I think this league does offer a bit of everything, we ourselves are a blend of experience and youth. Just now though, we shouldn't be overly worried about the opposition, surely they'll be worrying about out team. Look at the players on the bench this week , waiting to be brought into the action. I dont think too many of our opponents would think them an easy option when they come into the fray.
The past few years have seen many close games but our wins haven't been numerous. However, I've always managed to come away happy so long as there has been some enterprising play , by whichever side. I can take a beating by a better team so long as they do it playing flowing quick rugby. Being battered by a bigger set of players isn't quite such "fun". So its nice to see matches this season , at a slightly less intense level, where we are able to showcase our flair and energy. Am sure the majority of this squad are welll capable of playing at the higher level but they will enjoy the opportunity this season brings. There will be some tougher tests than we faced this week, it would be foolish to think otherwise. The coaches job is to keep the players focused and playing to their strengths. We, as fans can get a little "giddy" (if I'm allowed to pinch the word used by the coach on Sunday)
My final comment for today is just to praise the attitude and style of Lee Patterson. Always impressed with his workrate, constant backing up and tackling. You just know when he takes the ball, he'll straighten his run and drive through the opposition line. We used to grumble about our forwards taking the ball from a standing start and getting nowhere, Times have changed for the better.