Watson raring to go in new role

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New Scarborough RUFC forwards coach Phil Watson is keen to get his teeth into the 2015-16 campaign.

The former skipper missed the majority of last season through injury, but he believes he has plenty to offer the club both on and off the field.

He said: “I can’t wait to get going. I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth into the coaching side of things.

“I will be taking some of the burden off Lee in the training sessions because at times we have had up to 50 players down for pre-season training.

“He will be doing a lot on the fitness and ball work, while I’ll be concentrating on the forwards.

“We have around seven weeks until our first friendly against Acklam and then we have the Yorkshire Shield game against Moortown, so we have plenty of time.”

Watson has big ambitions for this season, but he feels that they have to do most of their work on the team’s consistency.

He added: “Since I’ve been at Scarborough we have been trying to get ourselves away from the mid-table mediocrity.

“Our aim obviously has to be pushing ourselves towards the top of the table, but I’m not saying we are going to win the league at this moment in time.

“We always seem to raise our games against the better teams and then allow our performances to drop a little when we are playing against the teams that we should possibly be beating.

“We need to find that consistency this season, that is the most important thing.”