Understandably, questions were posed on a variety of subjects - some relating to on the field matters, some concerning the club in general.
Ken Nottage kicked off with a summary of the season in general before handing over to Bryan Redpath who candidly answered several questions about team performance and coaching set up.
Bryan admitted that he'll be looking for an improvement on this season's 7th place finish in the Guinness Premiership. Brett Deacon is joining the club from Leicester Tigers as a 6/8 and it was individual errors rather than the system which contributed to defensive lapses this season.
Tom spoke in some length about the input of Sir Ian McGeechan. One of Sir Ian's recommendations was that the appointment of a Director of Rugby was not necessary at this point given the club's set up. Sir Ian's ongoing involvement is still to be resolved as he has yet to determine whether he would like to carry on with a part time role which would enable him to continue with his other ventures.
Tom also confirmed that his commitment to the club is as strong as ever although Martin St Quinton has been brought in to help 'carry the load'. Tom also still has great ambitions for the club but competing with French clubs, given the strength of the Euro and higher salary caps, is tough.
On the topic of salary caps, Tom explained that as younger players come through the ranks and sign improved contracts, they understandably earn more and sometimes high profile, high earners have to be released to accommodate them under the cap.
Bryan revealed that Tim Molenaar has signed an extended contract with the club, that the club does take the A League seriously although it can be tough to field strong teams if players are injured or on loan and playing their rugby elsewhere. He hopes to have Jake Boer around next season in a scouting and mentoring role and working with Hartpury College.
Ken Nottage confirmed that Jewson will be shirt sponsors for another three years, Tom reiterated that stadium expansion will take place when it is needed i.e. when sell outs are more common and that one off games, such as Australia, are great for PR but the needs of the first team are all important.
Preseason friendlies have been provisionally lined up against Munster (away) and Scarlets (home) with a third, probably at home, still to be arranged.
Tom finished by thanking all present for attending and everyone for their ongoing support of the club.
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