Another brilliant weekend for BRFC with 3 senior teams playing on Saturday and all of them winning. As if that wasn't enough, on Sunday, the U14's, 16's and Colts were all playing with some great results, the colts winning 36-15 against Redingensians.
Rugby is alive and well at BRFC and the future is bright!
I travelled down to Salisbury, a club that I have never been to before, which is always exciting. They are a "real" rugby club with a great heritage and a lot of talented players along side a very dedicated Committee of super friendly people.
The match itself was a classic game of 2 halves, with Salisbury leading comfortably at half time as we made a few errors. It was clear from the side line that the only real difference between the 2 sides were the errors we were making, both teams were trying to play rugby which made it very entertaining. We came out firing on all cylinders in the second half, led by Captain Sean Morgan who really put in a Captains knock, raising the level of all those around him. His influence was no more apparent than in the very last minutes of the game when Dru scored the winning try. Dru had terrorised Salisbury for most of the match, but they had managed to reduce the room he had to work in. In the final move of the game, Sean caught the ball on his own 10m line, made a great drive forward and stayed in the move to be at the far end of the pitch to give Dru the scoring pass to win the game. The try was converted and the score was 23-20. Well played gents, really good match.
The 2nds were also away, playing at Aylesbury and winning 19-13. I believe that yet again, try of the game cam from Andy Galligan who took the ball at the back of a line out on our 22 from an opposition over throw. Making a quick 20m, he popped the ball to the fly half, looped him and took the return, moving forward again, he repeated the pass and loop with the inside centre, on taking the return pass, he stepped off his left, leaving the full back in his wake to score under the posts. Great job!
The 3rds were the only team to play at home and were facing Old Millhillians, with a number of very talented older heads in the line up, it was always going to be an interesting game. Winning 52-12, lead by the irrepressible Dave Jarman, they are well on course for a great season in their new league!
Next Saturday, there is only one game to be seen, which is the first XV at home to Stratford Upon Avon. Another club that we have not played before. Take a day off Christmas shopping and get down to the club to see some fantastic rugby at 2.30. Even better, email Mike Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org) by end of play on Wednesday and book yourself and your friends onto the pre-match lunch at 1pm. Still the very best way of spending £20 you will find. Get a few mates together and join the fun!
That is about all for now, have a great week and see you on Saturday.
Updated 07:48 - 20 Nov 2018 by Chris Summers