Jean-Baptiste Bruzulier insists Worcester Cavaliers are making a big statement after making it three wins from three in the Aviva A League.
Tries from James Stephenson, Bruzulier and Mat Gilbert, and seven points from the boot of Robbie Keith, helped Cavaliers to a 22-16 victory over Northampton Wanderers on Monday night.
And skipper Bruzulier admits every player is out to prove a point.
He said: “With the Cavaliers there’s a good atmosphere. The boys come out and play to make a point. We’re here to make a statement.
“If we’re performing well it’s urging the first-team boys to up their game.
“Huw Taylor had to step up in the lineouts and did an incredible job. Miles Edwards did well coming off the bench, Mat Gilbert produced a big effort and Robbie Keith did well.
“Everyone stepped up to the mark to make sure we came out with the win.”
The victory, which included a superb individual try from Bruzulier, capped a fine birthday for the 22-year-old.
But he assured it meant more than that, as beating top-class opponents on a regular basis is speaking volumes about the direction the club is heading.
He added: “It was just like a normal day but to score a try and get another win for the Cavs was awesome.
“Everybody put their body on the line and everybody was up for the contest.
“Northampton are a huge club so any side they bring up is going to be a test.
“Like Dean says, we’re making something new here at Warriors and for us to be turning over big Premiership clubs like Leicester, Northampton and Gloucester – that’s where we want to be with the first-team.
“And with the Cavaliers beating them, we’re making a big statement.”
With three games left to play in the Aviva A League Northern Conference, Cavaliers sit in second place and on course for a potential semi-final.
But Bruzulier admitted the youngsters will keep their feet firmly on the ground.
He concluded: “We’ll still take it game by game. If we can beat Sale then we’ve got a great chance of getting to the semis.
“We’ll continue to work hard and the boys will be up for it again. We will certainly be looking to make it four out of four.”