Ciren 1XV win on the road and on 4G!

North Bristol 29 V 40 Cirencester #Gloucester1

This was new territory for Cirencester playing on a 4G pitch, and both teams had to also handle the gusty conditions. Cirencester started the game in frantic fashion without getting to grips with conditions, kicking away possession which enabled North to gain territory with wind assisted kicks, and resulted in them gaining the game’s first try 5-0. This was quickly followed up with another shortly after. Ciren were on the rack at this point, they needed to score next which they duly did through wingman Isoa Raione (Ice) 10-7. The score was only a short respite for Ciren as North again hit back with two tires from some indifferent Ciren defence 24-7. When in possession Ciren always looked dangerous but with elementary mistakes, they could not sustain any sort of pressure. With time running out in the first half hard working back row forward Will McCarthy with a great supporting running line, finished off a strong Ciren attack to score 24-12.

The score gave massive confidence to the Cotswold side who scored their third try of the half through their powerful winger Sean Pritchard-Nash who blasted his way through the midfield defence and raced under the posts, with Howell kicking the conversion, making the half time score 24-19.

Now with the wind CIren were in a determined mood to score the opening try of the second half with that man Howell dummying his way to the try line for his a brace of tries, with Ciren taking the lead for the first time 24-26. Their advantage did not last long as the North hit back with a try of their own 29-26.

The game started to break up with the fast pace of the game started to take its toll on some of the players. Ciren who had dominated the lineouts and scrum all game, gained possession from a 5m lineout drive with bulky prop Darren Stephens crashing over and Howell making the conversion 29-33.

In the closing moments of the game Tom Woodard the Ciren scrum half went through the smallest of gaps to dance around the North full back to score the game’s final try, and seal an impressive away win for the Whiteway men, in a ten try thriller 29-40.

Sat 9 March 1XV Away N Bristol | 2XV v Dursley Double Header

CIRENCESTER  v NORTH BRISTOL

VENUE: OAKLANDS GLOUCESTER ROAD, ALMONSBURY. BRISTOL. BS32 4AG
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ONE
MEET TIME: 11.45am | KO: 2.30pm

1st TEAM SQUAD SELECTION
1. S. BEECH
2. N. NEWMAN
3. D. STEPHENS
4. L. NEWMAN
5. D. COOPER
6. W. McCARTHY
7. R. BROOKES
8. L. UZZELL
9. T. WOODWARD
10. O. NEWMAN (CAPT)
11. S. PRITCHARD-NASH
12. S. MACFARLANE
13. I. RAIONE
14. A. MOREING
15. M. HOWELL
16. A. BARKER
17. A. DEACON
18. T. PARKES

STAFF:
A. DEACON (DOR)
L. STRATFORD (FORWARDS COACH)
H. COCHRANE (BACKS COACH)
J. BARNES (PHYSIO)
D. SHRIMPTON (FILM)

CIRENCESTER 2XV v DURSLEY 2NDS
VENUE: WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTER DISTRICT LEAGUE (2)
MEET TIME: 12.30pm | KO: 2.00pm

2XV SQUAD SELECTION
1. G. OWEN
2. N. OWEN (CAPT)
3. T. SKELTON
4. R. WILLIAMS
5. L. WILLIAMS
6. J. ARMORGIE
7. M. HEYWOOD
8. J. HARRISON
9. T. MILLS
10. M. HARMAN
11. T. WOODLEY
12. E. THOMPSON
13. H. WILLIAMS
14. S. JONES
15. L. MACKAY
16. JOE KEARY
17. JAKE KEARY
18. M. VAUGHAN
19. S. TURNER
20. W. DAVENPORT
21. T. THOMPSON


T. WENBAN (TEAM MANAGER)
N. OWEN (TEAM MANGER)


All players to adhere to the meet times. Please wear the correct gear pre/postgame. All 1st team players to travel on the team bus to and from game. North Bristol play on a plastic pitch. Footwear regulation is: USE studded footwear only; NO blades or flat soles. Footwear SHOULD be clean and in good condition.
Please note the second team game will KO at 2.00pm as the game is a double header league and S&D cup/plate semi-final.

Good luck to both teams.

Cirencester 1XV 20 − 24 Dursley 1XV

Cirencester 1XV 20 − 24 Dursley 1XV
#Gloucester1

Cirencester had only themselves to blame after a poor opening thirty minutes gave them too much to do against a well organised Dursley side.

Dursley started well and raced into a 16 point lead through two well taken tries and a converted penalty. Cirencester’s attitude changed on the half-hour mark with winger Sean Pritchard-Nash crossing the whitewash 5-16 at HT.

Starting the second half smartly a penalty kick from Mike Howell added a further three points with the boot following a Dursley infringement 8-16.

The away side then hit back with a penalty and an unconverted try of their own to stretch the lead to 16 points 8-24.

Ciren had lost Zeb Waite to a nasty elbow injury but they never gave up the fight and strong running from Man-of-the-Match Sean Beech and the rest of the forward pack led to captain Oli Newman scampering over for a converted score 15-24.

The home side now had the bit between their teeth, going close to scoring a number of times before eventually touching down out wide through veteran Alex Hammond. The extras were missed leaving Ciren needing a try to win the match, time was not on their side however and the final whistle sounded before they could get the winning score 20-24.

A frustrating afternoon for the Whiteway men who hope to bounce back away at North Bristol next week FT 20-24.

Cirencester sits in fourth place with just 8 points between 2nd and 4 off 3rd positions.
The push for promotion continues this weekend on the road at North Bristol.

Meanwhile on pitch 2 Cirencester 2XV posted an admirable 33-17 win against a strong, resilient Minchinhampton 2nds which pretty much secures Ciren's Gloucester DL 2 win of the season.

Thank you Waitrose Cirencester!

In January the good folk of Cirencester popped their green tokens in the Cirencester Rugby club box at Waitrose after shopping.

As part of their Community Matters programme, here is the £219 cheque presented to the club by our own Sharon Owen who is a Waitrose partner.

And smiles from the U8s and U9s who were training on Sunday morning.

Waitrose pic

 

 

Rugby! Two Home Games on Sat 2 March at the Whiteway

CIRENCESTER 1XV v DURSLEY
VENUE: THE WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ONE
MEET TIME: 12.45PM / KO: 2.30pm

1XV TEAM SELECTION

1. S. BEECH
2. N. NEWMAN
3. G. OWEN
4. O. GIBSON
5. W. McCARTHY
6. L. UZZELL
7. J. RENOWDEN
8. A. HAMMOND
9. S. GRIFFITHS
10. M. HOWELL
11. T. GRAINGER-WILLIAMS
12. O. NEWMAN (CAPT)
13. L. NEWMAN
14. S. PRITCHARD-NASH
15. Z. WAITE
16. S. CANNON
17. R. BROOKES
18. R. OWEN

STAFF:
A. DEACON (DOR)
A. WOOD (TEAM MANAGER)
J. BARNES (PHYSIO)
D. SHRIMPTON (FILM)

CIRENCESTER 2XV v MINCHINHAMPTON 2s
VENUE: THE WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTER DISTRICT LEAGUE (2)
MEET TIME: 1.00PM / KO: 2.30pm

2XV TEAM SELECTION

1. A.N. OTHER
2. S. LANGLEY
3. T. SKELTON
4. M.HEYWOOD
5. D. NICOLE (CAPT)
6. A. MOULD
7. J. HARRISON
8. T PARKES
9. T. MILLS
10. A BARKER
11. T. WOODLEY
12. S. MACFARLANE
13. E. THOMPSON
14. L. MACKAY
15. H. WILLIAMS
16. R. WILLIAMS
17. M. HARMAN
18. S. ROBINSON

STAFF:
T. WENBAN (TEAM MANAGER)

Good luck to all.

New Combined Ladies Team plays at Melksham RFC

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It was a proud day for Cirencester Rugby yesterday when our newly formed 'Cirencester Rugby and Royal Ag Uni' Ladies team played in a friendly at Melksham RFC.

In beautiful spring weather, the girls really did themselves proud, said DoR Andy Deacon.

Although we lost it was an invaluable experience to play Melksham Ladies, who have been together for two years.

It was a great learning curve for the girls and rewarding to see the smiles on faces.

Well done to all players and the coaches.

A shout out to any ladies wanting to give rugby a try (!) or those wanting to return to the pitch, we train every Tuesday at 6.30pm at Cirencester Rugby where we have superb facilities.

Cheers, Deacs

 

 

New Combined Ladies Team plays at Melksham RFC

A proud day yesterday for the club when the newly formed joint 'Cirencester Rugby and Royal Ag Uni' ladies ran out in their first friendly fixture at Melksham RFC.

Played in beautiful Spring weather, the girls 'did themsleves proud', said DoR Andy Deacon.

It was a great experience to play Melksham Ladies who have been together for two years. Although we lost it was a postive learning curve and rewarding to see the girls enjoying some running rugby!

Well done to al plaeyrs and the coaches.

A shout out to any ladies wanting to try rugby as a beginner or return to playing, we train at the Whiteway at Cirencester Rugby every Tuesday at 6.30pm.

Cheers, Andy Deacon

 

 

Book Your Six Nations Members Lunch this Sat 23 February

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Six Nations Members Lunch Feb 2019

Cirencester posts 82-0 win v Southmead

Cirencester 82 v 0 Southmead #Gloucester1

With Southmead bottom of the table, and Cirencester looking to bounce back from the disappointing loss to Cheltenham North the previous week, Ciren did start as hot favourites to win and get five points. The early exchanges indicated the home side would indeed gain the points they desperately required to keep them in the promotion hunt. Early tries through Luke Uzzell and Sam Griffiths settled the nerves, the reality was Ciren were in complete control with the Bristol side struggling to keep pace with Ciren who were moving the ball well through both the backs and forwards.

As half time approached it was clear Cirencester were going to win, the second half saw Southmead tire enabling the powerful Ciren full back Zeb Waite to complete his hattrick, and not to be out done Tom Grainger-Williams, the lightening Ciren winger weighed in with a hattrick of his own; also his wing partner Sean Pritchard-Nash with big runs scored a well-deserved brace.

The final score of 82-0 was the best result for Cirencester to date, once again giving them momentum as they enter in the final quarter of the season. With Cheltenham North losing to Dursley it moves Ciren within 5 points of second place and the push for promotion.

The next game for Ciren is in fact against Dursley at the Whiteway, which presents a stern challenge for the Whiteway men as in recent seasons Dursley has very much had the upper hand on their rivals. Both Cirencester 1XV and 2XV teams have it all to play for with the 2nd team in top spot in their Gloucester District 2 league, being a game away from gaining promotion.

Chosen Hill FP 2nds 17 v 25 Cirencester 2XV

The game started with CIren camping themselves in Chosen’s 22 area and not allowing the home side to gain any momentum or escape from their own half, in the end pressure told and from a dominant scrum the ball was moved wide for a try to be scored. Half time saw Ciren in front but having to work hard for their dominance.

The second half saw the game get even tighter with Chosen Hill applying a large amount of pressure with only stout work in defence from Halsey and Owen in the centres kept the visitors in front. Finally breaking out through midfield Cirencester gained further momentum and scored, and keeping the up the pressure led to penalties being conceded by the home side in front of the posts to allow Harman the chance to stretch the score.

A late surge from Chosen saw them score in the corner on the stroke of the final whistle to see Cirencester win again 25 – 17. Among the try scorers were Jack Amorogie, Rhys Owen, Andy Halsey. A special mention to Steve Langley and Mark Vaughan for putting fine performances in the front row having not played a great deal of rugby this year.

Well to both teams.

TEAM NEWS SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY 1XV (H) | 2XV (A)

CIRENCESTER 1XV v SOUTHMEAD
VENUE: THE WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ONE
MEET TIME: 12.45PM / KO: 2.30PM
1XV TEAM SQUAD
1. S. BEECH
2. N. NEWMAN
3. D. STEPHENS
4. O. GIBSON
5. W. McCARTHY
6. T. DYKES
7. R. BROOKES
8. L. UZZELL
9. S. GRIFFITHS
10. M. HOWELL
11. T. GRAINGER-WILLIAMS
12. O. NEWMAN
13. S. GENILLARD
14. S. PRITCHARD-NASH
15. Z. WAITE
16. G. OWEN
17. M. HEYWOOD
18. S. MACFARLANE
A. DEACON (DOR)
L. STRATFORD (FORWARD COACH)
H. COCHRANE (BACKS COACH)
A. WOOD (TEAM MANAGER)
J. BARNES (PHYSIO)
D. SHRIMPTON (FILM)
CHOSEN HILL FORMER PUPILS 2NDS v CIRENCESTER 2XV
VENUE: BROOKFIELD ROAD CHURCHDOWN GLOUCESTER GL3 2PJ
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTER DISTRICT LEAGUE (2)
MEET TIME: 12.15PM / KO: 2.30pm
2XV SQUAD SELECTION
1. S. LANGLEY
2. N. OWEN (CAPT)
3. M. VAUGHAN
4. D. NICOLE
5. J. ARMORGIE
6. J. HARRISON
7. A. MOULD
8. T. PARKES
9. R. WATHAN
10. A. HALSEY
11. T. MILLS
12. R. OWEN
13. L. MACKAY
14. T. WOODLEY
15. A. BARKER
16. J. EARDLEY
17. M. HARMAN
T. WENBAN (TEAM MANAGER)
N. OWEN (TEAM MANAGER)
Good luck to all.

Book Your Six Nations Members Lunch for Sat 23 February

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Saturday 23 February at 3pm

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Spaces limited so first come first served on what will be a great rugby at the club.

ps - and support the 2XV playing Fairford at home in the S&D Cup Q/F.

 

Six Nations Members Lunch Feb 2019

Book Your Six Nations Members Lunch for Sat 23 February

Six Nations Lunch: FRA v SCO and WAL v ENG

Saturday 23 February at 3pm

Just £5pp for two courses and a FREE pint! 

Great value plus a guaranteed seat to watch both games.

First FRANCE v SCOTLAND then WALES v ENGLAND !

Please RSVP to book your seat and meal!

Call/message Cat on 07768 410097 or email sponsorship @crfc.co.uk

Spaces limited so first come first served on what will be a great rugby at the club.

ps - and support the 2XV playig Fairford at home in the S&D Cup Q/F.

 

Six Nations Members Lunch Feb 2019