Old Richians 38 – Tewkesbury 42

We found ourselves playing on a cold and foggy morning at Old Richians with both teams knowing this would be a good game as history has proven over the last few years.

Once again Tewkesbury started poorly  with Old Richians showing the way scoring three unanswered tries in the 9th, 11th and 17th minutes respectively. All three tries were converted. Tewkesbury rallied a little and scored through N.Knight after an excellent solo run by E.Perry.  Tewkesbury missed the conversion. The game then yo-yo’d with Richians scoring  again and converting after a number of missed tackles by Tewkesbury.  O. Osbourne then scored and converted for Tewkesbury.

The second half showed a different and resilient Tewkesbury side who after conceding a 5th and 6th try to Old Richians came back into the game strongly with N. Knight scoring and S.Thomas converting and S.Thomas scoring and B.Roberts converting. We then saw S.Thomas kick over the Richains defence with N.Knight robbing the ball off the catcher and passing to O.Osbourne who ran in his second try of the game and N.Knight converted. From the kick off Tewkesbury took the ball forward and after three amazing dummies J.Brinn scored to bring the try count to 6 all. The conversion was missed.

An excellent committed game by both teams. Well done all.

Trys : O.Osbourne (2), N.Knight (2), S.Thomas, J. Brinn

Conversion : O.Osbourne, S.Thomas, B.Roberts, N.Knight

Team :  B. Roberts, J. Brinn, N. Knight, T. Rothwell , A.Newing, C.Janes,  S.Thomas, W.Sayers , J. Carter, O. Osbourne, E.Perry, T.Leggett

Subs: W. Alonso, C. Stone, J.Roberts

M.O.M. – 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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