Worthing College Rugby Performance Programme will be looking to use past experiences of previous close defeats to their advantage when they go into another National Semi Final. Next Wednesday Worthing College take on Myerscough College in the Semi Final of the BCS Elite National Cup at Worthing Leisure Centre (2pm ko). Worthing have left nothing to chance with their preparation with the squad training during the Easter period as well as a warm up match against a Hove RFC XV on Tuesday just gone. This season Worthing have been unlucky in the latter stages of other competitions namely the County Cup Semi Final (lost 22-19 to Sussex Downs Lewes) and the Quarter Finals of the BCS League Playoffs (lost 26-25 to Exeter College). Performance Coach Ben Coulson hopes that this additional preparation as well as the experiences of losing in these big games will help the players in their bid to reach a National Final. “Since these defeats there has been much analysis both from the coaching staff as well as the players themselves. We have looked at the videos of both defeats and combining this with the players hard work in subsequent training sessions we hope that the players will learn from these experiences and take this into the Myerscough game and leave the field with no regrets whatever the score maybe.” Coulson also added the fact that a home tie could aid Worthing against their more illustrious opponents “Myerscough are linked to Sale Sharks, so many of their players have the opportunity to progress into the professional fold, so we know that each squad member will have to be at their best both mentally and physically. If this is the case and with our compact pitch you never know what Wednesday may bring.” This National Semi Final is part of a fantastic season that the College have had across all of its sports, which has shown that Worthing College are consistently competing locally, regionally and nationally.
Good luck lads. Onwards…..