Rug­byg club dream

Vice-cap­tain hopes pro­mo­tion is in sight

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Kenny Smith

Cam­bus­lang Rugby Club are gear­ing up for what will be their most im­por­tant run of games in a decade.

The Coats Park side cur­rently sit at the top of BT West League Two, and are in line to take the only pro­mo­tion spot avail­able from the di­vi­sion this side.

Win­ning pro­mo­tion would see the club start on the long and wind­ing road back up the leagues, with the side hav­ing dropped down four tiers in Scot­tish rugby, over the last decade.

Vice-cap­tain Gre­gor Jones said: “The sea­son so far has been pretty good.

“It’s prob­a­bly the most promis­ing sea­son I’ve been in­volved in, and de­spite a cou­ple of hic­cups we could have done with­out, we’re still at the top of the league.

“The team is still pretty young, and this year we’ve had some good younger play­ers com­ing through - and they’ve not looked out of place.

“The older guys in the team, like my­self and James McLaren, have found that has taken the pres­sure off of us, and all we’ve had to fo­cus on is en­cour­ag­ing them, rather than fo­cussing ev­ery­thing on cov­er­ing for them - we can let them do their own thing.”

Cam­bus have also found them­selves do­ing well against more street­wise teams.

Gre­gor added: “We’ve been okay against the more phys­i­cal sides.

“We’ve worked hard on im­prov­ing our dis­ci­pline, and now we’get get­ting no­ticed for be­ing one of the cleaner teams to play against.”

Cam­bus­lang’s next fix­ture is on Jan­uary 17, when they are sched­uled to play Oban Lorne - the side most likely to chal­lenge them for the ti­tle - away.

Gre­gor added: “Ide­ally for us, we’d like to play them on a dry, sunny day, when we could show off our best rugby, but I would rather get it played as soon as pos­si­ble.

“I’m pretty con­fi­dent that if we go with the right heads on, we could beat them for the first time up there.

“They’re not the same team they were last sea­son, go­ing by their re­sults, but they’re still a good side at home.”

Things are look­ing up Vice-cap­tain Gre­gor Jones

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