1sts go through in Regional Bowl

Cumbernauld 20 Oban 12

RBS West Regional Bowl

round one

IT IS often the same at the start of a new season.

With a few players having left, and a few having joined, you just don’t know how the balance of the team is going to be affected. But when your opponents are Oban, you know you’re going to get a tough battle in the forwards - their combative and uncompromising style having changed little over the years, and when they took an early lead following a pick-up at the base of the scrum, the predictions of a tough match ahead had already come true.

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