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.
THURROCK travelled to Priestfields on Saturday to play Medway on the back of 5 consecutive wins which has seen them rise up the league.
SUNDAY 6th January heralded a return to rugby action at Oakfield for Thurrock u13s versus Chelmsford after the Christmas break. Starting well, both Tees centres Joseph Reynolds and Albie Thomas tested the Chelmsford defence with some incisive running.
FOR the third consecutive Saturday the weather played a significant part in the way the game panned out. It was cold and wet, and Thurrock lost the toss and had the advantage of the elements, and after early pressure Sam Stanley knocked over a penalty before Jake Barrand Was worked some space and he went over in the corner, the conversion fell short.
TEES U13 paid a visit on Sunday morning to the splendid new Harlow RFC grounds.
THURROCK welcomed Cobham to Oakfield with a buoyant VP Lunch pre-match the game was set to be a good spectacle.
THE 1st XV dedicated this match to former club stalwart Martin Fahey who sadly lost his fight with cancer a few days before the game, it ended in a fitting tribute as Thurrock produced their best performance of the season despite giving away far too many penalties keeping the opponents in the game