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 the local media this week, back row flanker Jacob Rowan said that he is excited for the challenge at the Ricoh Arena this Sunday, and added that the players know the responsibility is theirs to deliver against the league leaders.
Ben Morgan was on media duty this week, and as Gloucester prepare for Sunday's trip to Wasps, the number eight is looking forward to see Gloucester go toe-to-toe with another of the Aviva Premiership's front runners.
Tom Marshall scored his first Gloucester try in the 31-23 win over Saracens on Friday evening and was named Man of the Match. Talking to GRTV, he praised the forwards for setting the tone on the night.
Matt Scott was on media duty this week, and the Scottish international spoke about the benefit of having a full week of training with his club mates and the determination to get back to performing well against Saracens this Friday evening.
After the disappointment of last weekend's performance at Leicester, Director of Rugby David Humphreys told GRTV that he expects a big response from Gloucester in Friday's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Saracens (kick off 7:45pm).
Gloucester battled bravely against Wasps on Sunday, but it was a case of taking chances at the Ricoh Arena. Gloucester didn't make the most of theirs while Wasps did, and that proved to be the difference.
Gloucester were competitive for long periods at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday afternoon, but were left to rue a host of missed scoring opportunities throughout as Wasps hit back to earn a 35-22 Aviva Premiership win.
Gloucester's Ciaran Knight made his first start at tighthead prop, Henry Walker made his first appearance as a second half replacement and Alex Seville also featured as England U20s might it three from three in the U20s Six Nations with a 46-0 win over Italy in Darlington on Friday night.