Archive | August, 2014

SCARBOROUGH TEAM FOR SHIELD GAME AT BARNSLEY

29 Aug

Scarborough’s team for tomorrow’s game at Barnsley:

 

COREY DENNIS

HARRY DOMETT

TOM RATCLIFFE (CAPTAIN)

GRAEME JEFFREY

JOE MARSHALL

TOM CHADWICK

PHIL STEWART

RYAN PICKERING

MARK HOPPER

PAUL TAYLOR

MIKEY READMAN

NICK INGHAM

CHRIS SUTTON

PAUL WHITE

MATTY OXTOBY

 

SUBSTITUTES: 

TOM FISH

JOE LENTON

JORDAN WAKEHAM

A.N. OTHER

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COACH LEE CONFIDENT FOR BARNSLEY TRIP

29 Aug

With reference to by previous blog: I’ve just read a short interview with Lee Douglas posted on the Scarborough News website at 4.45pm today. Thanks Dan!

SCARBOROUGH TRAVEL TO BARNSLEY IN THE SHIELD TOMORROW

29 Aug

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NIGHTINGALE AND SCHUTZ LEAVE SCARBOROUGH

It looks as if this blog will be the only place you’ll be able to get any information on Scarborough’s 2nd round tie in the Yorkshire Challenge Shield tomorrow. I’ve scoured the club website (where the game is in the fixture list) and the Scarborough News (online and print) but can find nothing on tomorrow’s apparently covert trip to south Yorkshire. Perhaps in the case of the club, it’s because following the shock departure of Blake Nightingale and Zybnec Schutz earlier this week, the squad has been undermined by the loss of a further two experienced players to add to those who left Silver Royd at the end of last season? I had read earlier in the summer that the club was looking to put a squad together for the coming Yorkshire One campaign, but following the departure of Nino Cutino, Benji Cottle, Chris Purdy and now Schutz and Nightingale to Ireland and Holland respectively, for the time being at least only YDO Tom Chadwick has been added to the squad. As for the Scarborough News, Tom Chadwick’s first column was an enjoyable read and Danny Gregory’s article on the Club’s reunion was informative but even given the club’s low-key approach, it would have been good to see some sort of preview of the game.

 

As for Tomorrow, the selectors have picked what looks like a mobile fifteen with the potential for scoring tries. In the back division Corey Dennis returns from Singapore to play at fullback with flyers Harry Domett and Joe Marshall on the wings. New skipper Tom Ratcliffe is joined in the centre by Graeme Jeffrey whilst Phil Stewart comes in at scrum-half and new boy Tom Chadwick makes his debut at fly-half. In the forwards, youngsters Mark Hopper and Ryan Pickering join Paul Taylor in the front row with veteran Nick Ingham and Mikey Readman in the engine room. The back row of Chris Sutton, Paul White and Matty Oxtoby are inexperienced in their positions but will benefit from a testing afternoon at Shaw Lane. Tom Fish, Joe Lenton, Jordan Wakeham and A.N. Other are on the bench. It looks as if potentially a lot of tries could come from a fairly experienced back division this season; however a lack of experience and backup could find the forwards struggle if injuries come along and when the weather and grounds deteriorate; however I’m reliably informed that reinforcements are on the way in the form of perhaps two experienced forwards from ‘down under’. We will see.

 

COREY DENNIS IN ACTION

COREY DENNIS IN ACTION

 

Scarborough’s last trip to Shaw Lane was for the first league game of season 2012/13 when they came away with a well deserved 33-10 win in sweltering conditions. Tomorrow, only four players remain from the starting line-up that day but if the forwards can win their share of ball, I’m sure they have the backs to finish the job.  A win in south Yorkshire could be the start of another good run in the world’s oldest Rugby Union knock-out competition; perhaps they could go one better this time?

 

 

GOOD NEWS ON TWO FRONTS FOR SCARBOROUGH RUFC

1 Aug
COREY DENNIS RETURNS TO ACTION NEXT SEASON

COREY DENNIS RETURNS TO ACTION NEXT SEASON

Scarborough RUFC has announced that RFU Championship side Yorkshire Carnegie will be coming to the East Coast this Autumn when they play their British & Irish Cup Match against Rotherham Titans at Silver Royd at 8pm on Friday the 10th of October under floodlights. The Match is part of ‘Carnegie’ Chairman Sir Ian McGeechan’s vision to promote rugby throughout the county and for the last three seasons the Leeds-based outfit has taken selected home fixtures around the county

Commenting on the announcement the former British Lions and Scotland Coach said, “I am delighted to be welcoming Scarborough into our circuit of venues, it is vital for us to spread the word about Yorkshire Carnegie and our ambitions for Rugby Union in the county to as many people as possible and these games certainly allow this. We were extremely impressed by, not just the set up at Scarborough but also their enthusiasm to make the game a big occasion for them as a club.”

Following recent county games this fixture is undoubtedly a coup for the club but I’m sure most of the Silver Royd faithful are just as interested on developments on the playing front at the club. Recent departures, particularly prop Nino Cutino have left the tight five alarming short of experienced props but in a conversation today with an officer close to the heart of the company it was made clear to me that although in every other respect the club was run professionally, the ethos on the playing front was unshakable; in that Scarborough was an ‘amateur’ club on the playing side and will remain so. However, I was informed that the front-row will be bolstered by a new antipodean prop before the start of the season. The club has been recruiting and Leeds-born
fullback Andy Rossol and former Bridlington utility back Martin Robinson have joined the club this summer. In addition Corey Dennis, Zbynec Schutz, Harry Dommet, Joe Marshall and new YDO Tom Chadwick will all be part of a powerful back division.

Finally the club have arranged only one pre-season game; at home to Kirby Lonsdale on Saturday the 16th of August. The second round Yorkshire Shield tie at Barnsley has been brought forward from November 8th to Saturday the 31st of August.

BEN WILSON SCORES THE CLINCHING TRY IN SCARBOROUGH'S LAST GAME AT BARNSLEY

BEN WILSON SCORES THE CLINCHING TRY IN SCARBOROUGH’S LAST GAME AT BARNSLEY

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