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OC's salvage a single bonus point in defeat to Berkswell and Balsall 20-38

OC's were always playing catch up on the scoreboard in this game although the passages of play didn't reflect this. It was 15 minutes before Berkswell and Balsall entered the OC's half but it was B and B who would have a couple of tries on the scoreboard before 25 minutes had elapsed. OC's would also score a brace from Dom Ames in the first period but B and B got to the break 7 points ahead because they converted their tries and added a penalty. OC's are up in the B and B 22 frequently but the defence holds out. B and B first skirmish into OC's territory gets them close on the right with a 5 metre scrum but we clear but not for long. The scrum half starts a run on the left from his own 22 and a kick ahead is gathered and a try between. It looked too easy. This score seemed to give the B and B backs confidence and they ran more frequently and popped over for another converted try on 25 minutes.
OC's are peppering away at the B and B line and force a yellow card from the struggling defence. Finally from a 5 metre penalty Dom Ames crashes over for our first score. B and B increase their lead with a simple penalty goal quite close to the break. However there is still time for OC's pressure to be rewarded when Dom again goes over from a tapped penalty.
17-10 at the break.
So 2 tries apiece but we have a slope and wind in our favour in the second period. However we can't take advantage of this. We should be using the wind to play the game in the B and B 22 but it's not happening. B and B are running at us with the No10 controlling things and after 15 minutes of the second half they increase their lead with a bulldozing try which is converted as all of their 5 tries during the afternoon would be. That score is a blow but we are just outside the B and B 22 and we manage to attack from a tapped lineout. Josh McMurray makes a lovely run commiting a couple of tacklers and he is able to offload to Elliot Sheepy who has popped up on the left wing and he strides over after 25 minutes of the period. So, still in contention with a good 15 minutes to play. However it is B and B who exert the pressure and from a scrum in our half and a back row pick up the ball comes right on the narrow side for a try after 32 minutes. We suffer some injuries. Jack Fennel gets a nasty blow to the head. He has been majestic in the lineout. Centre Alex Kelly also has to leave the field with an ankle injury. Our attack and defence is now impaired and the B and B backs take advantage. Some good breaks and good hands give them a final opportunity close to the game end which gives them a 38-15 advantage.
OC's are not finished. Josh McMurray has moved into the scrum half slot and he gets the ball moving from recycled possession. A good movement gets us a penalty on the right about 30 metres out. Skipper Paul Wilkes takes the tap and runs the distance himself for a bonus point try.
Fair play to the boys who played today. Some boys out there today who have not played regularly at this level but they gave everything and did the club proud.

Coronavirus Update

OCRFC Committee have issued some updates for members

April 2020 Newsletter

June 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

Further information is also available from the RFU in the link below.
https://www.englandrugby.com/news/article/rugby-football-union-suspends-all-rugby
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

The Committee will provide further updates once more information is available. In the meantime please all keep safe, look after yourselves and those around you, particularly those who are more vulnerable to the virus & follow government advice. We will hopefully be seeing you all back at OCs playing rugby & enjoying a few drinks with friends and family soon

OCRFC supported the COVENTRY bid to be the UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021

Old Coventrians RFC were proud supporters of the Coventry bid to be UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021. Please CLICK HERE to learn more of the rich cultural heritage of your city.

DISCIPLINARY

Please read and note the latest letter from Warwickshire RFU Disciplinary Committee which sets out increased sanctions. Everyone should read this - not just PLAYERS but SPECTATORS and COACHES as well. PLEASE THINK ABOUT IT: SPECTATORS (you know who you are) BARRACKING FROM THE TOUCHLINE CAN INCITE THE PLAYERS. The officials do a difficult job and without them we would not be playing rugby - remember regardless of what you think they are always right - just accept it and quietly walk away. If you get carded you are letting down your team, even more so if you pick up a ban which is now likely to be extremely lengthy so READ about it HERE TAKE IT IN in and REMEMBER IT DURING THE GAME - do not let down your team and club.

Sponsorship Boards at OCRFC

We are in the process of reviewing and updating the various sponsor boards at OCRFC. If you are interested in having a sponsor board then please get in touch. Contact Symon Whitehouse by email symon@isos.co.uk.

THE CLUB CASHBACK PROCESS HAS CHANGED WHEN PURCHASING WASPS TICKETS

The process for Club Cashback has changed when purchasing tickets for Wasps. You now enter the Club Code OLDCOV at the checkout stage on the Wasps ticketing site. Please CLICK HERE to read the quick guide.

Ladies Touch Rugby Training

Training for the ladies touch rugby team will be on Wednesdays at 6.30pm. Please contact Jenny Davies for further information by email jennydavies54.jd@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

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BE REMINDED!

Members are reminded that if they turn left out of the main gates on Tile Hill Lane into the bus lane then they could receive a fine.

Recycle for Cycling

This is an update for parents from our Mini and Junior Section. We now have a set of pop-up banners for our mini age groups (under 7s to under 12s) for use during home and away matches and for training. Sylvia would like to thank everyone who donated rugby kit for us to re-sell. We raised £570 which helped to contribute towards them. The aim for the 2019 / 2020 season is to buy a bike rack. Sylvia hopes to achieve this with the valuable help from Anna and Jack.

Thank you Sylvia Cobbold

ARE OUR GAMES AFFECTED BY THE WEATHER?

News of match or training cancellations due to the weather will be posted by 5pm on Wednesdays and 9.15am on Sundays.


For Sunday training and matches, check the website after 9.15am after pitch inspection has taken place.


Wednesday Night training - please check the website on Wednesdays after 4pm to ensure that training can take place due to weather / pitch conditions, any cancellations will be posted by 4.30pm.



Fixtures and Team News:-

Junior Section


All juniors players MUST BE registered with OCs to play and train. Therefore no form, no matches or training.

Please note for safety reasons parking will be not permitted on the main drive at OCs. Car sharing, walking, cycling are also encouraged. There is now an overflow parking area along side the 1st XV Pitch.

This season's Welcome Letter is available to download below.

Players /Parents please note that ALL players MUST change in the changing areas and MUST bring a change of clothes BEFORE entering the Clubhouse, thank you.

Junior Rugby New Season Welcome letter September 2019

OCs Mini Section flyer click here. Why not print it out and give it to others who might be interested in learning to play rugby for ages 6 to 12?

OCs Junior Section flyer click here. Why not print it out and give it to others who might be interested in learning to play rugby for ages 13 to 18



Under 6s
Under 7s to Under 12s
Under 13s -
Under 14s -
Under 15s -
Under 16s -

There are currently no registered events.

Function Room

Large Function Room available for private parties

Suitable for 120 seated or 150 plus for disco

Ideal for business meetings

Details/Pictures here.

Junior Section

Players (boys & girls) welcome from the ages 7 to 17

Sunday Mornings 10:30am until Noon

Wednesday 6:15pm until 7:30pm

POLICY ON DOGS

DOGs must be kept on LEAD at all times,

are NOT PERMITTED on any playing areas

and NOT allowed in the clubhouse.

OWNERS must CLEAN UP after their dogs.

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