11th Dec, 2018

Protherough wants Bromsgrove to end season on high note

Craig Gibbons 20th Apr, 2018

DIRECTOR of rugby Dan Protherough has warned Bromsgrove not to take their foot off the gas ahead of their final Midlands One West clash at Worcester Wanderers this weekend.

The Boars are guaranteed third spot in the league and even though there is no chance of promotion, Protherough is calling on his players to approach the clash tomorrow (Saturday) with the correct mentality.

And with a North Midlands Cup final against Newport (Salop) on Sunday, May 13, the Boars chief does not want the season to fizzle out.

Bromsgrove beat Worcester 37-23 on the opening day of the season in September and Protherough is expecting another close encounter.

“They are a quite young and fit side and will want to run us around,” he said.

“We will have to make sure we are measured and up for the test defensively.

“And if we get into our patterns of attack we should be OK.

“It’s important we approach the game with the right attitude and even though we are guaranteed third place I want to see us finish strongly.”

Bromsgrove head into their final league game on the back of last Saturday’s relatively easy 57-19 home victory over basement boys Wolverhampton.

Josh Tomlinson (3), Adam Whiteman (2), Ethan Priest (2), Jack Barwick and Bobby Green bagged the tries but hard-to-please Protherough still picked up on some faults in the win.

“To have seven or eight first-team players missing and to score nearly 60 points was an excellent effort,” he added.

“But there were a few things I highlighted because we leaked three tries and missed some soft tackles which we need to address.

“We need to find whether it is fitness or mentality which is the reason behind this so it is something we have got to sort out.

“It’s not going to take a week to do that but it’s something we will need to improve on for next season.”

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