Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

Frozen pitches leaves rugby players and fans with a choice, televised sport or shopping.

Tue, 30 Nov 2010 07:51

With frozen pitches across most of the country, the cancellation of matches was inevitable. So, what were the options available.  Whilst the first team squad went through their non-contact training under the supervision of Peter (Fridge) Butler and the development squad went for a 5 mile run led by birthday boy Luke, the rest of us took the softer choice. 

The television companies got their schedules organised quite well. At 12.45 began a leson in football given by the Boys from the Emirates to our local boys in claret and blue.  Having shown mercy in the first half the Gunners strolled to a 4-2 victory without really too much difficulty.

Next up was some rugby.  A stroll down to the Sharmans Cross where the panel of experts sat in judgement.  No sign of Stuart Barnes but who needs him when you have Messrs Painter (snr), Jenkins, Pickle and Pickles dad Phil. Anyway, to cut a long story short, England were not quite good enough and later that afternoon a valiant display by Wales wasn't quite good enough either.

This coming weekend

If the weather allows it the programme looks like this,

Saturday 4th       First xv   v   Harburry (away)  in the league
                          Development xv and  Vandals v  Birmingham Exiles  (home)

Sunday  5th       Under 8,  10,  14  teams  all v  Edwardians  (away)
                         Under 15   v  Aston old eds  (away at Sunnybank Avenue, Perry Common)

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