BLAIR ITCHING TO FASHION PREMIERSHIP POINTS
The experienced Scotland international believes December is a big month for the Falcons as they look to cement a mid-table berth going into the New Year.
And Blair, who was filming a feature with BT Sport at Barbour’s South Shields Factory Shop on Monday morning alongside teammate Phil Godman, insists this weekend’s showdown could be the springboard for his side.
“It’s a big game for us and we need to take some points out of these next few Premiership games,” said the talented scrum-half.
“It doesn’t get any easier for us after facing Northampton, but we enjoy playing at Kingston Park and I don’t think many teams in the league like the trip up to the North East, especially with the weather turning and the wind starting to pick up.
“Worcester are at the bottom at the moment, but they have a quality squad and I’m envisaging them to win some games at some stage and we need to get a couple of wins to get ourselves comfortable and play with some confidence,” he added.
The Falcons welcome the South Londoners to Kingston Park on the back of Saturday’s 18-0 defeat at Northampton Saints, a result that was hard to take for Blair and co according to the plucky No.9.
He said: “It was a really frustrating afternoon, particularly when we weathered the storm during the first 15 to 20 minute period.
“They didn’t take the kicks at goal when awarded the penalties, and I thought we dealt with the pressure well. We then came back into the game with some concerted pressure of our own but we didn’t get any points on the score board as a result.
“Through all the endeavour we showed and the attitude we had in defence, it was disappointing not to have anything to show for our efforts.”
Taking the positives from their Franklin’s Gardens experience, Blair added: “There were definitely a lot of positives to take from the game.
“We knew this year was going to be a tough one and to come to Franklin’s Gardens and get a result was always going to be a big ask. We made four or five line breaks but just couldn’t make the most of those opportunities presented to us.”
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