Tewkesbury tigers under 12’s hosted a big strong looking Stroud team on a cold but bright, dry Sunday morning.

1st 20 mins.
Tewkesbury lost the toss and Stroud opted to receive the ball from kick off. From the off both teams competed at the break downs well and once won both teams tried to ship the ball out wide. Tewkesbury were the first to break the dead lock whgen they shipped down the line for the winger to dive in low for the first try. Stroud how ever capitalised on a mistake from kick off by Tewkesbury to even the score 5-5. It was now Tewkesbury’s turn to pressure Stroud and with the forwards going over to make it 10-5 to Tewkesbury. Stroud again responded well and managed to go over to even the score again 10-10. Great strong competition by both teams all square at the end of the period.

2nd 20 mins.
Stroud to kick off and once again Tewkesbury failed to catch the ball Stroud took advantage and the lead 15-10. Tewkesbury rallied there troops and with some good inter play pressured Stroud into making a rash pass which a Tewkesbury player read to run in an intercept try 15-15. The game then went backwards and forwards as both teams looked to take the lead, Stroud capitalised on some space out wide as the Tewkesbury players had been sucked into a ruck to take the lead again session ended 20-15 to Stroud.

3rd 20 mins.
Tewkesbury now under pressure turned on the charm and as Strouds big lads started to tier they took advantage and pressured Stroud and ran at them at every chance 1-2-3-4-5 tries to the good with Stroud managing just the one 40-25 at the end.

I’d like to congratulate both sets of forwards with there line out work and scrummaging which was exceptional and very disciplined. Also both sets of backs which showed some great handling and running lines well done to both teams.

Players to mention :-
Mason again with his line out throwing in and hooking.
Harvey aggressive around the field 100% given.
Ben never stopped running and trying .
Brendan always a fret in open play .
William always on hand to finish off moves .

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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