Scottish will look to bounce back this weekend when they travel to newly-promoted Ealing Trailfinders after the defeat to Moseley on the opening day of the season, and Mark Bright is expecting another tough challenge on Saturday.
“I expect Ealing will have looked at our first game and seen where Moseley took us on – our discipline was pretty poor around the breakdown so we have to be squeaky clean there this week.” Said Bright.
He continued: “Ealing like to throw the ball round more than Moseley, so they will be a different beast. There’s no danger of us underestimating them.”
The skipper was the top scorer in the Greene King IPA Championship last season, but insists that winning is all that matters rather than setting personal goals. “I’m not too worried about scoring tries as long as we win. It’s much better scoring when you are winning as well.”
He added: “It’s nice to get them but I don’t have to do a lot – just sit on the back of the rolling maul which is pretty handy. “I’ve not set myself any sort of try target, our team target is probably similar to last season in that we’ll be aiming for the top four. It’s going to be a tough competition this year though, which you saw at the weekend. Obviously Moseley beat us, Ealing ran Rotherham close and then Bristol lost to Bedford as well, so it’s a strong division.”