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Its Geoff Says at Bridgwater & Albion RFC

| 10/10/2023

Bridgwater & Albion RFC 1st XV without a game this week

Bridgwater and Albion RFC 1st XV were without a game on Saturday so here’s a general update.

After five matches Bridgwater and Albion find themselves fifth place in Wester Counties (North) with 15 points from their three victories.  They are currently 10 behind table toppers Nailsea and Backwell.

Reflecting on the season so far Geoff Sluman, Director of Rugby said

“It has been an interesting start to life in Tribute Counties One league. It is a very competitive league and some of the teams we have played so far would do well in the league above and would not be near the bottom of that league.  “We have a long history and despite previously playing against some of the teams, meeting each team and playing at new grounds is learning curve for us.”

Striving for excellence

“I don’t think there is a huge difference between the leagues.  Of course there is a difference between the top of one league and the bottom of the other but generally the standards are quite close.

“The teams that were promoted out of the league we are in now and into the one we came from are Cullompton and Topsham who now occupying fourth and fifth places. I have said quite a few times that history tells you that relegated teams into the leagues below are at best only about a mid-table side.

“Therefore, if we want to be better than a mid-table side then we have to improve.  To this end,  the playing squad and coaches have been working very hard to achieve this and there are multiple building blocks.

Bridgwater & Albion RFC full coaching line up with premiership playing experience.

“Firstly we have strengthened our coaching team with the addition of Joe Snow to Richard Capstick and head coach Carl Rimmer all of whom have premiership playing experience.

“The existing players have continued to develop and are learning new things from the coaches. We have also recruited well into some critical positions with a lot of those new recruits being at first team standard, providing competition for places and extra ability and experience.”

A buzz created from Bridgwater & Albion RFC

Geoff concluded: “It is working well for us so far with the integration of new and existing players.  Mixing experience with some young enthusiasm, we are playing some really good rugby. It is an exciting time and there is a good buzz about the place.”

After a break last weekend Bridgwater and Albion RFC return to league action on Saturday afternoon when they host Cinderford Second XV who are currently fourth in the table, at College Way where kick off 3pm.

Check out the amazing match photos on our Facebook page  courtesy from the Bridgwater photographic Society

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