Bill Beaumont Division 3 Champions 2022

Bill Beaumont Division 3 Champions 2022

 

 

 

 

We are @BanburyRUFC today. First up is an U16s OBB game vs @OxfordQuins followed by U14 and U16 girls games. Really looking forwards to seeing our rugby stars of the future.

County Twitter is @ChinnorRFCThame. Do I watch the firsts or my son who is reffing the Wildboys? Oh, and county Chair Pete Bramley is here as well. #DecisionsDecisions

Honestly. This session is up there with one of my favourites.

The first ever U16 Girls DPP launched by @OxfordshireRFU 🚀

We did some Lineout skills. Here's a rare photo of me being lifted #coachescanjump

(sorry to any Lineout nausea out there #jumpersdontweartrackies)

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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..).

U15s County Girls Squad

In a tough competition of over 80 girls the following have been selected for county action. Congratulations to all of the names below and a huge thank you to everyone who took part in selection.

U14/U15 Boys county cup finals at Oxford Harlequins

The U14/U14 Boys finals will be held at Oxford Harlequins on Sunday 24th April. The times for each match are as below.

 

Congratulations for all teams reaching their respective finals.

 

U14 Boys

 

Final KO Time Pitch “Home” “Away”
24-Apr-22 Cup 11:30 AGP Banbury Henley
Plate 10:00 AGP Oxford Harlequins Chinnor
Shield 10:00 Grass West Oxon Warriors Wallingford

 

U15s Boys

 

Final KO Time Pitch “Home” “Away”
24-Apr-22 Cup 14:30 AGP Oxford Harlequins Banbury
Plate 13:00 AGP Witney Grove
Shield 13:00 Grass Chipping Norton GAB

 

Oxfordshire Girls U18 v Dorset & Wiltshire Report

 

Oxfordshire Girls U18 v Dorset & Wiltshire 

Faringdon Rugby Club 

Sunday 03rd April 2022 – Kick Off 15:00  

 

What a day for Girls Rugby in Oxfordshire. We saw over 100 Girls playing at one place throughout the day. The first game saw Wallingford U15 play in the plate against Banbury & Bicester with Wallingford coming out the winners in a fiercely contested encounter. Congratulations to Wallingford on their 30 v 10 victory. The second game saw Gosford All Blacks U15 take on Chinnor in the U15 Girls Cup. Another fantastic encounter with GAB coming away as 38 v 12 winners.

Oxfordshire Girls U18 Match Day Squad

17 C Merry-Taylor (Banbury), 2 K Harrison (capt GAB), 3 A Dulson-Ormsby (Chinnor), 4 O Roberts (Chinnor), 5 L Carpenter (GAB), 6 J Mallaghan (GAB), 7 S Mulleson-Hull (GAB), 8 S Warwick (VC – GAB), 9 E Page (Banbury), 10 S Walters (GAB), 23 A Miller (Chinnor), 12 R Fincken (Chinnor), 13 P Tabuadua (GAB), 14 G Baxter (GAB), 15 H Newhouse (GAB), 16 L Olliffe (GAB), 1 A Greatbatch (Banbury), 18 F McGinlay (VC – GAB), 19 A Crindland (Bicester), 20 N Harris (Chinnor), 21 L Sammons (GAB), 22 C Kemp (Bicester), 24 I Ormrod (GAB).

Missing through illness/injury – C Cooke (GAB), A Dinsey (GAB), G Turner (Bicester), D Turner (Banbury), M Allen (GAB) and E Dwyer (Banbury)

 

This was a wonderful advert for Girls Rugby with fast, free flowing rugby from both sides. The game started and there were a number of huge tackles put in, with Warwick, Tabuabua and Page leading the way. Walters was controlling the game at fly half with a number of slick backs moves which almost resulted in trys, following lovely hands with Fincken at Inside Centre.

 

Dorset & Wiltshire then struck on approximately 15 minutes following a turnover inside the 22, this led to slick hands and them scoring a converted try under the posts. This was their first venture into the Oxfordshire half.

 

Oxfordshire went back to basics and started to get the upper hand in the forwards, particularly at scrum time, with captain Harrison playing at hooker taking 3 balls against the head. Merry-Taylor and Dulson-Ormsby both scrummaged particularly well.

 

Sammons, Olliffe and McGinlay were introduced after 20 minutes for Roberts, Mulleson-Hull and Page, and Sammons immediately made an impact, snipping from the breakdown, to sprint away and score a lovely individual try. Lots of good interplay and strong play from Harrison, McGinlay, Dulson-Ormsby and the excellent Mallaghan led to a sustained period of pressure. Great counter rucking in the Dorset & Wiltshire 22  from Carpenter and Warwick led to Olliffe pouncing on a loose ball to dive over the line.

 

The 1st half ended Oxfordshire 10 v Dorset & Wiltshire 7.

 

A few more changes were made at half time with Greatbatch coming on for Merry-Taylor, Crindland for Carpenter, Harris for Mallaghan, Taylor for Miller and Ormrod for Baxter. However the Oxfordshire dominance in the scrum continued with Greatbatch in –particular really scrummaging well against her opposite number. Olliffe was a constant threat at the breakdown, and with Warwick won several important turnovers and penalties just as Dorset & Wiltshire began to get a foothold in the game. Tabuadua was always making ground in every carry which led to Dorset & Wiltshire having to double up defensively against her. Walters and Fincken exploited this with some lovely hands and carries between them.

 

Oxfordshire started to make real progress down the right hand side and went through a period of 5 minutes that proved crucial with two quick scores. Firstly Ormrod received the ball in space and showed excellent pace to step and out pace the defence to score a wonderful try after great hands from Walters, Fincken and Tabuadua put her into space. Then with a huge step and run from McGinlay leading to a 40 metre sprint down the right wing. Oxfordshire continued to recycle the ball as they worked toward the Dorset & Wiltshire posts, McGinlay again with a crucial carry and amazing offload handing to Dulson-Ormsby who carried on and scored under the posts. Walters added the extra to make it 22 v 7.

 

In the final 15 minutes Dorset & Wiltshire came back strongly, and scored 2 well taken try’s, one of which were converted taking the score to 22 v 19. Oxfordshire had to rely on the outstanding Newhouse at Full Back to make two crucial try saving tackles in the dying minutes inside the 22 in one v one scenarios. The final whistle went with Oxfordshire just edging a fiercely contested encounter 22 v 19.

 

Tackle of the match  

This was really close between Fincken’s outstanding tackle on the halfway line forcing the winger into touch when it looked like she was clear and Newhouse 1 v 1 tackle in the last 5 minutes. Newhouse just pipping it due to the lateness in the game.

 

Players of the Match 

D & W Pick – Tabuadua

Oxfordshire Coaches Pick – Dulson-Ormsby

 

Next Match – Sunday 17th April away to Gloucestershire at Cheltenham Tigers AGP.

 

Shane Harrison

Wallingford RFC Director of Rugby

IRFU Irish Exiles Regional Lead

Oxfordshire RFU Girls U18 Head Coach