A STATEMENT from Thurrock Rugby Club after the decision was made not to allow them into the Women’s Premier League. “It is with extreme disappointment that we received the result of our appeal on Friday 28th April 2017. We thank the panel for the time they have taken to review all the paper and oral […]
THURROCK Rugby Club has lost its appeal over being passed over for a place in the new Women’s “Super Rugby” Competition.
BOB comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience from Saracens, Bracknell, Cambridge and Exeter Chiefs. He will lead the senior sides for the 2017/18 season as we look to grow as a club.
THE score line has no reflection on the game and in the words of the home side stated that this was a ‘stunning victory’ Such a result looked highly improbable after the hosts
THE positive vibe was back in the side and confidence grew in an 8 try bonanza for the visitors. Against an opposition who have always given Thurrock trouble were swept away making sure they did not suffer their 4th consecutive defeat.
KICKING off with a stiff breeze on their backs, Letchhworth won back possession, playing phase after phase. Thurrock looked stunned by the onslaught, there being an air of inevitability about the first try, scored by talisman Mongston, Duke converted.
THURROCK RFC is surprised and extremely disappointed by the decision by the RFU to exclude Thurrock Ladies from the new women’s elite competition.
LAST Sunday saw the Stanford Sirenettes take 19 girls to Maldon RFC for their first games of the season.
Thurrock T-Birds 32 v 5 Richmond THIS was a much tougher game than the score line suggests and it was only the willingness of the T-Birds to put their bodies on the line and make tackle after tackle that won them the game. With the normal 9-10 partnership of Cook and Rettie missing and no […]
LAST season it looked like one of the oldest Rugby clubs in Thurrock may disappear from the map but thanks to committed club members like Nigel Smith, Thames Rugby Football Club will survive to play on.
THURROCK’S miserable 2017 continued at the hands of their East London rivals. Dogged by injuries losing both Grant Scott and Tom Worsfold at Brentwood the previous week, a reshuffled back line took a little while
STANFORD Rugby Club was proud to welcome back England International and Olympian Emily Scott, to the club where it all started for her. Club Chairman Kyran McDonald and first XV captain Calum Reid gratefully accepted on behalf of the club her full international debut shirt and her Olympic shirt to go with the previously presented […]
Thurrock T-Birds 38 v 0 Trojans TROJANS arrived at a chilly Oakfield sitting second in Championship One South, behind, but on the same League points as Thurrock, only score difference separated the 2 sides. The early exchanges were fierce around the breakdown but Thurrock just seemed to be edging the attacking game as their kick […]
Stanford V Clacton After the very late postponement of last weeks fixture with Kings Cross Steelers, there was no doubt about the playability of the pitch at The Rec on Saturday. As close to perfect playing conditions as you’ll come across. The first fixture since the split of the leagues, Stanford were out to prove […]
THURROCK got back into winning ways in almost perfect conditions on Saturday. Having endured a hard month results wise, the home side had a good start with an early try from Jake Barrand and Tom Worsfold added the conversion,
Thurrock T-Birds 23 v 20 Richmond I think it’s indisputable that the once mighty Richmond Ladies are no longer quite the force within Women’s Rugby that they were, but it was still going to be a tough ask for Championship Thurrock to play Premiership Richmond. Undeterred, the T-Birds went out and gave it a lash. […]
JANUARY is turning out to be a difficult month as they suffered further defeat, they were unable to recover from the first 15 minutes finding themselves 17-0 down and probably the result was in no doubt from that point. A reorganisation of the side made a small difference and came back into the game as Trent White went over to score,
KEEN to show that last weeks second half performance wasn’t to be repeated, Stanford looked to get out of the blocks early by scoring early. Stanford did exactly this with four tries
A second successive defeat but it does not tell the whole story, how a team can dominate the game and lose was very evident as the game was decided on two penalty tries one given one not, also a good try not given the referee claiming he was unsighted. It was that sort of day.
AS much as 2016 ended on high, 2017 started with a bump as Thurrock gave a real Jekyll & Hyde performance. The first half was a good one for the visitors and started well as Freddie Russo
STANFORD started the game off at a quick pace and pressurised from the kick off. From the resulting scrum, the pack drove forward and after a couple of phases hooker Kevin Foley powered over the line. Skipper Calum Reid was just off with the conversion.
THE Thurrock backs looked very threatening and Tuson was hauled down short on a couple of occasions before she managed to outstrip the defence and put Ts ahead at 5-10.
WITH top scorer Sally Tuson away playing in the Dubai 7s and a few more regulars missing resulting in a complete backline re-shuffle, this game against Wasps IIs was always going to be a tough gig.
THURROCK edged the match scoring three tries to two in a game that could have gone either way, played at high tempo by both sides for the full 80 minutes, resulting in Thurrock leapfrogging into 5th place, with the Vikings dropping to 6th.