Connor Terrill : « The French league is slower but more physical with more flair »
Connor Terrill, prop for Villeneuve XIII, reflects on the defeat in Saint-Gaudens and talks about the end of the season.
Connor, can you introduce yourself?
I’m Connor Terrill I’m a 21 year old prop from England who has represented and captained Scotland at under 19s/20s and Students level.
A heavy defeat at St Gaudens, how do you explain this result?
The result against St Gaudens was a disappointing one for the team. We were in the game for a long period of time but in the end they ran away with it. We know what we have to do to be better and the good thing about rugby is you can correct your errors the following week and we are confident going into the game this week against Toulouse.
The team alternates the good and the less good why?
I think for us this season the one thing we haven’t been able to find is consistency. We haven’t really had the same team every week always have slight changes. We have had two great wins where we have played our game for the full 80 mins and showed our full potential but unfortunately in some other games we have made many errors and given up the ball too easy. The great thing is with this team we are young and the junior team are doing great and have just qualified for the playoffs so if we can keep this team together I think the team next season will get consistency with all the players sticking together and finish higher in the league.
What are the differences between the French and English championships?
The two leagues in my opinion are the complete opposite. The French league is slower but more physical with more flair. The English league is faster, less physical and more skill.
What were your individual goals for this first season in France?
For me my goals this season was to play consistently and for the future it’s just to improve and build I understand I’m still a working progress with being young I have a lot to learn but I’m happy to keep learning and see what the future holds.