A cold and frosty morning away at Worcester, there was a debate that the game would not take place on the morning after a pitch inspection. Thankfully big enough and soft enough area of grass was found and a make shift pitch marked up.
The last time we played against Worcester it was a whitewash as we did not manage to score any points. This time was different, even though we lost the game it shows that the training and dedication of the under 12’s is paying off. They may well be short of numbers, but they more than make up for it in spirit and attitude. At one point in the game we were even ahead of Worcester.
Congratulations to Samuel Harris and Jamie Russell for getting the MOTM awards, keep it up.
Tewkesbury 22 V Worcester 52
Tewkesbury, fielded 11 u14s and 2 u13s today against Worcester, Club Cup football, and illness left a Tewkesbury a 13 aside game. Worcester took the game however, Tewkesbury Tigers produced an outstanding rugby performance, so much so the man of the match was everyone a little expensive on the lads drinks but worth every penny.
Thanks to Tom and Morgan for playing up a year, well done, we played some great rugby and showed we have a lot of skills
The club will be hosting a Sunday Roast lunch on Sunday 20th Jan and 17th Feb 2013.
1st Sitting will be at 1pm, if needed a 2nd sitting will be put on at 2pm.
Book and pay behind the bar so we know the numbers to cater for!
Tewkesbury Tigers under 9’s hosted Longlevens rugby club this Sunday 18th November and the first team out put in an excellent display of running rugby with some big, hard tackles thrown in. The game started a little slow though as Tewkesbury let Longlevens run in an unchallenged try from the kick off, but this only spurred Tewkesbury on and as the players grow in confidence they started to communicate with each other in defence and attack and put pressure on their opponents. The pressure paid off and after winning the ball back in the loose Tewkesbury passed the ball down the line for Brendan Llewellyn to round his opponent and outpace the covering players to score an impressive try. From the restart the Tewkesbury players upped their game even more with Charlie Kendrick, Sam Williams and Shaun Collins all taking charge and orchestrating the lines of attack and defence. As Longlevens started to struggle to keep hold of the ball young Mason Rendell seized his chance and ran a lovely weaving line to score another try just before the end of the half .
The second half started with both teams competing well for the ball but Tewkesbury came off the stronger with Joe Goodridge and Harry Ashton making some big strong runs and Jack Cordell supporting them all the way Tewkesbury won the ball in a good position, Jack Cordell passed the ball to Sam Williams who shipped the ball down the line to Charlie Newing , he was stopped just short of the line but had the presence of mind to pop the ball to the ever present Charlie Kendrick , who then floated a miss pass to Sam Williams to run in the third try of the game for Tewkesbury. The teams then battled each other well with Longlevens edging the final minutes of the game with a nice try of their own. The game ended 15-10 to Tewkesbury, I’d like to make a special mention to Tyler Martin who had a great game in defence and attack and won many a ball on the deck and tackled like a demon. All the kids played very well and should be proud of how they played .
The second game Tewkesbury fielded a fresh team , the game started off the same as the first game with the same Longlevens player running around the Tewkesbury players and scoring a try, this unfortunately did not have the same effect as the previous game and this time Longlevens did not want to give this game up and loose a second. The Tewkesbury players challenged well in the game but unfortunately fell off to many tackles this allowed Longlevens to run in three more tries before the half was over. The second half started slowly for Tewkesbury and Longlevens took full advantage and scored two more tries, Tewkesbury did however manage to get on the score sheet when they managed to get clean ball and pass it down the line for Ellis Todd to score in the corner, all the kids played well and in fits and starts showed some good promise, players like Harvey Maycock , Jorja Taylor, Miles Rendell, Sam Carter, Alex Oliver, Simon Ellwood, Aaron Nunn, Jacob Packwood and Dan Lewis. Well done to all the kids who were available to play today keep it up.
Upton 33 v 31 Tewkesbury
4th November 2012
Despite a wet and cold Sunday morning at Upton, all the boys in the U12’s played their hearts out. Fast fluid Rugby, strong tackling and rucking but more importantly the whole team communicated and played as a team. Putting into practice everything that they have learnt during coaching sessions.
There was not a MOTM awarded to anyone as all of the boys deserved it.
There will be training on remembrance Sunday, the boys will be ready for Longlevens at home on the 18/11/2012.