Newcastlle Falcons' scrum-half Warren Fury has lived up his name, declaring himself annoyed and ready for revenge after his side's bonus-point loss in France last weekend.
Beaten 23-16 by Brive on Saturday, the stand-in captain said: “I was upset, to be honest with you.
“We felt like we left a number of opportunities on the field in Brive, and we should have taken control of the game to a much greater extent than we managed in the end.
“I am especially looking forward to them coming over to Kingston Park in January, and I can’t wait for that game. Revenge we want, and revenge we will take.”
Handed captaincy duties with Will Welch at home and Ally Hogg only on the bench, the Welshman said: “It was a huge honour to selected in the team for starters, and then to captain the club in Welchy’s absence over in Brive was a bonus.
“I felt privileged to have represented a great club like Newcastle, and it was not something I took lightly.
“I had captained London Wasps once before, back in the day, but this was the first time in many years and I hope I did the job they wanted me to.”
Leading his team around the field in an unflustered manner, he added: “My style is just to get on with it, really, and I am not someone who runs around shouting and screaming.
“I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it was made into an easy transition for me by the leaders we have throughout the team.”
Having spent the past two weekends racking up the air miles with trips to Bucharest and Brive, Fury chose the positive angle, stating: “It has been a hell of a fortnight for the boys with all of the travel we have done, but seeing new places is one of the bonuses of that.
“We have experienced great crowds in both Romania and France, and we are thoroughly looking forward to going to Italy in December when we meet Calvisano.”
Next up for the Falcons is a home date with one of the scrum-half’s former clubs when London Irish make the trip north on Sunday, the Amlin Challenge Cup giving way to the return to Aviva Premiership rugby.
Fury said: “You know with London Irish they are always going to have talented players, and be looking to play some good stuff.
“We want to win every single game we play in every competition, and that has always been our mind-set.
“At the end of the day they are only flesh and bone, and they have got to worry about us, not the other way around.”