I personally didn't think that pre-match training went as well as I would have liked, but the boys played as well as they could have done in the atrocious conditions and came away with a vital win (9-3).
The players were coming off at the end of the game saying the conditions at the Stoop were the worst they had ever played in but, fortunately, our forwards were on top of their game despite the deluge and won the battle. Someone mentioned afterwards that they were the kind of conditions that I would have relished - they're not far off!
After it rained all morning and throughout the first half, you didn't have to be a genius to work out that it wasn't a day for the backs out there. In fact, it was one of those games where the first time they saw the ball was in the dressing room afterwards!
We were hit with a bit of a triple blow beforehand with Andrew Mehrtens pulling out of training on Wednesday and failing a fitness test, along with Andy Gomarsall and Steve So'oialo. These situations, however, give opportunities for others to make their mark and the likes of Adrian Jarvis took their chance well. Competition for places is fierce at the club right now and it's a good position to be in.
The win, our sixth in eight league games, means we have now reached the 30-point mark. This is an excellent achievement given our extremely slow start but is not something we are going to take for granted. We are well aware that the big clubs we faced at the start of the season are still to come at the end, so every point in between is crucial. That said, we are a much different outfit to the one at the start of the campaign; we have our confidence back and our tails up.
Despite our revival, now is not the time to start looking at the table, or other teams around us. The table is not important right now, our job is to keep concentrated on the next game and the table will speak for itself come the end of the season.
I was slightly disappointed I have to say with a few notable omissions from Brian Ashton's first England squad which was announced last week. As much as he is a quality player and a great guy, I'm not quite sure why Mike Catt was recalled, while the likes of Andy Gomarsall and Nick Easter, who are performing wonders here for us, are ignored.
We have four players in the Saxons squad but surely the cornerstone of a side who has won six out of eight Premiership matches deserve a bit more recognition?
Back to the rugby and it's a trip to Montpellier for us in the European Challenge Cup this Friday - another good test for the lads to get their teeth into.
Harlequins fan Ed Atkin won the Etihad Airways 'Up and Under' competition at the Northampton Saints game. As a result, he and a friend have won a holiday to Abu Dhabi courtesy of Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.