Thursday 10 January 2019

Match Preview Prem15: Accies v Hawick

Saturday 12 January 2019
1st XV v Hawick, RP, 14:00
We lost our away match to Hawick by just four points and earned a try bonus in the process, with Hawick just edging us out by capitalising on a few mistakes at crucial points in the game. On the whole, it was a game we could have won and we hope to see the squad bring the same determination to Saturday's encounter.

Coach's Comments
"Changes a-plenty this week, after what was a one-sided physical encounter against Boroughmuir last week. We have another new centre partnership, with Robbie Kent moving in from the wing to support Neil Armstrong, in his first start since being injured on a tour with the Waterboys. Vincent Hart replaces Mill at 10 and Tom Brown is released this week to take his place on the left wing. Rory Simpson earns a start at hooker and is joined by Ronan Seydak, who returns from Australia.

"I am not concerned with trying to be better than Hawick come the weekend – ability counts for nothing against Bruce McNeil and his ever-improving team. Heads down, sleeves rolled up and hands dirty is the only way we can approach the game; focussing on anything else is simply redundant."

1st XV v Hawick

2nd XV v Biggar, Hartree Mill, 14:00
Mid-table Biggar will no doubt be wanting to get a better result at home than the 3-48 loss they suffered when they came to Raeburn Place and will consequently be a much tougher proposition for us. Although we are at the top of the league, we are only five points ahead of Currie, who now have two games in hand, so every match is crucial for us.

3rd XV v Thebans, Roseburn, 14:00
We knocked up a cricket score of 108-0 against Thebans when we played them at home earlier in the season. They have only won one game, against Lismore-Portobello, and are languishing at the bottom of the league. Although we never take anything for granted, we would hope to record another large win in order to bolster our points difference in case the league ends up being decided on the differential.

Onwards & upwards!


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