Ross on Wye 24 v 12 Cirencester

RFU Junior Vase Cup: Round (2)

After playing Ross last week at home in the league and Ciren winning with a productive performance, this week Ciren travelled to Ross to play in the second round of the RFU Junior Vase Cup. The weather conditions were very wet throughout, and in such conditions the platform would be a critical element to allow control in the game.

It was Ross who gained the control throughout with the pack dominating the scrums and the contact area. With a scrum the near to the Ciren line, the Ross forwards powered forward, crashing over to score 7-0. This sparked the Ciren side into life and from a well won lineout the ball was moved into the mid-field with powerhouse winger Ben Ramsey coming of his wing to score under the posts, with the conversion kicked by Joe Hammond 7-7.

The game then became scrappy and disjointed, with Ross always having the upper hand physically ensuring field position. With the pressure always on the Ciren eight, penalties were conceded, making the half time score 13-7 following two further penalties kicked by Ross.

The theme of the first half continued with Ciren always struggling to get any fluency into their game. Ross scored their second try after being camped deep into the Ciren territory for some time 24-7.

As in the first half, Ciren then hit back from this latest setback to score out wide through Alex Hammond after some great possession rugby, with quick ruck ball creating space out wide to bring the score to 24-12, the conversion missed.

After entering the game with a lot of confidence from the previous week result, Ciren will be disappointed in this defeat and ending their run in the RFU National Cup. But this week will see them return to league action against Smiths away, another challenge but one this young squad will relish.

Longlevens 2nds 17 v 18 Cirencester 2XV

Cirencester 2XV had a great win on their travels to Gloucester to play Longlevens 2s in a friendly. In tough challenging conditions, the Ciren side battled to a much-deserved win, which will boost their confidence ahead their league game against Hucclecote 2nds this coming weekend.

Team News: 1XV & 2XV Saturday 22 September

Team Selection for Saturday 22 September

ROSS ON WYE  V CIRENCESTER
VENUE: ABBOTS CLOSE, GREYTREE. ROSS ON WYE HR9 7GQ (PITCH ADDRESS) POST GAME: THE DROP INN STATION STREET ROSS ON WYE HR9 7AG
COMPETITION: RFU JUNIOR VASE
MEET TIME: MIDDAY (12.00pm)
KO: 3.00pm
PRE-MATCH DRESS: CIRENCESTER RFC T SHIRT, T/TOP, SHORTS
POST MATCH: CIRENCESTER RFC NO 1`S

1XV TEAM SQUAD SELECTION
1. S. BEECH
2. N. NEWMAN
3. G. OWEN
4. R. BROOKES
5. W. McCARTHY
6. T. DYKES
7. L. UZZELL
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. S. CANNON (FR)
17. M. BERRY
18. A. MORING
Staff
A. DEACON (DOR)
A. WOOD (TEAM MANAGER)
J. BARNES (PHYSIO)
D. SHRIMPTON (FILMING)

LONGLEVENS  2NDS V CIRENCESTER 2XV
VENUE: LONGFORD LANE LONGLEVENS GLOUCESTER GL2 7AG
COMPETITION: FRIENDLY
MEET TIME: 1.00pm (AT CIRENCESTER RFC)
KO: 3.00pm
PRE-MATCH DRESS: CIRENCESTER RFC T SHIRT, T/TOP, SHORTS
POST MATCH: CIRENCESTER RFC NO 1`S


SQUAD SELECTION
1. T. SKELTON (CAPT)
2. M. VAUGHAN
3. J. MULHOLLAND
4. D. COOPER
5. S. PRITCHARD-NASH
6. D. NICOLE
7. A. BAILEY
8. J. RENOWDEN
9. R. WATHAN
10. C. WALDRON
11. S. JONES
12. A. BARKER
13. R. OWEN
14. J. ESSEX
15. J. WOODWARD
16. T. HORRELL
17. S. LANGLEY
18. JOE KEARY
T. WENBAN (TEAM MANAGER)
N. OWEN (TEAM MANAGER/FR)


All players to adhere to the dress code and times please. ALL 1ST team players to travel on the team bus to ROWRFC. Players are expected to return to the club house for post-match drinks. Saturday night in the club will be a #PubInTheClub evening showcasing the Anthony Joshua fight on Sky Box Office – free to members and just £5 for non-members. Good luck to all.

Home Win for Cirencester 1XV

Cirencester 26 v 8 Ross-on-Wye

Cirencester began their first home Gloucester 1 league game in a confident mood after picking up an away win the previous week. They entertained Ross on Wye who themselves were on a significant winning streak. The game started in a frantic fashion with both sides trying to find a foot hold in the game, Ross were enjoying the larger percentage of possession, but were being thwarted by some stubborn home defence with Sean Beech and Tom Dykes to the fore. With not much ground being made Ross decided to kick for territory, the kick was fielded by the Ciren full back Zeb Waite who jinked his way to the try line with Joe Hammond adding the conversion 7-0.

As the first half continued the game become disjointed, with Ciren not being able to maintain pressure due to numerous penalties or losing possession at the line out. It was Ross who scored through a penalty making the halftime score 7-3.

The game needed someone to stamp their authority on proceedings, so Ciren gained confidence from scoring their second try through scrum half Sam Griffiths who intercepted a pass to race away 50m to score a great opportunist try, which Joe Hammond converted 14-3.

Ross, who proved a hard nut to crack for the Cotswold team, continued to battle away, punching holes in the Ciren defensive line. But with time running out for the away side, they began to kick for territory, with two such kicks not making touch and received by the eager by Ciren winger Seb Genillard who with pace and power crashed his way to the opposition try line, with these two destructive scores the result was confirmed, and five league points gained for the home side.

But to their credit Ross did have the last say scoring a try of their own making the final score 26-8.

Post-match Ciren players and coaches realised that the performance was not a complete one, but a performance that was decided by some flashes of brilliance from the try scorers, backed up with solid performances from Ciren legend Alex Hammond, Oli Newman, and Ben Ramsey. These early season performances from Ciren have been full of endeavour and promise, but without the precision to make the display complete. Sitting one point off the top of the table at 9, DoR Andy Deacon said: “

“I am really pleased and encouraged by the two openers and see huge potential to build a solid presence in the league. We have good numbers and attitude at training with coaches, Luke and Harry, and selection discussions from a squad with increasing depth.”

See a fab gallery of images fromm the Wilts & Glos Standard at: http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/sport/16882363.terry-parker-captured-the-action-from-cirencesters-26-8-victory-over-ross-on-wye/?ref=mr&lp=11

Cirencester 2XV travelled to Everest Road to play Old Patesians Gentlemen and ran them very close only just losing by 13 to 17, with lots of positives to take into their next District League fixture.

This Saturday Ciren 1XV travel to play Ross again in a Cup game, while 2XV are away to Longlevens 2s in a friendly. Both teams will be hot-footing it back to the Whiteway for a #PubInTheClub evening showcasing the Anthony Joshua fight on Sky Box Office – free to members and just £5 for non-members.

This Friday! Gloucester Rugby v Bristol Bears on TV

#PubInTheClub

We are showing the Gloucester Rugby v Bristol Bears game this Friday in the clubhouse.

Open from 7pm the KO is 7.45pm.

Come and watch in the comfort of your own clubhouse!

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Minis & Youth Fixtures 2018/17 Season

Just to let you know the 2018 Minis and Youth fixtures have now been added as a pdf file to the website - as at 12 September.

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New Season #NewBeginnings! Fixtures Sat 8 Sept.

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Team News: 1XV & 2XV Saturday 8 September

OLD ELIZABETHANS  V CIRENCESTER
SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2018
VENUE: 2 SEVERN ROAD, HALLEN BRISTOL BS10 7RZ
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTER ONE
MEET TIME: 12.15pm
KO: 3.00pm


PRE-MATCH DRESS: CIRENCESTER RFC T SHIRT, T/TOP, SHORTS
POST MATCH: CIRENCESTER RFC NO 1`S


1XV TEAM SELECTION

1. S. BEECH
2. S. CANNON
3. D. STEPHENS
4. L. UZZELL
5. S. PRITCHARD-NASH
6. T. DYKES
7. R. BROOKES
8. A. DOYLE
9. J. FIRTH
10. O. NEWMAN (CAPT)
11. A. MORING
12. J. HAMMOND
13. W. ARMITAGE
14. B. RAMSEY
15. I. RAIONE
16. N. NEWMAN
17. G. OWEN
18. F. WATKINS


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

CIRENCESTER RFC 2XV V FAIRFORD RFC
SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER
VENUE: WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: FRIENDLY
MEET TIME: 1.45pm
KO: 3.00pm


PRE-MATCH DRESS: CIRENCESTER RFC T SHIRT, T/TOP, SHORTS
POST MATCH: CIRENCESTER RFC NO 1`S


2XV TEAM SELECTION

1. T. SKELTON
2. N. OWEN
3. J. MULHOLLAND
4. D. COOPER
5. J. ARMORGIE
6. D. NICOLE
7. O. WAGSTAFF
8. A. FIELD (CAPT)
9. C. PUGH
10. A. BARKER
11. J. ESSEX
12. R. OWEN
13. H. CLARE
14. L. MACKAY
15. J. STRAHLENDORF
16. R. WILLIAMS
17. JAKE KEARY
18. H. WILLIAMS (arriving at half time)


#NewBeginnings The new season starts for real!

Please ensure all players arrive on time, and wear the correct kit pre/post-game.

All 1XV team players to travel on the team bus. Let’s all start as we mean to go on guys.

Respect your team mates, enjoy your rugby, be proud of what you are representing, and lets go get two great wins.

Andrew Deacon (DoR)

 

Memorial Vets Game Headlines at Cirencester Beer Festival

Cirencester Vets v RLC Vets

GRAHAME BLAND MEMORIAL MATCH

Sunday 26 August 2018 at 2pm

The Royal Logistic Corps (Super) Vets will play Cirencester Rugby Vets on Sunday 26th August 2018. This match is a memorial and a celebration of the life of RLC colleague Grahame Bland who recently passed away. All proceeds raised on the day (for the rugby match and related merchandise) will be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association in his memory.

The match kicks off at 2pm at Cirencester Rugby, and is a headline event on Sunday, as part of the club’s annual Beer Festival that runs from Friday evening across the bank holiday weekend and attracts people from all over the town. Entry is £5 per day or just £12 for a weekend pass!

The Beer Festival starts with music from our resident DJ John Fluff Newman, and a hog roast on Friday evening. On Saturday Cirencester welcomes Minchinhampton RFC in a pre-season game that kicks off at 2pm followed by live music, great beer and ciders and new for 2018, a gin bar! Doors open Sunday at noon for the Memorial game and more live music and a BBQ.

It is thought that over 50 RLC Vets will be attending to ‘roll on roll off’ during the memorial game and it promises to be a superb occasion, and a rugby reunion for many.

A RLC Memorial Shirt has also been produced which will be available for sale and help raise funds for the MND Association.

Cirencester Rugby THIS Weekend - Team Sheets

CIRENCESTER RFC V MINCHINHAMPTON RFC: SATURDAY 25 AUGUST

 PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY

MEET TIME: 12.30pm / KO: 2.00pm

PRE-MATCH DRESS: CIRENCESTER RFC T SHIRT, T/TOP, SHORTS

POST MATCH: “SHIT” SHIRT OR A BEER FESTIVAL POLO (£20)

SQUAD SELECTION

  1. G. OWEN/J. MULHOLLAND
  2. S. CANNON/T. PARKES
  3. D. STEPHENS/ F. WATKINS (back row also)
  4. W. McCARTHY/D. CATER
  5. S. PRITCHARD-NASH/A. BUCHALIK
  6. L. UZZELL/T. DYKES
  7. A. DOYLE/S. ROBINSON
  8. A. HAMMOND/ A. FEILD
  9. S. GRIFFTHS
  10. O. NEWMAN (CAPT)
  11. A. MORING/S. BRUNSDON
  12. J. HAMMOND/A. HALSEY
  13. W. ARMITAGE/R. OWEN
  14. I. RAIONE
  15. Z. WAITE

A. DEACON (DOR)

L. STRATFORD (FORWARDS COACH)

H. COCHRANE (BACKS COACH)

JAZZ (PHYSIO)

 

THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN MATCH DAY SHORTS BY MISTAKE PLEASE RETURN THEM ON SATURDAY.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SOCKS.

ALL PLAYERS, POST GAME, ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE BEER FESTIVAL!

THIS A TEAM BONDER! GOOD LUCK TO ALL.

 

CIRENCESTER VETS V RLC VETS : SUNDAY 26 AUGUST

MEMORIAL & CHARITY GAME

MEET TIME: 1.00pm / KO: 2.00pm

PRE-MATCH DRESS: CIRENCESTER RFC T SHIRT, T/TOP, SHORTS

POST MATCH: SMART CASUAL OR BEER FESTIVAL POLO (£20)

SQUAD SELECTION

  1. T. SKELTON (CAPT)
  2. N. OWEN
  3. D. LLOYD
  4. A. DEACON
  5. J. NEWMAN
  6. M. BENNETT
  7. M. WOOD
  8. C. THORN
  9. T. EDWARDS
  10. D. SHRIMPTON
  11. S. JONES
  12. I. BARBER
  13. R. OWEN
  14. P. WEAVIN
  15. M. HARMAN
  16. D. NICOL
  17. S. LANLEY
  18. L. MARSHALL
  19. N. BUNCE
  20. J. BRYANT

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME AND PLEASE BRING OWN SHORTS AND SOCKS.

THIIS IS A MEMORIAL GAME FOR RLC COLLEAGUE GRAEME BLAND AND PROCEEDS TO MND ASSOCIATION CHARITY.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL.

This Bank Hols Wkend. It's Beer Cider & Gin O'Clock

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New Hartpury Coaches Join DoR Deacs

New Coaches Join DoR Deacon at Cirencester Rugby

Cirencester is pleased to announce the Cotswold club has retained former Gloucester prop Andy Deacon as director of rugby in his fourth year, who has steadied the ship following a move down into Gloucestershire 1.

Pre-season has kicked off in style with the addition of two new appointments to the coaching team. Both from the Hartpury RFC stable, Luke Stratford comes on board to coach the forwards and Harry Cochrane as backs coach. Both have been well received and bring energy and inspiration to the squad.

Said Andy Deacon: ”It’s great working with two coaches who come personally recommended from friend and Hartpury coach, Mark Cornwell. They play and coach at a great standard, typical of the Hartpury brand, and so far in this first month the vibe in training has been positive and upbeat. It’s a pleasure having these guys on the team.”

“Harry and Luke have slotted in brilliantly and the proof has been a week on week impressive turnout; 40+ players, new and old, running out on the Paddock. The Colts also train with the seniors, as introduced two years ago, which has paid dividends and is a successful pathway for young players moving to senior rugby,” added Andy.

Backs coach, Harry Cochrane, has been playing rugby since the age of 6 in Jersey and moved to Hartpury five years ago, now playing at Championship level.

“Coaching is the next step in my rugby career and having the opportunity at Cirencester, with Deacs, is exciting. I have heard great things about the club and their ambition to further develop the Colts and youth system to progress into the first team and with the brand of rugby the club looks to adopt, it’s a good fit. The club is looking for a fresh start in this division and I am motivated by the opportunity to help shape their success and get back to winning ways.”

Harry added: “ I think it’s about building a style of rugby the boys and supporters will enjoy playing and watching and with that will come better performance and results.”

Also from Jersey RFC, forwards coach, Luke Stratford has been playing at Hartpury since 2014 and sees the Cirencester appointment as a way to progress both his playing and coaching skills.

“The prospect of coaching the upcoming young guys is a massive attraction for me so I can pass on some of my knowledge, watch them progress and make that step up at a senior level. I am also working with the more experienced lads at the club and with some of the older boys returning to play, it shows we are hopefully doing something right! Harry and I have been made really welcome and established good friendships on and off the pitch. The squad numbers are really encouraging and the gains being made each week look promising as we head to the friendlies.”

Supporting Andy Deacon is newly appointed senior player, Oli Newman as 1XV captain, aided by Alex Hammond as vice captain. Will McCarthy remains as the club captain, with Alisdair Wood as 1XV team manager and Tom Wenban as 2XV team manager.

Rounding off the news, Deacs added: "I plan for stability this year in player presence and to deliver winning rugby back to the Whiteway, backed by a committed coaching team. With familiar faces wanting to come back and some new signings I wanted to make sure we enjoy fitness and training and take this energy in to the friendlies.”

"The clubhouse and grounds are also in excellent shape following the off season major refurb and decoration project inside. We will also continue our focus on the Sunday morning girls’ sessions and look for out for some exciting news with regard to ladies rugby with neighbouring clubs." 

L to R: Harry Cochrane (Backs Coach), Andy Deacon (DoR), Luke Stratford (Forwards Coach)

 

New Ciren Coaches

Cirencester Rugby 2018 Beer Festival

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