Mieres proud of forward display despite loss

Ignacio Mieres admits he was proud of his side’s forward display after Warriors went toe-to-toe with last season’s Aviva Premiership finalists for an hour of this weekend’s encounter.

Warriors matched Northampton for much of the game and found themselves ahead on the hour mark before a rampant final 20 minutes from the visitors.

Mieres said: “It was a big performance by the forwards today and everyone showed what they are capable of.

“We had a massive challenge up front but the eight guys were really up for it and I’m really proud of them – their effort was amazing. So it was disappointing it slipped away from us at the end.”

Mieres dived over for the opening try after Paul Hodgson had charged down a Stephen Myler kick in the Northampton 22.
And the Argentinian says the try highlighted the desire in the squad.

He continued: “I was pleased to get a try. It was amazing work by Dodge to chase the kick and shows how committed the side are. We’ve been practising chasing kickers and it paid off with a try.”

With Warriors set to host Biarritz in an Amlin Challenge Cup clash on Thursday, Mieres believes his side are learning all the time.

He added: “Our detail dropped after 60 minutes today and Northampton took their chances well. But we are learning lessons every game and working to put them right in the week.

“We are taking every week as an opportunity to keep growing and to perform better and the Biarritz match gives us another chance to do that.”