Sheffield RUFC’s head coach Adam Byron believes the side can remain in top spot and will take great confidence into their vital home clash against second placed Percy Park on Saturday after a solid 26 -0 away win at Pocklington last weekend.
The impressive win was on the back of five consecutive league victories which has rocketed them to the summit of the North One East table on 49 points, just two points ahead of their weekend opponents. Byron, 33, took many positives from the result – especially the performance of the defensive line, however he has stressed that Percy Park will pose the toughest test to date.
“We were brilliant on Saturday and importantly secured a good start. We had excellent discipline defensively –in line outs we were dominant and powerful in the scrum,” said the coach.
“Week on week we have been getting better and right now I can’t see anyone beating us.
“Percy Park will be incredibly difficult and one of the most important games of the season but we just need to do the same preparation we have been and we are more than good enough to win.
“A key to our success is the turn around with our defensive record. Now we are secure at the back and I don’t want us conceding any silly points this weekend.”
After six games in the league Sheffield had conceded 144 points – one of the worst records in the division, however after 12 games they now have the third best defence having had just an extra 39 points scored against them.
Due to this dramatic improvement Adam, believes that the side could potentially win all their remaining league fixtures and secure the league title.
“We needed to address the defensive issue and we have turned it around. The players really focused and looked at how we had to improve,” said the former backs coach at the Abbeydale Park club.
“I really can’t see any team beating us and even though Percy Park are very close to us in the table I expect us to win. We have a lot of players injured but we have great strength in depth and I want big performances from everyone this Saturday.”