WCR Trial April 30th

Worthing College Rugby held it’s second evening of trials on Wednesday at Worthing RFC. Seventy players were competing for the attentions of the coaches and assessors during March and April, many of them did just that.

Worthing Booster Session student Jimmy Seacombe touching down
Worthing Booster Session student Jimmy Seacombe touching down

Students have come from as far as Devon, Kent and the Netherlands as well as more local clubs and schools. All of which helped build toward some of the best rugby we have seen at trials in the last eight years.

Joshua Fow travelled from the west country to trial on the day.
Joshua Fow travelled from the west country to trial on the day.

So what does all this mean? Well assistant coach Sam Hewick said “There is some real talent here and we have been very impressed by some of the rugby played.” He went on to say “A good balance of forwards and backs have shown themselves here and at this stage nearly every name is in the mix for one of the two squads.”

Oliver Jordan impressed at 10
Oliver Jordan impressed at 10

Taking form this we can assume there is competition for places and it will be interesting to see how selection develops as Ben Coulson explained. “We have no idea at this stage what the squads will look like, there are many players that have made an excellent case both in the trials and in the season we have just finished. It is important that Sam, Mark and myself look at the whole picture, using all the information we have to make fair, correct and accurate decisions. I am really looking forward to the chance to do this and working with fifty five motivated, enthusiastic and talented students next season.”

Michael Dingle carried well and made a big impact during the trial
Michael Dingle carried well and made a big impact during the trial

Exciting times ahead for the WCR squads both Blue and Green. In summarising the challenge Coulson said, “We missed out on the quarter finals of the BCS for the first time in 7 years and failed to make the County Cup Final after loosing in the semis this year. We need to get back in to the big games and win them. Sounds easy enough but that’s what everyone else is saying too. We’re going to give everything so I would keep watching.”

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