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MORE HONOURS FOR WORTHING
Piers O’Conor, who plays in The Raiders ‘A’s, has been selected for the Ireland Under 19s side (See link www.irishrugby.ie/news/30284.php) which is to play Australian Schools on Saturday December 14th.
As a point of interest Piers will play alongside another (ex) Worthing player, Frank Bradshaw Ryan, son of former Worthing Minis Chairman Mike Ryan, has also been selected. Congratulations and good luck to both.
ANOTHER WORTHING PLAYER STARTS FOR ENGLAND
James Chisholm captained England U18s to victory over Australian Schools on Wednesday afternoon.
See his interview along with coach John Fletcher. (http://t.co/ZvQHFWhy3A)
BOXING DAY GAME
Thursday 26th December
Worthing v Academicals play a traditional Boxing Day Match. The kick-off is set for 12.00.
This year the captains will be:-
Worthing Captain – Grant Gatford (07966763656)
Academicals Captain - Josh Mills (07988842563)
Paul Sanderson (07831711431)
The bar will be open all afternoon and a finger buffet will be available.
(No Turkey sandwiches!)
If you wish to put your name down to play for either team please call either of the Captains or Paul for further details.
Glass of Fizz on arrival
Free Black & White photo per ticket(individuals/Family ) to mark the occasion
Canapés, Children's buffet
Fireworks at Midnight
See the attached for more details more...
Matt Miles scores.
The Raiders welcomed fellow Newcomers to National 1 Henley Hawks to the Rugby Park for what was expected to be an exciting game after the two contests last year.
The Raiders made a number of changes from the win against Richmond the previous week, with Cleveland, Burns and Redmayne replacing Pointing, O’Sullivan and Gaynor who took their spots on the bench. In the backs, Alex Nielsen returned with Iain Greenwood dropping to the Bench.
The Raiders kicked off from left to right, and the game started at a fast pace with Henley looking to attack from the outset. The Hawks attack was met with some good defence from the Raiders, until on 7 minutes, the Hawks utilized an overlap and winger Bart went over in the corner. Comben was off target with the conversion and the Raiders found themselves behind early on.
For the next 10 minutes the play was back and forth and spent mainly in the middle third of the pitch, with both teams trying to attack. Eventually the Raiders found themselves into the Henley 22, and after numerous offences. Joe Govett stepped up and knocked over the penalty to reduce the deficit after 20 minutes. Henley 5 – 3 Raiders.
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SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER
On Saturday Worthing Raiders host Henley Hawks at Roundstone Lane. We are delighted that LGW Consultants are sponsoring the match and Miller Parris the lunch.
There are still a few places available for the lunch but the office will need to know numbers by Thursday 10am latest. Please call 01903 784706 to book your place.
Matches being played on Saturday 30th November:
NCA National 1
Worthing Raiders v Henley Hawks ko 2pm
The Shield Div 1
Worthing Raiders A v Henley Hawks 2 ko 2pm
Sussex Intermediate League
Horsham 2 v Worthing Senior 2
Sussex Two West League
Worthing Senior 2 v Norfolk Arms ko 2.30pm
Sussex Three West League
Shoreham 2 v Worthing Senior 3
Raiders reap the rewards away to Richmond
Ten tries were scored in an entertaining clash of two old rivals at The Athletic Ground. Ever since Worthing gave Richmond their first defeat as they advanced through the leagues following their demotion from the Premiership, this rivalry has been one of the toughest contested and has seen some great games in recent years.
The Raiders again made changes to the team that beat Cinderford last week at Roundstone Lane, Dan Sargent missing through injury was replaced by Kerry O'Sullivan with Joe Burns taking his place on the bench. Kiba Richards was fit to start following his foot injury, which meant Finlay Coxon-Smith reverted to the wing in place of the unavailable Alex Nielsen, Iain Greenwood replaced the also unavailable Ben Loosmore. Rob Smith injured last week had the week off so Chris Sewell was promoted to the bench.
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Worthing Ladies Rugby Team kept hold of their second place league position at the weekend, with a 10-0 win away to Barnes. more...
HARLEQUINS BIG GAME 6 BOOKING
As a member of Harlequins Community programme we are able to book Big Game 6 tickets online for the match against Exeter Chiefs on 28th December 2013 at Twickenham. Please see below the link and information for booking. As a result of our community link the club will be invited to our Harlequin players open training session and meet the players day in the Summer holiday.
The details are:- http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/BG6community
For more information please download the flyer attached.
Saturdays 23rd November results
Richmond 34 v 39 Raiders
Richmond v Raiders A postpones
Worthing Senior 1 40 v 0 Shoreham 1
Crawley 2 23 v 12 Worthing Senior 2
Worthing Senior 3 25 v 11 Horley 2