Double headers wins for Cirencester 1XV & 2XVv

Brockworth 5 v 40 Cirencester

#Gloucester 1

A bright sunny day welcomed the league leaders Cirencester side. With a dry pitch and conditions, the away side were in a confident mood to keep their unbeaten record intact and continue their recent scoring record. The Cotswold men started with great intent seeing man of the match Alex Hammond break through the home side defensive line, with the line broken and quick ball for scrum half Sam Griffiths who fed the back line allowing the imposing Ciren centre Joe Hammond to burst through and score. Joe Hammond adding the conversion 0-7. From the kick, off the Cotswold men ensured they played with superior territory, and with a dominant scrum they were putting their host under extreme pressure. Ciren could not field the kick allowing the Badgers for the first time in the game to attack, and they did just that, with a chip over the top, which Ciren could not deal with and Brockworth took full advantage to touch down 5-7.

After several re-set scrums the referee lost patience and awarded Cirencester a penalty try 5-14. Ciren enjoyed a huge amount of possession but were often sloppy with retention of the ball and squandered several scoring opportunities, which frustrated both players and the large travelling support. HT 5-14.

The second half could not have started better for the away side, with a text book try spreading the ball from one side of the pitch to the other allowing Ciren powerful winger Tom Dykes to speed over for a wonderful team try and Hammond to convert 5-21. This would start the purple patch for Ciren who settled the result in this period, with the elusive Ciren winger Isoa Raione to once more score the next try 5-26.

It was the turn of the forwards next to score with open side flanker Matt Berry bursting through after receiving the ball from a well worked lineout. Berry had a bit to do, showing great pace he opened his legs to make a 60m run to score the solo try of the game 5-33.

With the game won the game then entered a quiet phase with inaccuracies once again creeping into the Ciren game. It was left to that man again Joe Hammond who started the scoring to kick pass to the dependable Tom Dykes to gather the ball out wide wrapping up the try scoring in the game 5-40.

Ciren know they have room for improvement after this performance, which they will do from the top of the table. One area of the team the functioned extremely well was the Ciren back-row of Archie Doyle, Alex Hammond, and Matt Berry all having very impressive performances.

Cirencester 2XV 29 – 0 Cheltenham Saracens 2s

The Gloucester District League 2 game saw Cirencester 2XV beat a good Cheltenham Saracens @s side with a polished performance, and not allowing their opponents to score a single point would have been very pleasing for the home side, with man of the match Oli Gibson making his mark after a summer move from Eastbourne to Cirencester. The 29-0 score line will give the improving second team much confidence moving forward.

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Team News: 1XV (A) & 2XV (H) Saturday 20 October

BROCKWORTH  v CIRENCESTER 1XV
VENUE: MILL LANE BROCKWOTH GLOUCESTER GL3 4 QE
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ONE
MEET TIME: 12.15pm | KO: 3.00pm

1XV SQUAD
1. S. BEECH
2. S. CANNON
3. D. STEPHENS
4. W. McCARTHY
5. J. RENOWDEN
6. A. DOYLE
7. M. BERRY
8. A. HAMMOND
9. S. GRIFFITHS
10. O. NEWMAN (CAPT)
11. T. DYKES
12. J. HAMMOND
13. B. RAMSEY
14. I. RAIONE
15. Z. WAITE
16. N. NEWMAN (FR)
17. R. BROOKES
18. L. UZZELL


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

CIRENCESTER 2XV v CHELTENHAM SARACENS 2NDS
VENUE: THE WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTER DISTRICT (2) LEAGUE
MEET TIME: 1.30pm | KO: 3.00pm

2XV SQUAD:
1. T. SKELTON
2. T. PARKES
3. G. OWEN
4. J. ARMORGIE
5. S. PRITCHARD-NASH
6. O. GIBSON
7. A. BAILEY
8. A. FIELD (CAPT)
9. R. WATHAN
10. A. HALSEY
11. J. ESSEX
12. M. CAKU
13. S. MACFARLANE
14. A. MOREING
15. J. WOODWARD
16. M. VAUGHAN
17. L. WILLIAMS
18. D. CARTER
19. M. HEYWOOD
20. S. LANGLEY
21. S. JONES
22. E. THOMPSON
23. T. GRAINGER-WILLIAMS
24. T. WOODLEY
25. N. OWEN


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

Sat Oct 13: Cainswick v Cirencester KO 3pm (F)

Cainswick v Cirencester 2nds/3rds/Vets
Date: SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER
VENUE: CAINSCROSS RFC, VICTORY PARK CAINSCROSS STROUD (near St Matthews Church)
COMPETITION: FRIENDLY
MEET TIME: 1.00pm
KO: 3.00pm
PRE-MATCH DRESS: CIRENCESTER RFC T SHIRT, T/TOP, SHORTS
POST MATCH: SMART CASUAL


SQUAD SELECTION:
1. T. SKELTON
2. G. OWEN
3. M. VAUGHAN
4. J. ARMORGIE
5. S. PRITCHARD-NASH
6. D. COOPER
7. S. ROBINSON
8. A. FIELD (CAPT)
9. J. STRAHLENDORF
10. A. BARKER
11. T. WOODLEY
12. J. ESSEX
13. M. HARMAN
14. D. REEVES
15. L. MACKAY
16. J. BRYANT
17. T. PARKES
18. L. WILLIAMS

DOR A. DEACON


All players to adhere to the times please, players to meet at the Cirencester club house. The team will travel in cars to CAINCROSS RFC (not Painswick) and players are expected to return to the club house for post-match drinks. If you are available and not named, please still do attend. Players not playing this weekend, your support at the game will be most welcome. If anyone would like to help me with kit set up etc. please do let me know. Good luck to all. Deacs

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Nine Try Spectacle Keeps Ciren at League Top

Cirencester 55 v 15 Bredon Star

#Gloucester1

With the weather improving as the Cirencester v Bredon Star match began, a large Whiteway crowd hoped for the same rugby that Ciren served up last week with some impressive running rugby. They were not going to be disappointed with the fine start made by Ciren winger, Isoa Raione who raced in at the corner to score the first try of the game. Ciren then went on to concede multiple penalties to allow Bredon field position 5m out from the home sides line. The Bredon forwards battered the Ciren line eventually breaching the line to score 5 - 5.

Ciren gained possession and spread the ball across the width of the pitch, then back again with some great handling, enabling Tom Dykes to walk over the try line to score a try straight off the training field 12-5. Another score quickly followed by backrower Archie Doyle now 17-5. The Cotswold side were in full flow now with MOTM no. 8 Matt Berry scoring the bonus point fourth try and Joe Hammond making the conversion 24-5. Half time could not come quick enough for Bredon, but they went into the half time with a positive, kicking a long-range penalty to make the halftime score 24-8.

The second half started in a subdued manner with both sides making elementary errors without stamping any authority until the Doyle again crashed over splitting the away team defence with a powerful run to the try line 29-8. This galvanised Ciren into scoring action with a total of five tries added in this half alone. Matt Berry scored again with con Joe Hammond 36-8 and Zeb Waite the impressive Ciren fullback also cashing in with a try, now 41-8.

The 8th try came and it was 48-8. Archie Doyle completed his hat trick to make it 55-8. Bredon who never gave up all afternoon and as reward for all their effort, scored the game’s final try - FT 55-15.

Said DoR Andy Deacon: “With nine tries scored we were indeed happy, but we are also aware that this was far from a perfect performance and we will strive for further improvements. Four games played in the league we remain unbeaten and top of the table, which is a good place to make such gains.”

“Confidence with this early season success is a key factor with prop Sean Beech making a name for himself in the front row, Luke Uzzell settling into the second-row berth, Joe Hammond directing the mid-field; and add in the energetic Sam Griffiths who is revelling in the scrum half position, it looks promising. We all realise it’s early days with a lot of rugby yet to be played, with continued hard work and humility will have to be applied to keep the winning theme on track.”

Team News: Cirencester 1XV v Bredon Star #Gloucester1

CIRENCESTER v BREDON STAR
DATE: SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER
VENUE: WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: Gloucester One
MEET TIME: 1.30pm
KO: 3.00pm
PRE-MATCH DRESS: CIRENCESTER RFC T SHIRT, T/TOP, SHORTS
POST MATCH: CIRENCESTER RFC NO 1`S (RED TROUSERS)

1XV TEAM SQUAD SELECTION:
1. S. BEECH
2. S. CANNON
3. D. STEPHENS
4. L. UZZELL
5. T. DYKES
6. A. DOYLE
7. J. RENOWDEN
8. M. BERRY
9. S. GRIFFITHS
10. O. NEWMAN (CAPT)
11. B. RAMSEY
12. J. HAMMOND
13. W. ARMITAGE
14. I. RAIONE
15. Z. WAITE
16. N. NEWMAN (FR)
17. R. BROOKES
18. A. MOREING

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

Good luck guys. Build on the momentum following last week's win and two solid training sessions.

 

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Just £6 for Pie and Pint from 1.30pm

Come and watch Cirencester play Bredon Star in Gloucester 1 at 3m this Saturday 6 October.

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Match Report: Smiths 7 - 43 Cirencester

Gloucester 1 Smiths 7 v 43 Cirencester RFC

On a sunny day at the Prince of Wales, Cirencester played Smiths. Cirencester wanted to bounce back from the cup exit the previous week, with the conditions seven days ago in stark contrast from the bright dry weather this week. It seemed to suit the Whiteway men as they stormed into a 0-7 lead with the impervious Alex Hammond crashing over, for a fine individual try, with his brother Joe adding the conversion.

Straight from the kick off Ciren doubled their lead with the jinking Isoa Raione scoring, beating many defenders on his way to the try line, once again Hammond added the conversion. The away side were in a confident mood, but a lapse in concentration allowed Smiths to gain some momentum, which after some resolute defence they eventually barged over to reduce the deficit to 7-14. This did not deter Ciren whose possession become quicker which enabled the outside backs to gain big territory. The abrasive backrow player Archie Doyle scored his side’s third try after some good support work 7-19.

With half time fast approaching and the home defence tiring, it was Ciren scrum half Sam Griffiths who took a quick tap penalty to ghost over to score the final try of the half, making the half time score 7-24.

The second half saw Ciren play their best rugby of the season to date, with all players playing their part. The improving Ciren hooker Scott Cannon scored out wide after a great off load from Alex Hammond 7-29. With the heat taking its toll on some of the home side players, Ciren full back Zeb Waite took full advantage with a terrific try under the post, and Archie Doyle adding the conversion.

The final try for the Cotswold club game from Ben Ramsey, the powerful, and quick winger using his physical attributes to score. Final score 7-43, this eight try victory was a small step forward for this emerging Cirencester side, with some notable performance which included the Ciren skipper Oliver Newman orchestrating the side from fly half with great authority, allowing his side to flourish.

Cirencester 2XV 38 v 21 Hucclecote 2nds

This great result was Cirencester 2XV second win on the bounce, with a team performance that moved Ciren to second place in their District League. This week the 2XV team travel to Drybrook 3’s which will represent another tough game, but one they will enter in confident mood after this win.

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Rugby Saturday! 1XV v Smiths (A) & 2XV v Hucclecote (H)

SMITHS  V CIRENCESTER
DATE: SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
VENUE: Prince of Wales Stadium Tommy Taylors Lane Cheltenham GL50 4RN
COMPETITION: Gloucester One
MEET TIME: MIDDAY (12.30pm)
KO: 3.00pm
PRE-MATCH DRESS: CIRENCESTER RFC T SHIRT, T/TOP, SHORTS
POST MATCH: CIRENCESTER RFC NO 1`S


1st TEAM SQUAD SELECTION


1. S. BEECH
2. S. CANNON
3. D. STEPHENS
4. L.UZZELL
5. T. DYKES
6. A. DOYLE
7. M. BERRY
8. A. HAMMOND
9. S. GRIFFITHS
10. O. NEWMAN (CAPT)
11. B. RAMSEY
12. J. HAMMOND
13. W. ARMITAGE
14. I. RAIONE
15. Z. WAITE
16. N. NEWMAN (FR)
17. S. GENILLARD
18. R. BROOKES


Staff:
A. DEACON (DOR)
A. WOOD (TEAM MANAGER)
J. BARNES (PHYSIO)
M. HEYWOOD (FILMING)

CIRENCESTER 2XV V HUCCLECOTE 2NDS
Date: SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
VENUE: THE WHITEWAY CIRENCESTER
COMPETITION: DISTRICT LEAGUE (2)
MEET TIME: 1.30pm
KO: 3.00pm
PRE-MATCH DRESS: CIRENCESTER RFC T SHIRT, T/TOP, SHORTS
POST MATCH: CIRENCESTER RFC NO 1`S


SQUAD SELECTION
1. G. OWEN
2. N. OWEN
3. S. MERREDITH
4. D. COOPER
5. D. CATER
6. O. GIBSON
7. S. PRITCHARD-NASH
8. A. FIELD (CAPT)
9. R. WATHAN
10. A. BARKER
11. C. PUGH
12. R. OWEN
13. A. BAILEY
14. A. MOREING
15. A. HALSEY
16. T. SKLETON
17. A. MOULD

Staff:
T. WENBAN (TEAM MANAGER)
N. OWEN (TEAM MANAGER/FR)
All players to adhere to the dress code and times please. The 1st team will travel in cars. Players are expected to return to the club house for post-match drinks. If you are available and not named in the 2nds please still do attend. Good luck to all.