On a very wet and cold sunday afternoon the girls took a trip down to Minety to play Cirencester. We were itching to play this match as this was the game we played last season when we first got the girls section going.

We got underway and instantly showed dominance in forward play with Kayleigh crashing over for our 1st try.

Ciren came back at us but we turned the ball over and ran it back, forward play pressured in the Ciren 22 and scrum half Gemma scored our 2nd.

The game had a few knock on’s from both teams but our forwards dominated the scrum and the ref had to ask them to “go easy”. Then came a break from a great partnership from Rachel (ginge) Greene and Katie Simon resulting in ginge scoring our 3rd.

Shortly after rats went over for our 4th, making up for a fumble on the line shortly before.

In the 2nd half we were going uphill and we got hail stones raining down. This did not deter us and we again pushed forward, although the defense on the Ciren team really pulled together.

Olivia Rendell then got the ball from just inside the Ciren half and made an amazing run bouncing off 4 tackle attempts  and dragging almost the whole Ciren back line to score our 5th try.

Kayleigh then added another try resulting in our 4th hatrick of the season, joining the elite list of Rebecca, Chloe and Therza.

Ciren then made a great run in the dying second and scored their 1st of the game.

Man of the match was Kayleigh.

Special thanks to Rebecca (popeye) Pope, Charlotte and Jordan who made numbers up for Ciren, Charlotte was amazing and showed great skills

Final score Cirencester 5-35 Tewkesbury

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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