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Frome RFC Captain's Column: Return to action was the perfect present

By Somerset Standard  |  Posted: December 13, 2013

By Will Button

Frome RFC captain Will Button

Frome RFC captain Will Button

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Santa's elves may be busy putting the finishing touches on millions of toys for good boys and girls this week, but I've already had my Christmas present – a return to first team action.

It's been a frustrating few months for me, as I've had to watch from the sidelines after I dislocated my collarbone in the first game of the season, away at Walcot.

But thanks to a successful operation and plenty of rest, I started Saturday's home match against Dorchester from the bench and got on to the pitch in the first half.

The shoulder felt fine but the lungs will need a bit of work over the break to bring me up to speed, so I'll have to step away from the Quality Street and spend some quality time in the gym instead.

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But it's not all about me of course – Saturday's hard-fought 18-0 win over Dorchester was an excellent team effort from all of the lads and it was particularly pleasing to not concede a point.

The game also saw a members' lunch at the club, and it was great to see so many supporters enjoying their day and getting behind the lads.

As I've said before, we weren't as bad as our league position or results at the start of the season, and we're finally playing the rugby – and notching up the wins – that we all know we're capable of.

Our good run in the league will be tested to the limit at unbeaten table-toppers Wells on Saturday, but if we work hard for each other and play some of the decent rugby we've shown of late, we'll have a good chance.

But whatever the result, on a personal level it's just great to be out on the pitch. Thanks Santa!

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