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Rowland's assessment
John Wilkinson (IP Logged)
15 April, 2018 09:13

 
CharlieBravo
Re: Rowland's assessment
15 April, 2018 11:56
What I found interesting, and disappointing, yesterday was that there was no evidence of players playing for a place in the Championship team next season. Yes, they have won the league and are therefore promoted, and can be excused for switching off a bit, but surely the step up to Championship rugby should a very strong motivator. The post-match news that there was sickness in the camp goes a considerable way towards explaining the lacklustre performance, but where was the evidence of players pushing for a place in the Championship team next season?
Or am I missing something?

 
Rob C
Re: Rowland's assessment
Rob C (IP Logged)
15 April, 2018 12:25
Given Hull's victory away to Rosslyn Park the last two fixtures could be very tough if our current form continues.
To be fair yesterday's team had a patched up look to it and I feared Ampthill might have too much power. Further sickness obviously didn't help.
Here's hoping the squad can lift themselves for two more matches. After their tremendous achievements it would be a shame if the season peters out with more defeats.

 
Diesel74
Re: Rowland's assessment
Diesel74 (IP Logged)
15 April, 2018 12:45
Three views that only a fool could disagree with.
I might be a fool, but I'm not going to disagree.
Rowland Winter's honest appraisal: '...we didnít have that energy or ball, and with the little bit we did have, we werenít accurate enough...'
CharlieBravo's assertion that the step up to Championship Rugby should be a strong motivator and Rob C's view that the team had a 'patched up look' and sickness not helping are spot on.
But Rob C, for me, has it nailed on when he says: 'After their tremendous achievements it would be a shame if the season peters out with more defeats.'
Amen to that.
Mark

 
Wazeroonie
Re: Rowland's assessment
Wazeroonie (IP Logged)
15 April, 2018 15:17
That's two weeks running that RW has mentioned motivation/complacency. Illness and injury doesn't help of course, but I didn't think that Cov looked like they would win yesterday. Just not firing. With the fantastic achievement of winning the league early, the season is in real danger of flatlining somewhat. DMP will be a tough game, regardless of Cov's home record. Couple that with Hull the week after, who will possibly be playing for their NL1 lives. I think we were all hoping for the good form to last to the end of the season and into the summer.

 
elmo's hero's
Re: Rowland's assessment
elmo's hero's (IP Logged)
15 April, 2018 19:37
The boys have put in nothing less than 100% effort all season, which is one of the reasons we have won the league with 5 games to go, several records broken in the process. There are some tired body's out there,
I think they deserve a little slack, I had a gut feeling they would struggle this week but they won't want to lose there home record.
Season done, we won it in style,we shouldn't be greedy.
The championship is another level though, it will be tough.
Most of the rugby I have watched has been at championship level, we have made some good signings and are looking like good competitive side. Good Discipline will be key. I will be happy if we come 11th or higher.
We as fans will need to help them for the final push in the last two games.


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