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England V Scotland
The Club has one ticket to England V Scotland on the 14th March - East Upper - ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT MEMBERS Please contact the office on 01903 784706 if interested.
Raiders were missing some key players for their re-arranged game against Bishop’s Stortford which they lost 29 – 10.
It was Bishop’s Stortford who had the opportunity to go ahead after only two minutes but missed the attempted penalty kick.
For the next fifteen minutes the game was fairly even with both sides playing attacking rugby but neither side were able to score.
Bishop’s Stortford scored first in the 16th minute when their fly half received the ball from a line out and kicked cross field for the corner. Raiders fumbled and Tom Whiteley gathered the ball and sprinted over to score in the corner. The attempted conversion missed.
In the 22nd minute Bishop’s Stortford had to re-arrange their back line when scrum half Mahoney went off injured and full back Whiteley stepped into the scrum half position. This seemed to give a new dynamic to the Bishop’s Stortford game and they started to take a little more control.
FIXTURES FOR THE WEEKEND
Saturday 28th February
Bishop's Stortford v Wortihng Raiders ko 2.30pm
Raiders A v Guildford 2
Worthing Senior 1 v Rye
Sussex Two West
Bognor 3 v Worthing Senior 2
Sussex Two East
Worthing Senior 3 v Burgess Hill
Sunday 1st March
Worthing Ladies v Havant Ladies ko 2pm
ALSO BEING SHOWN ON THE TVs - MORE SCREENS NOW IN THE CLUBHOUSE
RBS 6 NATIONS
Scotland v Italy - 2.30pm
France v Wales - 5pm
Ireland v England - 3pm
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CLUBHOUSE. THEY SHOULD ALSO BE KEPT ON A LEAD WHEN OUTSIDE - THANK YOU.
ENGLAND COUNTIES CALL UP FOR CHARLIE MCGOWAN
ENGLAND COUNTIES XV have included three new caps in their starting line-up for their first international against Scotland Club XV at Fylde’s Woodlands Memorial Ground on Friday February 27 (7.30pm).
Fylde captain Evan Stewart will make his England Counties debut on his home club ground with fellow newcomers Blackheath prop Aston Croall and Worthing Raiders lock Charlie McGowan also included in the pack.
Click on this link to watch an interview with Charlie by the Worthing Herald:
Video of interview
McGowan’s previous representative honours include an appearance for the Barbarians against the Combined Services at Plymouth in the annual Remembrance Match in November 2013.
McGowan’s call-up increases the number of new caps in the England Counties XV squad to eight.
The Scotland Club XV match is the only home fixture for the England Counties XV this season and will be followed by a trip to Perigeux to play France Federale XV on March 20 and two matches in Romania on their summer tour in early June.
Tickets for the England Counties XV v Scotland Club XV international at Fylde on February 27 can be obtained from: Fylde RFC, The Woodlands Memorial Ground, Blackpool Road, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire FY8 4EL. Telephone: 01253 734733 or email: email@example.com
Prices are: adult £8.00, concessions £5.00, under 16s £2.00, under 16s accompanied by an adult, free.
Congratulations to Charlie on his selection and we wish him well in the match
Raiders head up North...well to Hertfordshire.... to take on Bishop's Stortford RFC in this rearranged match, which was postponed because of snow at the end of January.
Worthing have played at Silver Leys five times before, in the days of London Division 1 (level 5).
Our last visit was on 27th October 2007, when we returned victorious after a close call, 10-18.
Raiders won a very tight encounter, 24-22 (4 tries a-piece) at Roundstone Lane earlier this season.
Bishop's Stortford RFC was founded in 1920 (the same year as ourselves!) and started life at a ground in Dunmow Road. They moved 8 years later to their existing base, Silvey Leys. The clubhouse was renovated and re-opened in 1985.
WORTHING RAIDERS AT BISHOP'S STORTFORD
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28TH
Worthing Raiders will be playing the re-arranged match at Bishop's Stortford on Saturday. Due to the lighter evenings, the kick off time is 2.30pm.
All travelling support is very much appreciated.
RESULTS FROM THE WEEKEND
National Two South
Worthing Raiders 25 v Cornish All Blacks 13
Hove 2 10 v Worthing Senior 1 18
Sussex Two West
Worthing Senior 2 v Hove 3 - Conceded by Hove
Sussex Two East
Worthing Senior 3 17 v Heathfield 3 68
Oakmeadians Ladies 32 v Worthing Ladies 19
RAIDERS A v ROYAL NAVY
After last year's successful game against the Army, Worthing Raiders A will play the Royal Navy at Combined Services Sports Ground Portsmouth on Tuesday 24th February with a KO of 7.45pm.
The Royal Navy are taking this very seriously having played Richmond 2 already, in the build up to their Twickenham game against the Army on 9th May.
Please come along and support the boys , its only 45 mins to Portsmouth.
Worthing Raiders played host to Launceston winning 25 – 13 in a variable and physical encounter.
Raiders started like a greyhound out of the traps scoring straight from the kick off when the ball was passed along the back line to Ben Loosmore who after a blistering 20 metre sprint passed to Matt McLean to score in the corner. McLean missed the attempted conversion.
Launceston appeared un-phased by this early score and went on the offensive.
Kieron Lewitt missed an early penalty conversion attempt but made amends a couple of minutes later when he successfully converted a penalty after 6 minutes.
At this stage both sides appeared evenly matched but it was Launceston who took the lead in the 13th minute after Harry Davies sprinted over to score try from twenty metres out having broken three tackles after a series of drives involving the forwards and backs. Kieron Lewitt successfully converted.
Launceston continued to play positively and extended their lead in the 33rd minute with another Kieron Lewitt penalty conversion whilst Raiders were starting to make handling errors and were losing out in the set piece, particularly in the lineout.
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Worthing Ladies Rugby team travelled to Bournemouth at the weekend for their return league fixtures against leaders Oakmeadians Ladies, who they smashed at home last weekend 46-5.
Freezing rain set in on arrival creating conditions far from ideal for Worthing: having the league’s smallest pack, and arguably the quickest backs.
Despite the weather, Worthing started with confidence and went ahead scoring first. In an end to end game with 9 tries in total, Worthing missed out in a double win losing 32-19. more...
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