Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Rugby Union: Woods: We're Tough Enough for Run-In

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Rugby Union: Woods: We're Tough Enough for Run-In

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Byline: Luke Edwards

GATESHEAD Thunder coach Dave Woods has been impressed with his side's resilience as they prepare for the trip to Keighley this weekend.

Thunder bounced back from a heavy defeat at Oldham with a comprehensive 40-18 victory over York at Gateshead International Stadium last weekend and Woods believes there is a mental toughness in the dressing room which puts them in a good position for the end of season run-in.

He said: "We were very happy with the win last weekend. We still didn't play great, but we bounced back from losing against Oldham the week before and that is what you want to see as a coach.

"We know that every team suffers a dip in form at some stage of the season and hopefully we have put ours behind us now.

"What pleases me is the character we have in the dressing room. When we have suffered setbacks there is a determination to put things right, firstly on the training pitch and then in a game situation. …

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