This week the Spartans headed to Chiswick for an early kick off. The rain started hammering down as the game kicked off, the weather brought a few handling errors from both sides, which the T’s scrum the chance to exert some earlier pressure. T’s started well, having a lot of early possession but never really making much ground.
A disappointing 20 minutes in the first half allowed Chiswick to move the ball wide well and put some points on the board. A missed penalty attempted by Dan Jones was the closest T’s got to putting any points on the board in the first half, with the first period ending 26(ish)-0. Work to be done in the second half.
T’s made a good start to the second half with the defensive structure much improved. Some aggressive defence led to turnovers, and T’s started to exert some pressure. A few big scrums and fast ball allowed T’s to make some good yards. Chiswick scored a break away try 10 mins in to the second half despite the T’s pressure. After re-grouping under the posts, T’s forgot the scoreboard and started to play. A big hit from Tristan from the kick led to a turnover, some nice phase play and quick ball got T’s moving forward. Quick feet and good pace from Arlind allowed a break through the Chiswick midfield, who took two defenders over the line with him to touch down under the posts. Chiswick scored a few more tries, not quite sure how many…
T’s started to dominate for a good spell, with holes appearing in the Chiswick defence. George in at scrum half was dictating play allowing T’s to start to move the ball wide nicely. The game ended on a sour note with Sam injuring his neck in a tackle, the game was called on 70 mins as an ambulance was required. Good to hear Sam is OK after an overnight stay in the hospital.
Shout outs to; Mike, Arlind, Rob, Aaron & Dan for looking after Sam.
You must be logged in to leave a comment.
In two weeks’ time our ladies team return to Paris to attempt to win back the Cockerel – in an annual fixture that first took place in 1993. They take with them a large group of... Read more
Yeovil Rugby Ladies and Thamesians Ladies have been selected to head for Zambia and the Mufulira Sevens in August. Check out the full write up on EnglandRugby.com The Richmond... Read more
The RFU Development Body has recognised the efforts of the club and awarded us with accreditation. This accreditation will provide Thamesians with credibility with local... Read more
Last weekend saw a substantial crowd watch Thamesians beat Verulamians at Waldegrave School. Many of those attending had played on this pitch forty plus years ago as pupils of... Read more
Our playing and social kit shop is now online. Items Available Include: Club Blazers Training Kit T-Shirts Flip Flops .. and a lot more. Visit Thamesians RFC Online Store Read more