THURROCK narrowly lost out in a magnificent match at Oakfield on Saturday to table-topping Westcombe Park. Thurrock had beaten the Kent side twice last season and were eyeing the title themselves this year.
OLD rivals Hove visited Oakfield today looking to complete the double over the T-Birds. But a strong defensive display ensure Thurrock picked up the bonus point victory to go back to the top of the Championship Table.
THURROCK welcomed back Chris Shorter,Dan Carey and Jake Barrand to the fold on Saturday at Oakfield and the returning triumvirate made a difference! The secure scrummaging of Shorter and Carey gave the backs a platform to exploit and Barrand’s strength and kicking prowess paid dividends.
THE sudden death has been announced of Thurrock Rugby Club’s Kevin Hymas.
Thurrock T-Birds beat Trojans 17-12 Try Scorers: Ellie Lawther Ami Parsad Lizell Heather Conversions: Lizell Heather 1 of 3. IN horrible weather conditions Thurrock T-Birds made hard work of a very improved Trojans side. Despite getting off to a fast start with Ami Parsad sniping from a driving maul, T-Birds were struggling to strung phases […]
THURROCK Denes put out a strong team against Harlow on Saturday. Harlow have an outstanding new ground and clubhouse and it was a pleasure to enjoy their new facilities.
ANOTHER good day for the T-Birds. A structured, fast paced first half that Bath had no answer to was enough to earn a victory and climb back into the top three. The bonus point was wrapped up in a second half performance that highlighted our defensive patterns.
THURROCK travelled to West London on Saturday in search of a much needed win only to come away pointless. Nevertheless,the result did not reflect the effort deployed by the Oakfield outfit as they struggled in vain to get momentum in the thick,cloying mud!
HOVE is always a hard place to visit for all teas and this was no exception for Thurrock T-Birds.
THURROCK entertained newly promoted Horsham at Oakfield on Saturday. The Sussex based team gained promotion via a play-off against Farnham and have made a splendid start to the season.
THURROCK T-Birds fought hard to take all the points against Henley.
THURROCK held out for a plucky victory against newly-promoted Belsize Park at a rain-sodden Regent’s Park pitch on Saturday.
THURROCK T-Birds produced a strong performance to overcome the Trojans on Sunday afternoon.
YOUNGSTERS at Thurrock Rugby Club are winter ready after securing funding from UK Power Networks for new tracksuits to wear before and after matches.
HARLOW worked hard and looked impressive in a 28-26 victory against Thurrock on Thursday evening.
RUGBY: Come and try rugby with the Thurrock Ladies. Full details on posters.
THURROCK travelled to Cobham who the previous week held on to their league status with a win at Chichester. As always in this division there are no easy games and so it proved in what was a game that could have gone the home side’s way had Thurrock not installed a much tougher mental attitude on the road.
THE former players lunch before the game was a sell-out and the current crop of players gave them a spectacle to watch. With over 20 ex 1st XV Captains in attendance they watched knowing that the club is in good hands moving forward.
A potential banana skin was successfully averted at Chobham on Saturday. The home side are already relegated but with that said played with freedom and enjoyment and made Thurrock work hard for their bonus point win.
THE second consecutive home game was in the honour of former club stalwart Martin Fahey who sadly passed away in November the game held in front of many of his family friends and former players, and were treated to a fantastic game of rugby, and if you said at half time Thurrock would run out comfortable winners no one would have believed you.
THURROCK earned their 3rd consecutive win with a last ditch Tani Loka try, and a conversion from close to the touch-line from Sam Stanley, the whole ground was in silence knowing it would be the winning kick
PROBABLY this would rate as Thurrock’s best away performance of the season they started the game on the front foot and never looked back.
THURROCK welcomed old adversaries Dartfordians back to Oakfield for the first time since 1988 From the kick off the visitors started well but Thurrock’s defence was key to the early stages of the match rebuffing the hard running Kent team whom tried to punch holes with no avail.
THURROCK’S 1st XV travelled to Havant on Saturday, the scene of one of their worst defeats in years following last season’s 86-14 defeat but have shown plenty of times this season that they are a much-improved outfit and started the better of the two sides.