Rhys Crane says London Welsh are out to prove their doubters wrong in the Aviva Premiership this season.
Welsh are the bookies’ favourites to be relegated straight back to the Championship, despite recruiting heavily over the summer.
Wing Crane has previous top-flight experience with Bath and Sale and is delighted to be back there.
“We know we are going to be up against it, but we are relishing the challenge,” he said.
“The guys are chomping at the bit.
“We have got to change people’s preconceptions about London Welsh.
“Hopefully we can change a few minds and attract some more fans as well.”
Crane overcame a severe hamstring injury to feature for Welsh in their play-off final victory over Bristol.
Now he is hoping to play more of a regular role.
“I’m just thankful I have got through pre-season, but I will still take it a week at a time,” said Crane.
“Everyone will get their opportunity, you have just got to take it with both hands when it comes.
“It will be great to be back in the Premiership.”
- Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
Latest Sport news
- Trio are injury doubts for Oxford United's clash with Bury tomorrow
- I just rely on my instinct, says Oxford United keeper Simon Eastwood after penalty save
- Liam Sercombe frustrated at Oxford United's failure to get a win
- It’s two points dropped, says Oxford United boss Michael Appleton
- HORSE RACING: Snow Leopardess sparkles for Charlie Longsdon
- FOOTBALL: Oxford City defeated by classy late strike
- RESULTS: Weekend March 25-26
- FOOTBALL: Banbury United's play-off bid hit by defeat at Stratford
- FOOTBALL: North Leigh make it two wins in a row, Didcot beaten by late freak goal and Wantage delay relegation with draw
- FOOTBALL: Jack Dunmall hits cracking winner for Kidlington