Today saw Tewkesbury Under 11s take part in the Land Rover Cup at Rendcomb in Cirencester.

Tewkesbury were probably involved in  the toughest group with Cinderford, Clifton and Cirencester being the other teams involved.

It was going to be hard and another tough day with seven of our squad unavailable.

Our first game was against a strong Cinderford side. However a lot of the first half saw Tewkesbury match Cinderford and hold them  until just before half time when quick hands saw them score. The second half was a different story seeing Tewkesbury miss a lot of tackles and Cinderford score three tries.

Our second game would be against easier opposition in Cirencester and Tewkesbury didn’t disappoint starting strongly and showing they were capable of playing some quality Rugby. Four tries were scored by B.Roberts, S.Thomas, T.Leggett and E.Perry.

This left the boys going into the Third Game against Clifton pretty upbeat but this was always going to be a tough game. Clifton were too strong and scored three tries unopposed.

Tewkesbury 0 – Cinderford 20

Tewkesbury 20 – Cirencester 0

Tewkesbury 0 – Clifton 15

It was not a surprise to see the two teams who beat us fight it out in the final for the Cup. Well done to Cinderford who eventually came out on top as winners.

Hopefully with a full squad next week we will provide better results as we go to the rearranged County Festival at Cirencester.

Following the changes announced by the Government on Wednesday 9 September in relation to the ban on groups of more than six people meeting socially indoors and outdoors. Although social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from Monday 14 September, the Government has confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue. With the exception of clubs impacted by local lockdown restrictions, we remain at Stage D on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap. The rugby community can continue to organise non-contact fixtures with other clubs using Ready4Rugby and other touch rugby activity.

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