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."
Gloucester have been in good form in recent weeks, but Backs Coach Tim Taylor knows that the Cherry and Whites will have to be at their best on Thursday evening (kick off 7:45pm) against a Stade Rochelais side flying high this season.
Speaking to GRTV after the bonus point win over Bristol, back row Lewis Ludlow revealed that despite a tricky first half, Gloucester backed their skills to come through, a faith that was evident in a strong second half showing.
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Gloucester's much changed side had to overcome conceding an early try on Thursday evening, but responded in style to down Stade Rochelais by 35 points to 14 in the European Rugby Challenge Cup and set up a mouthwatering return fixture next weekend.
After taking 11 points from their last three games in the Aviva Premiership, including bonus point wins against Wasps and Bristol, Gloucester will be looking to continue their good form when they welcome La Rochelle to Kingsholm.