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Kesteven v Stamford

Posted in 6 Nations by therugbynut on November 21, 2008


Stamford v Sleaford

Posted in Coaching Junior Rugby by therugbynut on November 21, 2008

Stamford suffer heavy defeat
26th Oct 08 – Sleaford 43 vs 5 Stamford Rugby Club see 

Stamford suffered a heavy defeat on Sunday against Sleaford. A very powerful Sleaford team made them pay for some basic defensive errors made by a largely new team still taking shape.


Stamford held the home side until midway through the first half, when one of Sleaford’s wingers made a run around the outside of the Stamford defence. Up to that point Stamfords one on one defence had been good, and had forced several penalties in their own half, with Robert Salt leading the defence at the rucks.

Kicks over the top of the Stamford line were met well by Harry Olsen, who not only proved reliable under the high ball, but made some powerful charging runs back at Sleaford. Impressive half-breaks were also made in the midfield by Ben Cave and Matt Stanton, but Stamford failed to capitalise.

Some disappointing line-outs ended with further Sleaford scores, but Michael Paige’s ever improving throwing was a sign of improvement.

As Sleaford started to draw away the Stamford defence started to give. A break by the home sides centre, near the end of the first half, however was put to an end by a brilliant tackle by Sam Dodds, almost certainly preventing a try.

There was no let up in the second half, with Sleaford scoring several times through their quick wingers. Stamford struck back however, with a well-executed driving maul from a lineout close to the Sleaford line, with Tom Kellet touching down. Alex Fitzjohn almost made Sleaford pay for their complacency, also making a series of charging runs upfield.

Despite the scoreline, Stamford made a good account of themselves with some huge tackles. However all in all, a disappointing result, but some definite signs of improvement.

Stamford RUFC U16s

Posted in Coaching Junior Rugby by therugbynut on November 21, 2008

To find out how Stamford U16s are doing see this link, which is also on the right

Chairty Ice Hockey Game

Posted in Fun by therugbynut on November 13, 2008

Well, i agreed to get involved in a charity ice hockey game on wednesday 12th November 08

I went on the ice last sunday for the first time ever and my friends gave me little hope for the game on wednesday, but somehow i got through it.

If you would like to see the chaos that occurred watch this

The good looking guy in blue 4 is me and somehow we managed to win 5-2

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