Simon Hammersley says Newcastle Falcons will have to be on their A game on Saturday if they are to prevail against Bristol Rugby (kick-off 3pm).
The Falcons are looking to head into the start of the 2016/17 European season by taking a third Aviva Premiership Rugby win, while Andy Robinson’s side head to the North East in search of a first victory of the season - the full-back expecting a tough test from the Ashton-Gate-based side.
Speaking to Falcons TV, Hammersley said, “Bristol have had it pretty tough playing a lot of good teams so far, and maybe haven’t hit their best game yet.
“They have a big pack with a few good players in the back row like Lam and Crane, who are really dangerous if you let them get into their game. Backs-wise they’ve got a pretty pacy back three with Varndell and Edwards.
“Tusi Pisi is both mercurial and can make something from nothing, so we are going to have to be on our A game to get another win here.”
To hear more from Hammersley, including his thoughts on his summer involvement with England Saxons in South Africa, click here to head to Falcons TV