Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

Is there really more to rugby than just winning ?

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:00

Mini and Junior Stars of the future.

For the second Sunday morning running, we hosted a festival of Mini and Junior rugby from under 7 through to under 14. Teams came from local clubs and from more distant outposts.With games on all over the three club pitches it was difficult to know what was happening in terms of scores and I suspect that the majority of players, parents and and managers were not that concerned.

It was a bright sunny morning, the girls on Hot Dog duty were on top form. It would be good to see a few more of our players helping out on a Sunday and we do believe that you would enjoy the experience.

A special mention goes out to our 'Clubaholich' Debbie for her drive and enthusiasm without which I doubt if these things would ever happen.

 The First team

The pre-match clubhouse feeling was that damage limitation would be our best approach as we had a number of key players missing. As things turned out the 'Doom and Gloom' group got it wrong. I realise that we eventually lost the game by a single point but it could have gone either way. For the first 15 minutes we did not touch the ball and the only score was a Tamworth penalty. However, as the game progressed, we came into it strongly. Quality line out possession and a powerful scrum provided plenty of ball and powerful surges by Liam and Ian caused the opposition a lot of problems. With the lead changing from side to side the excitement grew and just as we thought we had done enough to snatch victory, Tamworth scored with virtually the last play of the game.

Thanks go to the referee and we don't hold it against him for coming from the Shirley Park area. He made a few mistakes but then so did we.

Back to my original question, 'is there more to the game than just winning?' It probably depends on your personal viewpoint, but I think it is a great game which is even greater when you win.

The Thirds.

Having lost by a single point three weeks ago against the first team of Dixonians, our boys went away to put things right. As they say, 'mission accomplished' as we beat them by 50 points to 7. Just think how much more you could enjoy your rugby if you trained and made yourselves available for selection on a regular basis.

Comedy Night

At the club Saturday 22nd October.

Support your club and have a good evening. Tickets from Shannon or Pat.

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