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Luton trip is 'targeted game'

Diss Rugby Club head coach Dave Smith has admitted that tomorrow’s trip to Luton is a ‘targeted game’ for his side.

Dave Smith
Dave Smith

It has been a tough start to the new London League 1 North season for the Blues, who have shipped 50 points in defeats at the hands of Colchester and rivals North Walsham.

However, Smith is refusing to be too despondent after heavy back-to-back losses, believing that those games will not ultimately define his team’s fate this term.

Instead, it is outings like the one in Bedfordshire on Saturday that he feels will have a greater impact on Diss’ 2018/19 campaign.

“We have played two top-three sides and we knew how tough it was going to be,” he said.

“The top half of the table is not our battle. We are at Luton next week, and that is more our game.

“This league is split into two and while you want to take points out of every game, sometimes you accept that is not going to happen.

“Luton is a targeted game; you have to pick your battles.”

Newly-promoted Luton opened up the campaign with a narrow 26-20 victory on the road at Fullerians, which was followed last weekend by a hefty 74-19 home loss against H.A.C.

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