Rugby! Two Home Games on Sat 12 Jan at the Whiteway

Rugby News - Saturday 12 January

Two BIG home fixtures. Please come along and support the guys, and make it a great day at the club!

CIRENCESTER v SMITHS RUGBY
VENUE: THE WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ONE
MEET TIME: 1.00pm
KO: 2.30pm

1st TEAM SQUAD
1. S. BEECH
2. S. CANNON
3. D. STEPHENS
4. O. GIBSON
5. W. McCARTHY
6. L. UZZELL
7. M. BERRY
8. A. HAMMOND
9. S. GRIFFITHS
10. O. NEWMAN (CAPT)
11. T. GRAINGER-WILLIAMS
12. L. NEWMAN
13. Z. WAITE
14. A. MORING
15. I. RAIONE
16. G. OWEN
17. A. BUCHALIK
18. S. GENILLARD

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

CIRENCESTER 2XV v GORDON LEAGUE 2S
VENUE: THE WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTER DISTRICT LEAGUE (2)
MEET TIME: 1.00pm
KO: 2.30pm

2XV SQUAD SELECTION
1. L.WILLIAMS
2. N. NEWMAN
3. T. SKELTON
4. M. HEYWOOD
5. J. ARMORGIE
6. R. BROOKES
7. S. PRITCHARD-NASH
8. A. FIELD
9. R. WATHAN
10. M. HOWELL
11. T. WOODWARD
12. A. HALSEY
13. S. MACFARLANE
14. L. MACKAY
15. A. BARKER
16. R. WILLIAMS
17. N. OWEN (CAPT)
18. A. MOULD
19. S. LANGLEY
20. O. WAGSTAFF
21. T. WOODLEY
22. M. VAUGHAN
23. D. NICOLE
24. S. JONES
25. J. HARRISON

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

Match Reports: Sat 5 Jan 1XV & 2XV

Ross on Wye 27 v 14 Cirencester

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Cirencester knew ahead of the game that they had it all to do in playing top of the table Ross on Wye who have not lost at home for 2 years. Their optimism was tested early by the home side kicking a penalty 3-0. This shook Cirencester into action as they dominated possession and territory, but Ciren were often wasteful when in possession and not taking their chances when they arose.

Finally, after further pressure the away side got on the score sheet with a try from Matt Berry the Ciren open side bursting over to score the much-deserved try, and Joe Hammond adding the conversion.

Cirencester were defending with great tenacity, showing great spirit and fight. Sometimes their eagerness resulted in penalties, and Ross were awarded their second penalty of the game, 6-7. Ciren once again came surging back with a big forward drive, which the hard-working Ciren prop Gareth Owen broke from to score a very well taken try, with Hammond adding the conversion 6-14.

As the first half came to a close Ross gained field position with a kick to the corner, and with a well worked front peel from the line-out they scored their first try of the game, in the 52nd minute of the first half, making the half time score 13-14.

The second half was no less intense with both sides determined to gain the vital win. But with a second yellow card shown, with a player down Ciren become under increased pressure, which resulted in a converted Ross try 20-14. Ciren now had to dig deep which they duly did with the impressive Ciren eight Alex Hammond cutting a great line from a flat Oli Newman pass to score under the posts, which the referee judged to be forward and no try given. Late on, with Ciren chasing the game, a spilled pass allowed Ross to score their third try. The Cotswold club did deserve something from the game in which they contributed so much.

Hucclecote 2s 7– 36 Cirencester 2XV

Cirencester 2XV travelled away to Hucclecote for the first game of the New Year.

Buoyed by recent results and good numbers they were able to ensure the fixture went ahead by loaning two players from the start of the game and further one once play had started, a big hand to Rich Williams, Tim Woodley and Olli Wagstaff for stepping up to the plate.

Straight from the kick off Hucclecote turned over the ball and started to use their big forwards try and break the Cirencester line leading to early try putting the hosts into seven point lead. However following some sharp words from skipper Neil Owen, the visitors started to take control of possession and worked down field to restore the score to 7 all.

In this second string fixture scrummaging was to the forefront of the game with lots of handling errors from both sides and neither really putting together any continuity. As the game continued it became clear that when the Red & Black controlled the ball they were the fitter side and tries continued to flow throughout the game.

The six tries were scored by Andy Halsey (2), Rhys Owen (2), Andrew Field and Steve Macfarlane.

A great result considering the pre-Christmas break the side now look towards the challenge of continuing their winning run throughout the rest of the year.

Team News! Sat 5 Jan. 1XV Away v Ross on Wye | 2XV Away v Hucclecote 2s

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

CIRENCESTER 1XV v ROSS ON WYE 1s

VENUE: ABBOTTS CLOSE, GREYTREE, ROSS ON WYE HR9 7GQ
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ONE
MEET TIME: 11.45AM (BUS TRIP)
KO: 2.30pm

1XV TEAM SQUAD SELECTION
1. S. BEECH
2. S. CANNON
3. G. OWEN
4. T. DYKES
5. W. McCARTHY
6. J. RENOWDEN
7. M. BERRY
8. A. HAMMOND & HAPPY BIRTHDAY 4/1
9. S. GRIFFITHS
10. O. NEWMAN (CAPT)
11. T. GRAINGER-WILLIAMS
12. J. HAMMOND
13. M. CAKAU
14. W. ARMITAGE
15. I. RAIONE
16. L.UZZELL
17. R. BROOKES
18. A. BUCHALIK

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

CIRENCESTER 2NDS v HUCCLECOTE  2NDS

VENUE: CHARLIES WAY, CHURCHDOWN LANE, HUCCLECOTE, GLOUCESTER GL3 3QH
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTER DISTRICT LEAGUE (2)
MEET TIME: 12.15am (CARS)
KO: 2.30pm

2XV SQUAD SELECTION
1. L. WILLIAMS
2. N. OWEN (CAPT) & HAPPY BIRTHDAY 4/1
3. T. SKELTON
4. M. HEYWOOD
5. J. ARMORGIE
6. A. MOULD
7. L. NEWMAN
8. A. FIELD
9. R. WATHAN
10. A. HALSEY
11. L. LANDURE
12. S. MACFARLANE
13. R. OWEN
14. C. PUGH
15. L. MACKAY
16. R. WILLIAMS
17. S. ROBINSON
18. C. THOMPSON
19. S. LANGLEY
20. O. WAGSTAFF
21. T. WOODLEY

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

Women's Rugby Shout Out for New Members

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Happy New Year!

‪Wishing all our friends, families, members @Cirencester Rugby a healthy & happy new year and thank you for your support. Here's to a great 2019! ‬

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#PubInTheClub Sat 29 & NY Eve

Can't get to the @officialgloucesterrugby game tomoz? Come for a pint and a catch up @cirencesterrugby #PubInTheClub open from 1pm til 6pm (also #newyearseve 1-5pm) (game not televised live FYI)

Happy Christmas!

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Cirencester 41-6 Old Cryptians

Cirencester 41-6 Old Cryptians

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Cirencester played their first home game in seven weeks, and knew that they had to be on top form to beat Cryptians, a side that sat above them in the league. The game kicked off in cold and wet conditions but the home side were playing as if it was a fine day, keeping the ball for multiple phases, which resulted in the game’s first try by the impressive Ciren full back Zeb Waite who sprinted over after some accurate passing. Joe Hammond had a hard angle to work with but hit a great conversion to make the score 7-0.

The away side then got themselves back into the game with two quick fire penalties, after some ill-discipline from Ciren. Once again gained control scoring next from the Cirencester centre Joe Hammond who was in great form with the boot, adding a penalty 10-6. Matt Berry was next on the score sheet for the home side with a powerful burst to the line to score 15-6. Cirencester were becoming dominant in the scrum, pushing their opponents off their scrum ball, allowing the wok horse Ciren blindside James Renowden to gather the ball and score, Joe Hammond again adding the conversion 22-6.

As the game wore on Ciren took complete control, with a dominant forward display, Darren Stephens tight head scored crashing over from close range, Hammond added the conversion. 29-6.

As the latter stages of the game approached the conditions deteriorated further but the home side continued to try and play some rugby, which resulted in the lively centre Will Armitage scoring, again Hammond kicking a great conversion. 36-6.

The final try of the game was scored by the hard-working scrum half Sam Griffiths who dummied and showing great strength crashed over. Final score 41-6. Cirencester produced some great rugby considering the conditions on the day, the performance was built on solid forward foundation with Darren Stephens having an outstanding game.

Cirencester moved up the table into 3rd just 5 points between the top three, and go to the turn of the season in a strong position.

Team News: Sat 15 Dec. 1XV v Old Cryptians | 2XV v Gordon League (H)

CIRENCESTER v OLD CRYPTIANS

VENUE: THE WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ONE
MEET TIME: 12.45pm
KO: 2.30pm
PRE-MATCH DRESS: CIRENCESTER RFC T SHIRT, T/TOP, SHORTS
POST MATCH: CHRISTMAS JUMPERS & CHRISTMAS HATS


1XV TEAM SELECTION

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


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

CIRENCESTER 2NDS v GORDON LEAGUE 2NDS
VENUE: THE WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTER DISTRICT LEAGUE (2)
MEET TIME: 12.45pm
KO: 2.30pm
PRE-MATCH DRESS: CIRENCESTER RFC T SHIRT, T/TOP, SHORTS
POST MATCH: CHRISTMAS JUMPERS & CHRISTMAS HATS


2XV TEAM SELECTION

1. G. OWEN (CAPT)
2. N. OWEN
3. T. SKELTON
4. M. HEYWOOD
5. J. ARMORGIE
6. D. COOPER
7. L. UZZELL
8. A. FIELD
9. T. PARKES
10. A. HALSEY
11. S. MACFARLANE
12. E. THOMPSON
13. R. OWEN
14. T. GRAINGER-WILIAMS
15. H. WILLIAMS
16. R. WILLIAMS
17. D. NICOLE
18. M. VAUGHAN
19. S. LANGLEY
20. A. MOULD
21. L. WILLIAMS
22. M. HARMAN

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


Festive Fun at The Whiteway this Weekend

Festive Fun at The Whiteway

Christmas party in the evening on Saturday 15 December from 7pm.

Santa is visiting the M&J on Sunday 23 December in the morning. Followed by the Coaches Walkabout.

 

Cirencester Christmas loposter

 

 

Old Colstonians 12 – 11 Cirencester

Old Colstonians 12 – 11 Cirencester

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On a windy and wet day in Bristol, Cirencester started the game with some great possession rugby, but keeping the ball and playing into the wind would prove to be a key factor. Old Colstonians kept infringing allowing Ciren to control the game in the open quarter and not scoring when having the dominance would untimely be the undoing for the Ciren side.

Key lineouts close to the home sides line were lost letting OC off the hook. Against the run of the play Colstonians broke through some weak Cirencester defending down the blind side to score the game’s opening try, which was converted 7-0,

To their credit Ciren battled on manfully into the wind adding continued pressure on the home side’s line without every breaking through the Bristolians line. For all their efforts they were rewarded with just two penalties making the half time score 7-6.

The second half became a tense affair with good defensive work from both sides. Ciren did gain a lineout 20m from the home side line, and with a great catch and drive they scored through hooker Scott Cannon who was carried over by more than half the side. With the conversion missed Ciren took the lead for the first in the match 7-11.

This galvanised the home side into action and with a line break through mid-field and Ciren in scramble defence mode, Old Colstonians moved the ball neatly along the back line to score the decisive match winning score in the corner.

Cirencester huffed and puffed but their inaccuracy yet again cost them the opportunities to gain field position and gain the win. As Ciren players left the field the feeling was that this was a game that they could and should have won.

The final league game for 2018 is this Saturday at the Whiteway against Old Cryptians KO at 2:30pm. Cirencester sits in the tight top tier of the Gloucester 1 league in 5th place with just 5 points between the top five sides.

Team News: Sat 8 Dec. 1XV Old Colstonians (A) | 2XV v Tetbury (A)

CIRENCESTER  v OLD COLSTONIANS (AWAY)

VENUE: BELL HILL BRISTOL BS16 1BJ
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ONE
MEET TIME: 11.45pm \ KO: 2.30pm

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


STAFF --
A. DEACON (DOR)
L. STRATFORD (FORWARD COACH)
H. COCHRANE (BACKS COACH)
A. WOOD (TEAM MANAGER)
J. BARNES (PHYSIO)
D. SHRIMPTON (FILM)

TETBURY v CIRENCESTER 2XV (AWAY)

VENUE: 16 HAMPTON STREET, TETBURY GL8 8JN
COMPETITION: FRIENDLY
MEET TIME: 12.45am \ KO: 2.30pm

2XV TEAM --
1. G. OWEN (CAPT)
2. N. OWEN
3. L. WILLIAMS
4. J. ARMORGIE
5. M. HEYWOOD
6. A. MOULD
7. D.COOPER
8. A. FIELD
9. M. HARMAN
10. H. WILLIAMS
11. L. MACKAY
12. A. HALSEY
13. R. OWEN
14. J. ESSEX
15. A. BARKER
16. R. WILLIAMS
17. D.NICOLE
18. A. BROWN


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


All players to adhere to the times. All first team to players travel on the bus to and from the game. Note dress code post game. Cann I encourage all 1xv and 2xv players to go back to the club house for drinks. Good luck to all.