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."
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
Matt Kvesic was a try scorer and recipient of the Man of the Match award in Sunday's 35-10 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Zebre. He praised the Italian side for their spirited opposition and admitted that next week's return game will be a tough one.
After a tense opening half hour in Parma, the game turned just before half time as the home team had David Odiete red carded and Gloucester took full advantage, running in three second half tries to secure the bonus point and the victory over Zebre by 32 points to 16.