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Millwall's Murray confident in his side to push on from a runners-up finish last term

PUBLISHED: 11:00 31 August 2018

Milwall RFC pose for a team picture (Pic: Millwall RFC)

Milwall RFC pose for a team picture (Pic: Millwall RFC)

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Milwall RFC captain Ronan Murray has revealed they have had plenty of transition but is still confident in his squad ahead of the London Three Essex season, writes Jacob Ranson.

The Tower Hamlets-based club finished as runners-up to Basildon last season and will be hoping to go a step further this time round to bag the title.

Despite plenty of squad changes the skipper expects them to be very strong once again this term.

“Millwall has always been a very transitional club. Being located in the city means people come and go quite often,” Murray said.

“We have lost some players, however we have had some great players come down to pre-season and the squad is looking really good.

“I’m confident more will join throughout the season.”

Murray expects Millwall to perform week in, week out and become a family throughout the campaign.

“I have every confidence in this squad to perform throughout the season,” he added. “Millwall is like a family, we play for one another, we socialise with each other, and we win and lose together.

“I am really excited for this season to start and cannot wait to get into the action.”

Murray also revealed the club has moved to strengthen their coaching staff to help improve in the areas where they fell short last season.

“We have just acquired a forwards coach,” he siad.

“This will allow us to focus on some of our weaknesses in the pack and around the park.

“Regular specialised insight in the forwards is something which we have not had the past few seasons so this will be a fantastic opportunity to improve in these areas.”

Millwall will field three male teams and a female team this term and Murray says the ladies also want to build on their success from last season, adding: “Millwall fields three men’s teams and a ladies team so is a great place to play all kinds of rugby depending on what people are looking for.

“Following a phenomenal season last year, having topped their league, the ladies team have been promoted and stand a great chance of being competitive again this season.”

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