Kerr looking for Bulls to carry league run into cup

Banbury Bulls captain Eddie Phillips opened the scoring at Bedworth
Banbury Bulls captain Eddie Phillips opened the scoring at Bedworth

Banbury Bulls head coach James Kerr says his side will approach Saturday’s Midlands Intermediate Cup tie at Biggleswade exactly the same as they have in their opening three Midlands Two West South fixtures.

Bulls head the table after three straight bonus-point wins ahead of Saturday’s first round tie at the Bedfordshire outfit and Kerr wants his players to carry on playing in the same manner.

Biggleswade are third in Midlands Two East South and Kerr said: “Biggleswade are an unknown quantity to us but I just want my players to focus on their own game, be it in the league or the cup.

“We’ve made a great start with three bonus-point wins but we’ve come off knowing we can be more structured and more clinical, and we will need to to do better against other teams.

“We’ve been playing some great running rugby but what is most encouraging is that the players tell me they feel they can do even better. That’s not coming from me but from the players, which is encouraging going forwards.”

Kerr added that the new additions have made their mark at Bodicote Park but that the club’s ethos will not change and that 15 of Bulls’ 18-man squad are all players who have come through the system at Banbury.