We’ve all heard by now that one of our longest-serving players is taking a step back from first-team rugby.
Graeme Jeffrey has been an outstanding servant to Scarborough RUFC, if we had a team of players as consistent as Jeffers, we’d have been promoted by now.
You just know what you’re going to get from him and he delivers week in-week out for the club.
He’s a solid, solid player, who can play in many different positions and he’ll be missed on a regular basis.
He’s said he’ll still be about and available for first-team selection should he be needed, he’s just not able to commit the time to training any more.
Our younger players really ought to look at a guy like Jeffers and ask themselves how he manages to perform the way he does on a regular basis.
They could learn an awful lot from him.
We picked up a solid 26-10 win against Bradford Salem in our final home game of the season on Saturday.
It was a pretty hard-fought first half, but we took off in the second half and Salem didn’t really cause us any problems.
They had a few good players, their full-back in particular was a dangerous player and he caused us a few problems, so we tried to avoid kicking in his direction in the second half.
It was a comfortable win in the end and it was a good way to finish off our season at Silver Royd.
Although it’s hard to single anyone out as it was a solid team effort, Isaac Faamau was yet again outstanding.
He has been a fantastic addition to the club and he just seems to shine in every single game.
Tom Chadwick was superb at 10 and scored a great solo try, and Ben Martin and Drew Govier were also impressive.
Drew came on at half-time and changed the game.
We travel to Selby for our final game of the season this week, and it goes without saying we’ll be going there looking to finish the season with a win.
It won’t be easy, that’s for sure. Selby are battling relegation and will be up for it, so we’ll need to perform.