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Codling: We're taking B&I Cup very seriously

Head Coach Alex Codling has challenged his players to 'start the competition off with a bang' when they face Richmond in Saturday's British and Irish Cup opener at Vallis Way.

The West Londoners have won five of their first six Greene King IPA Championship fixtures, but now start a new competition in a pool alongside Richmond, Connacht Eagles & Rotherham Titans. 

Codling is looking to make this competition a genuine opportunity for the club to secure some silverware. 

"We're pleased with our start to the season but now we move on to a new competition. We recognise we need to improve with a local derby on Saturday and we're looking to start with a bang."

He added: "Sport is about momentum and we'll prepare for this like any other match and take this competition very seriously."

Watch the full interview below: