Cov will be all White af­ter draw­ing a line in the sand

Warwickshire Telegraph - - SPORT - By BOBBY BRIDGE

SCRUM-HALF Pete White in­sists Coven­try Rugby have parked their prob­lems and are fully-pre­pared to ‘fire some shots’ at Lon­don Scot­tish.

De­feat at Rich­mond last time out was Row­land Win­ter’s side’s third on the bounce head­ing into to­mor­row’s en­counter at the Butts Park Arena.

“It was frus­trat­ing,” said White, re­flect­ing on the 22-5 de­feat.

“We re­viewed the game and had some hon­est opin­ions from the play­ers. We’ve now parked that, drawn a line in the sand. We’ve got to try and look for­ward to right those wrongs from last week. It’s been a good week, we’ll keep striv­ing to get that win at the week­end.”

Stand­ing in their way will be a Lon­don Scot­tish side that was hum­bled 54-17 by ti­tle favourites Lon­don Ir­ish last time out in front of their own sup­port­ers.

“They had a loss at the week­end, so they’ll be look­ing to right a few wrongs,” added White.

“They’ll come to Butts Park with prob­a­bly noth­ing to lose, it’ll be a tough con­test. They’ve got some very good play­ers. If we can shut them down early, and shut some of their play­mak­ers down early, we’ll be in for a good af­ter­noon.”

It was against the Ex­iles last time out at the Butts Park Arena when Coven­try went ag­o­nis­ingly close to a fa­mous win be­fore former Wasps cen­tre Bren­dan Macken scored the late, de­ci­sive try.

That per­for­mance high­lighted Cov’s abil­ity to com­pete back at level two rugby, and is a dis­play White hopes he and his team-mates can re­peat to­mor­row af­ter­noon.

“Hope­fully we can get back to that per­for­mance,” he said. “That was a mas­sive step and a pos­i­tive in our sea­son. It’s such a shame we couldn’t back that up last week, but these things hap­pen. It’s a long sea­son, we’ve talked about that. Like I said, we’ve drawn a line in the sand and want to get back to win­ning on Satur­day in front of a big crowd.”

White added: “It’s ob­vi­ously been up and down this sea­son. We play well one week, we don’t quite play well the next week. It’s been a bit frus­trat­ing. If we can put a good few per­for­mances to­gether over the next few weeks, then hope­fully we can creep our way back up the ta­ble.” If we can put a good

few per­for­mances to­gether over the next few weeks, then hope­fully we can creep our way back

up the ta­ble.

Pete White be­lieves Cov are in for a good af­ter­noon against Lon­don Scot­tish

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