Sunday, 29 January 2012

The match is ON

Hendy have texted after checking the pitches.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Hendy v Mumbles Pirates, 29 January kick-off 11.00.

The game tomorrow is aginst Hendy meet 10.30 for11.00. Their address is:

Club House
3-7 Iscoed Rd
Tel: 01792 882779

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Help with planning new club facilities at Underhill Park

Mumbles RFC hopes to be in a position (with Mumbles Rangers) to take the Underhill Park project forward which will culminate in a new clubhouse, etc.

For this to happen the club needs people with skills and commitment to be part of the project team, so if you have have any expertise or interest in finance, design, planning, legal, fund raising etc, please let Ceri (or any of the coaches) know.

A meeting wil be held in March to discuss the way forward, for a chance that might not occur again, so please let us know if you want to involved - this could also include friends, grandparents, retired business people, etc.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Training 17.30 Clubhouse

3 tough matches on the trot have highlighted many strengths and areas for development. Top of the list for today are counter-rucking for forwards and line position for backs together with tackling and taking the ball at pace for everyone!
please text /teamer if you are unable to make training.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Mumbles Pirates vs South Gower, Sunday 22 January 11am

I've just checked with South Gower and they are coming to play on Sunday, so we will need to be on top form.  Kick-off at 11am so if we meet at the Bishopston pitch at 10.15am we can get ourselves sorted and practice again before we play.  Second half of training on Tuesday, when everyone got a little more focussed, had some excellent running and pace and passing down the line.  Lets see if we can hit the ball at  speed on Sunday and cause South Gower some problems.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Training tonight next to Mumbles Clubhouse, Underhill Park 17:30

We'll train outside today, but dress up warm. Meet at the Mumbles Clubhouse at Underhill Park, that's next to the larger of the two rugby pitches. We'll go for a 17:30 meet.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Gowerton vs Mumbles Pirates 15 January 2012

Meet at Gowerton RFC 10.15am for an 11.00am kick-off.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Dunvant vs Mumbles Pirates

A first run out after the Christmas break saw the Pirates make the short journey to face local rivals Dunvant. In recent years Dunvant have proved to be tough opponents and Sunday was no exception. The squad for the match comprised:

Forwards: Connor, Sean M, Luke, Tom T, Tal, Cian, Josh and Matt S
Backs: Liam, Jake C, Rory, Harley, Joe, Jon, Will, Rhyddian, Jake S, Owen, Tommy Max and Sean A

The Pirates started well, on the wide open spaces of Dunvant's very large pitch, recycling possession and made space for Jon to score out wide (converted by Liam). This was followed by further good work resulting in Jake C taking the direct route through the Dunvant pack to score another good try (converted by Liam). However, some lax tackling allowed Dunvant to break back and score a converted try. The hosts then stepped up their rucking and began to dominate the break down area, creating further opportunities and an equalising try (again converted). So the score at the half was 14-14.

After the restart the Pirates again started strongly, contesting the breakdown and moving the ball up the pitch for Liam to work Sean A free on the blindside to score a third try, this time in the corner. More good team play moved the ball through the backs for Will to use the width of the pitch and run in another converted try. A late surge by the Dunvant pack saw them batter another try from close range, but when the referee blew for time the Pirates emerged as 26-21 victors.

A good start to the season against a strong opposition team. Key to this victory were periods of good tackling and strong rucking. We now need more of the same for longer periods. The Player of the Week was Connor.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Dunvant v Mumbles Pirates

Dunvant have asked for a 10.30 kick-off tomorrow so we plan to meet at Dunvant at 9.45 to train then pick a team. As ever everyone plays. See you Sunday.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

No training Tuesday 3 January

No training tonight, but there will be a mtach on Sunday (depending on the state of the pitches) at Dunvant.  We will aim to train before we play.