Return to Rugby Fitness Training

Return to Rugby Fitness Training

This week sees Return to Rugby Training starting following the RFU’s guidance on the 2nd June regarding a phased return to sport and recreation following updated advice from the Government on Sunday 31st May.   The RFU have issued their “Return to Rugby Roadmap” for Community Rugby which sets out a step by step approach to a phased re-opening for community-based clubs.

This, of course, is welcome news to us all, we know that everyone is keen to resume as soon as possible, given the abrupt end to our 2019/2020 season!  However, we must all still be mindful that we can only take these steps when we, as a Club, are confident that it is safe to do so.

Our Return to Rugby training will initially start with the U16 team.  Once we have assessed the processes and can ensure that we can operate safely we will look to see how we can accommodate further teams.    We know everyone is keen to return to rugby as soon as possible, but we would ask everyone for their patience, you can be assured that we will do everything we can, whilst maintaining the highest safety levels.

Tewkesbury Tigers vs Tetbury Under 12

Tewkesbury Tigers vs Tetbury Under 12

 

Sunday saw the Under 12’s heading down to Tetbury for the GRFU Waterfall cup match that had been postponed previously. Team met down in Tetbury and set about a good warm up ready for kick off at 11, some good hits going on during the warm up suggested their was a big appetite for the game ahead. Tewkes kicked off and chased their own kick well, turning over ball and getting good field position, good break down skills and hands from Adam F got Matthew D into space and over for first try of the day. Tewkes then received and ran the ball back hard, setting up a good ruck and then moving the ball quickly into hands for another attack and successful try. Tewkes continued the good start to run in 9 tries in first half and keeping Tetbury from scoring.

Second half brought a change of ends and meant Tewkes now playing up the slope, and it was a slope, but they carried on the good skills on show, rucking and mauling hard before releasing play to each side and gaining good ground. Tetbury fought back and scored 2 very good tries of their own with some superb individual skills on show.

Fave try came late in second half with a good break from Max V from inside own 22, strong ruck fed Matthew D and onto Ollie T, before being brought down short of line, forwards drove over with a good clear out and some good pick and drive took us to within 3 meters. Heads up rugby from Shay and Adam got the ball out of the contact area and onto to Reuben who fed Aaron and a strong run to the opposite corner. Total rugby on show from a very motivated team who worked hard to apply some good techniques with the whole team involved to score a great try!

Tewkes ran out 14 : 2 winners, thank you to Tetbury for being so welcoming and playing the game in great spirit all the way through. Good luck to Tetbury for the rest of the season….

 

 

 

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.

Please see our Clubhouse page for more information about Track and Trace and face-coverings.