Wednesday, December 09, 2009

NLD Girls Tournament Results Sleaford RFC Sun 6th Dec

Under 18

U18 Group Stage:

Herts U18 Girls Rugby Team completed the County Season in the Notts, Lincs and Derby (NLD) Tournament against seven other Counties. Herts got away to a confident start in the Group Stage against East Midlands winning 31-0 with 5 Tries from Charlie Faloona, Claire Shutler (x2), Jess Robinson and Chloe Baker, and Three Conversions from Emily Scott.

In the second Group Game however, the team stuttered in the face of some excellent and dogged play from the Staffordshire girls and it was 0-0 at Half Time. Captain Frankie Dawson came to the fore and Courtney Arberry grabbed 2 Tries, plus a Conversion from Emily Scott gave Herts a 12-0 win.

The third Group Game was a straightforward 41-0 win against the NLD ‘B’ side with Tries from Hannah Winfield, Emily Scott (who added 3 Conversions), Shira Kilgallon, Alice Nee and a great hat trick from the flying Wing Alice Finn.

The final Group Game was against an impressive looking, unbeaten Yorkshire side. The big Yorkshire Forwards tried to dominate but the Herts Girls exerted great pressure as the game went on and came away as winners by 17-0 with tries by Alice Finn, Claire Shuttler and Courtney Arberry. Emily Scott Converted once.

Herts 31 East Midlands 0
Tries: Charlie Faloona, Claire Shutler (x2), Jess Robinson, Chloe Baker
Conversions: Emily Scott (x3)

Herts 12 Staffordshire 0
Tries: Courtney Arberry (x2)
Conversion: Emily Scott

Herts 41 Notts, Lincs and Derbyshire (B) 0
Tries: Alice Finn (x3), Hannah Winfield, Alice Nee, Shira Kilgallon, Emily Scott
Conversions: Emily Scott (x3)

Herts 17 Yorkshire 0
Tries: Alice Finn, Claire Shutler, Courtney Arberry
Conversion: Emily Scott

U18 Final:

This set up the Final against the other Group Winners NLD ‘A’. The sides were very well matched and after normal playing time there was no score thanks to some Try saving tackles by the Herts Full Back Emma Wilson. The Game went into sudden death Extra-Time and an early infringement by the NLD side gave Herts a Penalty within kicking range. Emily Scott’s kick hit the upright but the ball bounced over to cap a brilliant running display by the Outside Half. The Referee ended the game and Hertfordshire were NLD Under 18 Tournament Winners for the first time.

Herts 3 NLD(A) 0 Sudden death in extra time
Penalty: Emily Scott

Under 15

U15 Group Stage:

Herts 5 Yorkshire 0
Try: Lotte Clapp.

Herts 24 Eastern Counties 0
Tries: Lotte Clapp (x2), Sidney Nurthen, Chloe-Jean Carpenter.
Conversions: Abbie Maxwell, Stevie Farrow.

Herts 17 Cheshire 0
Tries: Sydney Gregson (x2), Lotte Clapp.
Conversion: Abbie Maxwell.

U15 Final:

Herts 7 v NLD (A) 17
Try: Chloe-Jean Carpenter.
Conversion: Abbie Maxwell

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Herts Rugby Awareness Week: video

The video used as part of Herts Rugby Awareness Week is now available:

Recommendations from the Competition Review Group on the RFUW Pathway for Implementation 2010-11

These recommendations have been published by the RFUW.

A Player Pathway Feedback Form has been issued with a return date before 25 January 2010, which is also the date that the London N and S and South Evening Roadshow is taking place at Twickenham, hosted by Rosie Williams, Nicky Ponsford and David Rose. The purpose of the Roadshow is to discuss the document, and examine any local issues which may need to be addressed to ensure the success of the programme.

Herts Womens and Girls Rugby Development Group Meeting Mon 11th Jan

The next meeting of the HWGRDG is taking place on Mon 11th Jan at Hertford RFC starting at 7.30. If you have not previously attended these meetings (usually 3-4 times a year) this group works together to plan Tournaments, run the County Teams, exchange Best Practice and advice, and to try and help each other develop Womens and Girls Rugby in Herts. If your club does not send a rep to the group and would like to do so, or if you are a regular attendee who has a specific Agenda item, then please e-mail me on

England Women Under 20 Squad 2009-2010

The England Women’s Under 20's Squad for this Season has been announced and contains 4 Players who play for Herts Womens and Girls Clubs:

Milly Fuggles: OA Saints*

Hannah Gallagher: Welwyn Under 18's*

Emily Scott: Welwyn Under 18's*

Geraldine Thomas: OA Saints*

* Indicated new Under 20's squad member

England Women’s U20s playing schedule:

France U20s v England U20s, March 21, KO 1pm, Sainte Nazaire

England U20s v Wales U20s, April 7, venue and KO TBC

Wales U20s v England U20s, May (weekend of May 8/9), venue and KO TBC

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Herts Girls 7's 16th May 2010: Tring RFC

Hertfordshire Womens and Girls Rugby are pleased to announce that we have a new host for this Seasons Herts Girls 7’s on 16th May 2010. Tring have confirmed that they will have 4 Pitches available (2 x U15 and 2 x U18) plus an area for the U12 Section and it is another great opportunity for Girls Rugby to be showcased in a different part of the County.

Click here for the invitation letter and entry form.