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RUGBY UNION: Welsh seek Sunday best for Nottingham test
London Welsh player-coach Gordon Ross does not know if he will retain his place for Sunday’s Greene King IPA Championship clash at Nottingham, writes Ed Mezzetti.
The former Scotland international fly half started Saturday’s 23-14 victory over Bedford as Welsh had a few injury concerns in their backline.
But Ross expects he and head coach Justin Burnell will have a few more players available for the match at Meadow Lane, which kicks off at 3pm.
“It has been great this week,“ joked Ross (pictured).
“Because the game is on Sky Sports, they are suddenly fit and keen to play!
“Some of them have even been having hair cuts as well to look the part.”
Ross worked with Burnell in getting their message across in training, but on matchday was very much focused on playing.
“When it is an hour before the game, I need to be able to get my personal preparation right,” he said.
“I will always keep myself fit and be available when Justin and myself think I am right to play.
“If I can contribute to the team, I will keep playing as long as I’m able.”
Nottingham finished second in the Championship last season, but lost to Bedford in the play-offs.
Ross knows the Exiles must raise their game.
“We made a lot of mistakes against Bedford, but the players realise that and are keen to work hard and improve,” he said.
“It is a big challenge. They are a very dangerous outfit and we have got to be at our best.”
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