AUTUMN 2012 ISSUE 4 ISSN 2048-7266
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In the last issue we looked at how the switch to summer was working at the sharp end, talking to a player, coach and chairman at three different clubs. With the season closing in, we went back to those same clubs and asked different personalities there what the big differences were, and what their verdict was so far on the first summer of Rugby League below Super League...
THE PLA I Danny Kilshaw (Leigh East) YER
t’s been a mixed season on the pitch for Leigh East, but Danny Kilshaw is one man who has made some vital point-scoring contributions, and he’s become a convert to summer rugby.
‘It’s been strange getting used to playing at a slightly different time of year, but it’s definitely the way to go,’ said Kilshaw.
‘Family-wise you have to do things slightly differently. Obviously the season now runs into the summer holiday period so that’s something as a team we’ll have to deal with. Myself and other players have already missed games to go to weddings and stag dos, but I’m sure all the other sides are in the same position.
‘From a training point of view we’re doing pretty much the same things as we’ve done previously and I’ve already experienced playing during the summer after spending two seasons at Wigan Warriors. The rest of the lads seem to be okay with playing in the new set-up. The only time they may be disheartened is when we’ve got players missing.’
In the league it’s been mixed fortunes for Leigh East, but there’s cause for optimism from Kilshaw.
‘If we can get a consistent team out, we’re capable of causing problems to the other side,’ he said.
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