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WHAT'S ON AT ROUNDSTONE LANE THIS WEEKEND
SATURDAY 26TH APRIL
Worthing Raiders v Wharfedale ko 3pm
Worthing Seniors mixed XV v Dorchester Touring team ko 11am
We will be showing the Heineken Cup semi-final:
Saracens v Claremont Auvergne ko 3.40pm
SUNDAY 27TH APRIL
WORTHING MINI FESTIVAL
Approximately 70 teams from U7 to U12 have entered this festival from Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. Good luck to all the players, coaches and referees.
We will be showing rugby on the TVs:
London Wasps v Bath ko 1pm
Toulon v Munster ko 3.30pm
Come and enjoy a weekend of rugby which shows the full spectrum from social to serious and very young to "are you really still playing".
Worthing Senior 1's have won the league and next year will play in the Sussex 1 League.
In 2011 a three year plan was put in place with the clear objectives to regain promotion to Sussex 1 and to increase the numbers playing senior rugby at Worthing, although the Raiders were going from strength to strength lower level rugby was not in a healthy state and the club were down to one senior side playing in Sussex.
The last 3 seasons has seen promotion every year, 2 League titles, 2 cup final wins and the increase of achieving three league sides competing in Sussex Leagues this season.
The Lower Senior 1,Senior 2 and Senior 3 sides have been coached by Jon Mills since the inception of the plan and the Senior 1's captained by Josh Brown and Gareth Howard. The players in all sides have regularly trained very hard and continue to demonstrate the correct rugby ideals of commitment, desire to win, comradeship and respect as well as thoroughly enjoying the social side of the game which is so important.
Many of the club's ex colts and junior players are now representing the club at this level continuing the belief in their home club.
Congratulations to the squad of players, captains and coach who have worked continuously hard over the 3 years and thoroughly deserve this recent success.
It is hoped to present the League trophy during half time at the Raiders last game next Saturday.
Worthing Ladies & Girls sections will be running a community rugby programme aimed at those 13 yrs to adult at Davison Leisure Centre starting on Tues 6th May.
Funded by Active Sussex, the programme will run for 8 weeks, where participants will enjoy a taster of rugby through fun and active sessions.
The programme is aimed at those completely new to rugby, looking to get active or to try a new sport. No experience is necessary, so come along and get involved! For more info contact Alice Hayes 07951035478 more...
Charlie rises above the rest. Photos by Colin Coulson
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Having won the West Sussex Championship in March Worthing U10's faced Lewes RFC U10's (East Sussex Champions) to decide who would be crowned Sussex Champions.
Worthing U10's started the game on the front foot, putting a lot of pressure on Lewes but were unable to find a way through a well organized and strong tackling Lewes defense.
After the initial onslaught from Worthing, Lewes were able to break out of their defence and start to show their pace and agility, in doing so they exposed Worthing's early defensive frailties, something that the boys have taken time to get to grips with in the majority of their games his season.
Taking advantage of Worthing's slow defensive start Lewes got the ball wide and were able to get the over the line to put themselves ahead.
Following their try Lewes continued to press forward sensing that they had the better of Worthing, however Worthing hung on. more...
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Great playing conditions proved to be a fantastic motivator as the Under 13s won the Burleigh Junior Festival at the weekend.
Playing in a round robin format against local and touring teams, Worthing played some scintillating rugby as each squad member played a major part on the day.
Bonus point wins in all 3 of their matches and only conceding twice was a great result of all the hard work and effort the squad have put in this season.
Having recently won their respective league and gained promotion to Sussex A league next year, this has rounded off a memorable season. Well done Boys!
Crowborough 0 Worthing 20
Worthing 42 Bognor 5
Cheshunt 5 Worthing 47
Hother, Doyle, Luker, Slade, Churchill, Lister (Capt), Orbell, J.Smith, Waller, Martin, McFall, Grenier Cooper, Tomlinson, Boxall, Hodson, Cahill, Howell, Garrett, Hemsley, Krupa
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M.A.D. entered two teams in the tournament with the Dragon squad eventually coming out on top and lifting the winner’s trophy. However this doesn’t mean it was all clear sailing as a tight finish was in order as only 4 points separated the top four teams Worthing’s second team finishing 4th.
RUGBY WORLD CUP TICKETS
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If you have not received an email from WRFC Admin please email email@example.com quoting your Name and Membership Number and we will reply as soon as possible.
Kiba scores his first try. Photos by Warwick Baker.
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