Turner buzzing for start of the season
“WE can’t wait for the season to begin,” enthused Firwood Waterloo head coach Stu Turner following two successful warm up games against local opposition.
“We took on Altrincham Kersal the other Saturday and although we won 36-0 the scoreline does not really reflect how well AK played.
“They gave us a really tough work out and have given us something to think about as we begin serious competition this Saturday.”
Last Thursday Firwood Waterloo played Southport and came out 17-7 the better.
“This was another stiff test for us but it was good to come away with a second victory,” Turner declared.
“We have now had a chance to look at all our new signings in a competitive situation and I am well pleased with what I have seen.
“There is some good talent there and most of them will be knocking on the door for first team selection.”
The club have now added a further seven players to their squad with the signings of full back Darragh O’Brien, scrum half Luke Clifford, centre Joe Bowmer, outside half Max Sedgwick and back row Rob Hobbs all from Liverpool Collegiate.
In addition Kurt Riley a prop from West Park and Josh Critchley a back row from Southport, have also joined the group who signed earlier.
“We have certainly added some depth to our squad but during the course of the season they will all be needed,” Turner explained.
“Although selection at the beginning of the season is going to be difficult due to the competition for places this is a very tough league and as the season unfolds there will be need to call on all our resources.”
Firwood Waterloo kick off this Saturday at home to Manchester and although they managed the double over their rivals last term, Turner is expecting a stern test at Blundellsands.
“Like ourselves, Manchester is an old established club with an equally proud history, they will want revenge for last season so we need to be on the top of our game if we want to get our season off to a winning start.”