Monday, 27 March 2017

D&W u20s vs. Middlesex

On Sunday, 26 March, Devon beat Somerset in the remaining u20s pool game.  This means that Dorset & Wilts. u20s have topped the pool and are at home to Middlesex u20s on Sunday, 2 April, 2017.

The game will take place at Trowbridge Rugby Club with a 2:30 pm kick-off.



Saturday, 25 March 2017

D&W U17/18’S DEVELOPMENT DAY - DETAILS RELEASED



Bath Academy are having u17s games on 21 April (Exeter) and 28 April (Bristol) before the end of season release of some players, which will provide future County u18 and u20 programmes with a very realistic player pathway to South West and England representation and the potential that can bring.  As always, players who are off to Uni can still play for us at u20 level - we currently have students from Bath, Loughborough, Hartbury, Cardiff and Brunel to name a few.

Therefore the Management and Coaching Staff have great pleasure in announcing a Development Day for the current squad players and those who may no longer be involved in Academy rugby.  The purpose of the day is to extend the development of our current squad players, alongside players who were not quite ready for County rugby.  We will focus on the development of those better players within a Club Team and those who are keen to develop their skills to a representative level.  We have therefore organised a Players Development Day to be held at Bryanston School on Sunday 23 April, 2017 for all Squad Players and unselected players who attended the Trials at Tidworth and Salisbury.  (Parents and Coaches are also welcome to attend this stunning venue).  Players will need to bring a small notebook and pen (for sessions with Physio and points from coaches).

The session will be between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm with a break for lunch at about 12.30 pm.

Timings:

9.30 am Arrival and registration

9.45 am Squad meeting and short feedback activity.

10.00-10.30 am meeting and practical examples on Injury management and individual warm up - presented by Holley Bailey– Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy, Hartbury College

10.30am Split Backs and Forwards.
Backs - with coaches working on positional skills
Forwards - with coaches work on positional requirements at scrums and lineouts

12.30pm Lunch – PLEASE ENSURE ALL PLAYERS BRING A SUITABLE PACKED LUNCH AND DRINK

1.15pm Team Warm up (Coach lead)

1.30pm Work on the tackle and contact in small groups.

2.00pm Games for understanding

2.30 pm 6-minute rugby

2.45pm Cool down -  with Hollie Bauiley followed by review of the day

3.00pm End of day.  Players should write short action plan for their own development.

PLEASE ENSURE ALL PLAYERS BRING A SUITABLE LUNCH, PLENTY OF FLUIDS AND SNACKS FOR THE DAY.  A CHANGE OF CLOTHES IS ALSO RECOMMENDED, PARTICULARLY IF IT IS RAINING.  WE WILL HAVE A PHYSIO THERE FOR THE DAY AND SHOWERS/CHANGING ROOMS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE.

Our aim is to have a highly productive but fun rugby event, whilst taking another look at those players who originally trialled, alongside our selected squad, to see how they have worked on the feedback given from the assessors in previous trails. Please note that this is not with a view to add players to our existing squad (unless players are considered exceptional), but to prepare/boost confidence for players who intend to be considered in the next Trial.

COACHES, SCHOOL MASTERS, PARENTS

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY PLAYER ON THE DAY WITHOUT PRIOR CONFIRMATION OF INTENDED ATTENDANCE BY EMAIL TO samsie1@talktalk.net OR IF WE DO NOT HAVE THE COMPLETED FORMS THAT WERE HANDED IN AT PREVIOUS TRIALS.


We experienced a very difficult situation at the first trial (in extreme weather conditions) when 22 players arrived unannounced and caused huge delays at registration.  We do not have the time or other resources to deal with this again.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

D&W Senior XV - MIDDLESEX WITHDRAW



The Dorset & Wilts Senior XV management and coaching team are holding their first training session at Salisbury Rugby Club on Sunday 26 March, 2017, in preparation for this season’s RFU County Championship Shield competition.  Here is the full schedule: -

26 March Training Salisbury

30 April Somerset friendly (North Dorset RFC KO 2.0 pm)

3 May Training Salisbury

6 May Sussex (Away)

10 May Training Salisbury

13 May Middlesex (Away)

17 May Training Salisbury

20 May Berkshire (Home at Royal Wootton Bassett RFC)

24 May Training Salisbury


28 May County Championship Shield Final (Twickenham)

Monday, 6 March 2017

Disciplinary Decisions To Date


The results of D&W Disciplinary Cases to date are as follows: -
Stuart Bright
Blandford
striking
3 weeks
Scott Chislett
Bournemouth
2 yellows
SOSP
Simon Ellis
Corsham
striking
3 weeks
Matthew Allen
SCOBs
abuse
6 weeks
Guy Furner
Bridport
referee abuse
8 weeks
Edward Collins
Chippenham
charging
2 weeks
Travis Orwin
Devizes
abuse
3 weeks
Russell Westcott
Marlborough
referee abuse
2 weeks
Natalie Knott
Supermarine
kicking
6 weeks
Liam Dunford
Swindon RFC
punch
3 weeks
Bournemouth University
The whole club
Rule 5.12
club ban [suspended]
Trowbridge RFC
Trowbridge
Rule 5.12
TBA
Salisbury RFC
Salisbury
Rule 5.12
TBA
Citing - Nick Tuckett
SCOB
Head-butt
TBA
Karl Crosbie
Pewsey Vale
punch
1 week
Tom Moreton
Chippenham
punch
2 weeks
Russell Haxton
Swindon
punch
3 weeks
Wayne Anderson
Cricklade
punch
2 weeks
Bram Coleman
Minety
charging
3 weeks
Minety
5.12
referee abuse
TBA
Matthew Rea
Sutton Benger
charging
1 week
Jack Belcher
Dorset Dockers
punch
1 week
Kieran Fry
Dorchester
punch
1 week
Richard White
SCOBs
charge
8 weeks
Mike Dauwalder
Salisbury
punch
Will Hooper
RWB
punch
5 weeks
Oliver McNerlin
Corsham
tip tackle
4 weeks
Lewis Surrey
Chippenham
punch
3 weeks
James Reeves-Harcom
Melksham
punch
5 weeks
Michael Tuck
Westbury
dissent
2 weeks
Andy Bowditch
Weymouth & Portland
Punch
TBA
Will Grant
Marlborough
dangerous tackle
3 weeks
Sikelu Rokovonicagi
Warminster
referee abuse
7 weeks
Joji Naigunugunu
Warminster
referee abuse
8 weeks
Morgan Leadbitter
East Dorset
referee abuse
22 weeks
Nick Couzens
Swindon
punch
20 weeks
Stuart Bright
Blandford
2 yellows
2 weeks
Jonathan Blackmore
Wimborne
punch
2 weeks
Jack Hennings
Bournemouth
2 yellow
SOSP
Ollie Pinnell
Warminster
Rule 5.12
Reprimand
Swindon Rugby Club
The whole club
5 red cards
Warning + Action
Peter Lloyd
Lytchett Minster
Punch
2 weeks
Wilden Robanakaduva
Marlborough
Punch
2 weeks


For more detailed information please contact the Disciplinary Secretary dwrfudiciplinarsecretary@gmail.com