On a cold sunny morning Tewkesbury hosted a usually strong team Longlevens and has always they did not disappoint.

First period
Tewkesbury started the game facing up hill and kicking off , from the off Tewkesbury started brightly and looked as though they where ready , but Longlevens defended well and as a few loose passes started to creep in started to pressure Tewkesbury back . ( welcome back lads ) Not as easy as some of the kids thought , but Tewkesbury did open the scoring with some slick hands and good play down the line . Longlevens then through there forwards started to make there way down the pitch to cross the line them selves 5-5 period ended .

2nd period
Tewkesbury now playing down the field and receiving the kick off did them selves no favors by knocking the ball on , scrum Longlevens blind side move try . Tewkesbury did wake up again but every time they made there way down the pitch they panicked a bit and tried to force the play , which either resulted in a knock on or the ball being thrown behind the supporting players . Longlevens on a counter attack managed to cross the line again to make this half 10-0 Longlevens .

3rd period
This period started with both teams playing with a little passion and putting some great effort in to secure the ball and both teams trying to play with width but as the period went on longlevens broke through a ruck to pick and go over the line 5-0 Longlevens period over .

4th period
Tewkesbury dug deep for this period and to be honest they needed too , forwards and backs both where guilty of throwing the ball away in contact (has told when played , prob same as yourselves . DONT PASS POO BALL ON or similar wording ) Tewkesbury pressured Longlevens and once they did created space for them to cross the line . Again Tewkesbury put them selves under pressure from kick off with no one wanting to take charge and catch the ball , but again Tewkesbury dug deep switched on and made a few good decisions and crossed the line again this period ended 10-0 Tewkesbury .

Another lesson learned dont eat to much xmas pudding over the holidays , serious note a lot of hard work is needed as of next week , fitness , passion , pride , teamwork and commitment to the team . Cobwebs gone , dusted off lets start thinking about getting our 2nd county cup won , COME ON THE TIGERS !!!!!!

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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