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Low expects transitional period
WOOTTON Bassett head coach Alan Low admits it may take a little while for his players to adapt to his style of rugby, but has been impressed with the way they have begun.
Low has taken over the first team for the new season having previously played for Bath and Moseley, and led the club in their first pre-season friendly on Saturday as they lost 17-0 to Coney Hill in a game played over three 25 minute periods.
Low wants his side to play with ball in hand and keep the game alive, and has been impressed with the way his new players have gone about adapting to the slight change in style.
“We have been back training since the start of June and it’s all been pretty positive so far,” he said.
“We play a conditioned game against Supermarine this week so the rugby is about to take off and the boys are chomping at the bit.
“Training numbers have been superb which is very encouraging, and the colts have been giving the first team players a bit of a runaround which will be good for us in the long run.
“We are looking to keep the ball alive a little bit more than maybe some of the guys are expecting in the past, but we don’t think that’s going to happen overnight.
“It will take a few months to get used to how I would like the game to be played, but the guys are embracing everything we have done at the moment and I couldn’t ask for anything more really.”
Bassett are next in pre-season action on Thursday when they take on local rivals Supermarine.