Grey High School VS Selborne College: Grey High School’s U19 A rugby team
Support the first team rugby Saturday 13 August.
Read the AWSUM Interview with Bian van Eden first team coach.
What can the school and parents expect from your team this year at the game against Selborne College?
They can expect a game that is going to be very competitive, it is going to be very intense and physical, especially up front with a lot of talent and excitement in the backline, so I think the interchanging between the two phases of play will be pleasing on the eye.
Where is your strength as a team?
Our strength as a team is our team culture and our ‘why’ – why are we playing for each other, why do we enjoy representing the school. From a technical side we have a good forward pack who are well coached and backline players that know when the opportunity arrives, they must take it.
What is the most difficult part of coaching a school team?
There are time constraints with school, and you only have afternoons to get the players fit and conditioned.
Why in your opinion, does school rugby get more competitive each year?
I think rugby is seen as a professional sport and there are a lot more people making a living out of rugby these days than in the past. Therefore, there are a lot more boys who want to play rugby at a higher level, and that’s why it is getting more competitive.
Herewith Grey High School’s U19A rugby team.
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