London Welsh head coach Rowland Phillips wants his men to forget about losing and start remembering what its like to win, writes Damian Dolan.

The exiles’ return to the training pitch last Monday coincided with the announcement of next season’s Championship fixtures and the signings of Brendon Snyman and Thretton Palamo.

The pair of signatures takes Phillips’ summer business to 15 confirmed new additions, thus far.

And the head coach, who oversaw the last five games of last season’s winless campaign in the top flight, wants his men to rediscover the form that brought Championship glory in 2014 and 2012.

“It’s really good to be back. It doesn’t feel as though we’ve been away too long,” said Phillips.

“With a lot of players retained from last season, it’s a pretty tight group even from day one.

“We have to be mentally, physically and tactically prepared for what is going to be a really tough season.

“We’ve got to make sure that we’ve got the confidence and the belief that this is a winning team.

“Last season isn’t something we’re dwelling on. There are things we can learn from last season.

“We got the chance to see what people are like under pressure, players and coaches alike, and we showed we were competitive to a point.”

The task of winning promotion falls on the shoulders of a playing squad bolstered on Monday by the additions of Snyman from Montauban and Palamo, who joins on a season long loan from Saracens.

“Our recruitment has gone well. We’ve strengthened the areas needed, with a lot of quality,” added Phillips.