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Moreno happy with his day's work

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Prop Alex Moreno was delighted to play his part in a good team performance and Guinness Premiership victory at Gloucester on Saturday.

The 34-year-old took over the No3 shirt in the absence of Martin Castrogiovanni and Julian White to earn only his third start of the season.

“It was a pretty tough game,” said Moreno, a former international with Argentina and Italy. “I am very happy for the team.

“Gloucester have a very good front row and a heavy second row too. I think we had three or four bad scrums but then we pushed well in a couple. When we lost a back rower (Ben Herring) it was difficult, but we did not panic and we showed unbelievable defence and we tackled absolutely everything.

“We worked very hard for our two tries and they were good scores. It is a big win there.”

Moreno’s last start was in the win at Leeds Carnegie back in November, but he came through the full 80 minutes at Kingsholm – despite taking a heavy knock in the closing stages.

“It was brilliant to get the full 80 minutes,” he said. “You need to be in position to play and you need to take your chance if you are selected. I like playing for the team, for the boys, and doing my best.

“I had a bang on the head in the last few minutes but then we still had work to do and I get back in for some more scrums!”