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Report 15 group 2016/17

Everything changed this year. The RFU decided that the 15 group season should be completed by the middle of January squeezing everything in to the worst time of the year for weather. They also decided that no district rugby should be played and as a result of this it was impossible to see the boys playing at a competitive level beyond club and school. DPP district groups were in place and these were supposed to form the county squads. Bob Davies, Brendon Bailey and I spent some time watching the clubs and schools play and it became very obvious that there was a lot of talent that existed outside of the DPP squads. A trial was held for the boys not in the DPP and a group was chosen to play alongside the district squads at the Sale development day at Carrington in October.

After this day at Carrington a county squad of 48 was chosen to represent Cheshire at A and B level but very little time was allocated for training. Three sessions were organised at St Ambrose College before our first game against Yorkshire at A and B level on the 18th December. As only 3 dates were allowed for the county programme we had to play our games on 3G pitches. We played our home match against Yorkshire at Burnage RFC, a Lancashire club and our away game against Lancashire on January 3rd also at Burnage RFC. Our final match was played at Longton RFC against Staffordshire on January 15th.

Thanks go to Hugo Corbett, our lead coach, Ben Coulbeck, Noel Speed, Ryan Acton and Simon Ford for giving up their time and for developing the skills of the boys in the county squad. Our best wished go to Noel Speed in his new job as junior academy manager at Sale RFC.

Match reports

Cheshire A and B v Yorkshire A and B at Burnage RFC on Sunday 18th December

  • Cheshire B 19 points Yorkshire B 20 points
  • Cheshire A 12 points Yorkshire A 17 points

Both games resulted in immense frustration for Cheshire. Cheshire B led 19 -0 at half-time only to allow Yorkshire B to reply with 20 points, scoring their winning try in injury time. The A game followed a similar pattern with Cheshire A leading into the second half with a 12 point advantage. Yorkshire replied with three tries in the second half and although Cheshire had many opportunities they failed to score any more tries. Both games were entertaining and were of a very high standard.

Cheshire A and B v Lancashire A and B at Burnage RFC on Tuesday 3rd January

  • Cheshire B 17 points Lancashire B 24 points
  • Cheshire A 5 points Lancashire A 29 points

The B game was highly competitive with both sides sharing the lead. Both sides had many opportunities to score tries but unfortunately it was Lancashire B who scored the winning try in the last play of the game. Cheshire and Lancashire A fought out a very competitive first half but Lancashire took the lead just before half-time to take a 10 -5 lead. Cheshire had quite a few chances to score tries at the beginning of the second half but like the Yorkshire match we failed to take our opportunities. Lancashire showed us how to take advantage of opportunities by scoring three late tries. As with the Yorkshire games these matches were of a very high standard and whilst Yorkshire was very lucky to beat us Lancashire fully deserved their win in the A game. This was their first win in an A match for seven years.

Cheshire V Staffordshire at Longton RFC on Sunday 15th January

  • Cheshire 56 points
  • Staffordshire 0

In appalling conditions Cheshire found their stride against Staffordshire and they scored some excellent team tries to finish off the season on an optimistic note.

Brian David

Team manager 15 group

 

Cheshire 15 group results and report 2016/7

Cheshire A and B v Yorkshire A and B at Burnage RFC on Sunday 18th December

  • Cheshire B 19 points Yorkshire B 20 points
  • Cheshire A 12 points Yorkshire A 17 points

Both games resulted in immense frustration for Cheshire. Cheshire B led 19 -0 at half-time only to allow Yorkshire B to reply with 20 points, scoring their winning try in injury time. The A game followed a similar pattern with Cheshire A leading into the second half with a 12 point advantage. Yorkshire replied with three tries in the second half and although Cheshire had many opportunities they failed to score any more tries. Both games were entertaining and were of a very high standard.

Cheshire A and B v Lancashire A and B at Burnage RFC on Tuesday 3rd January

  • Cheshire B 17 points Lancashire B 24 points
  • Cheshire A 5 points Lancashire A 29 points

The B game was highly competitive with both sides sharing the lead. Both sides had many opportunities to score tries but unfortunately it was Lancashire B who scored the winning try in the last play of the game. Cheshire and Lancashire A fought out a very competitive first half but Lancashire took the lead just before half-time to take a 10 -5 lead. Cheshire had quite a few chances to score tries at the beginning of the second half but like the Yorkshire match we failed to take our opportunities. Lancashire showed us how to take advantage of opportunities by scoring three late tries. As with the Yorkshire games these matches were of a very high standard and whilst Yorkshire was very lucky to beat us Lancashire fully deserved their win in the A game. This was their first win in an A match for seven years.

Cheshire V Staffordshire at Longton RFC on Sunday 15th January

  • Cheshire 56 points
  • Staffordshire 0

In appalling conditions Cheshire found their stride against Staffordshire and they scored some excellent team tries to finish off the season on an optimistic note.

Kit

Some boys have lost their tracksuit tops. If you have any kit that isn’t yours then please contact me. Adam Spence has his name on his tracksuit top that he lost on Sunday and Joe White has an extra top from the Lancashire game.

Brian David

Cheshire 15 v Staffordshire 15th January 2017

Cheshire 15 group v Staffordshire at Longton R.F.C. (ST4 8GR) on Sunday Jan 15th

K.O. 2pm. Be at the ground for 1pm.

  • Boys must bring their white county shorts and socks – shirts will be provided.
  • Boys to wear polo shirts and tracksuits to the game. Collar and tie after the match.
  • Boys from St Ambrose and Sedbergh are being rested as they have both have an important NatWest match against each other.

 

15 Cameron Newton Sandbach School

14 Noah Cripps C.Hulme / Sale

13 Harry Benjamin St.Anselms / N.Brighton

12 Elliot Gourley M.G.S ./ A.K.(capt)

11 Max Kasteniemi Tarporley / Chester

10 Oliver Wynn B.Heber / Whitchurch

9 Sam Frank M.G.S. / Wilmslow

8 Ike McCormack Kings / Sandbach

7 Danny Haslett A.G.S. / Bowden

6 Cameron Mercer Wirral G.S. / Wirral

5 Cam. Ellam Lymm H.S. / Lymm

4 Oliver Casson C.Hulme /Wilmslow

3 Seb.Walker S.G.S. / Stockport

2 Will Barton B.Heber / Whitchurch

1 Joe Higgins Bridgewater / Warrington

16 Liam Conboy Weaverham / Sandbach

17 Thomas Greensmith C.Hulme / Wilmslow

18 Marcus Dailley   A.o Mersey / Sale

19 George McCann Birkenhead / Wirral

20 Ewan Hoskin B.Heber / Whitchurch

21 Ollie Leatherbarrow Kings / A.K                 23 Joe Flynn Fallibrome / Wilmslow

22 Oliver Quarby Lymm H.S. / Lymm             24 Adam Spence C.Grange

*Cheshire U15’s A & B v Lancashire KO TIMES CHANGED*

KO times

B match KO at 1pm  – boys to be at Burnage for 12noon.

A match KO at 2.30pm – boys to be there for 1pm.

Cheshire 15 v Lancashire Tuesday Jan 3rd at Burnage RFC

B game KO 12 noon – boys need to be at the club for 11am.

A game KO 2pm – boys need to be at the club for 12 noon.

  • Boys must bring their white county shorts and socks – shirts will be provided.
  • Boys to wear polo shirts and tracksuits to the game.
  • Food will be served after the match and county ties will be presented at that time – boys must wear collar and tie – no trainers or jeans for this session.

A and B squads are as follows:-

A Squad

15 Oliver Quarby Lymm/Lymm
14 Noel Cripps   C.Hulme/ Sale
13 Conor Quah St.Ambrose
12 Elliot Gourley M.G.S./ A.K.(capt)
11 Elliot Simcock Leftwich/ Sandbach
10 Oliver Wynn B.Heber/ Whitchurch
9 Ewan Hoskin B.Heber/ Whitchurch
8 John Bailey St.Ambrose/ A.Kersal
7 Ollie Leatherbarrow   Kings/ A.Kersal
6 Cameron Mercer Wirral G.S./ Wirral
5 Cam. Ellam Lymm H.S./ Lymm
4 Oliver Casson C.Hulme/Wilmslow
3 Seb.Walker S.G.S./ Stockport
2 Oliver Higson St.Ambrose/ A.Kersal
1 Joe Higgins Bridgewater/ Warrington
16 Liam Conboy Weaverham/ Sandbach
17 Thomas Greensmith C.Hulme/Wilmslow
18 Patrick Brooks- Maher St Amb/ A.K.
19 George McCann Birkenhead/ Wirral
20 Murray Redpath Sedbergh/ Lymm
21 Harry Benjamin St.Anselms/   N.Brighton
22 Abe Scragg B.Heber/ Whitchurch
23 Harry Shiel Sedbergh/Lymm

B squad

15 Adam Spence Caldy C.G.S./ Waterloo
14 Ted Williams A.G.S./ Bowden
13 Harvey Culverhouse   Helsby/ Chester
12 Louis Thomas Bramhall/ Stockport
11 Max Kasteniemi   Tarporley/ Chester
10 Sam Frank M.G.S./ Wilmslow
9 Archie Manger Wirral G.S./ Wirral
8 Geoff Kelly Caldy C.G.S./ N.Brighton
7 Danny Haslett A.G.S./ Bowden
6 Oliver Dixon B.Heber/ Whitchurch.
5 Luca Longman S.J. Plessington/Wirral
4 Will Megson   C.Hulme/ Sale (capt)
3 Fraser Shaw C.Hulme/ Sale
2 Will Barton B.Heber/Chester
1 Owain Brooks C.H.S./ Chester
16 Kieron McGeever Weaverham/ Northwich
17 Joe Flynn Fallibrome/Wilmslow
18 Cameron Newton Sandbach School
19 Josh Durkin St.Ambrose
20 Ben Lyon St.Anselms/ N.Brighton
21 Joe White C.Hulme/Wilmslow

Cheshire 15 v Yorkshire Team sheets Sun 18/12/16

Please click here for the Team sheets:-

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