BLAINE Webber feels this season is all about rebranding the way Westcliff play their rugby.

Westcliff line up in Regional One South East this term looking to bounce back from last season’s relegation from National League Two East.

And Webber is determined to help Westcliff impress.

“Certainly in my view this year is all about rebranding the way we play rugby,” said Webber.

“We’ve had two real tough years in National Two where we weren’t quite able to fully express ourselves or play the way we wanted to play.

“This season, it’s all about fast-paced, unrelenting rugby and the boys are chomping at the bit.

“We’ll take every fixture as it comes and hopefully we can put on a bit of a show for the fans that have stuck by us over the last couple of years and get a few wins on the way.”

However, those hopes were hit on the opening day of the season as Westcliff suffered a 34-26 defeat to Letchworth Garden City at the Gables.

And Webber was disappointed with the defeat.

“We’re frustrated with Saturday’s performance,” said the number eight.

“We really feel that this was a winnable fixture and though there were some real positive passages of play, we were our own worst enemy at times.

“Our discipline at the breakdown and attention to detail at the line out really let us down and allowed Letchworth back into the game.”

But Webber remains determined to ensure Westcliff bounce back.

“We’re aiming to play a real fast-paced and flowing style of rugby this year and there were glimpses of that in the first half with the two early tries,” said Webber.

“However, we have to be more clinical with our chances if we’re going to get results this year. “ And Webber is hopeful that will also be the case when Westcliff head to Old Northamptonians this weekend.

“We know what we need to work on going into Saturdays’ game against Old Northamptonians,” said Webber.

“West is a very exciting place to be at the moment and we have buy in from every member of the squad.

“If we can play like we did in that first 25 minutes on Saturday, for a full 80, teams will find us very difficult to play against.”