Forthcoming Somerset games
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|Saturday 4th||Somerset RFU XV|| ||v|| ||Torbay Sharks XV||Wellington RFC||3:00|
|Saturday 11th||Somerset RFU 1st XV|| ||v|| ||Devon RFU 1st XV||Tiverton RFC||3:00|
| ||Development XV|| ||v|| ||TBC||TBC||1:00|
|Saturday 18th||Somerset RFU 1st XV|| ||v|| ||North Midlands RFU||TBC||3:00|
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|Bath United 62 v 0 Somerset XV|
(The Rec Monday 8th April 2013)
An exciting evening for Somerset's players as they played on the Rec and an evening that all who participated won't ever forget. The plan was to put out two teams, really so all that wanted to participate could be seen by the coaches in planning for the county championship, and out of respect to the clubs these guys play for in their busy seasons limit their game time to a maximum of 30-40 mins.
It turned out well with new faces to the fore and a number of guys putting their hands up for county selection. Bath United with a typically strong side never expected to lose and made that very clear with the pace and dynamic of the first twenty minutes, scoring 28 points. The 14-0 of last year at half time with Donald etc playing was a distant memory. The score went out to 38 at half time.
The Somerset team changed smoothly throughout the game with the main objective being seeing how the guys reacted to the challenge of the premiership team and if they had taken on board the ideas they had looked at on the Sunday morning, which saw 63 players train and compete for selection. There will be those rugby pundits who see no further than the score board however rugby in Somerset is taking massive steps forward and this is a fantastic fixture for the players of the county to have.
We have no doubt Bath also get something from the fixture other than a victory. In all a great night thoroughly enjoyed by all who were part of the team and those Somerset players playing for Bath. Ask Kane and on that subject ask James Carter of North Petherton who captained his county on the Rec or Jordan Paul aged 18 of Burnham on sea RFC what it meant to him. The same theme will run through all players thoughts. Fantastic performance guys and something to talk about for a very long time.
Images can be found in the gallery.
Somerset starting XV: M.Hudd - Dings Crusaders (C.Meddick - 45), S.Williams - North Petherton RFC (J.Gatford - Taunton RFC 35), C.Meddick - Moseley RFC (E.Booley - Richmond RFC 25), D.Hodge - Cross Keys RFC (B.Harvey - Taunton RFC 30), J.Cox - North Petherton RFC (T.Cheney - Keynsahm RFC 35), M.Barber - Pontypool RFC (T.Vakalutukali - Taunton United 30), S.Uren - Dings Crusaders (S.Steer - Barton Hill RFC 30), M.Uren - Dings Crusaders (A.Gibbs - North Petherton RFC 30), R.Hickery - Bristol Harlequins RFC ( M.Spencer - Dings Crusaders 45), B.Roberts - Clifton RFC (Joe Hall - Old Redcliffians RFC 40), J.Paul - Burnham on Sea RFC (J.Oakley - Dings Crusaders 40), J Carter - North Petherton RFC (D.Harris 40), D.Harris - Old Redcliffians RFC (A.Taylor 25), A.Taylor - Wellington RFC (A.Lambert - Cleve RFC 25), C.Owen - Old Redcliffians RFC (Bracher - Taunton United 40)
2nd Half: M.Hudd - (C.Meddick 45), J.Gatford - (J.Hawkesby - Dings Crusaders 50), E.Booley - (E.Bowler - Frome RFC 50 inj) (Streeter - Burnham on Sea 60), B.Harvey - Taunton Titans, T.Cheney - Keynsham RFC, T.Vakalutukali - Taunton United, S.Steer - Barton Hill RFC (S.Coster - Old Redcliffians RFC 55), A.Gibbs - North Petherton RFC (D.Fry - Old Redcliffians RFC 55), R.Hickery (M.Spencer - Dings Crusaders RFC 45), J.Hall - Old Redcliffians RFC, J.Oakley - Dings Crusaders RFC, D.Harris - Old Redcliffians RFC (T.Thompson - Taunton United 60), R.Dempsey - Dings Crusaders RFC, A.Lambert - Cleve RFC, D.Bracher - Taunton United RFC
Bath United: 15. Marcus Beer, 14. Ben Loosmore, 13. Olly Woodburn, 12. Oli Evans, 11. Richard Lane, 10. Sam Vesty, 9. Chris Cook; 1. Charlie Beech, 2. Eusebio Guinazu, 3. Kane Palma-Newport, 4. Charlie Ewels, 5. Jake Oldaker. 6. Freddie Clarke, 7. Guy Mercer (c), 8. Will Skuse.
Replacements: 16. Tom Dunn, 17. Adam Jamieson, 18. Dan Sargeant, 19. Tom Ellis, 20. Tom Woolstencroft, 21. Tim Turner, 22. Chris Lewis, 23. Jack Cuthbert, 24. George Buckney.
Seal of Approval has now been replaced by Accreditation and a number of clubs have made progress towards achieving the new award. Gordano, Frome and Yatton received the award automatically due to achieving Whole Club Seal of Approval last year. All 3 clubs were invited to Twickenham for the presentation of the award (see photo of Chairman Paul Griffen and wife Lesley who is the Secretary, from Yatton). In the meantime Walcot and Castle Cary got out of the blocks first and are the joint first Accredited clubs in Somerset.
Viv Armson, Secretary at Castle Cary said: “The Accreditation Scheme is a vast improvement over Seal of Approval. The guidelines are helpful in giving you assistance with implementing procedures and practices that help you to run your rugby club in an orderly and compliant manner. It's certainly helped us in many areas. If your club is already running well, the scheme is not onerous at all to implement“.
For many clubs it takes just one meeting with your RDO to complete the paperwork so please get in touch. Following completion a presentation is organised with John Hole, President of Somerset RFU and RFU Press Officer’s will cover the event to publicise the club and its achievement.
Walcot RFC have become the first club in Bath to achieve RFU Accreditation (the new Clubmark scheme replacing Seal of Approval). County President John Hole made the award presentation Friday 22nd June during the club’s O2 Touch rugby evening. Pictured are Walcot President, Bruce Richman (l) and Somerset RFU President, John Hole (r). For any more info on Accreditation or O2 Touch please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing Good Practice The Club Feature allows you to know what is working for other Somerset clubs; recruitment drives, social events, money-making projects, anything that is worth sharing because it could make a difference at your club - It is reproduced here from the Somerset Rugby Development Newsletter.
Bristol Imperial RFC - Established 1905 - Are looking to recruit a new head coach for the forthcoming 2013-14 Season.
Applicants should be at a level 2 standard or working towards it. Applicants should have the ambition & drive to succeed in current hard times.
For more information please contact Aaron - 07968 788596
Coaching Selection Handbook 2012-13
If you are involved in representative rugby, or aspire to be, please look at the attached booklet. It may help you and give some information you may not have had before. It is currently used for selection to Divisional and National teams however its basis will be used for all selection. We hope it will help you in your development and understanding as a player and a coach.
Click here or on the image to download the booklet
Statement to clarify the tackle area in the U9 New Rules of Play
Click here for details
SUPER SIX WEATHER UPDATE
West Somerset Warriors U14 trial @Queens College, Taunton has been cancelled due to the recent appalling weather.
A new trial date will be announced soon.
Advanced coaches days across the South West.
Anyone who wants to apply for their Level 3 in the new year needs to have done these modules.More information on Level 3 application can be found at http://www.rfu.com/TakingPart/Coach/FindACourse/
A number of vacancies have arisen for Coaches, Team Managers and Selectors in the South West and Super SixCoaches in Somerset. For further details click vacancies.
Quality DVD's of the Senior and Saxons XV games now the U16 Super Six Finals Night are available from Roy Murgatroyd: email email@example.com
The RFUs Positional Skills Handbook is available here
The county now has an on line kit shop so you can order directly through Webb Ellis. Training wear,replica shirts etc.