Falcons run of form and results no surprise to Fly Half Rory
Newcastle Falcons fly half Rory Clegg believes there should be no surprises at his sides recent run of good form that has seen the North East club begin to add wins to the encouraging and entertaining performances they have been turning since the start of the campaign.
The Falcons rounded off the first block of premiership action with two wins and backed those results up with a 100% win record in the first block of European action, with the Fly Half crediting the work ethic of the squad.
Clegg said: “If you looked at the performances, we’ve been digging in every game, even before we started winning, the small decisions weren’t quite going our way but when you work as hard as the boys have been it’s no surprise we have started to come out on top.”
Coming off the bench in the 3 – 23 win against London Welsh and starting in both of the Falcons European Rugby Challenge Cup wins since, Clegg has looked a composed figure in the fly half berth and working well in both attack and defence, the 24 year old says this is a result of working on the fundamentals.
“It’s been good to get back into the team, I’ve not had too many opportunities over the last year, so I’ve been determined to make the most of my involvement in recent weeks and hopefully, by playing in a team that has won its last couple of games, that will stand me in good stead to go forward.”
“I’m really confident and comfortable where I am at the moment, I’ve been working on trying to simplify my game and sticking to our game plans as much as possible and really just working on getting the basics right and breading confidence.”
“Once on top of goal kicking, touch kicking, out of hand kicking, the little basic passes you can start looking at the clever stuff.”
On the back of last weekend’s excellent result in the Dragon’s den of Rodney Parade, the Falcons will this week travel to Franklins Gardens to face Northampton in the opening round of the LV= Cup but Clegg insists he and his team mates cannot allow themselves to be phased by their opposition.
“Northampton are a great side, but we go into every game looking to win them and it will be no different this weekend.”
“If we stick to our plans, then we can get results. Last weekend, Dragons put us under a lot of pressure last weekend, for most of the first half we were in our own half and we only had a couple of opportunities, but we took them and kept ourselves in the game. We’ll need to do more of the same this weekend.”
LV= Cup action will be on show at Kingston Park on November 7th when Cardiff Blues are the visitors. Kicking off at 8pm, tickets for the game start from £15 for adults and can be purchased by clicking here by calling the ticket hotline on 0871 2266060 or by visiting the Kingston Park box office Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00 or Saturday 10:00 - 16:00