Twickenham doesn’t distract Bridlington RUFC

Bridlington celebrate a try against Old Brodleians. Picture by Mike Hopps.
Bridlington celebrate a try against Old Brodleians. Picture by Mike Hopps.

Bridlington RUFC director of rugby Rich Girking gives his reaction to his side’s 55-5 win over Old Brodleians.

“After last week’s dramatic win which saw us book our path to Twickenham, we were slightly concerned how we would respond in this league game. There ends the concern.

“We ripped into Brods from the start, playing some of our best rugby of 2013, scoring three early tries and putting the game to bed. Our decision-making was clear and concise, as was our finishing.

“The defending was also good, as we didnt allow Brods any time to develop any play, which is an area we pride ourselves on.

“We try to work on quick ruck ball and move the point of contact, and we did this excellently for large parts of the game, and although Brods never gave up, they were never in the contest.

“Our scrummage was immense, shunting Brods back all the time, which gave our half backs ample time to get our backline moving and develop our game plan.

“The lineout was not so effective, but I’m sure that will be OK for next week when we travel to Pontefract in what is always a physical encounter,

“The discipline that we showed on Saturday must be the same, as Pontefract do tend to try to intimidate the opposition, and with Twickenham round the corner we don’t want to be losing anyone. We also want to keep our form going and climb the league table.

“There were good performances from all the team, combining well in attack and defence. Special mention though for man of the match Sizwe Zondo who scored his first try of the season, and is now only one behind fellow countryman Zolani Faba.”