HELENSBURGH Rugby Club captain Cammy Kerr says youth holds the key to a brighter future for the Greens after his troops continued their strong start to 2019 on Saturday.

The Grizzlies ran in six tries in a 44-21 win over Wigtownshire at Ardencaple, chalking up a second bonus point win in a row to continue their climb towards mid-table.

And Kerr singled out the contribution of the five 18-year-olds in the Helensburgh squad after his troops put in another strong attacking display.

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“One of the most exciting things about this match was another 18-year-old debutant in Nick Fish, and the fact five of yesterday’s squad are only aged 18,” Kerr said.

“These young guys are all contributing massively so, while we appreciate there are sterner tests ahead given our relative inexperience, the future is looking bright.”

Paul Howell, fresh from a starring role in the new position of scrum-half in the Burgh’s win over Clydebank seven days previously, was first over the try line on Saturday, with further scores from Sean Alton and Alex Macauley taking the hosts’ lead to 20-7 at half time.

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Alton added his second score soon after the restart, and though the Greens conceded two converted tries to give Wigtownshire hope, Alton completed his treble before Howell’s second and a Craig Calderwood score completed the win.

Kerr added: “We started well off the back of a great result last week with an early try and it made us over confident - we switched off thinking it would be an easy day.

“Wigtownshire have a set way of playing and are a hard bunch of guys. They won’t ask many questions but the questions they do ask you have to be answered.

“I’m delighted with the result and with the attacking rugby we displayed. I’m happy with the confidence the boys are showing but we can’t let that turn into complacency.

“We have harder tests to come where we will have to play for the full 80 minutes to get a result.

“There is a buzz and a belief building which is great to see and feel.”

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