BRENT Wilson says the latest stall in action has fuelled
the fire of determination in the Green and Whites
STATE OF PLAY:
Match officials inspect the fourth pitch at St Peter before deeming
the surface unplayable.
Nottingham's clash at Jersey was postponed 90 minutes before
kick-off on Saturday with the match referee deeming the St
Peter surface unplayable. The match was to take place
on Jersey's fourth pitch, a training ground, after the first,
second and third pitches were ruled out as options earlier in the
The Green and Whites squad return to training at Lady Bay
tomorrow in preparation for Sunday's (February 24) must-win British
and Irish Cup group game against Llandovery.
There has been no shortage of motivation ahead of the final Pool
8 fixture against the Welsh Principality Premiership side - which
was re-arranged due to the cold snap in January - with Nottingham
needing a convincing win to earn a spot
in the quarter-finals.
Defeat at London Scottish in the league earlier this month and
the controversy surrounding the postponement of the Jersey fixture
has taken that purpose to an all-time high.
"The build-up the match at Jersey was great, the boys were all
switched on and determined to put things right after the loss to
Scottish," Wilson said.
"We are gutted the game didn't go ahead, because the mood
in the camp was high all week and we were all fired up to get back
to winning ways.
"Now we are back at Meadow Lane to line-up for a game that we
have waited a long time to play - we are champing at the bit for
As for the circumstances of the postponement at Jersey and the
role Wilson played in the decision to call off the match, the
flanker added: "I'm not sure what sort of powers people think I
have as a captain, but the ultimate call about the state of the
ground and concerns for health and safety of players is up to the