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Nottingham's Craig Hammond has high hopes for 2011

Craig Hammond
Hammond was born in Singapore

Nottingham skipper Craig Hammond believes his side can achieve great things in 2011, after starting the year with a solid bonus-point victory.

The Green & Whites won 36-12 at Moseley on New Year's Day and are now fifth in the Championship table, with games in hand on the teams above them.

Hammond said: "The win on Saturday just showed exactly how we want to perform for the rest of the campaign.

"There's no doubt we can replicate that in the upcoming games."

Nottingham host Bristol at Meadow Lane on Sunday, before next Friday's high-profile clash with Munster in the British & Irish Cup.

We're all totally geared up to put on a display for the fans this month

Craig Hammond

Hammond also believes the addition of All Blacks forward Ali Williams for the month of January is already showing its rewards.

Williams came off the bench on Saturday and played his part in the drive to set-up Tim Streather's second try of the match.

"We're in good attacking form at the moment and obviously having Ali with us for the month gives us great strength in another area of the pitch," Hammond added.

"We're not suffering from too many injuries in the squad at the moment, which means competition is fierce and our levels of intensity will be increased even further.

"After not playing at Meadow Lane since the beginning of November we're all totally geared up to put on a display for the fans this month, and make sure we send out a signal of intent to the rest of the league".



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