Davies working hard to change Hawick’s fortunes

Keith Davies
Keith Davies

GREENS assistant Rocky Johnstone has revealed the secret behind Keith Davies’ early season form – homework, writes Gavin Gibbon

The Mansfield Park outfit don’t have expensive video technology like other teams, but do circulate a DVD of their matches around the players. And Johnstone said Davies, who returned at the start of the summer from a spell in Australia where he played for Perth side Palmyra, is always first to take it.

He said: “One thing about Keith is he always does his homework. He’s always first to ask for the DVD. He studies it and corrects anything he’s done wrong. And so far this season he’s been outstanding.”

The versatile forward has scored three tries in Hawick’s opening three games, although his efforts have ultimately been in vain as the Greens are yet to record a victory.

However, Davies is confident a win isn’t far away. He said: “It was a different type of rugby in Australia, very open, helped by the lack of mud and plenty of sunshine.

“I’m really enjoying being back playing for Hawick. It would be more enjoyable if we could get our season going with a win. The last three weeks have been very frustrating, but hopefully we can turn it around against Aberdeen tomorrow.

“I wouldn’t mind scoring a few more tries either to help the team along.”