This week has seen the Blaydon players have a nice week away from the rugby club. Most the lads have been training very hard for the last four weeks and this was a chance to recharge their batteries, as the main rugby part of pre-season will be getting under way next Tuesday the 4th to get the lads ready for our build up to Blackheath on the 5th September. I’m sure are lads will be chomping at the bit.
Tuesday will give us a chance to see all the lads back in training. Along with the Blaydon regulars we have acquired a few more players.
In the front row we have Sam White a very experienced prop that joins us from Tynedale.
Alex Ruff a former Newcastle Thunder winger.
Rob Rekis, winger England Counties U20’s, Rob joined Blaydon late last season but with other rugby commitments never had a chance to run in the first team.
Frazer Wilson and Tom Grimes are returning from injuries.
James Oritt, James Cooney, Jack Beckwith and Elliot Beattie all coming through from the colts.
We also have our regular crop of dual registered players from Newcastle.
We have Brett Connon a young fly half who did an outstanding job at Tynedale last season.
Callum Chick a No8 who is the current England U18’s captain.
Ruaridh Dawson a Young quick Scrum half who has played his entire rugby career at Blaydon.
This years squad has a much more competitive feel to it, when you have players such as of Tom Small and Tom Bramwel or Trevor Davison and Andrew Foster competing for a place this is when selection becomes an interesting debate. With this in mind I can’t wait for 15th August when we have our first run out against Currie.
Our first home fixture this season is against Ayr in our annual fixture the kick off will be at 2.30.