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Bromsgrove aim to keep on improving, vows Protherough

Craig Gibbons 19th Sep, 2018

DIRECTOR of rugby Dan Protherough insists Bromsgrove will keep striving for perfection following their emphatic 57-8 victory over Dudley Kingswinford at the weekend.

The Boars turned on the style at Finstall Park last Saturday to continue their 100 per cent winning start to the new Midlands One West season.

Protherough’s side notched eight tries to secure the bonus point victory, with James Gunter, George Amphlett and Tom Hardwick touching down in the first half while Adam Whiteman converted twice to give the Boars a 19-3 lead.

After the break Bromsgrove continued from where they left off, with Ed Spalding, Ross Attwood, James Martin, Ethan Priest and Whiteman crossing the whitewash.

Whiteman kicked three more conversions while Will Harris added another two before slotting over a penalty.

“It was a fantastic performance and I was particularly pleased with how we played,” said Protherough.

“When we played DK at home last year we scored 40 points but conceded about 37 so that gave them two bonus points for the defeat.

“This time round we have took the maximum five points and they came away with nothing which makes a huge difference in the long run.

“Last year we struggled with bonus points but to have 15 points from 15 after three games is a great start.

“However, there is more we can improve on.”

Hard-to-please boss Protherough believes the Boars need to work on coping better when under pressure as well as reducing the number of turnovers.

“The top teams in any sport always strive to improve,” he added.

“No team is ever satisfied with where they are and that’s the key message.

“We are not having a go at the lads, we want them to never rest on their laurels and keep improving.”

Bromsgrove travel to Hereford on Saturday.

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