, obviously not picking up a win does not help,” he said.
“But I’m learning all the time. There are always things to improve on no matter who you are. It would be quite easy to go into your shell and crumble, especially mentally.
“But going through this experience will only make me stronger mentally and it’s something I will be able to take forward with me.
“It’s always nice to score a try although I have to say that my teammates made it easy for me to score.
“The finish to the match, with scoring two late tries, shows what can happen when you successfully build pressure. It’s a game we could and should have won.”
Exiles’ next chance to reverse their fortunes comes this week in the LV= Cup when they play host to Saracens.
They have already lost to Bath Rugby and Gloucester Rugby in the competition so far this season and Britton admits the backing of their fans on home soil will be a welcome sight.
“We are back at home and it’s always good to be back in front of our own fans,” he added. “They could have decided to go elsewhere and watch other teams this season but they’ve stuck with us which we’re really grateful for.”
“I’m not sure exactly how the selection is going to go for the weekend but with the LV= Cup, it’s a great chance for the players that have no necessarily had much of a run out to show the coaches and the other players what they can do.”
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