Nowell eyes another crack at the Premiership

Date published: June 2 2016

Exeter winger Jack Nowell wants his team to go one step further in next year's Premiership tournament and lift the trophy after going down 28-20 to Saracens at Twickenham.

Exeter staged a good second-half comeback to get themselves back in the game after trailing 23-6 at half-time, however Saracens pulled away in the last six minutes when full-back Alex Goode went over for the match-winning try.

Nowell told the official Exeter Chiefs website that they will learn from this experience and move forward with pre-season training, which gets underway in the near future.

“The first thing Rob just said in the changing rooms was pre-season is going to be hard, but so it should be,” said Nowell.

“Obviously the boys have got a bit of time off now to rest and recover and we’ll do the same once the summer tours are over, but then we’ll all come back in and get ready to go again.”

Nowell added that his team will use the disappointment of losing out in a final to push to greater heights next season and paid tribute to the whole squad for their efforts this season.

“It’s not just been about the 15 guys who start or those on the bench, it’s been a whole squad thing throughout the season,” added the 23-year-old.

“All the players, all the staff, everyone has done their bit. 

“It’s been a long season for all of us, but it’s one we have enjoyed as well. As a club these are the games you want to be involved in and although we’ve come up short in the final, there is no point dwelling on it too much, it’s about moving forward again.”