Hammersley wants to focus on Exeter

Date published: March 10 2016

Newcastle Falcons' Simon Hammersley has urged his team to shift their focus to Exeter Chiefs ahead of their Premiership meeting at Sandy Park on Saturday.

The relegation-battled side suffered their first loss at Kingston Park in over three months when they went down 15-14  to Worcester on Friday, placing them second from bottom on the log.

The 22-year-old full-back said they now have to power through their preparation and are looking forward to the weekend's away fixture.

"We can't take too long to dwell on it. We have got to quickly get back to business, and we can't allow last Friday to undo the good work we have put in recently," Hammersley told the Express & Echo.

"In sport you suffer setbacks from time to time, but you're in work on Monday looking to lay the groundwork to put it right the following weekend. By the end of Tuesday we have reviewed it and analysed the bits we need to take on board, then it is full focus on Exeter and looking to motor on."

"Exeter are a good all-round side with sharp backs and a big back-row who carry the ball well. We know we will be challenged in all areas, and we are looking forward to it.

Exeter, who are second on the points table, started their season well and have bagged ten wins from 15 matches, while Newcastle have only been able to secure four triumphs in 15 games.

"Exeter started the season well and we know they are a good side. Our two visits to Sandy Park last season proved what a tough place it is to play, and it is just a matter of regrouping from the Worcester game."