A warm Eccles welcome to Michael on his first of hopefully many sessions.
With the glorious Indian summer weather we had a bumper turnout for training with 12 squad members taking part.
The session was a mix of running games and ball handling with all giving maximum effort.
As usual, training ended with the traditional tag rugby match. There were some fine individual tries from the speedsters Mitchel (AKA Van Persie), Reece and Zac, evasive runs from Ben and Lucas and barnstorming breaks from Lewis (who was unfairly tagged by the coach as he was about to score, sorry!!!!). A special mention for Archie, taking advantage of slow organisation of the defensive line and taking his dad (Martin) on and beating him form pace on the outside. There was excellent tagging from Ella, Evan and Peggy and Harry providing great support and always looking for work.
If we can maintain this standard it all bodes well for the future games, starting next week when we play Sedgley Park at home.
Finally … Max, hope you feel better soon.
Well done to all and good luck for next week!