Well all I can say is I am proud of all the boys today. They showed more than a glimpse of the form they were in last season this morning against a strong Old Richians side.

Old Richians scored first and converted with a quick response by Tewkesbury who scored and converted. Old Richians scored again unconverted.

At half time the game was really a 50 / 50 affair with great rugby being played by both sides. Half Time Score was 12 – 7 to Richians.

Shortly after half time some strong Tewkesbury attacks resulting in Old Richians giving away a penalty between the opposition 10m and 22 which was slotted between the post bringing the score to 12 -10.

Old Richians scored and converted again, 19 – 10. Tewkesbury then gave away a Penalty which Old Richians kicked , 22 – 10. Another try by Old richians changed things again with the score now 27 – 10. Following this Tewkesbury rallied and after sustained pressure, Old richians gave away three penalties one after the other to try and stop Tewkesbury going over the line leaving the ref with no option but to give Tewkesbury a Penalty try. This was converted. 27 – 17.

Unfortunately Richians scored one more try leaving the final score at 32 – 17.

It was a much much improved effort by the boys and they should take this on board and move forward.

Clifton visit the “moats” in a couple of weeks for the second County Cup game. A few more training sessions will help the boys go into that game with more confidence and self belief.

The game was reffed well and played in good spirit from both teams.

MOM – J Carter

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.

Our Clubhouse bar is now open on Friday from 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm and on Saturday from 12.00 noon - 7.00pm.  We will be closed on Sunday.  We have a total capacity of 60 inside the clubhouse and 54 in our outside garden area.  Other changes include the introduction of glasses in the clubhouse rather than plastic and cash can now be taken, but we would prefer card if possible.  We operate on a first-come first-served basis.

Tewkesbury RFC is operating a Track and Trace system for those using the Clubhouse bar.  Please help us by downloading EVE PASS app for IOS and ANDROID and registering.  Once you have downloaded the app simply scan the GR code on arrival.


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