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Re: Harbury RFC

Postby Peck » Wed 5 Nov 2008 7:15 pm

Harbury RFC is now sitting pretty at the top of the League after this Saturday's results. The win against Stoke Old Boys coupled with Worcester Students loss moved Harbury up to the top of the table. This week we host Dudley Wasps which we hope will bring a further win and settle us at the top.

Harbury's 2s are also doing well in the 2nd Team League and a convincing win against Stoke Old Boys 2s last Saturday is a mark of how the team is improving. This week we are away to Spartans 3s again in the 2nd Team League.

The 3s are also playing this week with a home fixture against Shipston 4s, its the seventh time we have been able to run 3 teams this season. Anyone looking to return to the game or just wants an occasional run-out should pop down the club on Saturday and see one of the Captain's.

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Re: Harbury RFC

Postby hrfcjerry » Wed 14 Jan 2009 1:48 pm

On Saturday 17 January HARBURY entertain STAMFORD in the 6th Round of the EDF National Junior Vase. Kick off is at 2.00pm at Middle Road.
The winners will go through to the final 16 clubs - only three stages from an appearance on Saturday 9 May at Twickenham.

We would welcome all the support that we can get it what will be a very tough match.
Look forward to seeing old friends and new supporters to cheer the lads on.


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Re: Harbury RFC

Postby Bruce Everiss » Thu 22 Jan 2009 4:26 pm

Harbury 32 Stamford 0 ...

"In-form Harbury Rugby Club roared back into action on Saturday with a win that takes them into the last 16 of the EDF Junior Vase.
Jeff Foster's side was at full strength and able to dominate the sixth-round tie at Middle Road. It earned them a home tie with Redditch on February 7........................."
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Harbury 3, Lowestoft & Yarmouth 73

Postby Bruce Everiss » Mon 2 Mar 2009 10:41 am

Harbury 3, Lowestoft & Yarmouth 73

Lowestoft and Yarmouth cruise into semis ... 3A16%3A757

L&Y now stand just 80 minutes away from their first visit to Twickenham in 134 years of existence, thanks to a magnificent display of 15-man rugby.

After such a hard fought win against Wisbech in the quarter finals last weekend, more of the same was expected this week, but L&Y blew away the Warwickshire outfit in every department.

Player coach Scott Nelson said afterwards: “I'm so proud of the boys. It's the first time we've had to travel to a game on a Friday, they didn't get too nervous and put everything into the game,” he added.

“We now know we can compete with anyone in this competition, and we desperately want to get to HQ.”

Nelson was the beneficiary of his charges' efforts, bagging three tries for himself to add to the other eight scored throughout the side and Russ Chapman's nine conversions. The fly half was first on the scoresheet after four minutes having decided to play up the slight hill in the first half.

L&Y's off-loading was exceptional from the start with Russ Wilkinson, Chris Howe and Shaun Woodhouse noticeable in the close exchanges and Lewis Davey snaffling any 50-50 ball. L&Y worked their way into the Harbury 22 and after some desperate tackling kept them out, Nelson skipped through a gap and under the posts.

Young flanker Davey was prominent in the second score after first turning over a Harbury attack then finishing off a sustained counterattack with a lovely scoring pass to left wing Matt Howell. Howell then came off his wing to create the third try by crashing into the midfield and enabling Chapman to cut back against the direction of play and through to the posts.

Nineteen points up in as many minutes L&Y knew they had the game in their hands, but a sweetly struck Harbury penalty from 40 metres served to remind them they couldn't relax. Nor did they.

As the front row of Wayne Nixon, Woodhouse and Jake Titterington mastered their opponents, so the remainder of the pack took the game to the opposition, with Marc Thomas, Wilkinson and Simon Coleman outstanding. Nelson had the room to break tackles at will and he got his second after Chapman went right from a 5m scrum.

Daniel Boardley finished off the first half try-scoring supporting a pass from Howe after the flanker broke free in the Harbury 22.

If anything L&Y had to curb the enthusiasm to overcomplicate, and so they played a more direct game in the second period. Wilkinson was rewarded with a try on 45 minutes when he took a great supporting line on the inside of Nelson to charge over. Kris Nelson and Tom Smith were stopping any threats in the midfield, and Kristen Taylor Crisp and Howell had the better of their opposite wingers every time the ball came near.

Thomas forced his way over from a 5m scrum stolen against the head, then Nelson completed his hat trick after selling the defence an outrageous dummy and trotting over.

L&Y used all their replacements on 60 minutes with Tim Fenn coming on at lock, Graeme Newton at hooker, Ben McElroy on the flank and Matt Jary in the centres. Howe was driven over from a 5m scrum for the ninth try, Smith took the scoring pass from McElroy in a flowing 70m counterattack for the tenth, and Coleman squeezed his considerable frame through a gap by the posts for a deserved score at the end.

L&Y now join Brighton, northern club Hullensians, and Cornwall One league leaders Liskeard Loe in the final four, with the draw to be made on Tuesday.

The semi-final venue will be decided at the same time and the game played on March 21. This weekend L&Y face Cantabridgians at home in the league.
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Re: Harbury RFC

Postby Bruce Everiss » Mon 27 Apr 2009 1:21 pm

Club Dinner - Do it now if you haven't already!!




£15 (Including 4 free pints for FULLY PAID up Members - to recognise the effort and on field success that the Club has enjoyed)

At the Bar and from Ian Holroyd, John French, Jeff Foster and Dave Andrews

There is also a comic for the evenings entertainment!!!!!
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Re: Harbury RFC

Postby Bruce Everiss » Tue 12 May 2009 7:22 am


Thursday's AGM was well attended and produced some lively discussion around the Club's 10 Year Development Plan. It also marked the retirement of both John French, as Club Chairman and Graham Lewis as Treasurer. John has helped raise the profile of the Club during his three years and we have much to thank him for.

Graham has been Treasurer for the last 15 years and prior to that was Secretary and 1st XV Captain! Ian Holroyd proposed Graham for Life Membership and this was confirmed with a unamimous vote from the floor. Congratulations to Graham who was also awarded Clubman of the Year.

The following were appointed for the forthcoming season 2009-10:

* New Postholders


Ian Holroyd




Dave Jones




Jerry Birkbeck


Dave Andrews


Matt Knight


Jeff Foster


Ricky Alford Steve Alford


Adrian Exton


Graeme Burgess


Mark Finch


Tom Jamieson


Ben Linnett Darren Nicholls


Matt Knight Jeff Foster Greg Melville Ken Robertson
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Re: Harbury RFC

Postby Bruce Everiss » Tue 12 May 2009 7:24 am

Harbury RFC annual awards:

1st Xv Player of the Year SHANE DUNNE
1st XV Highest Points Scorer RICKY ALFORD
1st XV Most Improved Player TOM JAMIESON
2nd XV Player of the Year MATT HOLLOWAY
2nd XV Highest Points Scorer BEN LINNETT
2nd XV Most Improved Player BEN LINNETT
Jerry Birkbeck Touchline Award JAMIE PAULSON
Veteran Player of the Year ROGER HAYDEN
Young Player of the Year PETE CONNON
Colts Player of the Year BEN SHINKWIN
John Knowles Trophy MIKE STEELE
John Bromley Cup ADRIAN EXTON
Clubman of the Year GRAHAM LEWIS
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Re: Harbury RFC

Postby Bruce Everiss » Mon 25 May 2009 3:43 pm

Midlands leagues re-structuring ... ryID/22722

MIDLANDS One will be renamed National Three Midlands for the 2009/10 season as part of league restructuring.

The change in title follows the introduction of a 12-club Championship to replace the current 16-team National One.

The current National Two and National Three North and South will be renamed National One and Two with the top four regional leagues - including Midlands One - becoming National Three competitions.

The new National Three Midlands will have a bonus points system for the first time, in line with the other National Leagues, and the division has been increased from 12 to 14 clubs.

Sheffield Tigers will play in National Three Midlands next season having been transferred from North One to balance the numbers. Sheffield Tigers will replace Chester who have been level transferred back into the new National Three North after a season in Midlands One.

The other level transfer in the Midlands is in the new Midlands Two West (North) where Derbyshire Ashbourne have moved across from Midlands Two East (North).

Leagues at level six - the renamed Midlands One West and Midlands One East - have also been increased from 12 to 14 club divisions, but leagues at levels seven and eight (Midlands Two and Midlands Three in the new structure) remain at 12 clubs.

There will be smaller leagues at levels nine and ten, the bottom two tiers of the league structure, as a result of the need to promote more clubs higher up the league pyramid.

As a consequence Midlands Four and Five East (South) will be combined and will operate on a conference system involving 14 clubs.

Midlands Leagues 2009/10:

National Three Midlands: Ampthill, Bedford Athletic, Bromsgrove, Hereford, Hinckley, Kenilworth, Kettering, Longton, Luctonians, Malvern, Newport, Peterborough, Sheffield Tigers, South Leicester.

Midlands One West: Bournville, Burton, Camp Hill, Cheltenham North, Dudley Kingswinford, Leamington, Nuneaton OE, Old Halesonians, Solihull, Stoke on Trent, Stratford, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Whitchurch.

Midlands One East: Derby, Dunstablians, Ilkeston, Leighton Buzzard, Mansfield, Market Bosworth, Matlock, Newark, Old Northamptonians, Paviors, Scunthorpe, Stewarts & Lloyds, Syston, Wellingborough.

Midlands Two West (North): Ashbourne, Aston OE, Bridgnorth, Dixonians, Lichfield, Ludlow, Old Saltleians, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Stourbridge Lions, Willenhall, Wolverhampton.

Midlands Two West (South): Barkers' Butts, Bedworth, Berkswell & Balsall, Droitwich, Earlsdon, Kidderminster Carolians, Newbold-on-Avon, Old Coventrians, Old Laurentians, Silhillians, Spartans, Worcester Wanderers.

Midlands Two East (North): Bakewell Mannerians, Belgrave, Coalville, Grimsby, Lincoln, Loughborough, Market Rasen & Louth, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham Moderns, Sleaford, Spalding, West Bridgford.

Midlands Two East (South): Aylestone St James, Banbury, Huntingdon, Leicester Forest, Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Northampton BBOB, Northampton Old Scouts, Old Newtonians, Peterborough Lions, Towcestrians, Vipers.

Midlands Three West (North): Bishops Castle & OV, Bloxwich, Burntwood, Handsworth, Leek, Moseley Oak, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Old Yardleians, Tamworth, Telford Hornets, Veseyans, Wednesbury.

Midlands Three West (South): Dunlop, Edwardians, Harbury, Kings Norton, Ledbury, Old Leamingtonians, Pershore, Redditch, Shipston-on-Stour, Southam, Upton on Severn, Woodrush.

Midlands Three East (North): Amber Valley, Ashby, Ashfield, Barton & District, Boston, Kesteven, Melbourne, Mellish, Nottingham Casuals, Oakham, Southwell, Worksop.

Midlands Three East (South): Bedford Swifts, Brackley, Bugbrooke, Daventry, Deepings, Long Buckby, Northampton Casuals, Northampton Mens Own, Queens, Rugby St Andrews, Stockwood Park, Vauxhall Motors.

Midlands Four West (North): Barton under Needwood, Cannock, Cleobury Mortimer, Eccleshall, Essington, Harborne, Old Griffinians, Rugeley, St Leonards, Yardley & District.

Midlands Four West (South): Alcester, Birmingham Exiles, Coventry Welsh, Dudley Wasps, Evesham, Keresley, Manor Park, Pinley, Rugby Welsh, Stoke OB.

Midlands Four East (North): Belper, Castle Donnington, Chesterfield Panthers, Cleethorpes, Dronfield, East Leake, East Retford, Leesbrook, Nottinghamians, Rolls Royce, Skegness, Uttoxeter.

Midlands Four & Five East (South): Aylestone Athletic, Biggleswade, Kempston, Oadby Wyggestonians, Oundle, Rushden & Higham, St Ives, St Neots, Stamford, Stamford College OB, Stoneygate, Thorney, Wellingborough OG, Westwood.

Midlands Five West (North): Aldridge, Five Ways OE, Hanford, Market Drayton, Stone, Warley, Wheaton Aston, Whittington.
Midlands Five West (South West): Birmingham CS, Bredon Star, Bromyard, Chaddesley Corbett, Claverdon, Clee Hill, Highley, Stourport on Severn, Tenbury Wells.

Midlands Five West (South East): Atherstone, Copsewood, Coventrians, Coventry Saracens, Coventry Technical, Old Wheatleyans, Trinity Guild, Warwickian, Wellesbourne.
Midlands Five East (North): All Spartans OB, Keyworth, Long Eaton, Meden Vale, North Hykeham, Notts Boots Corsairs, Ollerton, Tupton, University of Derby.
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Re: Harbury RFC

Postby Bruce Everiss » Sun 5 Jul 2009 3:43 pm



Midlands 3 West (South)

15/08/09 Friendly
29/08/09 Paddy Tourney H
05/09/09 Friendly Coventry Welsh A
12/09/09 League Southam H
19/09/09 Senior Vase Moseley Oak H
26/09/09 League Upton On Severn A
03/10/09 League Dunlop H
10/10/09 League Edwardians A
17/10/09 League Woodrush H
24/10/09 Senior Vase
31/10/09 League Kings Norton H
07/11/09 League Ledbury A
14/11/09 League Old Leamingtonians H
14/11/09 Vice Presidents Luncheon
21/11/09 Friendly Leamington Extras H
28/11/09 League Pershore A
05/12/09 League Redditch H
12/12/09 League Shipston A
19/12/09 League Upton On Severn H
02/01/10 Friendly Earlsdon 2 H
09/01/10 League Dunlop A
16/01/10 League Edwardians H
23/01/10 League Woodrush A
30/01/10 League Kings Norton A
06/02/10 Freindly Stratford Extras A
13/02/10 League Ledbury H
20/02/10 League Old Leamingtonians A
27/02/10 Friendly Nuneaton Old Edwardians 2 H
06/03/10 League Pershore H
13/03/10 Friendly Leamington Extras A
20/03/10 Friendly Stratford Extras H
27/03/10 League Redditch A
03/04/10 Friendly
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Re: Harbury RFC

Postby Bruce Everiss » Sun 5 Jul 2009 3:45 pm



Warwickshire 2nd XV Leagues Division 3

19/09/09 Friendly Old Leamingtonians 3 A
26/09/09 League Spartans A
03/10/09 Friendly Southam A
10/10/09 League Leamington H
17/10/09 League Newbold A
24/10/09 Friendly Warwickians 1 H
31/10/09 League Old Coventrians H
07/11/09 League Manor Park A
14/11/09 League Kenilworth H
28/11/09 League Bedworth A
05/12/09 League Coventry Welsh A
12/12/09 League Shipston A
19/12/09 League Kenilworth A
02/01/10 Friendly
09/01/10 Friendly Southam H
16/01/10 League Manor Park H
23/01/10 League Old Coventrians A
30/01/10 League League H
06/02/10 Friendly
13/02/10 League Leamington A
20/02/10 League Spartans H
27/02/10 Friendly Old Leams 3 H
06/03/10 League Coventrians H
13/03/10 Friendly Cov Tech 1 A
20/03/10 Friendly Old Laurentian 3 H
27/03/10 League Shipston A
03/04/10 Friendly Daventry H
10/04/10 League Bedworth H
17/04/10 Friendly Trinity Guild A
24/04/10 Friendly Rugby SA A
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