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Latest News & Match Reports
CALUM WATERS SIGNED UP BY HARLEQUINS
CALUM WATERS’ superb season for Worthing Raiders has been rewarded as Harlequins have signed him on a two-year contract.
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SUMMER TOUCH - REGISTRATION - WEDNESDAY 6TH MAY
Worthing RFC’s Summer Touch league is back again this year. Touch rugby is designed to provide members of Worthing Rugby Club and the wider community with a ‘fun’ activity for both beginners and experienced rugby players over the summer months. New or potential members are also warmly welcomed!
Touch rugby is a fast moving, minimal contact, evasive game that is played throughout the world by men and women of all ages and skill levels. The game is similar to rugby but without the tackling, scrummaging, rucking, mauling, lineouts and kicking.
Registration is on Wednesday 6th May at 7pm.
Informal matches will be arranged after registration, with the league matches starting on the 13th May.
Get your team together, download the attached Registration Form, and come along and start having fun.
Raiders travelled to Old Elthamians for the last game of the season returning home as comfortable 16-35 winners.
From the first scrum after fifteen seconds the Raiders pack clearly set their stall out by pushing Old Elthamians off the ball with a huge drive turning the ball over. This set piece dominance continued throughout the game.
However, Old Elthamians played the most threatening rugby in the opening minutes whilst Raiders were guilty of careless mistakes at vital moments.
Old Elthamians opened the scoring through a Kristian Cook penalty in the ninth minute and although Raiders continued to create scoring opportunities they extended their lead with another Kristian Cook penalty after twenty minutes.
SUMMER BALL 2015- Friday 5th June
Drinks Reception from 6.30 pm
3 Course Dinner 7.30pm
Auction & Raffle
Dance the night away to The Vipers
£37.50 per person
Dress to Impress
Carriages at 12.30 am
Please book your place/table by filling in the attached form and sending it to the office via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last weekend we had the privilege of taking an U7’s squad to play 8 matches over two days at the Leicester Tigers Challenge in Bognor. We encountered fierce opposition from Aylesford Bulls (4 teams), Edenbridge (1 team), and our local rivals Chichester (3 teams) in a league format.
The Worthing team selection comprised well established “A” team players Edwin, Beau, Toby L and Rufus complimented by up and coming “B” team players Freddie and Noah. Not only making their “A” team debut, the two were also vying for their maiden festival victory.
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WORTHING RAIDERS A's 43 - 12 SUSSEX U20's
Worthing Raiders 'A' played Sussex U20 on Wednesday evening with a 43-12 win.
Sussex were using this game to prepare for their match against Herts in May. They used some new players and the Raiders A's also had some returning players turn up for this game. This match highlighted the fact that Sussex do have an U20's side that could, in future, filter into the England squad.
It was a really good evening with approximately 150 watching. Well done to the Raiders A's and good luck to Sussex in May.
Pictures to follow.
SUSSEX FINALS FOR TWO JUNIOR TEAMS
Worthing Raid On at all levels at Roundstone Lane. After an excellent season for all the junior teams, two teams have made the county finals. The under 16’s and under 14’s have both played some excellent rugby all season to make the finals. The Sussex Finals are to be held at Chichester RFC on Sunday 19th April 2015.
Under 14’s are playing Brighton with an 11.00hrs kick off
Under 16’s are also playing Brighton with a 12.30hrs kick off.
Please come down to Chichester on Sunday morning to watch our younger Raiders play. Parking is not great at Chichester, however there is plenty of parking in the Festival Theatre car park with a short walk up to the club.
Come along and enjoy a beer in the warm weather and watch some very good young players playing the sport we all love.
Come on Worthing.
Despite a slightly lacklustre performance by the Raiders in the course of beating Clifton, it didn’t take the shine off a fantastic day at Roundstone Lane at the final home game of the 2014/2015 season.
The first five minutes was fairly even before Raiders took control for a ten minute period during which they opened their scoring through a Calum Waters’ try after he received the ball from a rampaging Matt Miles following some good interplay between the backs and forwards. Matt McLean successfully converted.
Although they had not left their half at this stage it was to be Clifton who took control of the game launching attack after attack primarily through the forwards on the Raiders line which was resolutely defended through some awesome tackling.
Despite the run of play Raiders extended their lead in the 32nd minute when Ben Loosmore intercepted a Clifton pass on the twenty two metre line and sprinted in to score.
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Results from Saturday
National Two South
Raiders 24 Clifton 17
Zoo Sports Shield Div 1
Esher 2 v Raiders A - Conceded by Worthing
Senior 1 30 Crawley 1 22