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Barking director of rugby Dean Cutting brings in new players for Hartpury College clash.
Barking director of rugby Dean Cutting feels it’s now time for the players to do the talking on the pitch after a fifth straight loss in National Two South last weekend.
They lost 51-23 at home to Redruth, and though Barking notched up their highest points tally of the season, Cutting knows his players have to step up to the mark.
“Redruth have always been a good side with a steady set of players and came into the game in fourth place in the table,” said the Goresbrook chief.
“Aspects of our game were a lot better at the weekend but obviously not enough to get the result.
“We have always said it will take a bit of time to get things going and although it’s not going as planned, there are still a lot of games left in the season.”
And Cutting hopes his side can draw confidence from the European Ryder Cup team, who produced a stunning comeback to win the trophy.
“There are a few other sides struggling as well, but we have to start picking up the points on a regular basis,” he added.
“But every dog has its day as they say, look at what happened in the golf over the weekend and the comeback they produced, people can learn a lot from that type of spirit.”
Cutting can understand the disappointment from everyone associated with the Gale Street club, but feels the responsibility ultimately falls on the players to turn it around.
“All the players and coaching staff are disappointed of course at how things haven’t worked out so far,” he added.
“We have got to draw on the positives from every game. On Saturday we played some good rugby. We cannot afford to be apprehensive on the pitch, we have got to go and have a crack at these sides and not be frightened.
“These are a good set of guys and the mood is still good, but how long that will last for we will have to find out.
“I can understand the frustration for the committee members and supporters. As a group of players they have got to take more responsibility. Us, as coaching staff have to be the buffer between them and the disappointment of our start to the season. But they are the ones who cross the whitewash every Saturday.”