Callum Braley, the No. 9 for Gloucester Rugby, has come out to hail his team and colleagues as well for their impressive performance in their 17-17 draw with Bath Rugby.
James Hook had sent home a last-gasp conversion thus keeping alive his side’s hope of progressing in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
For Bath, a late score by Aled Brew, and four penalties coming from the boot of Wales international Rhys Priestland had almost sealed the victory for them as they led by 17-10 a few minutes into the end of the game.
However, within the remaining minutes into the end of the game, Ben Vellacott found his way and went on to score for Gloucester, as Hook held his nerve down, thus sealing a draw for his team.
Even though he was quite disappointed that the team was unable to take home all points from the game at the Recreation Ground, Braley was full of applause for his colleagues for their late fight back which saw them share in the spoils of the game.
“Bath put us under a lot of pressure in the second half and we were really up against it but the boys dug very deep indeed. We managed to get a couple of points out of the game eventually which is always better than losing and so that’s positive,” he said.
Braley also noted that Bath had shown strength and an impressive performance as well in the second half, and should be given credit for that.
“It was scrappy out there and at half time we spoke about sticking to our systems and keep doing what we had been. We wanted more field position but we didn’t quite manage that and so you have to give credit to Bath for their performance in the second half,” he added.