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Press Notes | Jordy Reid “can’t wait” to play Exeter Chiefs on Boxing Day

“We’ve got the squad that can give this competition a real shake so we’re confident in our own ability.”

Gloucester Rugby travel down to Sandy Park on Boxing Day to face Exeter Chiefs in Round Four of the Gallagher Premiership. Ahead of the fixture, Jordy Reid faced the media and he looked ahead to the game, reviewed the Ulster win and gave a festive message to the Cherry and White supporters.

On victory over Ulster

“Obviously, we’re all pretty buzzing after that one. We went through and reviewed the game and we probably shouldn’t have let it come down to the wire like that. George (Skivington) has said about us managing the first half a bit better when we were 15 against 13.

“I think it shows the belief that the squad has and even when we’re out there Luds (Lewis Ludlow) was saying just believe. With five minutes to go, 10 points in it, anything can happen you’ve just got to believe and I think the squad really did. That’s what led to the result and the end.”

Facing Exeter Chiefs

“I can’t wait. I’ve never played on Boxing Day before, or through the Christmas period, so it’ll be a new experience for me. Obviously, a quiet Christmas but I’m really looking forward to it. We got to play Exeter last year in the restarted season and obviously they’re an awesome outfit so it’s going to be a big battle upfront and it’s one that we’re really looking forward to.

“We’ve got Ollie Atkins in our squad who was at Exeter before so he’s been giving us a little bit of inside knowledge on their game plan and their style and what they’re trying to achieve around the park. That’s been pretty handy for us to have that inside knowledge.”

Backing up last week’s result

“We’re definitely confident. We’re riding a bit of a high after the win at the weekend but I think our challenge now is to back it up with a good result back to back. We haven’t done that this season yet so that’s the challenge.

“They won the double last year so they’re obviously a class outfit but we think we’ve got the squad that can give this competition a real shake so we’re confident in our own ability.”  

A different Christmas

“I’ll be with my girlfriend at home with just a turkey. She might have a few wines but I’ll be taking it easy! I’ll have to save my dessert for after the game on Boxing Day!”

A message to the Squad of Thousands

“I just want to wish all the Gloucester Rugby fans a very merry Christmas. Hopefully you’ll be able to see your families and spend time with them. Enjoy the festive break and hopefully it’s a good end to what has been a bit of a tough year for a lot of people.”

Jordy Reid looks ahead to Exeter

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