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Chances Missed

 

It's not exactly been our best start to the season and its certainly easier to think of what to say when we win but that's what makes sport so wonderful. It's  a great test of strength and character but not life threatening. The players are working really hard but unfortunately injuries are a problem when trying to prepare as we just can't get a settled team at the moment. At some point in the season every team has to deal with injuries but we certainly didn’t expect to have so many concerns so early in the day. On Saturday, Murdo Mac Andrew, Joe Helps, Bruce Dick,  Callum Anderson, Blair Hutchinson, James Head, Nick Beavon, Ross Ovens and Graeme Dodds were all missing. Nine quality players who would normally  all be in the Squad so that makes it difficult plus it has a knock on effect on the Storm who also had to deal with the absence of  both props Martin O Brien and Crooky plus Aaron Welsh, Alex Jessop and the newly married David Crawford. That’s almost an entire team that most clubs would be delighted to field on a Saturday. We can also update you on the two lads who have spent a season in New Zealand. Pumba(Grant Runciman) will now be back in December rather than October and Bruce Colvine is joining Darlington who play in English  Division National 1.  

So we head off to Hawks this week who have made a similar start to the season as ourselves. It’s a certainty that no  favours will be offered and none expected, New Anniesland is a tough place to go at the best of times but the boys are in good fettle and looking forward to the challenge.

 

Mike Dalgetty
Director of Rugby




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