Tewkesbury Tigers under 9’s hosted Longlevens rugby club this Sunday 18th November and the first team out put in an excellent display of running rugby with some big, hard tackles thrown in. The game started a little slow though as Tewkesbury let Longlevens run in an unchallenged try from the kick off, but this only spurred Tewkesbury on and as the players grow in confidence they started to communicate with each other in defence and attack and put pressure on their opponents. The pressure paid off and after winning the ball back in the loose Tewkesbury passed the ball down the line for Brendan Llewellyn to round his opponent and outpace the covering players to score an impressive try. From the restart the Tewkesbury players upped their game even more with Charlie KendrickSam Williams and Shaun Collins all taking charge and orchestrating the lines of attack and defence. As Longlevens started to struggle to keep hold of the ball young Mason Rendell seized his chance and ran a lovely weaving line to score another try just before the end of the half .
The second half started with both teams competing well for the ball but Tewkesbury came off the stronger with Joe Goodridge and Harry Ashton making some big strong runs and Jack Cordell supporting them all the way Tewkesbury won the ball in a good position, Jack Cordell passed the ball to Sam Williams who shipped the ball down the line to Charlie Newing , he was stopped just short of the line but had the presence of mind to pop the ball to the ever present Charlie Kendrick , who then floated a miss pass to Sam Williams to run in the third try of the game for Tewkesbury. The teams then battled each other well with Longlevens edging the final minutes of the game with a nice try of their own. The game ended 15-10 to Tewkesbury, I’d like to make a special mention to Tyler Martin who had a great game in defence and attack and won many a ball on the deck and tackled like a demon. All the kids played very well and should be proud of how they played .

The second game Tewkesbury fielded a fresh team , the game started off the same as the first game with the same Longlevens player running around the Tewkesbury players and scoring a try, this unfortunately did not have the same effect as the previous game and this time Longlevens did not want to give this game up and loose a second. The Tewkesbury players challenged well in the game but unfortunately fell off to many tackles this allowed Longlevens to run in three more tries before the half was over. The second half started slowly for Tewkesbury and Longlevens took full advantage and scored two more tries, Tewkesbury did however manage to get on the score sheet when they managed to get clean ball and pass it down the line for Ellis Todd to score in the corner, all the kids played well and in fits and starts showed some good promise, players like Harvey Maycock , Jorja Taylor, Miles RendellSam Carter,  Alex Oliver, Simon Ellwood,  Aaron Nunn, Jacob Packwood and Dan Lewis. Well done to all the kids who were available to play today keep it up.

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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