Director of Rugby's Blog
Winter has come...
14 Jan 2017
Winter has finally set in and unfortunately our game at Stirling was the only Premiership game to lose out to the weather. However results elsewhere seemed go our way. Currie losing to Heriots means neither can catch us so a top four play off place is now a certainty.
Hawick's crucial win over Hawks was a blow to the Glasgow club in their effort to be in the top two. Mathematically we now know we need 8 points from 4 games to ensure a home semi final and with Hawks still to play Ayr, something above us has to give way. However, the aim for us after what’s become an extended break hasn’t changed; its still simple, we just need to keep concentrating on winning games.
Next Saturday's league game against Watsonians will be tough. They put Gala to the sword and will come to the Greenyards full of confidence. We will need to be fully focused and as determined as we were in our last competitive game a month ago in order to keep the momentum going.
With the semi-finals of the play-offs scheduled for the week before Melrose Sevens it could be a great opportunity to put the club, it’s facilities, and supporters on show in an effort to put on a big sporting occasion and a good day out.
That’s the ambition set, and the prize at stake for all involved. Four nail-biting Bt Premiership games to play and the small matter of a home cup-tie against Currie on the 28th and it’s only January.
The Storm have now officially won the Bt National One Reserve League as Hawick YM have been thrown out of the league for non fulfilment of fixtures. Two years in a row and great for all the boys concerned.
See you Saturday,