The new rugby season is nearly upon us and the Campo Gibraltar Rugby Club are looking to improve on last years 4th position finish. Competing in the Andalucia Division 1 is very tough and after a very disappointing start to the season the Gib team pushed on and produced an impressive second half to their season. The league winners were Jaen Rugby who won by 6 points and had a far superior points difference. Malaga came second and they were 7 points ahead of Gib.
The league in Spain is split into regions and the Gib team play in the Andalucia Division 1 under the banner of the FAR (Federacion Andaluza de Rugby). Even though they came fourth they were in a competitive 12 team league
With the season beginning at the end of this month the team has been building up its match fitness by playing friendlies against some stiff opposition – University of Malaga and Puerto Santa Maria.
A spokesman for the team had this to say about the new season, “We are increasing our training to twice a week so we should hopefully do better, we have the individual abilities so there is no reason why not.”