Watson set for second year in skipper’s role at SRUFC

Phil Watson is continuing as SRUFC skipper next season
Phil Watson is continuing as SRUFC skipper next season
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Scarborough RUFC will be led out for the upcoming 2013/14 campaign by a familiar face after skipper Phil Watson agreed to continue in the role.

Watson took on the position last season and the club were keen for him to continue in the captain’s role.

After taking time to consider his options at the end of the season, Watson has decided to stay in the position.

Watson said: “I was thinking about it towards the end of the season, but having heard the club’s plans and the various changes that have been made, I was happy to continue.

“It’s exciting times for the club now going forward and I’m pleased to be involved as captain again.

“I said throughout last season that it is an honour to captain Scarborough, and to get the opportunity to do it again is brilliant.

“I’ve met the new coach and I’m pleased with what he said to me and his plans for the club going forward.

“He asked me what I thought we could achieve this coming season as it is hard for him to say as he hasn’t seen any of us play.

“I said we ought to be challenging for a top three or four place and I think we can do that if we bring a couple of new players into what is already a strong squad.”

Director of rugby Mike Holder said: “We’re very pleased Phil has decided to carry on as captain.

“He did a great job last season and I always believe that you should at least try and do any role for two years. You spend the first year learning about the role and then try to progress in the second year after you’ve adapted to it.

“He is a talented player and I know he is keen to get to work with our new coach Lee Douglas to develop the team going forward.”