Old Yardleians RFC: Club News


Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:00

Drew likes a good read

Andy (Drew) likes to keep up to date with what has been going on at the club, especially as he has missed a few games recently. Well, to be honest, not that much has happened. The Christmas to New Year period has become a rest period for Junior Rugby  and once you get to a certain age the mud and rain tend to make the television set more appealing than an afternoon at Tilehouse Lane. Anyway, have a read and let me know if there is anything that could be included.

Senior Teams

Last Saturday saw our First XV take on Wolverhampton, a side above us in the league. Conditions were not ideal but both teams gave it a go and there was very little between the teams. Both sides scored a penalty and both sides scored a try. It seems a bit unfair that a try in the corner and a try under the posts do not count for the same number of points unless you have George Ford in your line up. As you can guess the end result was a 10-8 victory to Wolverhampton, but no complaints as it could have gone our way but it didn't. 

On the adjoining pitch there was a very good performance from our Vandals who defeated a very useful Bridgnorth Marauders by 31-10. The mobility shown by Peter (aka Fridge) was particularly impressive.

Stars of the future

With snorkels and flippers probably more useful than conventional attire, our Minis/Juniors made the short trip to Streetsbrook Road to show our friends at the Eds how well we can play in any conditions. The visiting Yardleians swept to victory across the board. Well done to players and coaches.

Fixtures this weekend
First XV  v  Shrewsbury  (League)  away
Dev/2nd XV   v  Evesham  home
Vandals XV    v  Evesham  away

Under 7  Training
Under 8  v Exiles v Aston   (3 way)  home
Under 9  v  Aston     Home
Under 10  v  Exiles    Home
Under 11  v  Aston    Home
Under  12  v   Exiles    Home
Under 13  ( awaiting confirmation)  

A very important visitor

As I strolled around the touchline, I noticed somebody who I hadn't seen at our club previously but he had a tie on so he must have been fairly important. He introduced himself as Stuart Potter and that he was a member of the RFU Council. I am not too sure what that means but I hope he enjoyed the experience. 


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