Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

Graham invites you to his cheese and wine evening.

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 06:11

Graham Davies invites you

to join him this friday 24th February at the club to enjoy fine wines, tasty cheeses, good company and social intercourse.  Bottles uncorked from 7.30.
There will be the option to join in a game of Mr and Mrs (a considerable risk at the Old Ys) and a mini quiz prepared by yours truly.  For those of you who thought that the club lacked a little in terms of culture etc.come and see if you are right or not! Tickets at a very reasonable £6 per head from the club.

News from last weekend

First XV                     v        Pinley                      Lost  5-32
Development XV        v        Kings Norton          Won 48-7  
Vandals XV                 v        Stourport                Won  57-0

Under 7s                    v         Tamworth               Drew  7-7
Under 11s                  v         Tamworth               Won   19-12
Under 16s                  v         Woodrush               Won   42-0

Fixtures this coming weekend

Saturday 25th Feb

First XV                    v         Southam        Away  (League)
Dev  XV                    v         Claverdon      Home
Vandals XV               tba

Sunday 26th Feb

Training for all age groups

Random Reports

Good to see 'Slow' back on the scene with some basic details of the Vandals home victory against Stourport.  In many ways our opponents were similar to our boys, in other words a team of mainly old (or experienced) players with a sprinkling of younger (naive?) boys who were expected to do all the leg work. The Yards superior fitness won the day with tries scored by Steve Roberts (a jugfull), Max x2, Nev,  Phil Evans, Nick Palmer and young Alex with his first try for the club.  Ralph got some conversions but not sure how many.  Thanks to International panel referee Mr Gary Robinson.

Our under 16s made the short trip to Woodrush (some of us still get lost on the way) to play a team that we usually win against but who always make us work very hard in the process.  Playing up the slope or down it, and nobody is really sure which way the slope runs, our boys played far more effectiveely than in recent matches. A special mention to our front row of Sam Arkell, Josh Purdy and Tyrell Aldred-Jevons.  Their scrummaging is solid, mobility very good and handling combined with intelligent support play that is second to none.  Jack Molloy controlled the game with excellent vision from fly-half.  However, it was only in the last quarter of the game when we really put points on the board.  I would like to thank Woodrush for the style and determination that they display in their approach to our games against them.

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