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Thrush's Gloucester face big challenge

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    11 Feb 2017     Getty Images

Thrush and his Gloucester side are heading to Leicester on Saturday looking for their first win in 10 years at the Welford Road home of one of the leading clubs in England over the last decade.

Leicester have struggled this year but are still in fifth place with Gloucester three points, and three wins, behind them in eighth place.

Thrush was confident of his side's chances when talking to gloucestershirelive.co.uk.

"I don't think we actually look up to too many forward packs now as a group," he said.

"I feel like we can go out there and compete with anyone, so it's always good to go against a team like this who are renowned for being a strong team in the past and we're looking forward to seeing how we get on against them.

"They've got a lot of boys who like to go over the ball and try and slow the ball down and we want to keep our game going so, if we can look after the ball at the breakdown and set piece, we'll be in with a good shot," he said.

None of the Gloucester side have beaten Leicester at their home ground.

Gloucester are on a five-game run without defeat and in recent weeks have beaten Treviso and Bayonne in Europe and Worcester in the Premiership.

"We were expected to win those games," he said, "but I feel like we expect to win every game, no matter who we're playing against.

"If we make sure we have that kind of mindset, we're going to be a pretty tough team to beat, or challenge, against other teams, so I'm going out there expecting to win this game, and the result will look after itself."