Yorkshire Carnegie head coach Bryan Redpath said he is looking for a high intensity performance from his side when they take on London Welsh at Headingley Carnegie this Friday 27th November, kick off 8pm.

Speaking ahead of the Greene King IPA fixture against last season’s relegated Aviva Premiership side Redpath said: “Against Munster we had two definite clear cut chances to score and we missed two kicks at goal, one of them we should have kicked, so going in at the break 14-3 behind was not really a massive issue for us, knowing with the wind we could claw it back.  That game was in the balance and if we’d have taken a couple of opportunities we’d have won the game and I was delighted with the overall effort of everyone.

Coming into this Friday’s game Yorkshire Carnegie have won six of their nine league games and Welsh have won four but Redpath says form is not something he has considered too much in this week’s preparations.  “It depends how you look at ours and London Welsh’s form so far this season, if you want to look at negative points you could say neither team have gone 100%, well that’s just the nature of the competition,” said Redpath.  “You would probably say Bedford are the best in terms of track and winning their last three games. We can look back on the analysis and say what do we need to do to be better and how do we need to change that in a game situation.  It is very easy training and correcting the wrongs then, but ultimately it’s how we do that during the game.  We probably have to make better decisions on what we do and stop looking at the external factors as ultimately we’ve made mistakes off of what we have done not what anyone else has put on us. 

“I don’t look at the form of London Welsh, they will come up here with a point to prove.  They are a proud side and have done a lot of stuff over the last four years and have had a lot of turmoil and challenges and they will want to thrive on Friday.  We need to change some of our mind sets and go into the game really positive and clear.  Positivity doesn’t need to sway into arrogance, it just needs to sway into do we know what we are doing and that we need to do it at a higher intensity than we have ever done it and do it for longer from minute one to minute 80.”