Coach says Ilkley mustn't ease up

Rhys Morgan wants to extend run. Picture: ruggerpix.com

Rhys Morgan wants to extend run. Picture: ruggerpix.com

First published in Sport

Ilkley’s head of rugby Rhys Morgan says there will be no easing up as his side step up their promotion bid.

The Yorkshire Division One leaders will be seeking their tenth straight win at Scarborough on Saturday.

Morgan was able to name his strongest available side for last week’s 29-8 home win over Heath and expects to do the same for the trip to the East Coast.

He said: “Although we have a large squad in terms of numbers, I do not believe in rotation for the sake of it.

“If we want to realise our goals of winning the league and the Yorkshire Shield we must always play our best side. This is a highly-competitive division and it would be disrespectful to any of our opponents if we thought we could start resting players, “We will only make changes where form dictates it or where injuries force our hand. We cannot afford to lose either our focus or our respect for our opponents.”

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