RUGBY UNION: Welsh must get better, insists flanker Browne

Bicester Advertiser: Daniel Browne wins a lineout against Gloucester Daniel Browne wins a lineout against Gloucester

FLANKER Daniel Browne says London Welsh must improve when they host Saracens in front of the ESPN cameras tomorrow.

Having won consecutive matches against Exeter and Sale, Welsh surrendered a 25-21 lead in Sunday’s 31-25 home defeat to Gloucester.

“It was pretty disappointing to lose our winning run,” said Browne.

“We let it slip away and we really must improve for next weekend.

“Gloucester are a good side, but we had tried really hard during the week to be ready for it.

“We made a few sloppy errors, especially for their first try.

“It’s difficult to pinpoint anything that went wrong really. We lacked a bit of smartness to stay in the game and close it out.”

Meanwhile, former Bath and England lock Danny Grewcock says promoted teams like Welsh are better prepared than ever for Premiership survival.

“We seem to say it every year, but from the Premiership down rugby in this country is getting tougher and tougher, all the way down to the National Leagues,” said Grewcock.

“London Welsh have obviously come up this year and it will be tough, but having spent a few years at the top of the Championship puts them in good stead I think.

“Everyone is expecting them to go straight back down, but I don’t think it will be as simple as that.

“The Championship is so strong that it really sets you up well for the Premiership, and this league is stronger with teams like London Welsh in it now”

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