Preview – Macc v Hartpury

The Blues welcome Hartpury College to Priory Park, which is building up to be a fantastic spectacle as The Blues strive for their first win.

Hartpury College, formed in 2004 have risen through the leagues at a fantastic rate. Hartpury have started their first season at this level with two losses and a win. The first game of their season saw a loss at home to Wharfdale, they then recovered to following week with a win away to Cinderford. Hartpury suffered defeat at the hands of Richmond last weekend, Hartpury played host to Richmond and went down 17 – 59.

The Blues suffered defeat but Giles found positives from the performance, a performance where The Blues looked dangerous in attack and split Esher wide open on a few occasions.  Giles didn’t feel that the score line was a fair reflection on the game.

The Blues were still suffering from injury last week; they still await the return of some key figures and will be without some for a longer period than had once been hoped. This seemed to be having an effect, as the set piece at times looked shaky, and this could have been once of the areas that the game was lost.

“We’ve scored 3 outstanding tries and you know we are under a bit of pressure at the moment. With the injury list, set pieces not great but the boys have really stepped up, they’ve shown some real character and I’m incredibly proud of them.”

“They had a couple of really fortuitous tries, I think we probably didn’t get the bounce of the ball a couple of times when we looked like we might get scores ourselves, but at the same time discipline has put us under pressure in the first half and if we can get that right then I think we will get a win.”

Giles felt positive going into this weekend, a game he feels is very much winnable.

“I think every game is winnable, I think with the style of rugby we’ve shown we can play, we can beat anybody and that’s in national one aswell. In national one anyone can beat anybody on their day. I think we’ve just got to keep getting better I’ve said that to the boys straight after the game today. We come in Tuesday we work hard we come in Thursday we work hard we turn up Saturday and we do what we do and that’s that.”

The Blues look to get their first win this season and really kick start their season, I’m sure the Priory Park crowd will be right behind them in supporting them through the 80 minutes of pure excitement.


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