It was absolutely fantastic to see so many youngsters and their parents this evening for our first Mini Tag Rugby Taster Sessions. The sessions are being run by our coach Rich Whincup who was ably assisted with Coach Steve Jones as well the entire U14 team – great job lads well done!
We are hoping to introduce U6 and U7 teams this September and are currently looking to recruit new coaches who would like to join us and help coach our new recruits. If you are interested in joining us and becoming an U6 and U7 coach then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look forward to seeing everyone again next week.
Cheltenham Tigers v Tewkesbury Tigers U17s – Sunday 2nd May 2021
It was great to the u17s back together after so long not playing. On a positive note it was a first that we turned up with more players than Cheltenham.
After over a year of not playing both teams were eager to get some points on the board early. Cheltenham scored the 1st try of the game, missed the conversion and took the score to 5 v 0.
The Tewkesbury forwards quickly took back control of the game as Alex Rolfe drove over the Cheltenham line equalising the score. Golden boot Henry Evetts slotted the ball between the posts, giving Tewkesbury a 2 point lead 5 v 7.
Cheltenham replied with their 2nd try of the game, but missed the conversion taking the score to 12 v 7. Tewkesbury were now down to 14 players as Mason Rendell was given a yellow card for a high tackle, not sure how he manages to carry step ladders and play it being 5’ 8” and high tackling a 6’ 4” player. So a 3rd try for Cheltenham was not long in the making, this time Cheltenham got the conversion and the score at half time was 19 v 7.
Henry Evetts scored a 2nd try for Tewksbury and once again the accuracy from his boot added another 2 points with a great conversion 19 v 14. It was very much a game of two halves with both teams having an equal amount of possession and territory made. Cheltenham got the bounce of the ball and made a break for another quick try that left the Tewkesbury defence in shock 24 v14.
It was like a game of cat and mouse, Henry Evetts ran over the line for his 2nd try of the game and once again eagle eyed Evetts pin pointed his aim and got his 3rd conversion of the game 24 v 21.
Things were now like the downhill section of a roller coaster for Tewkesbury with Cheltenham putting another 17 points onto their total. Bringing the score at full time to Cheltenham 41 v 21 Tewkesbury.
Congratulations to Ben Peters who was selected to play for Gloucester U18’s against Leicester last Saturday and who was on the winning team beating Leicester 15-18 for the first time in 3 years.
Ben had played for Tewkesbury RFC since he was 11 and had been playing in our U16s before joining Gloucester Academy. What a great achievement for Ben and for us as a club we couldn’t be prouder to see players that we have nurtured move to the next stage of their rugby career, and Ben is quick to recognise and credit the support he had from the club and our coach “Crommie” in developing his playing skills as well as his primary school teacher Andy Green (John Moore Primary) who got Ben into playing rugby. Well done Ben.