19th Jan, 2018

Protherough: Bromsgrove ready for Cambourne test

Craig Gibbons 20th Oct, 2016

BROMSGROVE will be hoping it’s a case of seventh heaven this weekend as they look to put an end to their six-game losing streak in National 3 South West against leaders Cambourne.

Since being level transferred from National 3 Midlands to the South West, Dan Protherough’s men are yet to taste victory after six games and currently sit on minus one point following an administration error earlier in the season.

The Boars came agonisingly close to claiming their first win of the season a fortnight ago when they were edged out 22-18 by Cornish-based side Launceston.

After receiving a bye in the RFU North Midlands Cup, Protherough’s men have had the chance to recharge their batteries and get into the right mind set as they prepare to take on league leaders Cambourne, who boast a 100 per cent winning record after six games, on Saturday at Finstall Park (3pm KO).

Director of rugby Protherough said: “We are looking forward to it, it’s going to be a tough challenge as they’re top of the league but it’s a long way for them to come.

“Hopefully we can use that in our favour but we need to make sure we put them on the back foot right from the off and show some intensity.

“We want to score the first points rather than it be the other way around. We should have won at Launceston but that lack of confidence probably cost us.

“We are going in the right direction but we just need the bounce of the ball to go our way to get us over the winning line.”

Chris McGregor (back) and Will Harris (knee) will be unavailable for Saturday’s game but apart from that, Protherough has a strong squad at his disposal.

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