As England Under 20s prepare to face their South African counterparts in the final of the Junior World Championship on Friday, back rower Ross Moriarty took time out to chat to the club website and preview the big game.
"In the final, we have to do the same again, match them physically, run them around and then earn the right to express ourselves and run in some tries."
With Ireland defeated in the semi-final, the English set up a meeting with the Springboks after they overcame hosts New Zealand, and Moriarty knows that the match is a huge one for the holders, and the task ahead is an exciting one.
"I'm really looking forward to the game and the final. It's a huge game for me and for it to be at Eden Park, one of the best stadiums in the world, it doesn't get any better."
"It's going to be a big physical game against the Springboks, and we know that. They will be looking at their kicking game a lot so we have to make sure we get it right on the pitch.
"They picked a squad for the conditions, big abrasive lads for the rain but the conditions out here have been alright. It's obvious they will look to physically dominate teams but we do have to step up and match them in that department and I know that we definitely can.
"The game in last year's tournament was tough, we matched them physically and we know, had we had an extra few minutes, we would have won that game."
The game against Ireland saw the English blow their Six Nations' opponents away in the opening half to reach the semi-final, in a performance that Moriarty was thrilled with.
With tour mates, Henry Purdy and Callum Braley heading back with Moriarty to begin their Gloucester careers at the end of the tournament, the back rower is really excited about the new faces in the squad.
"Both players are going to have big parts to play next season at the club, I know Callum from Hartpury so it's good to be back with him, and then I get on really well with Henry. He's a super player and both lads, along with Billy will fit in really well in an exciting squad next year."
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.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Speaking to the local media this week, front rower John Afoa is familiar with the challenge of Connacht from his time in Belfast, and the World Cup winner is fully aware of the challenge they pose ahead of Sunday's meeting in the Champions Cup play off
Speaking ahead of Gloucester's European Rugby Champions play-off against Connacht on Sunday (Kingsholm, 3:30pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted that he's glad to have more players available than in recent weeks ahead of a tough fixture.
Nick Wood captained the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, and the experienced front rower expressed his pride in the young squad in defeat to Bath on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season.
Lewis Ludlow scored Gloucester's opening try in the 30-50 defeat at Bath on Saturday, part of an impressive performance by the young back row forward. Speaking after the game, he paid tribute to the young Gloucester side who went toe to toe with the Aviva Premiership semi-finalists.
Tongan international forward Sione Kalamafoni returns after injury to take up his usual place in the back row as Gloucester look to finish their season on a high against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday.
Gloucester Rugby is delighted to confirm that 18 year old Mat Protheroe, a product of Hartpury College and one of the brightest young talents in the English game, has signed a senior contract at Kingsholm.