Bill Beaumont Division 3 Champions 2022

Bill Beaumont Division 3 Champions 2022

 

 

 

 

Coaches - we have arranged some specialist coaching from a level 4 coach (get us😄) on Friday Sept 9th. Details to follow but you might just want to save the date...

https://www.oxfordshirerfu.com/2022/06/22/coaches-specialist-county-coaching-day-sept-9th-save-the-date/

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New to GMS: What is it and How do I use it?
🗓️29th June
🕖7pm
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Womens County Rugby Going For Gold 2022/23 Season

This year Oxfordshire Women’s Rugby are “going for gold”. With the cooperation of all of the clubs and players within the county there is no reason why we cannot emulate the men’s county squad and reach the finals of the Gill Burns County Cup.

The new coaching team that were appointed late last season will be visiting all of the clubs in the county when you have home fixtures. They will be watching and assessing the players that will be called forward for the county trials. We will be working very closely with all of the clubs and Universities to select a cup winning team.

We are well aware that you all play at different levels and leagues within the female structure and that is why we have taken the decision to visit the clubs. There will be a 10 to 12 week training programme for the county squad to select a cup winning side.

David Norris (Chuck) from Faringdon and James Davies (JD) from Bicester are the joint head coaches. They will be calling on various specialist coaches within the county to assist them during the training programme. I appreciate this is very different than how we have run it in the past, but after last season where we were badly let down late on in the season and everything turned into a mad rush with lack of player availability. I have been promised by the RFU that we will get the dates much earlier for our games and we should only have one away game (and we will not be asked to travel as far away as Cumbria this time).

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours in rugby

Chris White

Head of Women & Girls Rugby for Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire vs Berkshire Div 3 Final 04 June 2022

Just a few pictures from an amazing days rugby. For the full set of pictures from the day, courtesy of and (c) Simon Grieve please follow the following links:

Oxfordshire v Berkshire Div 3 Final – 1st Half

Oxfordshire v Berkshire Div 3 Final – 2nd Half – Sat 4th June ’22

Oxfordshire v Berkshire Div 3 Final – Celebrations – Sat 4th June ’22

 

Oxfordshire v Berkshire U15 Match report (22 May 2022)

On a gloriously sunny Sunday afternoon, Oxfordshire welcomed Berkshire to Bicester RUFC.  The pitch was looking fantastic and thank you to all of the volunteers and coaches who set up the posts and cleared the goalposts.

 

The game was split into 4 x 20 Mins Quarters, however, the timings were amended after a series of injuries to Berkshire players who requested a shortened game.

 

In the first quarter, Oxfordshire were led out by skipper R. Fincken and the team gave debuts to I.Miller, A.Knight and C.Walters. All of the new players gelled quickly and started to show their talents. It was a tight and cagey first twenty minutes with both teams trying to find a foothold in the game. As the quarter went on, the set-piece starts to show dominance with the front row of M.Blizzard, R. Fincken and I. Pomroy turning scrums over and being difficult to handle in the loose.

 

More of the forwards start to grow in the game with E.Xioroupps having some outstanding runs often drawing in several defenders to tackle her and the ever-present E. Southwell-Sander was in support or asking for the offload. The second-row pairing of E.Stone and T. Carpenter with T.Payne were working hard at the breakdown and tackling anything that moved.With the forwards on top, it gave our backs a platform to perform and they did, I. Miller was commanding the backline and able to put the hard running J.Harris and A.Knight in space. The centres were starting to connect with our very dangerous back three of C.Walters, O Sheriff and C.Rudman. The ball was distributed quickly by A.Brown at 9.

 

Despite, being in control of the game, unfortunately, we could not cross the try line and the quarter was ended with a nasty injury to one of the Berkshire players, we wish her a speedy recovery.

 

In the second quarter, we introduced our red team led out by skipper E.Wilson with C.Luitz making her first appearance. Oxfordshire were focused from the start and showed strong pod work with L.Peirsegaele, V.Sedwards, A.Rucker and E.Wilson carrying hard. After a series of strong carries and interlinking backs play with A.Holton straightening the line wonderfully, the team were closing in on a try. A series of close metre pick and goes were dragging the defence in, and E.Wilson crashed over for her first of 3 tries and she also converted the try as well.

7-0

 

With a powerful scrum and high work rate from A. Rucker, M.Phillips and L.Peirsegaele the Lineouts worked well. The backs were able to have front foot ball and we had some lovely runs from A. Holton, I. Carter, E Smith and C Luitz who were making ground.  J Hendon was looking dangerous with her amazing pace and fantastic defence. The tempo was lifted by the excellent C Warwick, who added a running threat at 9 too. M Coates, T Allum and A Grapes seemed to be covering every blade of grass on the pitch. The team were on the edge of the 22 and E.Wilson put in a testing high kick which was allowed to bounce and the bounce fell into the hands of G. Harrison, who showed great determination and strength to score the try. A fierce combination when you add in her blistering pace and the conversion by E Wilson was successful

HT 14-0

 

At the half time at the request of Berkshire, we agreed to play 15 Mins and then a ten min final quarter. In the 15 Min quarter, there were some excellent performances and highlights. The pack were still working hard in the loose and the set-piece enabling our pacy backs to get on the ball.

E Southwell-Sander was being a menace at the breakdown and the pressure was still on Berkshire. However, a few penalties  gave them field position and eventually Berkshire crossed the lines for their only try.  C. Marsden came on as winger as well as H Bowen. C Marsden put two fantastic tackles one after the other. There was more strong defence for the forwards with some massive hits going.

14-5

In the final quarter, the team changed again and we introduce T McSweaney and S Empson, this did not affect our pressure or dominance against Berks. After more strong carriers and interlinking play with some great runs for C Walters and

E Smith. The forwards were again so close to the line and after a strong carry by L Peirgeale and the other forwards, E Wilson crashed over, and the conversion was narrowly missed by A.Holton

19-5

Oxfordshire were on the attack again and it was good hard running by the forwards and the backs were screaming for the ball with an overlap. Once again Ellie W crashed to complete her excellent hat trick and it was converted by A.Holton

26-5

 

The final play was very fitting with E Wilson kicking the ball out of play.

 

After the game our player of the match was announced by Berkshire, it went to J. Harris who had been outstanding in defence and attack.

 

Also, a special mention to skipper E Wilson who scored 19 of 26 points today.

Buckinghamshire V Oxfordshire U15s Match report

 

Oxfordshire RFU U15

Buckinghamshire V Oxfordshire

15th May 2022 – Aylesbury RFC

 

On a bright sunny Buckinghamshire morning the Oxon U15s embarked on their County rugby journey. All of the players were gaining their 1st County cap.

 

First on the agenda was the X10s a relatively new format of the game which is very fast paced & open.

Oxon came away with wins in the 1st two games. All of the players showed great handling, passing, pace & teamwork to beat two well drilled Bucks teams.

In the 2nd round Oxon won one & lost one.

The highlights of the X10 games were….

E.Wilson (Captain) (GAB) scored a wonderful intercept try.

L.Peirsegaele (GAB) scored a couple of great tries with very powerful carries.

C.Marsden (Wallingford) scored a try from her own half & finished with a fantastic step.

G.Harrison (Wallingford) scored a hat trick of tries showing her pace & agility.

 

Unfortunately I.Pomroy (Banbury) was injured in one of the last plays of the game, we wish her a speedy recovery.

 

Next up was the main event – our first ever 15s game with this squad.

 

FIRST HALF – The squad was lead out by skipper E.Wilson (GAB). The game was very tight & the girls had lots of nervous energy. E.Wilson (GAB) was controlling the game at fly half & was able to vary the attack.

In attack & defence J.Harris (Chinnor) & O.Sheriff (GAB) both looked dangerous. O.Sheriff (GAB) was chasing every kick & tackled anybody in front.

The scrum started to gain the upper hand & win a penalty. Unfortunately an error from the penalty prevented a certain try from being scored.

Oxon did not let their heads down & pressured everything.

After a long period of pressure with excellent work from the ever present A.Grapes (Chinnor), M.Coates (GAB), J.Harris (Chinnor) & O.Sheriff (GAB), E.Wilson (GAB) made a fantastic break & Bucks gave away a penalty which was taken quickly by E.Wilson (GAB) & L.Peirsegaele (GAB) crashed over. The conversion was narrowly missed.

This seemed to spark Bucks into life & their big ball carriers in the pack started to make ground, in particular their outstanding 2nd row, No.8 & 13.

Some strong defence from J.Harris (Chinnor) A.Grapes (Chinnor) & M.Coates (GAB), stemmed the flow of attacks.

I. Hendon (Bicester) Produced a try saving tackle but unfortunately a couple of offloads later Bucks went in for a score. This was followed quickly by a second try successfully converted.

 

Half Time – 12-5

 

SECOND HALF – Saw the orange squad led out by skipper R.Fincken (Chinnor) & I. Carter (Backs leader)

The changes of our forwards started to control with strong carries. This led to a quick try following a powerful run from L.Peirsegaele (GAB) The forwards started to make ground & control the territory.

The forwards worked together with excellent carries from V. Sedwards (GAB) T.Allum (Wallingford) & M.Phillips (Chinnor)

The backs were lead by I.Carter (Didcot) who started to put S.Empson (Didcot) & E.Smith (GAB) into spaces.

Sterling defence & strong ball carrying led to Oxon having 70% of the territory after sustained pressure from the team. T.Allum (Wallingford) collected a loose pass & dived over the line for a match winning try.

With 10 mins to go Bucks was starting to look dangerous in attack with some nervous moments in our 22, however our back row won crucial turnovers & our strong defence continued.

The full time whistle blew much to the relief of the coaching team, players & supporters.

 

Full Time – 12-15

 

Bucks nominated our PLAYERS OF THE MATCH

O.Sheriff (GAB) was nominated as our Back PotM

She was outstanding on the wing, dangerous in attack & solid in defence.

R.Fincken (Captain) (Chinnor) was nominated as our Forward PotM

Her leadership & skills were to the forefront in the 2nd half of the game.

 

It was a fantastic victory against a good Bucks side. It has given us foundations to build on & we can only improve in the next games.

 

This Sunday we are home to Berks at Bicester RFU Whitelands Leisure Centre. KO 2pm

 

Russell White (Head Coach)

Oxfordshire U15 girls vs Royal County Berkshire U15s Girls on Sunday 22nd May

Come and watch our amazing Oxfordshire U15 girls play Royal County Berkshire U15s Girls.

 

Whitelands Farm Sports  Ground

Whitelands Road

Bicester

OX26 1AJ

On Sunday 22nd May

Kick off 2pm (warm up from 1pm )

 

Come and see the stars of the future, bring you friends, chat to the players, have a run out on the pitch, pick up a rugby ball and see what it’s like. You won’t be disappointed by the quality of the rugby on Sunday,  its electric, fast, enjoyable, friendly and great fun to watch.

 

Girls, it could be you next year, playing for the county. Some of the girls in the Oxfordshire squad have only started playing girls rugby this season. Some of our ex-county girls play for top teams in the country and did you know that we have an Oxfordshire player in the current England Red Roses team. Come along and find out how they all started.

 

Oxfordshire girls rugby is part of the fastest growing girls sport in the world. As England are hosting the female rugby World Cup in 2025 you want to get involved early. The  first girl to find Chris and tell him the name of the current Oxfordshire player in the Red Roses England team wins a rugby ball signed by the Oxfordshire under 15s players.

 

Food and drinks available from the club bar.

Womens and Girls representative rugby this weekend

Well the county are non stop….

Sunday sees a whole day of female county rugby; the Oxfordshire Girls under 15s playing the first round of the inter counties cup against Buckinghamshire at Aylesbury Rugby Club Ostlers Field Brook End Weston Turville HP22 5RN Kick off 11.15

Sunday afternoon it is the Oxfordshire women’s team in action against Staffordshire at Bicester Rugby Club Whiteland’s Farm Sports Ground Bicester OX26 IAJ. 15:00 kick off (that’s 3pm in old money!).

Please come and support your counties finest. (oh, and county twitter will be there pm as well..).