Cirencester 12 v 15 Dursley; S&D Combination Cup Final

Cirencester 12 v 15 Dursley

S&D Combination Cup Final, Cirencester

The final of the Stroud & District Senior Combination final was a very tight affair played out on the Whiteway ground. Unusually for Ciren they started the game in lack lustre fashion, allowing Dursley to gain the upper hand. Ciren were struggling to hold onto the ball which did not help the cohesion of their play. From a penalty Dursley took a deserved lead with a penalty kick, this was followed by a try whilst the Ciren skipper James Renowden was in the sin bin for a high shot.

With Dursley very much in the driving seat they scored their second try, making the score 0-15 as the half time whistle approached. Finally Ciren managed to get some territory and possession, the ball was fed into midfield to the very impressive Ciren centre who Ben Ramsey who ghosted through several defenders to score under the posts, with the conversion kicked by Ciren fly half Iwan Thomas, making the half time score 7-15.

The second half was the reverse of the first with Ciren dominating the possession and territory. However they were struggling to convert their dominance into scores; several times dropping the ball at crucial times, or making an incorrect decision. Ciren did score the try of the game from deep through Iwan Thomas who broke, a great run with some inter-passing with winger Tom Woodward, who finished off the move to score 12-15.

The game then entered a period of tense rugby with both sides trying to finish off the game and gain the victory and cup. It was Dursley who held on to secure another fine cup final win, with a good effort from Ciren.

Cirencester v Dursley in S&D Cup Final Sat 28 April

Cirencester v Dursley
Competition: S&D Senior Combination Final


Location: Whiteway
KO: 3.00pm
Meet time: 1.15pm

Playing squad:
1. S. BEECH
2. N. NEWMAN
3. D. STEPHENS
4. L. NEWMAN
5. D. CATER
6. L. UZZELL
7. R. BROOKES
8. J. RENOWDEN (CAPT)
9. A. HARRISON
10. I. THOMAS
11. T. WOODWARD
12. B. RAMSEY
13. R. OWEN
14. I. RAIONE
15. Z. WAITE
16. J. FIRTH
17. J. ESSEX
18. G. OWEN
19. T. PARKES
20. J. WOODWARD
21. C. PUGH
22. S. SLATER

Staff:
A. DEACON (DOR)
M. WOODWARD (BACKS COACH)
A. WOOD (TEAM MANAGER)
PHYSIO (NM)

Great opportunity to win some silver ware so let's not let the opportunity pass. Good luck to all. Please come and support.

Many thanks, Deacs  (DoR).

Cirencester Wins Bill Adams Cup Final

Bill Adams Cup Final: Dursley 3rds 35 v 59 Cirencester 3XV

- played at Fairford RFC

Kicking off in warm end-of-season conditions, Neil Owen's squad of young, old and retired players started their 3XV Cup Final brightly scoring first through the power of Steve Slater.

This would prove to be an effective tactic as the high scoring encounter went on with Slater scoring a further three tries from short range along with Scott Cannon. Alex Buchalik added another from a strong driving maul.

It wasn't all forward play however as promising scrum half Charlie Pugh evaded several tacklers with a fantastic break down the touchline to score. This was followed by two good converted tries from replacement backs Matt Harman and Tom Edwards.

Cirencester didn't have it all their own way though and Dursley's young side scored a number of tries through their fast backline making for an entertaining fixture. Cirencester eventually prevailed winning 59-35 and lifted the Bill Adams Cup at the final whistle.

Longlevens 35 v 34 Cirencester #GlosPrem

Longlevens 35 v 34 Cirencester

#GlosPrem

On a sweltering afternoon, which allowed for some outstanding open and skilful rugby, it was Ciren who scored first through full back Zeb Waite, after some delightful approach work from Ciren fly half Iwan Thomas and the conversion kicked by Thomas 0-7. The home side then hit back with their first attack of the game bring the score level at 7-7.

The Ciren backs were a threat during the entire game enabling the away team to hit back, this time it was Thomas who scored with winger Ice Raione making a wonderful pass, 7-12. Somewhat against the run of play Longlevens scored their own try to take the lead for the first time in the game 14-12.

This incredible game just kept giving with Waite completing his brace, making the half time score 14-19.

The second half started in a scrappy fashion with both sides feeling the effect of the heat. It was Longlevens who scored two quick fire tries to suddenly take the score to 28-19. But the young and energetic Ciren side were not finished and hit back through the impressive Ciren scrum half Adam Harrison, which was followed by a Thomas penalty taking the scores to 28-26.

Longlevens scored and converted again it was now 35-26. As nerves were tested and with just five minutes to go, Longlevens gave a penalty and Ciren kicked to bring the score nailbitingly close to now 35-29.

In the final move of the game Ciren pushed the ball wide to find their speedy winger Tom Woodward who crashed over for a try, 35-34. From wide out Thomas had the conversion kick to win the game. Sadly, for the Cotswold side the ball sailed narrowly wide. In a game the saw ten tries, both sides deserved credit for the entertainment served up in conditions that were testing.

Ciren Puts Out 3 Teams Saturday 21 April

Team news sees Cirencester field 3 teams.

Saturday 21 April

 

Here are the fixtures! Please come and support! 

1xv v Longlevens Away in #GlosPrem last league game of season. KO 3pm

2xv v Dursley 2nds Away at Dursley KO 3pm

3xv v Dursley 3rds in Bill Adams Cup Finall KO 3pm at Fairfield. 

Mall back to club after. Let's bring home the wins! 

Vet's Night Friday 11th May

VETS NIGHT POSTER FFFV

Prize Draw Closes Noon Thursday for GR Tickets

Enter our PRIZE DRAW !  Competition Closes Thursday at Noon!

Win a pair of tickets to Gloucester v Harlequins THIS Saturday 14 April KO 3pm


We have three pairs kindly donated to us Gloucester Rugby President, Fred Reed, for Ciren members. 

Simply reply on this post or on our club Twitter with your full name and you will be entered into a draw to win one of three pairs! Remember to also Like our Fb page and follow us on Twitter. Good luck!

Competition closes Thursday 12 April at noon. Winners will be notified on Fb & Twitter and asked to contact Cat. Here's why we are doing this. 

Gloucester Rugby President's Walk  2018 Starts at Cirencester Rugby on Friday 13 April - departing at 11.30am

GR President Fred Reed organises an annual walk for charity and this year he and 70 other walkers are raising funds for the Muscle Foundation in memory of Jack Haggett, We are proud that Fred has chosen to start his President's Walk from the Whiteway, Ciren.


The 70+ walkers are meeting at Cirencester Rugby where we are providing bacon rolls and coffee  and giving all charity fundraisers a jolly good send off, as they walk across country to Birdlip. After an overnight stay in the George Hotel they will then walk to Kingsholm with a pitch presentation at the Gloucester Harlequins game.  In the meantime, please support this worthy cause and you can donate online here  

https://www.goldengiving.com/fundraising/thepresidentswalk2018

Remaining Rugby Fixtures. Save these dates!

Afternoon all.

I hope you are well. It has been confirmed the S&D Senior Cup final against Dursley will now be at Cirencester (Whiteway) on the 28th April. KO is 3pm. Your support will be most welcome for the guys.
Both 1XV and 2XV teams have three games left.

The second team plate final has been pencilled in for Saturday 12th May at Dursley RFC, KO 1.30pm.

The 3rd team have the Bill Adams Cup final on the 21st April at Fairford RFC, 3.00pm KO.  Please note: We will be fiedling THREE teams this weekend. So please ensure all players prepare and make themselves available for all the games scheduled.

It was another narrow defeat for the 1XV team at Gordon League, with again small margins between winning and losing. As always to give ourselves a better chance of gaining victories both in the league and cup, we must ALL continue to train up to the very last fixture (6 sessions left) Training this week will be on the Paddock.

Many thanks Andrew Deacon (DoR)

ps - big well done to the Colts and U13s in winning on Tour this weekend at Wimborne and Bath respectively.

Wimborne Colts 22-25 Cirencester Colts (Tour)

Yesterday in Dorset 26 well lubricated colts from Cirencester played their part from start to finish. The first half saw Cirencester with the lions share of possession and territory however a catalogue of errors and a couple of superb break aways had the touring side behind the posts three times in quick succession. With a mountain to climb at 22-5 down in the first period enter the second half.

The wounded Cirencester returned to the field with a renewed confidence after an inspirational half Yep time chat from Woodward and Ramsey knowing full well all the tourists needed was to tighten the contact area and use the ball wisely. A physical and bruising second period saw Cirencester front up and take the game to the home side. After some slick interplay between forwards and Backs alike.

Enter Tom Grainger Williams or be it Sonny Bill Williams a finish nothing short of magical as he flew through the air to dot down mid flight with only enough space to ground the ball before being knocked of the pitch. This inspired the red and blacks and now the game was on. 22-10 further scores from Ben Ramsey and Joe Chambers set up a final 5 minutes with a score line of 22-20. The tourists forward pack once again displayed a hearty return to the home 22 and secured clean ruck ball for Pugh to deliver to Woodward, woodward found the testicular fortitude to deliver a pin point cross field kick pass to no other than Sonny Bill Grainger who stood up his opposite winger and completed the come back. All 26 playing members played their part in what was a fantastic display of running rugby. But a fine man of the match performance from Joe Chambers capped off the weekend.

 

Prize Draw to Win Gloucester Rugby Tickets for Quin's Game

Enter our PRIZE DRAW !

Win a pair of tickets to Gloucester v Harlequins

Saturday 14 April KO 3pm


We have three pairs kindly donated to us Gloucester Rugby President, Fred Reed, for Ciren members. 

Simply reply on this post or on our club Twitter with your full name and you will be entered into a draw to win one of three pairs! Remember to also Like our Fb page and follow us on Twitter. Good luck!

Competition closes Thursday 12 April at noon. Winners will be notified on Fb & Twitter and asked to contact Cat. Here's why we are doing this. 

Gloucester Rugby President's Walk  2018 Starts at Cirencester Rugby on Friday 13 April - departing at 11.30am

GR President Fred Reed organises an annual walk for charity and this year he and 70 other walkers are raising funds for the Muscle Foundation in memory of Jack Haggett, We are proud that Fred has chosen to start his President's Walk from the Whiteway, Ciren.


The 70+ walkers are meeting at Cirencester Rugby where we are providing bacon rolls and coffee  and giving all charity fundraisers a jolly good send off, as they walk across country to Birdlip. After an overnight stay in the George Hotel they will then walk to Kingsholm with a pitch presentation at the Gloucester Harlequins game.  In the meantime, please support this worthy cause and you can donate online here  

https://www.goldengiving.com/fundraising/thepresidentswalk2018

Gloucester Rugby President's Walk 2018 Starts at Cirencester Rugby Friday 13 April

Gloucester Rugby President's Walk 2018
Starts at Cirencester Rugby on Friday 13 April
- departing at 11.30am

GR President Fred Reed organises an annual walk for charity and this year he and 70 other walkers are raising funds for the Muscle Foundation in memory of Jack Haggett, We are proud that Fred has chosen to start his President's Walk from the Whiteway, Ciren.

The 70+ walkers are meeting at Cirencester Rugby where we are providing bacon rolls and coffee and giving all charity fundraisers a jolly good send off, as they walk across the countryside to Birdlip. After an overnight stay in the George Hotel they will then walk to Kingsholm with a pitch presentation at the Gloucester v Harlequins game.

----> Cirencester members -- watch out for a raffle competition launching soon to win one of three pairs of tickets to this exciting GR game. Kindly donated to us by GR President, Fred Reed.

In the meantime, please support this worthy cause and you can donate online here.

https://www.goldengiving.com/fundrais…/thepresidentswalk2018

Cirencester Rugby Newsletter Spring 2018

Cirencester Rugby Newsletter

Spring 2018

 

Dear Members


This is our first new-look club newsletter and will be sent on a regular basis.
We welcome all your contributions for the next issue due out in May/June.

Please send any information and pics to Cat e: sponsorship@crfc.co.uk  
Enjoy!


Kind regards,  Cathryn
Vice Chair

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