Last Saturday we were at home to old Yorkshire rivals Wharfedale. We had taken the points earlier in the season at their ground but we knew that this would be a hard game especially after the disappointment of the previous Saturday. It was a special day for winger Jamie Harrison in his 200th game for the club, a wonderful achievement in the national leagues. We started the game strongly keeping possession and putting good pressure on Wharfedale’s defence. However, we gave 3 penalties away in the space of 5 minutes and it was the visitors who scored first, after a missed tackle in the centre of the field. 0-7 down after 6 minutes. Early exchanges were scrappy with both teams making basic errors and squandering good opportunities. Despite these errors. we got back in the game with a well-executed try for winger Jamie Harrison after lovely handling by the backs. […]
After a nine game unbeaten run it has been a disappointing two weeks for the Tigers. A narrow one point loss to Stourbridge the previous Saturday followed by a five point home loss to Hull on Saturday. This was always going to be a hard, physical encounter against a team who has the best defensive record in the league and who had only suffered one loss to a very powerful Rotherham team. We started the game really strongly, playing the game in their half and trying to keep them pinned down. A penalty deep within their 22 gave us our first score, from hooker Matt Gallagher, after a lovely catch and drive from the forwards. This was followed nine minutes later with a score for No. 8 Tom Ailes, after patient phase play build up from the forwards and backs combined. Steve Collins added the conversion and we were now […]
What a great day last Saturday at Park Lane. A massive derby game against old rivals Fylde who were flying high in the league with five wins and lying in fourth place and only two points behind us who were in first place. The conditions on the day were lovely, a dry, firm pitch, a big crowd and an electric atmosphere. The game started as was expected at lighting pace with both teams looking to impose their authority. Fylde scored first with a penalty after 7 minutes but we hit back almost immediately with a great strike from fly half Steve (Piggy) Collins, to level the scores. Fylde to their credit kept possession well and looked to stretch us at every opportunity. However, the Tigers defence was immense and drove them back every time. Our set piece in the scrum and lineout was accurate and provided a great platform for […]
You can read Steve’s reports in the Matchday Program, at each home game. The Programme for this weeks game will be available later this week, on the website, at https://sedgley-tigers.com/information/documents/matchday-programmes/ Last Saturday saw the sixth game in this new season. It is fair to say that we had started well with four wins and a draw up until this point. The week before we had beaten a very good Bournville side who were the top try scorers in the league and expectations were high as we travelled up to Blaydon in our fourth away game. Blaydon had not started their campaign well and were looking for their first win. Despite this we were taking nothing for granted and they recorded the first score of the game with a penalty after 2 minutes. Conditions on the day were excellent. Warm weather and an artificial 4G pitch, where fast open Rugby […]
What a start to the new season with 3 wins and a draw in the first four games to end September with 17 league points and just 2 points behind leaders Fylde. Last Saturday we were on the road to play old rivals Sheffield Tigers. They have had a mixed start to the season with one win and two losses, but this is always a difficult place to go and get the win. We started the game well playing down the slope and after a good lineout and forward drive, No 8 Tom Ailes drove over for the first score converted by Steve Collins. 7-0 up in the first five minutes. Sheffield to their credit kept taking the game to us and from a scrum on our 40 metre line moved the ball wide to the left to score a converted try to level the scores 7-7. Unforced errors and […]
Last Saturday we were on the road to the Yorkshire Dales to play old rivals Wharfedale up in Grassington. A beautiful part of the country but a difficult place to go and get a result. Conditions on the day were excellent with a warm day, a dry pitch perfect for an open, fast game of Rugby. We choose to play down the hill in the first half and were hoping for a dynamic, powerful start and getting points on the scoreboard early. However, it was Wharfedale who scored first with a well worked, converted try after 6 minutes to give them a 7-0 lead. Despite the early setback the Tigers were patient with their build up and from a scrum 10 metres out, No 8 Tom Ailes picked up from the base and drove over for a great try. Unfortunately we were unable to get the conversion but we were […]
Our 1st Team League are starting up a Review Show on a Sunday Evening showing highlights from ALL Level 3 and 4 Games (National 1 and 2). There will also be longer highlights from 3 games per week. This will be a subscription service at £15 / year, 40% of which will be returned to the Club. There is a trailer giving all the information on the National League Review Show. Click HERE. IF you want to Subscribe to the Service, click HERE.
For those of you desperate for some 1st XV rugby, here are the fixtures for the 2021-22 Season. This will give you plenty of opportunity to book your holidays now to avoid missing those 1st XV Home games. It will also give you chance to look at which games you want to book a table at. 2021 4th September Harrogate v Sedgley Park 11th September Sedgley Park v Rotherham 18th September Wharfedale v Sedgley Park 25th September Sheffield Tigers v Sedgley Park 2nd October Sedgley Park v Bournville 9th October Blaydon v Sedgley Park 16th October Sedgley Park v Fylde 23rd October Hull Ionians v Sedgley Park 30th October Sedgley Park v Luctonians 13th November Stourbridge v Sedgley Park 20th November Sedgley Park v Hull 27th November Chester v Sedgley Park 4th December Sedgley Park v Tynedale 11th December Loughborough Students v Sedgley Park 18th December Sedgley Park v Huddersfield […]
The RFU has decided the final league positions for all the commnity game Rugby, including our own National League 2 North. In doing so, it has also determined the Promotion and Relegation issues. As the season was 80% completed, the calculated the final positions based on the games already played. The League Table is attached to this news. With all the Promotion and relegation decided, it can be confirmed that National League 2 North for the coming season will include: There will be 5 new Teams in the League next Season, with Blaydon joining Tynedale in the North East, Harrogate, Hull Ionians and Rotherham joining us in Yorkshire and Bournville from the Midlands. Exciting times for September of the virus and government restrictions permit.
As a bit of fun, we are showing 10 1st XV tries and asking you to vote for your try of the Season. We will run this until Thursday 30th April and announce the Winner on Friday 1st May. The best way to vote for your favourite try is to post a message on Sedge Tigers Facebook Page under Try of the Season. I think that Guy has too much time on his hands during this lockdown!!