Six Nations 2020 at Cirencester Rugby

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Ciren v Glos OB

This link leads you to the match report online at Wilts & Glos Standard, this week, following the very tight Ciren v Gloucester Old Boys game last weekend.

Cirencester match report in W&G

Team News! Sat 25 Jan Cirencester 1XV v St Brendans (A)

CIRENCESTER V ST BRENDANS
VENUE: COOMBE DINGLE SPORTS COMPLEX. COOMBE LANE, BRISTOL BS9 2BJ
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ONE
KO: 2.30pm

SQUAD SELECTION:
1. SEAN BEECH
2. GARETH OWEN
3. CHRIS HOUSE
4. SAM CATER
5. OLIVER GIBSON (C)
6. JOE CHAMBERS (FR)
7. TOM. DYKES
8. ANDREW FIELD
9. GEORGE CHAPMAN
10. WILLIAM LOWE
11. HUGH WILLIAMS
12. RHYS OWEN
13. ANDREW HALSEY
14. DAN HALPIN
15. MIKE HOWELL
16. JACK HARRISON
17. WILL MAWBY
18. AN. OTHER


ANDREW DEACON (DOR)
JOE HAMMOND (BACKS COACH)
ALASDAIR WOOD (TEAM MANAGER)
PHYSIO (THE PRIME PRACTICE)

Important- post match no.1s please guys. All 1st team to travel to and from the game on team bus. All non-playing players welcome to attend and support, it is a whole squad social. Good luck to all players.

Any supporters want to come on the bus? Welcome too. 

Cheers Deacs. 

Team News Sat 18 Jan: 1XV v GlosOB (A) | 2XV v Spartans 2s (H)

CIRENCESTER 1XV v GLOUCESTER OLD BOYS

VENUE: GOBRFC, MYERS ROAD GLOUCESTER GL1 3QD

COMPETITION: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ONE

KO: 2.30pm

 

SQUAD SELECTION

1. GARETH OWEN (C)

2. SCOTT CANNON

3. CHRIS HOUSE

4. SAM CATER

5. JOE CHAMBERS

6. NOAH NEWMAN (FR)

7. JACK HARRISON

8. TOM DYKES

9. ANDREW HALSEY

10. MIKE HOWELL

11. ERIC SPINK

12. RHYS OWEN

13. ZEB WAITE

14. SEAN PRITCHARD-NASH

15. DAN HALPIN

16. JACK ARMORGIE

17. WILL MAWBY

18. ARCHIE MOULD

 

ANDREW DEACON (DOR)

ALASDAIR WOOD (TEAM MANAGER)

PHYSIO (THE PRIME PRACTICE)

 

CIRENCESTER 2XV v SPARTANS  2NDS

VENUE: WHITEWAY

KO: 2.30pm


SQUAD SELECTION

1. NEIL OWEN (C)

2. STEVE LANGLEY

3. TIM SKELTON

4. STEVE MACFARLANE

5. AN. OTHER

6. ARCHIE DUNFORD

7. SHANE ROBINSON

8. TOM PARKES

9. GEORGE CHAPMAN

10. ADAM BARKER

11. MATT HARMAN

12. WILL LOWE

13. TOM MILLS

14. BAILEY TIBBLES

15. SAM JONES

 

NEIL OWEN (MGR)

Good luck to all players in both 1XV and 2XV.

Match report 1XV: Cirencester 11 v 19 Fairford

This eagerly anticipated derby was watched by a sizeable crowd, who braved the wind and rain to support their respective teams. The game started with both teams playing some frantic rugby and without any pattern being stamped on the game. The early scrums saw Fairford having the upper hand which did not allow Ciren to get a foothold. It was apparent the weather conditions were going to play a part in the out outcome, with high winds blowing across the field.

Ciren did score first with a penalty having hacked down field which resulted in a penalty for holding on the floor 3-0. With large parts of the game played between the 10m lines, any infringements were penalised with a kick to the corner, and it was Ciren who crucially allowed that to happen. The penalty allowed the men in green to set up a well-constructed line out drive to score their first try. 3-5.

This did spark Ciren into action exerting pressure on Fairford in their half, which saw another Fairford infringement allowing Ciren's Harvey Dickenson to step forward and kick his brace of penalties, making the half time score 6-5 with Ciren in the lead.

The theme of the game continued with a very disjointed pattern, and the game littered with penalties, knock on's, and inaccuracy at the lineout. But Fairford hit back into the lead with a well taken try which was converted 6-12.

Once again Cirencester had it all to do but showing great character, they did so by bagging a try of their own with hooker Noah Newman touching down again from a lineout drive making the score 11-12.

With the clock running down the next score would be decisive. Ciren were enjoying lots of possession but it was not in the areas of the pitch to hurt Fairford, and in hindsight kicking for territory would have a been a better option. After a knock on giving Fairford possession from the scrum, they produced the only quality backs move of the match only to be thwarted by a sensational try-saving tackle by Ciren centre Zeb Waite. From the ensuing scrum Fairford moved the ball into midfield and scored the defining try of the game to make the final score 11-19.

For Ciren it was game they never stamped their authority which did not allow them to gain the vital points.

Cirencester Rugby v Fairford 1XV 2:30. / 2XV 2:15

Tomorrow sees local derby fixtures for both 1XV & 2XV as we welcome Fairford to the Whiteway in what promises to be some exciting rugby. Please come and support.

CIRENCESTER v FAIRFORD
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTER ONE
KO: 2.30pm

SQUAD SELECTION:

1. GARETH OWEN
2. NOAH NEWMAN
3. SCOTT CANNON
4. SAM CATER
5. RYAN BROOKES
6. TOM. DYKES
7. JOE CHAMBERS
8. ANDREW FIELD (C)
9. HUGH WILLIAMS
10. HARVEY DICKENSON
11. ERIC SPINK
12. RHYS OWEN
13. ZEB WAITE
14. SEAN PRITCHARD-NASH
15. DAN HALPIN
16. DOUG COOPER
17. JACK HARRISON
18. CHRIS HOUSE

ANDREW DEACON (DOR)
JOE HAMMOND (BACKS COACH)
ALISTAIR WOOD (TEAM MANAGER)
PHYISO (THE PRIME PRACTICE)

CIRENCESTER 2XV v FAIRFORD 2NDS
KO: 2.15pm

SQUAD SELECTION:

1. NEIL OWEN
2. STEVE LANGLEY
3. TIM SKELTON
4. STEVE MACFARLANE
5. JACK ARMORGIE (C)
6. ANDREW BAKER
7. ANDREW DUNFORD
8. ARCHIE MOULD
9. CHARLIE PUGH
10. ADAM BARKER
11. STEVE BRUNSDEN
12. TOM PARKES
13. DAN SIMPSON
14. BAILEY TIBBLES
15. TERRY KUVAREGA
16. RICHARD WILIAMS
17. MARK VAUGHAN
18. MATT HARMAN
19. SAM JONES
20. ANDREW BILCOW

NEIL OWEN (Mgr )

Good luck to both teams. Play great rugby with pride, respect, enthusiasm and spirit.

 

Pie & Pint £5 pre-match this Sat: Cirencester Rugby v Fairford

Pie & Pint
Saturday, January 11th
#Gloucestershire1

Cirencester v Fairford at the Whiteway
1XV and 2XV
KO 2.30pm

Dear Members

Join us for a pre-match pie and pint for just £5 from 1:15pm

Our first home fixture in 2020 and we look forward to catching up and supporting our teams.

Please RSVP for catering to sponsorship@crfc.co.uk

 

Match report: Dursley 10 v 7 Cirencester #Gloucester1

The game started with Dursley electing to play up the slope and the pressure was on Cirencester to put some points on the board early, as traditionally the home side pick up the pressure in the second period often coming from behind to win. Cirencester started the game at great pace and control dominating possession and territory. They were recycling the ball quicker than seen in previous games; their defence was outstanding with great line speed and positive tackles. The Ciren back row of Ryan Brookes, Joe Chambers and Jack Harrison were having a storming game making meters while carrying the ball, and defensively time and again knocking back their bigger opposition.

The Ciren platform enabled the team to sustain the pressure, spending much of the first half in the Dursley half. Ciren front row of Gareth Owens, Noah Newman and Scott Cannon operated at a level not seen this season, as did second row Doug Cooper who covered so much ground. Could the Ciren dominance be turned into points? This was answered when Ciren’s defensive line pressurised Dursley into a loose pass which was pounced upon by powerful winger Sean Pritchard-Nash who raced away 60m to score under the posts, and fly-half Mike Howell added the conversion 0-7.

This galvanised Ciren even further controlling the play between both forwards and backs, but they lacked the accuracy to turn their dominance into points. From a rare visit into the Ciren half, Dursley gained a penalty which they kicked with the last kick of the half; HT score 3-7.

Ciren knew they had to match their work rate in the second half to temper the home side’s onslaught down the slope. They responded with such bravery and skill. Ciren centres Rhys Owen and Zeb Waite marshalled the mid-field with great aggression, time and again thwarting the bulldozing runners. The Ciren halfbacks with upcoming scrum half Hugh Williams and Mike Howell marshalled the players around the pitch well, spreading the workload across the team. Still CIren lacked that second score to put distance between them and their opponents. Dursley’s penalty count was increasing with all the pressure applied by Ciren, but from penalty kicks to touch Ciren were guilty of not finding touch enabling them to gain the all-important field position up the hill.

The turning point of the game came when with eighteen minutes left, influential Ciren captain Oliver Gibson made a scrambled tackle and whilst on the floor took an accidental knee to the head, knocking him out for significant amount of time, meaning he left the field with the help of the paramedics.

The break in the game somewhat broke the Ciren rhythm. The game started once again and from a scrum with the home side’s number eight crashing over from 5m, to take the lead. This did not thwart Ciren’s enthusiasm to win the game, they once again applied pressure, with full back Dan Halpin, winger Eric Spink working hard out wide to create that elusive score. Disappointingly it never came and Dursley held on for the win, with Ciren having to settle for a losing bonus point; surely the hardest point they have gained all season.

Cirencester sits in 7th position with a game in hand and 11 points separating six clubs.

Rugby News: Sat 4 January 2020 1XV v Dursley (A)

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND RUGBY IS BACK!

CIRENCESTER 1XV v DURSLEY
VENUE: DURSLEY RFC, HOUNDS GREEN DURSLEY GL11 6AJ
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ONE
MEET TIME: 12.00 (PROMPT)
KO: 2.30 pm

SQUAD SELECTION

1. GARETH OWEN
2. NOAH NEWMAN
3. SCOTT CANNON
4. OLIVER GIBSON (capt)
5. DOUG COOPER
6. JACK HARRISON
7. JOE CHAMBERS
8. RYAN BROOKES
9. TOM MILLS
10. MIKE HOWELL
11. ERIC SPINK
12. RHYS OWEN
13. ZEB WAITE
14. SEAN PRITCHARD-NASH
15. HUGH WILLIAMS
16. DAN HALPIN
17. JACK ARMORGIE
18. ARCHIE MOULD

ANDREW DEACON (DOR)
JOE HAMMOND (BACKS COACH)
ALISDAIR WOOD (TEAM MANAGER)

Good luck to the team and all supporters are most welcome. Cheers Deacs.

Happy New Year !

Wishing all our Cirencester members, players, friends and families, a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year, from the Exec Comm.

Here’s to a successful 2020 and see you all this weekend January 4th & 5th as we return to rugby! 

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Senior Fixture Update

It is with much rugby regret we are unable to now fulfil tomorrow’s fixture @CirencesterRFC v @OldCryptiansRFC in the Vase final due to illness, unavailability and injuries.

Good luck to @OldCryptiansRFC in their progress in this competition 

Sat 21 Dec: Ciren in RFU Vase Final v Old Cryptians at Oxstalls

CIRENCESTER RFC v OLD CRYPTIANS RFC
DATE: SATURDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2019
VENUE: (NEW VENUE) Oxstalls Sports Park Plock Ct, Tewkesbury Rd, Longford, Gloucester GL2 9DW (PLASTIC PITCH)
COMPETITION: RFU JUNIOR VASE CUP
MEET TIME: 11.15am
KO: 2.00pm
PRE-MATCH DRESS: CIRENCESTER RFC T SHIRT, HOODY, PANT, WHITE SOCKS, CLEAN TRAINERS
POST MATCH: CHRIMBO JUMPERS

SQUAD SELECTION


1. JOE CHAMBERS
2. NOAH NEWMAN
3. GARETH OWEN
4. JACK ARMORGIE
5. SAM CATER
6. ARCHIE MOULD
7. RYAN BROOKES (capt)
8. TOM DYKES
9. MATTHEW HARMAN
10. MIKE HOWELL
11. ERIC SPINK
12. RHYS OWEN
13. WILL MAWBY
14. SEAN PRITCHARD-NASH
15. HUGH WILLIAMS
16. DAN HALPIN
17. CULLAN LLOYD
18. TOM PARKES


ANDREW DEACON (DOR)
JOE HAMMOND (BACKS COACH)
A. WOOD (TEAM MANAGER)


IMPORTANT: All players to adhere to the times and kit requirement. All first team players/suppporters to travel on bus. Xmas jumpers post-game. Crimbo Drinks back at club house post game. Good luck to all.


NEW VENUE DETAILS
Oxstalls Sports Park Plock Ct, Tewkesbury Rd, Longford, Gloucester GL2 9DW:Phone: 01452 396969
Web: https://aspiretrust.org.uk/centres/oxstalls/outdoor-sports-pitches
Changing Rooms and showering facilities are all available on site and can be used any-time before and after the planned pitch hire. Any warm ups before 13.30 can take place on the areas behind the dead ball lines where there is plenty of room for both sides. KO is still planned for 14.00…

Many thanks Andrew Deacon