Hampshire U16 'A's  15 23  Dorset & Wilts U16 'A's
A very keenly contested and exciting game of rugby in the first half with D&W going ahead with a Penalty & Hampshire responding with a fantastic 'length of the field' Try, created by Jack Bemelmans (7) and finished off by Sam Noble (14). D&W fought back with 2 more Pens. to go 5-9 up before Rowan Tosdevine finished off a short range Try for Hampshire following a period of pressure on the D&W try line. 10-9. D&W responded strongly though, with a fine Try out wide by their No.11 & a long range Conversion by their No.10. HT: 10-16.
The 2nd Half proved a hard-fought war of attrition and great defence with one Try apiece resulting. The D&W Try came from a quick lineout and strong run down the centre of the field, which took D&W close to the Hants line, and D&W finished off with some powerful running at the try line. 10-23. Hampshire never gave up, however and had a couple of close range opportunities before Forwards and Backs combined tremendously to finish of a Try by replacement 15, Jonny Maddock just before the final whistle. FT: 15-23.
Hampshire U16 'B's 26 - 36 Dorset & Wilts. 'B's
This was a very fast & furious match between two sides intent on attacking whenever, and from wherever, possible. D&W got the better of the score sheet in the first 25mins. however, and led 0-12 before Hampshire responded with a good team Try by Charlie Power (3) & Conversion by Will Pinnell (15) just before half-time finishing the half 7-12 down.
The 2nd half continued at the same pace as the first, with lots of line breaks from both sides, but it was again D&W who dominated the score sheet for the first 20mins of the half, stretching their lead to 12-29 through 2 more converted Tries and a Penalty, inter-mixed with a fine Hampshire Try from Josh Sines in the corner. The last 15mins became very exciting, however, when the Hampshire Backs really kicked in to gear getting the ball out wide & creating two great long range opportunities down the right touchline for James Richardson, who finished both with fine Tries, very skilfully beating the D&W cover. Both tries were converted by Pinnell to set up an exciting finish at 26-29. However, with Hampshire throwing everything in attack, it was D&W who finished off the scoring ending the match 26-36. Great game though.

Pitch Maintenance – An Evening with Keith Kent  


Monday 27th January, 1830-2100 at Newbury RFC


Please see blow for invitation for your ground staff to attend an evening with Keith Kent (recently retired Twickenham Head Groundsman).


The event is free and is open to all ground staff (e.g. in house, contractors, local authority, etc.) so please do pass on to whoever maintains your pitches.


To book a place please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Grounsdmen Jan 2020

Hi All


Please see attached the nomination form for the Girls County U18 program this coming season.


If you could please give consideration to whom you would like to nominate and arrange for the forms to be forwarded and completed by all relevant players that would be much appreciated. 


Pleased return nomination forms asap to the U18G manager – Click here for form 


Lynne Piddington This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please bear in mind that whilst the U18 Girls County program is viewed as a development tool on the Player Pathway, it is still a step up from club rugby.


The number of girls now playing has grown considerably and in order to make sure everyone has a positive experience we would ask that you please only send your most capable players to the trials.


Please consider the following points when nominating:


Please ensure nominees are:

  • Confident in her ability and always gives maximum effort
  • Willing to make positive contributions to training and matches
  • Able to tackle effectively and show good defensive awareness
  • Competent at passing off both hands and make a variety of passes
  • Able to identify space and mismatches within defence
  • Confident in contact and able to present the ball effectively
  • Good decision makers
  • Willing to demonstrate TREDS in all aspects of the game 

The trial/training venue has now been confirmed as Havant RFC, Fraser Road, Havant, PO9 3EJ for the dates below.


Players are invited to the initial assessment on the 24th Jan. A selection of girls will be invited to the 2nd assessment on the 26 Jan. All girls selected on the 26th Jan will be required to join all training sessions and will play at all 3 festivals.


U18 Girls 





Fri   24/01/2020

Trial Assessment 1

Reg 18:15


Havant RFC – PO9 3EJ

Sun 26/01/2020

Trial Assessment 2

Reg 14:30


Havant RFC – PO9 3EJ

Mon 17/02/2020

Pre match skills



Fri   21/02/2020

Pre Match training



Sun 23/02/2020

Festival  1

13:00 TBC

Petersfield RFC –GU31 4EP

Fri   06/03/2020

Pre match training


Havant RFC – PO9 3EJ

Sun 08/03/2020

Festival  2

14:00 ?

TBC - Old Pauline RFC


Fri   20/03/2020

Pre match training


Havant RFC – PO9 3EJ

Sun 22/03/2020

Festival 3




Thank you


Lynne U18 Girls Manager –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Daniel Roberts U18 Girls Lead Coach –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. above.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing, on New Years day, of Petersfield RFC Dave Auger, following his battle with cancer.


Full details can be found on Petersfield RFC website - 






AASE TRIALS for current U16 Age group players
Wednesday 22nd January 2020
See poster for details...

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