21st Aug, 2018

Stevens: Coventry Rugby ready for new season

COVENTRY Rugby skipper Heath Stevens believes the longer summer break has allowed players to comeback revitalised.

The players have had more than a month off but are now being drafted back into intense pre-season training sessions ahead of their IPA Championship opener against Jersey Reds on September 1.

Stevens said: “It has been good, obviously the longer break we had made everyone come back refreshed.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever had longer than four weeks off, so it has been nice.

“With the sessions being condensed it allows you to be more intense, but in that you can’t afford to miss a session or afford to have an off session as such.

“It has been really good, everyone has bought into what we are trying to create here and how we want to run.”

The Blue and Whites were due to face Bishop’s Stortford next Tuesday (August 7) with a mixture of senior and development squad players expected to feature but it has been moved to Friday, August 10 due to concerns over the hosts’ pitch.

However, due to the game now falling a day before the crunch match against Birmingham Moseley at Butts Park Arena on Saturday, August 11, it will now predominantly be a second XV fixture.

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