A 16 man U12 squad travelled to Upton on a cold misty morning to face an Upton squad of over 30 players the majority or which were Hanley School mates of Joe G.

Playing Worcestershire rules, no line outs, only 6 forwards and uncontested scrums at first disrupted the team but the they soon settled down playing four 10 minute games with strong performances from Jack, Ben and Joseph Essex with Will, Dan an Owen also warranting a mention.

The Tewkesbury squad put in a brave performance only to lose 5 tries to 4 with Upton’s fifth try scored in the dying seconds of the final game where the referee, who referred all of the games without bias, missed the scorer just going into touch before touching down which would have left the teams tied and would have been a better reflection on how the teams played.

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.

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