MATT Garvey explained how Evesham RFC and the family of Jack Jeffery acted as a "lucky charm" during their 19-14 win over Bristol Bears.

Jeffery died whilst playing for his club Evesham on February 13 and there was a minute's applause before kick-off, where both the family and players of the first team squad joined both sets of players on the pitch to celebrate Jack's life.

They were also invited into the changing room after the game to join the Warriors players for a beer and they were also presented with a 'Jeffery 11' shirt.

Second-row Garvey spoke to the media following an emotional evening under the lights.

"It was obviously something we heavily focussed on," he said.

"We knew they (Evesham and Jack's family) were here and it was hard not to be emotional.

"That minute applause before the game at the front with the boys from Evesham, how could we not use that as a motivation to put a performance in.

"We had his family in with us after the game and we had a beer with them, we shared some words and we have offered them all of our support.

"This club is all about community and we want to be part of that, we want to help one another out and when they are hurting, we are hurting.

"They (Evesham and Jack's family) were our lucky charm today and they were our motivation and hopefully their family felt massively proud today."