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Cinderford winger Nev Codlin to reconsider his try-scoring celebrations

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 08, 2013

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FLYING Cinderford winger Nev Codlin said he may reconsider his try-scoring celebrations next time he breaches the whitewash.

The Foresters' second top try scorer emphatically swan dived over the line last weekend in the 52-19 drubbing of Fylde for his tenth score of the National One season.

Using a move made famous by England and Saracens wing Chris Ashton, former Coney Hill and Lydney speedster Codlin said head coach Dave Pointon had a word with him about it afterwards.

"Dave told me 'don't do that again'," joked Codlin.

"He said he was worried about me knocking it on but I told him that I won't do it very often because I ended up winding myself a bit.

"I didn't realise how high I had jumped in the air because when I came down I hit the ground quite hard.

"We've always said in the backs that we need to become a bit cheesier with our celebrations when we score and we've put ourselves in some good positions where we can rub it in a bit.

"We got our backsides kicked when we went up to Fylde earlier in the season so it was nice to rub it back in a bit."

Codlin is enjoying a rich vein of form at the minute after scoring twice against Richmond the week before last Saturday's win.

The Dockham Road men welcome North East outfit Tynedale to the Forest of Dean tomorrow in a rearranged match after the original game was called off three weeks ago because of snow.

Codlin has been used more as a strike runner in recent weeks with his initial bursts designed to lead to tries for other players at the end of moves.

Level on tries with hooker Tom Bozzard and one behind fellow wide man Lloyd Stapleton, Codlin says he is happy to turn provider as long as the team are scoring.

"The boys are using me more of a strike runner to set things up so if I don't get through then it will set a platform for us and someone will score off it," added Codlin.

"We have a good bond in the team where we're happy for whomever to make the score.

"We're a close bunch of lads so we all work hard for each other and it's not really a competition for the tries so it's a good thing that we have that camaraderie."

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