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Coach’s Talk – A Report from Steve Hazzelby

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 […]

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National League Review Show

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.

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2021-22 1st XV Fixtures

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 […]

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1st XV League (National 2 North), 2020-21

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.

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1st XV Try of the Season

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!!  

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RFU suspends all Rugby

Following Government advice, the RFU has taken the decision to suspend all Rugby with immediate affect. This is the message from the RFU: “Following government advice, the RFU will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level. Rugby activity includes club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses from 17 March until 14 April subject to continued review. The decision has been taken following government advice in the interests of players, coaches, referees, volunteers, supporters and the wider rugby union community. Where possible, players at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments. The RFU will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to the season in the coming weeks.” We are having a meeting of our […]

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Notes from behind the posts

Well what a couple of weeks of rugby we have had. We always knew these last few games were going to be the telling point of the season and so it seems to be the case. Two titanic battles against Caldy, followed by a tough away trip to Luctonians (which ended in a defeat), the visit of Hull last Saturday looked a real banana skin. Hull are a big team full of quality and with injuries and players missing, this game looked a bridge too far. Not one bit of it. We all remember, the champagne rugby wins, the big try score lines but for me the best performances, and the ones you most enjoy, are the ones when you are up right against it, against a big handy side in not so good conditions. It’s in these games where you find if as a collective you have what it […]

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Coach Talk – A report from Steve Hazzelby

What a great response from the Tigers after the disappointment of the three previous results. A close 13-10 win against a very strong Hull team. We had taken the points at their ground back in November with a close 24-27 win but since then they had won 10 of their last 13 games and had recorded a great away win against second placed Fylde and pushed leaders Caldy very close. We had trained well in the week and spirits were high despite the fact that we had a number of key players missing due to injury and unavailability. Early exchanges were hard and physical with both teams testing each other’s defences but neither side was able to put any points on the board. The Tigers set piece was good with a solid scrum and accurate lineout enabling us to make a number of line breaks to get behind the Hull […]

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Coach Talk – A report from Steve Hazzelby

It has been a disappointing two weeks for the players, coaches and management team. A home loss against league leaders Caldy followed by an away loss to Luctonians in atrocious weather conditions. Our last home game two weeks ago was against league leaders Caldy in a rearranged fixture. We had played them at their ground two weeks earlier and went down 11-32 in a hard fought battle. We started the game with a well taken try out wide for winger Adam Cheshire after a patient build up by the forwards in their 22. However Caldy hit back with a try after 18 minutes after a strong drive from their big forwards. They then extended their lead six minutes later with a try for their fly half after a well executed catch and drive from the line out. They further extended their lead before the interval with another line out catch […]

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Welcome – Caldy Game

It is indeed a great pleasure to have with us today our friends from the Wirral as we greet the players, committee members and travelling supporters of Caldy, as we welcome one and all to Park Lane Whitefield. Today is also our annual fund-raising day in aid of Bury Hospice, so we will be playing in a light blue and white strip. At present the dreaded weather men are predicting rain, rain, rain, but let’s hope things change! As you are aware these guys were promoted back in Season 16/17 into National League One after finishing Champions. That season they only suffered two losses, and on both occasions, it was to Sedge. The opener was at Park Lane with a close home victory 16-13. We also pulled it off in the last game of the season coming home with a 34-35 score line following what was a great game of […]