Director of Rugby's Blog
03 Sep 2017
Round 1 of the new campaign saw us come out of the starting blocks with an impressive display of attacking rugby with a more aggressive defensive mindset added to last weeks performance. A very satisfying display indeed and a rousing show of intent.. Its good to see such an attacking minded effort and im sure thats the way we intend to continue. I have no doubt when looking at the results elsewhere that a number of clubs will be as equally pleased with their performances, probably none more so than Boroughmuir our next opponents.
This weeks fixture has an added touch of interest as Boroughmuir now have Mr Carmichael and Mr Hoyland as draft pros. It defies logic as to why Scottish Club Rugby lacks the empathy to allow players to continue with a club they came from prior to their contracts--should they wish to do so. Everyone loses out, the kids who look up to them as heroes, the supporters who want to follow their careers and the players who i'm sure feel more comfortable in a known environment. . Its just daft. So if the boys are made available by Edinburgh then i have no doubt they will be given a very warm welcome back to the club, just not in the way it should be if we genuinely want to improve the game
But hey ho that's me off my high horse
The STORM lost their first game in around 18 months after going down 19-25. The squad yesterday had an average age of 19 yrs 3 months which all goes well for the future especially when players of the quality of James Head, Austin Lockington, George Taylor, Aaaron Welch, Ali Grieve and Andrew Jardine are all out injured and when back will strengthen our player base. The club is very fortunate to have such a group of players so lets hope the season unfolds positively
The Wasps eventually went down to Hawick Psa as they suffered a couple of injuries to what is already a thin squad . As happens at times we have a year group small in number but not in talent. As always numbers count at this level so lets hope the boys recover quickly
It was great to see 22 ladies available for their first fixture against Broughton. Mathew Wilkie our Womens Coach has worked hard to link up with Liberton in a joint initiative and i would like to thank everyone for their contribution and indeed their fine opening display. Although they lost they played well and will gain a lot of confidence as they go forward.
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