THIS Saturday (3 Dec) sees a huge turning point for Whitby Rugby Club, with the Maroons hosting North Shields and the academy side playing Middlesbrough, also at home.
The club seems to emulate Whitby Town Football Club who are also bottom of their league but there is a long way to go.
There has been a change in coaching roles too as Paul Robson, who is emigrating to Australia, has stood down and Matt Webster has taken over.
A spokesman said: “We at the club would like to thank Paul for his hard work over the last two years which saw us gain promotion.
“The Maroons have had a tough year by only winning two games and narrowly losing others and an administration error in early season saw us lose 10 points,” he said.
“However, team spirit is very high and it is running right through the club.
“The academy are on a winning streak and are looking to burst into the top four of the league with a win over Middlesborough.
“If you would like to watch the club play, both games kick off at 2.15pm at the Showfield.”
Sunday (4 Dec) sees three teams play at home - the unbeaten under 14s play Hartlepool Rovers as well as the under 16s. The under 17s, who are 2nd in their league need to keep the pressure on Selby by beating York at midday.
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