Rugby: Thurrock back to winning ways

Rugby: Thurrock back to winning ways

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.

Rugby: Thurrock thumped by Letchworth

Rugby: Thurrock thumped by Letchworth

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.

Rugby: T-Birds win the league!

Rugby: T-Birds win the league!

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 […]

Rugby returns to Garron Lane

Rugby returns to Garron Lane

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.

Rugby: Thurrock fall to Eton Manor

Rugby: Thurrock fall to Eton Manor

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

Rugby: Stanford welcome back England international Emily Scott

Rugby: Stanford welcome back England international Emily Scott

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 […]

Rugby: Thurrock T-Birds back on top

Rugby: Thurrock T-Birds back on top

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 […]

Rugby: Game of two halves for Stanford

Rugby: Game of two halves for Stanford

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 […]

Rugby: Thurrock back to winning ways

Rugby: Thurrock back to winning ways

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,

Rugby: Mighty T-Birds beat Richmond

Rugby: Mighty T-Birds beat Richmond

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. […]

Rugby: Thurrock’s miserable run continues

Rugby: Thurrock’s miserable run continues

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,

Rugby: Close defeat for Thurrock

Rugby: Close defeat for Thurrock

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.

Rugby: Stanford clear winners in fog

Rugby: Stanford clear winners in fog

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.

Rugby: T-Birds stung by Wasps

Rugby: T-Birds stung by Wasps

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.

Rugby: Thurrock slay the Vikings

Rugby: Thurrock slay the Vikings

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.


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