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Taylor wants Jarrovians to add consistency

TRAINING HARD ... Tamara Taylor.
TRAINING HARD ... Tamara Taylor.

ENGLAND international Tamara Taylor wants her Jarrovians side to add consistency to their game ahead of the toughest trip of the year to Whitby.

Defeat last weekend to Washington was a tough blow for the Robin Hood-sponsored side that had their chances to take victory but ended up coming away with just a losing bonus point.

Taylor admitted that she found the result tough to take but said there were some aspects of the performance that were pleasing.

She said: “It was good and bad. Frustrating that we could have won, genuinely could have won and we didn’t. But then pleasing we are starting to put into practice some things we are doing in training in places which we’ve been inconsistent.”

Whitby will provide Jarrovians with their sternest test to date with the Yorkshire side top of the table, despite losing for the first time this year at Houghton last Saturday.

Taylor said: “It’s about performance and not necessarily winning. We do need to start performing more consistently and not getting dragged into perhaps a forward dominated competition that they want.

“Although we’ve got a good set of forwards and they are strong, I think we showed against Seghill that you can’t play 80 minutes of rugby just with your pack because they are going to get tired. So we need a little bit more variety and that’s what we’ve been working on in training this week.

“Getting the backs a bit more of the ball was a starting point and now it’s what are we going to do with the ball we get? We spent the whole of last season with the backs not getting the ball and now they need to be consistent with that but I was really pleased with the good decisions to kick against Washington rather than last season when we just kicked it as we didn’t know what else to do.”

Jarrow are hoping to have Andy Simpson available again after work commitments although they will be without Joe Riley, who picked up a knock in the warm-up last week.

Captain Martin Flett which means the armband will stay with Jack Weddell.