Steph Reynolds started at full back as Gloucester Rugby went down to defeat at Saracens on Thursday evening and the speedster reacted to what he felt was a great experience for the young Gloucester squad.
"It wasn't the best result obviously but a good send off for some of the boys but despite being unlucky in some facets of the game, all the boys put a really strong shift in.
"We put a lot of young boys out, a lot of academy boys coming through the system but they fronted up really well against a really physical Saracens team."
The Vitality Challenge game, held in the heart of Central London at the Honorable Artillery Company was a unique host to the game and Reynolds enjoyed the quality of the pitch, which was suitable for running rugby.
"It was a fantastic place to play on, a fantastic pitch and I'd never actually heard of the place before but it was a great track to get out and run around on.
"At a venue like that, for some of the boys I hope it was a good experience to end their Gloucester career. For the boys coming through as well, hopefully it was a good experience for them as well."
Speaking to GRTV at preseason training this Tuesday, new signing Willi Heinz gave an update on his recovery from a leg injury and expressed his enjoyment since his arrival in new surroundings with Gloucester Rugby.
Speaking to GRTV after the 22-23 defeat against Bordeaux-Begles which denied Gloucester a place in next season's European Rugby Champions Cup, Nick Wood rued the momentary lapse in concentration which allowed the French side to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Henry Trinder, Matt Banahan and Jack Yeandle all spoke of their excitement for the West Country Challenge Cup at this afternoon's launch in front of the iconic West Country landmark, the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
With Gloucester Rugby's international stars on intensive camps across the world, it was just Sila Puafisi in competitive action this weekend, playing his part in Tonga's strong 28-18 triumph over Canada in Vancouver.
Rugby World Cup 2015 is on track to be the biggest Rugby World Cup to date following an increase in ticket capacity to 2.45 million for the third largest global sporting event, hosted in England and in Cardiff later this year.
Hooker Tom Lindsay was one of the new arrivals at Kingsholm this summer, moving from Wasps after six seasons in the black and gold. However, he told the club website that he's already feeling very much at home in Gloucester.
The first phase of preseason training is almost over for the Gloucester Rugby first team squad. It's been tough, but Billy Burns is working hard to be in the best possible shape for the upcoming season.