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6th Jul, 2022

We are yet to reach our full potential, says Bromsgrove chief Protherough

BROMSGROVE’S director of rugby Dan Protherough has urged the Boars to get back to high performance levels ahead of the trip to lowly Midlands One West side Wolverhampton.

After back-to-back league defeats Bromsgrove got back on the winning trail on Saturday with a less than comfortable 24-20 victory over bottom-of-the-table Sutton Coldfield at Finstall Park, coming back from 20-12 down.

And with the clash against second-from-bottom Wolverhampton on Saturday, Protherough is hoping for less complacency this time around as the Boars looking to maintain the pace with the leading pair of Burton and Dudley Kingswinford.

“What we have learned in this league over the last six weeks or so is that there are not many bad sides,” he said.

“You have to respect everyone in this league and it is important we prepare well on the day and perform properly.

“There have been a couple of off performances recently and it is vital we do not take Wolverhampton lightly.

“What we have to do is make sure we are at our best and if that is not good enough to win then you have to say fair play to the opponents.”

Sam Bastock bagged Bromsgrove’s first try against Sutton Coldfield before Josh Tomlinson touched down from a pushover driver.

Ollie Bache then crossed the line and it was left for Jamie Atkin to grab the fourth and all important bonus try.

James Upton kicked a couple of conversions in the narrow victory.

“We did not play great and sometimes you have to just win ugly,” said Protherough.

“The lads showed great determination to get us over the winning line which was the most important thing of all.

“Winning becomes a habit and we need to get back into that habit.

“We need to have that belief we can win games and at the moment we are only performing at around 60 per cent of our potential.

“We are yet to reach 100 per cent but that is something we are working towards.”


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