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Autumn Internationals – Tickets

Autumn Nations Series 2022 Ticket Secretaries of RFU Member Clubs will be able to purchase tickets for the Autumn 2022 Series from 10.00am Wednesday 4 May 2022. Please note that ticket prices are different for each game and please follow the process below to lodge your request. Ticket monies will be required by 30th June, 2022. The fixtures are: Sunday 6 November 2022 – England v Argentina – KO 14:15 Saturday 12 November 2022 – England v Japan –     KO 15:15 Saturday 19 November 2022 – England v New Zealand – KO 17:30 Saturday 26 November 2022 – England v South Africa – KO 17:30 For Argentina and Japan members of SPRUFC may request as many tickets as you require, subject to availability. Please do not over-order as tickets will only be refunded if resold. For New Zealand and South Africa members of SPRUFC may initially purchase two tickets per […]

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AGM – 5th May, 2022

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Sedgley Park Rugby Union Football Club Ltd Dear Member, In accordance with the Articles of Association, the Board of Directors hereby give formal notice that the Annual General Meeting of Sedgley Park Rugby Union Football Club Ltd will be held in the Clubhouse on Thursday 5th May, 8 pm PROMPT AGENDA Chairman’s Opening Address Apologies for absence. Minutes of the Limited Company, under the new Articles/Constitution format, held on 22nd May, 2021. Report of the Company Secretary. Report of the Chairman of Rugby. Report of the Honorary Finance Director. Review and adoption of Annual Membership Fees. Club Report by Chairman Election of Directors. In accordance with the Articles of Association the following Directors retire by rotation: P Ratcliffe, SR Harrison, DH Smith, RL Wilkinson, and D Wild were all re-elected in 2020 as President, Treasurer and General Directors respectively have served their 2 year term. Accordingly, […]

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Coach’s Talk – A Report from Steve Hazzelby

Last Saturday we were at home to Loughborough Students, a team who we had beaten quite convincingly back in December. A very fit, young team who like to play wide open rugby at every opportunity. They had a great win against Wharfedale the previous week and came to Park Lane with a strong team hoping to cause an upset. We started the game well, playing the game in their half, keeping possession and varying play left and right, stretching their defences. A scrum on their 40 metre line saw us move the ball left, with centre Oli Glasse breaking the line to feed Full Back, Andy Riley, who touched down. Steve Collins added the conversion and we were up 7-0 after six minutes. The second score came shortly after and started deep within our 22. The ball was moved swiftly to the left, went through three pair of hands to […]

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Dave’s Diary

This is an exciting and busy time of year for the all-round sports fan, made more so by live satellite images from all over the world. On any particular day, you can be watching cricket from India or South Africa, golf from the USA, and rugby from just about everywhere. I am not remotely interested in soccer; if I was, I don’t know how I would fit it all in. The rugby alone sees the climax of the northern hemisphere season, at all levels; there is a Women’s Six Nations going on and last weekend I watched England beat Wales in the Under 18 (men’s) tournament, which is being played in France. I found this, live, on You Tube. I also watched Sale Sharks v Bristol Bears, comfortably the worst game of the season. For me, the club rugby season is just beginning to drag a little. Time was, when […]

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Coach’s Talk – A Report from Steve Hazzelby

Last Saturday we were on the long journey up to Northumberland to face old rivals Tynedale. We had beaten them quite comfortably at home in December but they are always a difficult team to play at home, with some good results against top teams. They regarded themselves as our bogey team as we had not beaten them at their place for over twelve seasons. We had prepared well during the week but knew that this would be a massive challenge especially with over five of the normal starting players out with injury. The game started very tentatively with both teams kicking for territory and it was Tynedale who scored first with a catch and drive try through their big powerful forwards after we gave a penalty away. Playing with the wind we needed to get on the scoreboard and a lovely line break from scrum half Danny Openshaw took play […]

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Coach’s Talk – A Report from Steve Hazzelby

Last Saturday it was our charity day in aid of breast cancer and we were at home against old rivals Chester. A lovely bright day, good playing conditions, a full house and a great atmosphere for a good game of rugby from two teams who were looking to entertain. We were looking for a good reaction from the players after the disappointment of the loss at Hull the week before. It was a lively start from both teams, with Chester looking to run the ball at every opportunity, but it was the home team who scored the first try after 12 minutes. A good line break from centre Oli Glasse, followed by great driving play by second row Bob Birtwell, took the play deep into their half. A set piece scrum saw the ball moved wide for winger Rhys Henderson touch down in the top right-hand corner. Steve Collins added […]

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Dave’s Diary

A road trip down memory lane today, destination – Cumbria. Three games, three referees. Hold on tight. It is a long way to Cumbria, in the middle of winter, even though it is an attractive part of the world. Most of it. George Hinds, John Pepworth, Albert Newbrook and I often used to make a weekend of it. I am the only one still living of that group (at the time of writing). My first game, and first referee, is Cockermouth and one-eyed Norman. He literally did have only one eye; metaphorically, too. He was a French teacher, from Carlisle, apparently. We were in North West 1 back then, level 7, and it was bring-your-own touch judge. I was that touch judge. There was no discernible touchline, in places, and I got a bit of stick from the crowd for missing a foot in touch. In the end, we won. […]

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Coach’s Talk – A Report from Steve Hazzelby

Last Saturday was the much anticipated away clash with league leaders Hull. They are the only side to have beaten us at home this season with a narrow 17-22 win back in November. They had only lost two games up to this point and have a very strong team with big powerful forwards and fast backs, who are able to find a different ways of winning games. We had prepared really well for this challenge and were coming off the back of some great victories against some of the top teams, but knew that this would be a defining result of who would go on to challenge for promotion. We started the game well, with possession and territory putting pressure on their defence in their 22, but were unable to break them down. We lost a number of crucial line outs which enabled them to clear their line and take […]

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Sportsman’s Gala Dinner, 20th May, 2022

We are holding a Sportsman’s Gala Dinner in a Marquee on the Main Pitch. Evening includes Gary Pallister and Adrian Morley as guest speakers, along with a Comedian and MC. There will be a 3 Course Meal and the Event starts with a 7:00pm Reception. Tickets are £50 each or £500 for Table of 10. Tickets can be purchased from www.sedgley-tigers.com/tickets or email dinner@sprufc.co.uk to book a table.