WIll Gough is 'ideal fit to wear the captain’s armband

WIll Gough is 'ideal fit to wear the captain’s armband

Will Gough, pictured, is being tipped for the captaincy by outgoing skipper Pete Stevens.

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WILL Gough is an ideal fit to wear the captain’s armband at Tenbury Rugby Club next season.

That’s the view from Pete Stevens, who is preparing to standing down from the captaincy next week.

“I think I am certain that I will give up the captaincy,” admitted Stevens.

“We are still looking for people to fill a variety of positions.

“But there are a couple of strong candidates for the firs-team role at the moment.

“Will Gough is very keen and, for me, ticks all the right boxes for the captain’s armband.

“He has just had a very good season and is top of my list at the moment.”

Tenbury won six of their last seven games to finish mid-table in Midlands Four West (North).

The club’s annual general meeting takes place on Friday, June 13 at Penlu from 7.30pm.

“We won’t know until the annual general meeting who will take over the roles, but Will definitely gets my vote as first-team captain,” said Stevens.

“I have been the captain for two years and I was vice-captain before that.

“I want to continue to play and pass on what I have learned over the past two years.

“Perhaps I won’t be able to pass on my rugby skills, but I hope I can share some of my tips about treating people and looking after players.”

Stevens added: “I am turning 39 years old this year and I still think I can play first-team rugby for another couple of seasons.

“Will Morgan played first-team rugby at Tenbury until he was 44 or 45 and that must be my aim.

“I am hoping to be picked on merit and remain fully committed as a player for, at least the next couple of seasons. “

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