Encouraging signs despite defeat
Despite the loss plenty of commitment shown
The new season is upon on and we began with a tough away fixture at local rivals St Mary's. We are under no illusions that this is going to be tough season for the team. We have stressed to the boys that under pressure they stay together and committed, a divided team will fall. I thought yesterday despite the scoreline we played well,our commitment was excellent and our tackling and defending was good. We played into their hands a in the first half by trying to play rugby in our half and not clearing our lines. Having said that kicking from defence is something we need to improve on. We had some good territory in the second half ,but some solid defending and poor decision making and handling cost us. Overall we have a good base from which to work from,and with the commitment they have shown all ready ,we can all look forward to an enjoyable season . Just like to mention a couple of player Jake and Jamie looked solid in the front row and mobile in the loose , Tom Rosenberg is a real force in the line out,Max and Charlie on the wings made strong tackles. It was good to see the new slim line Ollie back making his aggressive runs.