A Word From Your Captain

30th April 2012

Last Wednesday, on BBC London’s Rugby League show, host Ian Ramsdale caught up with Skolars captain Dave Williams. If you missed the interview here’s a chance for you to catch up on how Dave has seen the season to date. He spoke first of all about the 20-20 all draw against Oldham the previous weekend who, going into the game, were joint top of the table.

“We’re pretty disappointed with it really, we felt we got into a position where should have won the game and switched off in last few minutes and let them get a draw. It felt like a bit of a loss in the end but when you think about it, they were joint top of the league so not a bad result when you think about it that way.”

“People from outside are looking in and comparing our results to last year and think we’re doing quite well but for us, we’re a different group of players this year and if anything we feel we are underperforming with some of our results. We’ve only won one game so far this year and we feel like we should have done a bit better.”

“We got a win early and that was good. The last few results have been a little disappointing in that we haven’t been able to back it up with another win but we’ve had some tough away games, we just need to pick up that second win and see if we can get a few more wins on the board.”

With three defeats on their travels so far, including a heavy defeat at Doncaster on Good Friday, the question was asked as to why there has been such a disparity between the home form, which has seen them drop just one point and the away form, where they are still without a win.

“I wish I could tell you, if I knew that it wouldn’t be happening. It is tough travelling up there but it’s something we should be used to, we’ve done it enough and for some reason we haven’t clicked when we’re up there. We had a decent go up at Workington and probably should’ve come away with a bit more than we did. We’ve got another trip coming up to Whitehaven in our next game so hopefully we can put that right but it’s just something were going to have to learn to deal with and to get around the travelling because being in the position that we’re in, we can’t use it as an excuse the whole year saying we’ve got to travel a long way and that’s why we’re not winning games.”

With people outside of the club picking up on a positive vibe coming from the Skolars this season, Williams was asked if this was being felt within the Club to which he commented,

“It shows how positive things are when we are talking about how disappointed we are with a draw against Oldham and that we haven’t quite turned close losses into wins because in past years we probably would have been happy if we were picking up any wins or drawing with anyone was a good result.”

Williams made 20 appearances in the Super League for Harlequins and during his time with them, also made 15 appearances on loan for the Skolars before becoming the Skolars first signing ahead of the 2012 season. Head Coach Joe Mbu made him the Skolars captain for the 2012 season, a role in which he is relishing.

“I’m enjoying it; hopefully the boys think I’m doing all right as well. We’ve got plenty of players down there who help out and there are a lot of players that will take on that leadership as well so it’s not just all on my shoulders.”

You can listen again to the BBC London Rugby League Show which went out at 9pm on Wednesday and also featured an interview with ex-Skolars player Gareth Honor, by going to www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/lrl.

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