Officials at Oakham Rugby Club have hailed the efforts of James Beanland after he was selected for the Leicestershire county squad. Beanland was part of the side that reached the last four of the County Championship where a 32-10 defeat to Durham denied Leicestershire a place in the final at Twickenham.And, despite the defeat, Oakham club officials piled praise on Beanland and his exploits with the county side.Director of rugby Andy Williamson enthused: “It was a great experience for James and he did both himself and his club proud with his performance in all three games.“James showed he could more than hold his own with players representing teams three leagues above his current playing level at Oakham.”President Steve Beanland added: “To be selected is an honour and privilege for a player and also for our club and the kudos of selection is only a good thing for all involved with Oakham.”He had been originally selected for the Leicestershire Barbarians … [Read more...] about Oakham Rugby Club star plays leading role for Leicestershire
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What a weekend it has been for Bristol Rugby - on Friday they scored eight tries to beat Nottingham 17-60, and on Saturday they were officially promoted in the Aviva Premiership. Ealing Trailfinders' 50-19 defeat at Doncaster Knights means no one can mathematically catch them now. Bristol scored tries through Luke Morahan (2), Jordan Crane, Jason Harris-Wright, Alapati Leiua, Nick Fenton-Wells (2), and Tusi Pisi. Ian Madigan was perfect with the boot while on the field scoring 14 points, with Billy Searle added six points. Nottingham did cross the line twice through Tom West and Jimmy Stevens while fly half Gearoid Lyons kicked seven points. Bristol Rugby writer John Evely takes a look at who the stand out performers were for Bristol in what proved to be a key victory in their promotion campaign. Luke Morahan Another pair of tries for the Australian winger to extend his lead as the club’s top try scorer this season in the Championship, with 13 so far. Much has been made of the … [Read more...] about Who stood out for Bristol Rugby against Nottingham?
0 Have your say Dumb. That was Dave Rennie’s word for George Turner’s indiscretion last week. “Daft” is mine. Charitably you might say he suffered a rush of blood to the head. All the same his four-week suspension for breaching Law 10.4 – “playing an opponent without the ball” – is a bit harsh, given that this law is breached at the tackle point many times in every match, and breached with impunity. Still it was daft, and, if it didn’t cost Glasgow the match, it certainly cost them dear, for, if Turner hadn’t charged into Louis Picamoles, who was nowhere near the ball, Glasgow, 17-5 ahead, would have had a line-out within the Montpellier 22, and the way Ali Price and Finn Russell were running the game at that point it would have been no surprise if they had scored another try.Obviously Glasgow’s European Cup is effectively over, and they must now concentrate on winning the Pro 14. Even so, they will still … [Read more...] about Comment: New tackle law is an ass and leads to repetitive rugby
0 Post a comment Friday, 2 February 2018 - Rugby by Sports Contributor Western Counties West League St Ives 27, Kingsbridge 14 Kingsbridge travelled to table-topping St Ives on a murky windy day and came away defeated but not bowed. The visitors were a match for the powerful home side for much of the game. They were undone by a try late in the first half, which left them with too much to do in the second when they had the advantage of the wind. It’s easy to see why St Ives are on top of the league, they have a powerful set of forwards with an outstanding eight and a well-drilled set of backs and it’s to Kings credit that they never let them get away. The final scoreline of 27-14 was a true reflection of the game. Playing with the wind in the first half, St Ives withstood early pressure from Kings, with Ali Hamilton having a couple of storming runs, but went in front after a long-range penalty. From the restart, they were soon on the attack again and only a … [Read more...] about Kings come up short against league leaders
SUTTON Benger came out on top 16-11 in a tightly fought contest against Frome seconds. While the weather didn’t allow for free-flowing rugby, this was a closely fought spectacle that had both sets of spectators on edge for the duration of the game. Benger took the lead with a 40-metre penalty in front of the posts, before skipper Callum Harford doubled Benger’s lead with a second penalty. Frome then pulled back a penalty of the their own to make it 6-3. Both sides continued to be evenly matched throughout the first half, cancelling each other out in all aspects of the game, in what were heavy conditions. In the second half, it was Frome who struck first, finishing a well-worked backs move which created an overlap out wide. Unfortunately for Frome, they failed to convert the try. In a game that was full of errors from both sides, Benger scored their third penalty of the game only for Frome to respond with another penalty of their own and take an 11-9 lead. … [Read more...] about RUGBY: Dent reacts quickest for a crucial try in top Sutton Benger triumph