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Hallahan has no regrets over rotating Campion side after cup loss

PUBLISHED: 14:00 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:24 17 October 2018

Action from East London v Campion (pic Tim Edwards)

Action from East London v Campion (pic Tim Edwards)

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Cottons Park club took opportunity to rest key players after tough start to new term

Pat Hallahan says he has no regrets with his team selection after Campion lost 63-0 at home to Harlow in the first round of the Essex Intermediate Cup.

After a gruelling start to the London Three Essex campaign, the Cottons Park club opted to make plenty of changes for the cup tie against a side from the tier above.

Those changes involved head coach Hallahan coming out of retirement to play at scrum-half, while other players on the fringes of the first team were given a chance to prove their worth.

And the head coach says he stands by the decision to rotate the team, believing it will help Campion in the long run this season.

“We decided as coaches to play players who were in need of minutes so they could show us why they deserve to be in the first XV,” said Hallahan.

“There were some good individual performances and positives to take, even if the score does not show that.

“The key thing for us was to be able to rest some players after a tough start to the league campaign, which we were able to do.”

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