Sentimental Bresler in the spotlight on landmark appearance

Warriors lock Anton Bresler appreciated but did not entirely enjoy being in the spotlight when he led out the side on his 50th appearance against Harlequins at Sixways.

Bresler had to be cajoled into taking his place at the front of the line when Warriors ran onto the pitch but appreciated the gesture of his team-mates and a post-match presentation of a cartoon drawing to celebrate the landmark.

“I normally don’t enjoy having the spotlight on me but they have made it a really special evening, particularly with the victory,” Bresler said.

“Putting me on the spot is quite awkward but it is really special. I appreciate these kind of moments. I’m quite a sentimental bloke and these small things really mean a lot to me.”

A 29-14 victory over Harlequins made it an evening to remember for Bresler, who played a key role in a dominant display from the pack.

“We always say we want to set a good platform in any game through our pack, through our tight five and through our set piece and I think we did that really well,” he said.

“There were probably moments that let us down with all the penalties against us. But we are a young team with a new coaching staff so we can just improve.

“We have the fundamentals in place. The youngsters did really well last weekend at Wasps and we started really well against Gloucester.

“It could have been a different ball game against Gloucester had we had had 15 men on the park throughout.

“So there loads of positives out of all the games so far but also loads of things we need to learn from.”