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A Perfect Day


I think it was Lou Reed who sang Perfect day, Saturday was certainly that. Possibly one of our best results of the season in terms of the way we prepared for and executed our game plan. JD, Rob and James our analyst described to the players in advance the way they thought Hawick would go about  their business.They work hard for each other and have a style of play that can make it difficult for their opponents. We knew the first 20mins and the last 20 would be crucial. A good start was essential as was making them work hard throughout the game. An example of the preparation is that the players were told that at times Hawick are narrow and leave space out wide. The try from Richard Mills kick was exactly what was meant, it was noticed and executed to perfection. Right off the training ground. It wasn't just the  players who had a blinder, it must have been very satisfying indeed for the coaching team. The storm also had a great win with Pumba getting a good 40 mins under his belt. The Wasps also won their cup tie so Old Lou you had it right - A Perfect Day!
Different type of game and a different challenge this week as we head up to a very confident Heriots. I would expect the usual high scoring game and an absolute belter for spectators. This is the first of 3 away fixtures which will determine our season, each game will get harder as the weather and the availability of players affect matters.
We have 3 in the Scottish U20 6 Nations training squad - Tom Galbraith, Lewis Carmichael and Neil Irvine-Hess and 4 in the Club International squad.PEccles, Bev, Ewan Mcqullin and Fraser Thomson.
Please get yourself to Goldenacre just in case we can repeat our previous performance against the league leaders, what was it 12 tries in total. 7 for the blackandyellow. The new thing is catch phrases The Glasgow Warriors one is people make Glasgow, the Connaught one is Front up and rise up.
Ours is "Make it Happen", that's the choice really - make an excuse or make it happen. Those who have success make it happen so let's give it a go you just never know. No doubt there's at least 4 other clubs thinking the same way...

See you Saturday

Mike Dalgetty
Director of Rugby






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