Wiggins not surprised by Wanstead’s opening-day win

PUBLISHED: 15:00 11 September 2018

Wanstead in action last season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

Wanstead in action last season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

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Herons triumphed 50-10 at home on Saturday

Director of rugby David Wiggins says Wanstead’s emphatic 50-10 success at home to South Woodham Ferrers in London came as little surprise to him.

The Herons kicked off the new term with a victory over an away side who were relegated from London One North last term.

Lewis Pruce and Chad Harris both bagged a brace of tries in the success for Wanstead, with Jacob King, Liam Ball and Tony Sweeney also dotting down, while the hosts were also awarded a penalty try.

The display was certainly a signal of intent from the Herons, and Wiggins was pleased with how they began the new term.

“It was a continuation of what we had done in pre-season and that’s all you can ask for as a coach,” he said.

“It was a great transition from what we had done in training and in matches over the past few weeks to being in a competitive match.

“The result was great, but it didn’t come as a surprise because we’re looking to do something this term and so we prepared accordingly.”

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