The season’s corresponding fixture against the Nomads, at Park Lane in November, ended in narrow win for the visitors – this time out it was the same victor, and similarly a great game of rugby to be involved in.
The 2nd XV are kicking off at 12:00 at Rosslyn Park’s home ground playing on their 4G.
Having played a friendly at Ironsides last week, the ‘second leg’ at Reigate felt somewhat like a film sequel, but whether it was to be Godfather II or Jaws 2 [the Revenge] remained to be seen.
Home Match – 2.30pm Kick Off
With the league visit to Tiffinians cancelled, it was important for ORs A XV to keep momentum building, after the previous weeks’ vibrant outings, so a friendly fixture was organised [thanks to Ed Bartlett] as a replacement.
This game can be filed in the ‘last minute.com’ folder, alongside the season’s opening match against Dorking and the Farnham pre-Christmas contest
There are those rugby days that stay long in the memory, and this will definitely be one of them! On a bitterly cold afternoon, at Whiteley Village, the AXV managed to bring warmth and a cheery glow to all Reigatians involved – players and supporters alike, with a performance that was, if not quite a perfect 10, a very strong 9.5.
Home match, kick off at 2pm. Physio from 12.00pm.
The old line, ‘Try everything once, except folk dancing and incest,’ should have ‘watching two games of rugby on adjacent pitches, simultaneously’ added to the list of things not to do. It is a feat somewhat over and above my skillset.