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THE DAUNTS LIVE BAND AT WORTHING RUGBY CLUB
Dorking RFC V Worthing Raiders
Saturday 13th September 2014
Weather - Sunny, cloudy, warm with light breeze
Pitch - Lush, green, medium cut
Real Ale - Fullers London Pride; Gales Seafarers £3.60 per pint. A nicely kept pint.
Burgers - 2.5 out of 5 - £2.80: Homemade, nice consistency but a little too heavy with the pepper; bun not toasted and no onions!
Anticipation and expectation was high from the large number of travelling supporters who made the short journey up the A24 to the Big Field where the Raiders were looking to avenge the narrow defeat to Old Elthamians in the first game of the season at Roundstone Lane.
Dorking, like Old Elthamians were newly promoted to National 2 South and this was the first time both teams had ever played each other in a league.
Dorking kicked off and if either side had any notion that this was going to be an easy stroll in the park, it was quickly dispelled. The first 5 minutes was a brutal, physical encounter becoming ill tempered at times to the extent that after 9 minutes the referee had to speak to both captains about cutting out the ‘fisty cuffs’.
During this period both sides had an equal run of the play, but in the 7th minute, Dorking was awarded a penalty for a Raiders infringement at the scrum.
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Ladies skipper Jess Lovenbury breaks away against Havant
Worthing Ladies Rugby Team kicked off their new season at the weekend, welcoming Hampshire rivals Havant Ladies to Roundstone Lane.
Newly promoted into National Challenge SE South 1, the Ladies have been working hard over the summer to prepare the team. more...
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Results from the weekend
National 2 South
Dorking 18 Raiders 10
Dorking 2 10 Raiders A 60
Crawley 1 42 Senior 1 12
Sussex Two West
Senior 2 25 Crawley 2 29
Sussex Two East
Uckfield 2 v Senior 3 - Conceded by Senior 3
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GOLF CHALLENGE V WORTHING GOLF CLUB
The annual golf challenge from Worthing Golf Club will be on October 17th this year. This is a "friendly" challenge to Worthing Rugby Club and players of all standards are welcome to be part of the team.
The cost of £20 includes Green Fees and Dinner - but not lost balls.
Please contact President Robin White if you are interested to take part - 01903 242574 or email - email@example.com
VOLUNTEER TO WRITE MATCH REPORTS
A volunteer is required to write match reports for the Raiders games. We will supply pen, paper and Dictaphone to the volunteer who will, of course, have free entry to all home games.
If you are interested in taking on this vital position please contact the office, either by phone - 01903 784706 or email WRFCAdmin@worthiingrfc.com
The Raiders began the new campaign by welcoming the newly promoted side Old Elthamians to Roundstone Lane.
There was a blend of familiar and new faces to the Raiders line up, with the trio of Scott Barlow, Jamie Redmayne and Jack Maslen unavailable through injury. Ryan Storer back from spells with Ealing and Cornish Pirates was at Loosehead, alongside Quins Loanee Charlie Piper and Dan Sargent. Simon Gaynor partnered Charlie McGowan in the row, with new captain Rob Smith at Blindside with Sam Hewick at Openside and Liam Perkins packing down in the 8 shirt.
A new half-back pairing in the form of the returning Shane Costigan and Jack Metters. The fit again Matt McLean partnered Kieran Leeming in the Centre, with a back three of Finlay Coxon-Smith, Alex Nielsen and debutant Harry Forrest. On the Bench were Quins Loanees Josh Ibuanokpe, Stan South and Joe Marchant alongside Jon Whittall and Ben Dudley.
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500 CLUB WINNERS FOR AUGUST
Congratulations to the winners of the August draw.
£200 - Andy Duckworth
£50 - George Simpson
Drawn by Elaine Kitcher.
The cheques were handed out at pre-match lunch on Saturday. Belated congratulations to Andy on his recent marriage to Alice (Chair of the Ladies Section) at the start of August - obviously a good month for him.
Good luck to you and all the 500 Club in future draws, and the thanks of all WRFC Members for the support you give to our Rugby Club.
Also a warm welcome to the latest to join - Gavin Chatfield, Paul Sanderson and George Lister.
It costs only £5 per month to enter the 500 Club. All proceeds go towards projects within Worthing Rugby Club. Pick up a Direct Debit Mandate Form from the top of the stairs in the clubhouse or contact the office to get one sent to you via email, or download it from this website - Club Information/500 Club.
AMY WILSON-HARDY GIVEN RFU CONTRACT
Amy Wilson-Hardy, a former Worthing Girls player, has been awarded a professional contract with the RFU as part of the Women's Sevens squad.
As Rugby Sevens has been included for the first time in the Olympics for 2016 the RFU decided to contract 20 players as part of their professional set-up for the future.
We wish Amy every success and will follow her career in rugby with interest.
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