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Great Weekend at The Office!!

Could who ever was insisting on buying me a drink on Saturday please explain to my wife why I was incapable of speaking for the entire 3 hour trip to Spain on Sunday morning. On dear I wasnt in a good place. But all refreshed now as I look forward to some tapas and a wee beer. It's easy to let emotion take over from intellect and sometimes you have to sit down together and have a wee blether. That would be an understatement if you happened to be near our dressing room at half time. We really had dug ourselves a hole as we appear to love allowing individual errors to be compounded at vital moments in a game. Let's say half time wasn't a place for the faint hearted but boy did the players react well. A man down for 9 minutes and 20.10 down it was clear 1 more error would go a long way towards losing the game. The boys were outstanding in the second half and showed great character to come back and win the game. The forwards were dominant and set a great platform to take the 5 points. Consistency is the ingredient we need to find as we move forward to Stirling then Heriot's. You only have to look at Scotland's game on Sunday to see how difficult it is to stop committed opposition and have no intention of allowing you an easy day at the office. We are involved in a very competitive league and must improve to do well but Saturday was a step forward and a great confidence boost after the disappointment of the previous week. The Storm had an outstanding result beating a very experienced Gala side 27 - 20. There are a good number of players who hopefully will come through the system into the firsts. It's very interesting speaking to Robbie Brown who believes that the difference now from when he played is significant in terms of the maturity and physical strength now required to progress into senior rugby. Premiership rugby is full on and the Reserve league of a good standard. The Wasps under new coaches Stuart Johnson and Ciaran Hogg guided by Robbie continued their good start to the season by beating table toppers Peeble 37 - 15 and remain unbeaten as is the woman's team. Our youth section is buzzing at the moment ,the organisation is outstanding, the numbers superb. Unfortunately I wasn't in situ on Sunday for our Mini Tournament but I'm sure it went well and I thank everyone for their hard work! It really is a pleasure to be involved at the moment with everyone pulling in the same direction - good results are just the icing on the cake.
....and finally the SRU have provided a short collection of clips from P1 matches - click here to watch.

Mike Dalgetty
Director of Rugby

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