Head Coach's Preview
After a well deserved break we return to league action with a tough away trip to Bristol to face Clifton. We go into the fixture on the back of two good wins, away to Worthing and at home to Redruth, where we arguably displayed our best rugby of the season. As has been mentioned in the past our biggest challenge will be to bring that level of consistency in our performances in the run in to the Xmas break that can hopefully see us string a series of positive results together.
Our defence against Redruth was excellent & along with a solid set-piece platform allowed us to bring more fluidity and variety in our attack play and is was pleasing for the players and coaches to execute some of the things we have been working on in training.
Clifton is always a tough place to travel to and they are a very tough side to beat on their home pitch and at times this season have certainly displayed good levels of attacking rugby that will certainly pose questions of us.
We have one enforced change this week with Tom Bednall not available so we welcome Johno Wicks back from injury into the number 10 shirt.
For those unable to travel to support we look forward to seeing you back at Woolams on the 24th Nov for our next home fixture.
Gavin Hogg, Head Coach
- Year Joined - 2018/19
- Position - Second Row
- Previous Clubs - Chinnor, Broadstreet
“After most of last season out with a concussion, I am looking forward to getting back on the pitch playing! When Gav approached me to join OA’s this year I jumped at the opportunity to join an ambitious club with a good environment. Looking forward to the season ahead and getting back into national 1.”