Kings Cross Steelers Cutting confident on being competitive this season

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 September 2018

The latest rugby news from the local scene (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Kings Cross Steelers director of rugby Dean Cutting praised the club’s set-up and is confident they will be competitive this season after earning promotion into the London Three Essex, writes Jacob Ranson.

The Memorial Park-based outfit won the Essex League Division One title last term after going the entire season undefeated.

Cutting is excited by the new challenge and feels they will be strong enough to compete with the way the club produces players.

“Obviously the club had a great season going undefeated all year. That was a fantastic achievement for all the players,” he said.

“It’s a good time to be around the club right now and we aim to be competitive this season.”

The former Barking coach is also looking forward to the local derbies that come with being in the division.

“Both personally and from a club perspective I’m looking forward to it,” he added.

“It’s an extremely strong league with the likes of Chelmsford, Epping and Barking and then there is of course the East London game.

“Both sides share the same home so that one will be a good game and bragging rights will be up for grabs in that one.

“One thing we do know, though, is there are no easy games in this league and it will be a tough challenge.”

Cutting says everyone is up for the challenge and he believes they have a strong enough squad to cause plenty of upsets, adding: “Everyone is looking forward to the challenge and everyone is up for the test.

“The whole squad will be able to contribute throughout the season in different ways and the guys that we’ve got are of a good calibre.

“There is definitely enough there for us coaches to work with to make the club more successful.

“Especially as the club is run so well it’s like a conveyor belt as they bring players in and slowly move them up the teams.”

The Steelers director says the club have not set too many targets and they just want to take it game-by-game.

“It’s an old cliché but all we can do is worry about ourselves and how we get on this season,” he said.

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