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

Pie & Pint
Saturday, January 11th
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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

Cirencester Rugby Winter 2019 Member's Newsletter

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Dear Members

Please find attached our Winter 2019 Newsletter for Members.

We hope you find it informative giving a range of news and updates across the club. So much to say about our wonderful club and sport but kept it short at 9 pages!

Please do let us have any news and information for our next issue coming out Q1 2019. You can email Cat on sponsorship@crfc.co.uk

Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy Christmas.

Kind regards, Exec Committee

 

Rugby on Sat 14 Dec: 1XV v St Brendans OB (A) | 2XV v

CANCELLED --- CIRENCESTER v St BRENDANS OB
VENUE: PORTWAY RUGBY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, PORTWAY AVON. BRISTOL BS9 2HS
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ONE
MEET TIME: 11.30am (Bus)
KO: 2.30pm

SQUAD SELECTION

1. J0E CHAMBERS
2. NOAH NEWMAN
3. GARETH OWEN
4. OLIVER GIBSON (capt)
5. SAM CATER
6. TOM DYKES (FR)
7. RYAN BROOKES
8. ANDREW FIELD
9. TOM MILLS
10. MIKE HOWELL
11. HARVEY DICKINSON
12. RHYS OWEN
13. ZEB WAITE
14. DAN HALPIN
15. HUGH WILLIAMS
16. ERIC SPINK
17. SEAN PRITCHARD-NASH
18. WILL MAWBY

A. DEACON (DOR)
A. WOOD (TEAM MANAGER)


CIRENCESTER 2XV v NEWENT 2nds
VENUE: WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: DISTRICT LEAGUE ONE
MEET TIME: 1.15pm
KO: 2.30pm

SQUAD SELECTION

1. CULLAN LLOYD
2. NEIL OWEN
3. JAMES MULHOLLAND
4. MAX HEYWOOD
5. JACK ARMORGIE (capt)
6. DAN CATER
7. ARCHIE DUNFORD
8. DOUG COOPER
9. A N. OTHER
10. A N. OTHER
11. BAILEY TIBBLES
12. ARCHIE MOULD
13. DAN SIMPSON
14. STEVE BRUNSDEN
15. SAM JONES
16. OLIVER ADAM
17. STEVE LANGLEY
18. MARK VAUGHAN
19. LIAM DUNFORD

Good luck to both teams.

1XV League Game v Smiths Rugby and 2XV Friendly at Chosen Hill 2/3s

CIRENCESTER 1XV v SMITHS RUGBY
VENUE: THE WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ONE
MEET TIME: 1.00pm
KO: 2.30pm

SQUAD SELECTION
1. CHRIS HOUSE
2. NOAH NEWMAN
3. SCOTT CANNON
4. OLIVER GIBSON (capt)
5. SAM CATER
6. TOM DYKES
7. RYAN BROOKES
8. ANDREW FIELD
9. TOM MILLS
10. MIKE HOWELL
11. SEAN PRITCHARD-NASH
12. RHYS OWEN
13. WILL MAWBY
14. DAN HALPIN
15. ZEB WAITE
16. JOSH WOODWARD
17. TOM WOODWARD
18. JOE CHAMBERS

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

CIRENCESTER RFC 2XV v CHOSEN HILL FP 2/3s
VENUE: BROOKFIELD ROAD, CHURCHDOWN. GLOUCESTER GL3 2PJ
COMPETITION: FRIENDLY
MEET TIME: 12.45pm
KO: 2.30pm

SQUAD SELECTION

1 GARETH OWEN
2 STEVE LANGLEY
3 TOM SKELTON
4 ARCHIE DUNFORD
5 JACK ARMORGIE (capt)
6 ARCHIE MOULD
7 JAKE MILLINER
8 JACK HARRISON
9 CHARLIE PUGH
10 JOE ESSEX
11 BAILEY TIBBLES
12 TOM EDWARDS
13 HARVEY DICKENSON
14 ERIC SPINK
15 HUGH WILLIAMS
16 OLIVER ADAM
17 RICH WILLIAMS
18 LIAM DUNFORD
19 ANDY BAKER
20 MATT HARMAN
21 ANDREW BLINCOW


IMPORTANT: All players to adhere to the times and kit requirement. Anyone available and not listed for the second team please do let me know. All players to meet at clubhouse post-match for captain’s night. Good luck to all. Andrew Deacon (DOR)

Our festive openings at the Whiteway this Christmas

CIREN XMAS DATES

Rugby news. 1XV v Old Elizabethans 2pm (H) & 2XV v Stroud 2s 2.30pm (H)

Team News - Saturday 23 November 2019

CIRENCESTER 1XV v OLD ELIZABETHANS
VENUE: THE WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ONE
MEET TIME: 12.3Opm
** KO: 2.00pm **

SQUAD SELECTION

1. G. OWEN
2. N. NEWMAN
3. D STEPHENS
4. O. GIBSON (capt)
5. S. CATER
6. J. CHAMBERS
7. R. BROOKES
8. A. FIELD
9. T. MILLS
10. M. HOWELL
11. D. HALPIN
12. R. OWEN
13. T. DYKES
14. E. SPINK
15. Z. WAITE
16. C. HOUSE
17. A. BARKER
18. J. HARRISON

A. DEACON (DOR)
A. WOOD (TEAM MANAGER)
J. HAMMOND (BACKS COACH)
DIAMOND PRO-CURE (PHYSIO)

CIRENCESTER 2XV v STROUD 2nds
VENUE: THE WHITEWAY
COMPETITION: GLOUCESTER DISTRICT ONE
MEET TIME: 1.00pm
KO: 2.30pm

SQUAD SELECTION

1. J. MULHOLLAND
2. E. TWINS
3. T. SKELTON
4. D. CATER
5. J. ARMORGIE (capt)
6. S. MACFARLANE
7. A. DUNFORD
8. D. COOPER
9. T. PARKES
10. H. DICKENSON
11. S. JONES
12. A. MOULD
13. M. HARMAN
14. A. BAKER
15. B. TIBBLES
16. M. VAUGHAN
17. R. WILLIAMS
18. D. SIMPSON
19. S. LANGLEY

N. OWEN (TEAM MGR)

Good luck to all. Andrew Deacon (DOR)

Join in Quiz Night Fri 29 Nov - Minis Tour Fundraiser

Think think think! It's Quiz Night at Cirencester Rugby on Friday 29 November.

Minis Tour fundraiser! Promises to be a great night and a battle of the wits!

Tickets are just £6 and include food and a fab raffle.

Please contact Sally Woodley to book and support the Minis at Ciren.

If you don't have enough for a full team we can join you up with others.

Let's put the FUN in FUNdraising!

See you there! Cirencester RFC Quiz Night Poster copy