Big Ben wants Gloucester Rugby to be the best with the ball
INSTINCT will make Gloucester one of the most explosive attacking teams in the Premiership, believes Ben Morgan.
The excited number eight has tipped Gloucester's powerful runners to wreak top-flight havoc once they become fully accustomed to how each other operates.
The 23-year-old thinks the Cherry and Whites are reacting to each other rather than playing as a natural unit.
But as the new squad settles down, Morgan said Gloucester's front-foot power will only increase.
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Backing Nigel Davies' men to keep improving, the former Dursley RFC man said Gloucester's ambition is to be the league's most dangerous marauding pack.
He explained: "It was great to gain some yards up front at London Irish last week, and the challenge is to keep improving on that.
"We want to be the best pack, and we want to be the best at carrying the ball and creating holes up front.
"So to do that we've still got a long way to go, but it's an exciting challenge.
"Each week we're improving, and as we're a new team, the more game-time we have together, the more we know how each other plays.
"So as that improves we can feed off each other.
"At the moment I think we're still reacting rather than expecting things.
"All the different players that can have a positive and dangerous effect, everyone's just growing and growing.
"And a few more games down the line, I think we're going to see some very explosive play.
"There's definite potential, but we've just got to make sure we convert it.
"It's massively important to cut out our errors, because that just puts us on the back-foot.
"If we can sharpen up then I think we're going to run in some great tries."
Gearing up for his first local derby in Gloucester colours, Morgan said the Cherry and Whites must stop inviting pressure onto themselves in the first quarter of contests.
Gloucester take on Worcester Warriors at Sixways on Saturday (kick-off 1.30pm), less than two weeks after the Kingsholm club's United side hammered the Worcester second string 82-0 at the same ground.
Morgan and the majority of the first team were in the stands to watch that 14-try demolition job, and now he hopes the first XV can record a win at Sixways too.
Expecting a far more rigorous challenge, Morgan said another big pack effort will be required.
The former Llanelli Scarlets loose forward ran in his first Gloucester try last week in the 40-31 victory over London Irish, admitting it was great to get off the mark for his new club.
He continued: "The derby game is massively important.
"We went up there on the Monday night to watch the A League performance, and that was outstanding.
"We know that we've got to raise our performance from last week, to take it to them, especially in a local derby.
"It was great to get that try against Irish, especially the timing, because it helped us shift the momentum, scoring just before half-time.
"And we came out in the second half and took it to them.
"Once we started playing in the right areas and we put them under pressure, then we were always in with a good chance, and we've got to do the same thing again at Worcester."
Backing Gloucester to keep dominating the latter stages of clashes, Morgan added: "I feel quite a bit fitter this year, and that's helped.
"But there's a real ethos among everyone to take the time, do extra work together, and that's paying off.
"We've really stepped up the tempo in the second half of games so far, and we've just got to cut out our errors in the first half to put us in a strong place.
"But the work that we're doing is really promising."