Glos proving critics wrong

Date published: April 19 2015

Gloucester showed they are better than their Premiership form suggests in beating Exeter to reach the Challenge Cup final.

Director of rugby David Humphreys feels the Cherry and Whites proved some critics wrong with their 30-19 win over the Chiefs at Kingsholm to set up a final against Edinburgh.

Tries from Billy Meakes and Jonny May were enough to see off a stubborn Chiefs outfit, and carry unbeaten Gloucester into the final as they look to make up for poor Premiership form that has seen them slip to ninth in the table.

However after Edinburgh dismantled the Dragons in the other semi-final, Humphreys knows winning the final will not be easy.

"Edinburgh were very impressive in defeating the Dragons," said Humphreys. "It's the best I've seen them play all season.

"To be in the final is massive for both clubs and gives us an opportunity to take something out of our season.

"It was a complete performance from the first minute to the last. We've been criticised throughout the season for not doing that and we knew if we were to beat Exeter we had to be on the very top of our game.

"We didn't panic, our set piece was strong and we defended well when they came back at us as I knew they would.

"Our league position is not an accurate reflection of our season as we are a better team than that."