Walder calls for training transfer versus Quins

Sunday 31 January 2016 Written by: Adam

Falcons attack coach is calling on his side to play as they’ve trained this afternoon, as the team look to take back to back wins against Harlequins.

A polished five try performance on the final day of the 2014/15 season saw the Falcons take a 37-21 win over Connor O Shea’s side, and with the team in a good vein of form on home soil, the former fly half wants his charges to build momentum by growing the tally to four wins from four.

“I think going into the game we are conscious of our home form in general, we managed a bonus point win against Connacht where we attacked a little bit better, we took the Bath game and dogged out a win in atrocious conditions.”

“Over the years Kingston Park has been a bit of a stronghold for us and it’s important we get back to that. We love it when the crowd get behind us and with a good crowd in on Sunday, hopefully we can give them a lot to shout about.”

Much has been made in the build up to the game about international absentees, but with the motivation to close the gap to table topping Saracens and to retake the third place they surrendered to Leicester on Saturday, Walder believes their international call ups will have limited impact.

“There’s no easy games in the Premiership, Quins were third coming into this weekend and are playing some great rugby. They beat Saracens at home last time out and will be a tough opponent.“

“We can’t think that because there are five guys away that they are going to roll over, the guys that are coming in for those away will be keen to do the business and claim the shirt. They have great strength in depth and are going to be pretty strong.”

“We have to look at what we do and stick to script and if we play like we have trained this week then we can take the win.”

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