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Reynolds: Improving London Welsh not far off win

London Welsh summer signing Nic Reynolds insists they are determined to channel the disappointment of losing out to Gloucester Rugby last weekend into finally notching up their first win of the season.

Promoted to Aviva Premiership Rugby in May, The Exiles are yet to taste victory in any competition this season, picking up just one bonus point in the league along the way.

But while they were conceding tries at an alarming rate in the early part of the season, the Exiles put in a much more composed performance at home to Gloucester in the LV= Cup last Sunday.

They would eventually lose out 18-9 with Aled Thomas pulling the hosts away from the kicking tee in the second half.

But having managed to finally stop their opponents from breaching their try line, Reynolds, who has started five out of the six Aviva Premiership Rugby games since joining from Scarlets, believes his side have something positive to cling on to.

“We were really disappointed with last weekend. It was the closest we have come this season to getting the win,” he said.

“Gloucester took their chances towards the end of the game. It was a great chance to get that first win but we let it slip.

“But the big positive was that we didn’t concede a try. Discipline is a something we have talked about this week. We can’t keep afford to give away penalties otherwise it’s going to cost us

“We have had a few injuries in the back division and I’ve got to start a good number of games.

“It’s a tough league, a very physical league. It’s more forward orientated than the Pro12 I was used to playing in.

“But it’s a great place to play each week. It’s nice to test yourself against some of the best week in week out.

“We’re getting players back now ahead of this next block of games and hopefully we can pick up our first victory.”

If the Exiles want to finally end their winless run they will have to do it the hard way with games against Wasps, Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints all coming up before the end of the month.

However Reynolds insists his team will not shirk away from the challenge in front of them.

“There are no easy games but the next few games will be especially tough. They are three of the top teams,” he added.

“They will be missing a few international players but they still have great players. Saying that, it’s three great chances to test ourselves and hopefully we can take something out of that, whether its or losing bonus point or even better, a victory.”

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