Plymouth Albion / Rugby

South African Fisher delighted to get 80 minutes under his belt following injury

David FisherPLYMOUTH Albion’s South African lock David Fisher was delighted to get through a full 80 minutes against Taunton in a development match on Tuesday night.

The 22-year-old former Natal Sharks forward had not played since damaging his knee against Newton Abbot in a pre-season match in August.

“It was good to be back and get the hits in. I have been missing the physicality,” said Fisher, who helped Albion to an 18-10 victory at Hyde Park. “The knee felt good and stable.

“I think it is just a mind game now with the knee, going into contact and things like that.

“But the more game-time and contact and physicality I get at training then I will get more confident.”

National Two South promotion-hopefuls Taunton offered Albion a tough test in the mid-week fixture. Both sides named relatively strong line-ups with no league match this coming Saturday.

“I had heard they were a good side,” said Fisher. “They are second in their league, so we were happy to go all that way and put on a good performance.”

On whether he expected to play the full 80 minutes, Fisher said: “I had a feeling Dawesy (Albion’s director of rugby Graham Dawe) might push me for the full 80, but I’m happy.

“Obviously the aim is to get back into that first side. Like I said, I just have to get my confidence back.”

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