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29.1.17

29 Jan 2017

There's always a point in the season when the strength of the squad gets tested. Whilst we know from the outset the u20's who are selected for the 6 Nations leave the club game for 8 weeks or so it's the unexpected that tests the mindset. Every day saw another wee twist or two as we set about picking a squad for this cup tie. Anton Bresler succumbed to his HI test after having had knock last week and George Taylor was pulled out on Friday. Dan Elkington wasn't right in the warm up so had to withdraw minutes before kick off.
The lads who came in after having performed so well for the Storm, had all earned their right to start and to a man played superbly. Big Aaron Welsh looked comfortable and at ease on his Premiership debut, Patrick Anderson played well and Thomas Klein took his try superbly. Gavin Wood looked none the worse for having caught a 6am train from London and deserves our thanks for making such a effort to get back. Callum Crookshanks also made his debut at prop and should be very pleased with his day.
James Head was man of the match and Grant Runciman at times simply defies logic, brave just doesn't cover it. Callum Wilde showed that he is a club man to be admired, he never lets you down and gives all he's got .
All in all a job well done and a very satisfying day to see the squad pull together reflecting the current mood and the continuing development of our younger players.
Not only have we secured our 1/4 final place on the 4th March we now know the postponed Stirling game will move to the 11th March which keeps us in action pre play off time.
The draw will take place on Wednesday, there are no easy ties left so what will be will be. A home tie would be good but that's probably too much to ask for.

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