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Posted Sunday, September 20th 2020

Thacker relishing home semi final

Harry Thacker says the Bears are relishing a home semi-final against Bordeaux but insists they must tighten up their game if they are to reach the final of the European Challenge Cup.

Seven tries saw Pat Lam’s men storm into the last four with a 56-17 demolition of Dragons – and the hooker says the Bears are satisfied but striving for improvement ahead of next Friday’s clash.

“We said before that it was all about the end result and getting the win,” said Thacker.

'When we click, we play some nice stuff'

“We probably didn’t control it as well as we wanted, especially in the first 10 or 15 minutes, we were a bit scrappy with our play and maybe tried to force it a bit, but we showed in passages that when we’re on, we’re on, and we’ve known that all season.

“There’s a lot to tighten up, but the result is what we wanted, and we came through at the end. We’ve played a lot of games, so to finish off strong like that is testament to the work that everyone has been putting in behind the scenes and the recovery.

“We’re clicking at times, but we’ve still got loads to work on. The more we progress in this competition, moments like that first 10 or 15 minutes could cost us against other sides. So, there’s still plenty to work on, but when it clicks, we play some nice stuff.

“A home semi is huge, we don’t underestimate playing here. It’s nice to have a full week turnaround but we’ll recover and come in on Monday ready to go again.”


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