Superb Kenilworth RFC Stun Hereford In Well Deserved Victory

Kenilworth returned to winning ways on Saturday with a well deserved 16-5 victory over promotion seeking Hereford at sunny Glasshouse Lane. It was a welcome victory for Kenilworth who had suffered heavy defeats in both of their previous two (away) matches, including a 45-10 defeat away to Hereford just three weeks before this latest encounter, writes Sophie Freestone. The match started perfectly for Kenilworth with a try after just six minutes. Having made their way up to the Hereford 22, winger Charlie Preston broke through the Hereford defence, brushing off two defenders, to score on the right. Hickman's conversion was successful to give the home side an early 7-0 lead. Hereford were down to 14 men for a late tackle...

Towcestrians RFC book place at Franklins Gardens after impressive Cup win

Lewis Shield Semi Final Match Old Northamptonians 18 - 24 Towcestrians Towcestrians triumphed under the lights of NSB last night (Wednesday) against local rivals ON's in this high quality, fast flowing Lewis Shield semi-final to book their place at Franklins Gardens Both teams were shorn of some of their regular first team players due to ineligibility and it was Tows who showed the greater strength in depth calling on a large number of their Development squad, who have been impressing all season in their league, to do the job away from home. The game started at pace with both teams looking to play a fast expansive running game in the near perfect conditions, Tows retained possession well and went close early on putting...

Kenilworth RFC outplayed in disappointing Dudley defeat

Kenilworth slipped to another disappointing defeat at the weekend as they were comprehensively beaten 54-7 away to Dudley Kingswinford on Saturday, writes Sophie Freestone. Kenilworth had the first opportunity to score points having started the match well, but Hickman's penalty attempt was just wide of the uprights after four minutes. Two minutes later Dudley were on the score board with the opening try of the match. The ball was cleared from a Kenilworth scrum following a Dudley knock on, but the home side's flanker stormed through the Kenilworth defence to score by the posts for an easily converted try and an early 7-0 lead. This lead was doubled after just 11 minutes, despite a great attack from Kenilworth. Scrum half Alex Selby...

Kenilworth RFC go down heavily at Hereford

Hereford 45 Kenilworth 10 The final score line doesn’t lie, however it does not give a true reflection of how Kenilworth performed for most of this match. At half time, following a Hereford try just 5 minutes earlier, it was tight at 14-3 and it was only in the final 15 minutes of the match that Hereford pulled away to claim their try bonus point writes Greg Hickman. This was the third attempt to play this fixture after the original match was called off due to a flooded pitch and the next one was abandoned following an injury to the referee. It was with some relief therefore, that we left a flooded Warwickshire to arrive at a dry and sunny Hereford...

Kenilworth RFC end losing streak with bonus point victory

KENILWORTH 29 CREWE & NANTWICH 18 Kenilworth returned to winning ways on Saturday with a well deserved 29-18 victory over Crewe and Nantwich on a sunny afternoon at Glasshouse Lane, writes Sophie Freestone. Despite a poor kick off by the visitors, it was Crewe who were the first on the scoreboard, with a try after just five minutes. After a clean take from their own line out on half way, Crewe made a great break up the left wing to score, but the conversion was missed to give the visitors an early 5-0 lead. The next 15 minutes of play saw both sides have opportunities to attack, with Kenilworth making the most of their opportunities on 21 minutes. A knock on by...

Kenilworth RFC News – Seniors, Colts & U. 15’s!!

Fifth consecutive defeat as Kenilworth RFC lose at Burton Kenilworth's disappointing run of defeats continued on Saturday with a 38-20 loss away to Burton, writes Sophie Freestone. Kenilworth had the first opportunity to put points on the scoreboard but Josh Hickman's penalty was just wide of the mark. Burton then began to attack the Kenilworth defence and a clever kick through resulted in a 5m scrum after the ball was allowed to go dead. A strong scrum from the home side allowed number 8 Ed Saunders to touch down for the game's opening try to give Burton a 5-0 lead after eight minutes. Kenilworth mounted a strong attack in response to Burton's early score and a great run from full back Jamie Mapletoft...

Kenilworth RFC Run Out Of Time In Narrow Bridgnorth Defeat

Kenilworth left things just a little too late on Saturday, as they suffered a 27-22 defeat to table-toppers Bridgnorth at Glasshouse Lane. Their five-point loss earned them a losing bonus point to ensure that they remain seventh in the league, writes Sophie Freestone. The home side started the brightest with a great break from full back Jamie Mapletoft inside the opening two minutes, which was followed by a kick chase from winger Rhys Jones, who appeared to be held up off the ball. Kenilworth's strong start to the match continued, with an excellent flat pass to flanker Mikkel Andresen, allowing him to take play inside the Bridgnorth 22 before the ball was unfortunately lost. Despite Kenilworth playing well in the opening minutes...

Kenilworth RFC Girls Tag Team narrowly lose in Final

Kenilworth Girls Tag Team headed off to Shipston Rugby Club for the West Midlands Girls Tag league tournament. With just enough players to field a team and no substitutes it was going to be a tough day. The sunny start belied the cold wind that sees to whip across at Shipston. The girls had a reasonable draw for their first round and started off against Kings Norton. Kenilworth’s first game is started with a narrow 5-4 win, quickly followed by 9-1 win over Shipston C. They went on to play the winners of the other pools. Beating Old Laurentians Reds by 9-1 they showed some great teamwork. Kenilworth Girls were through to the final against Evesham, a very good, well...