Author: Gavin Nichols
This was a match of four quarters. Home supporters arriving twenty-five minutes into the match could not believe their team were 21-0 up, as Chiswick definitely had an edge at that time.
We’re welcoming a new unit to the clubhouse for the world cup, a Bollinger Big Boy signed by Lawrence Dallaglio! It’s a Nebuchadnezzar, which is a bottle containing 20 standard bottles of champagne and...
Chiswick were successful at the recent Middlesex RWC Awards winning two on the night in the presence of the William Webb Ellis cup.
Chiswick RFC are pleased to announce the following as Skippers for the respective XVs this season. 1st XV Squad Captain – Sam Leslie-Miller V.Captain – Simon Hallett Sam takes over from Luca after serving as...
Middlesex have confirmed the fixtures for the opening round of the Merit Table Cup and Merit Table Vase competitions for the upcoming season. Chiswick’s 2nd XV will face Rosslyn Park 4ths away on the...
Maidstone 29 – Chiswick 12
Both teams tore into this Regional Final of the RFU Intermediate Cup from the off, and it was anyone’s game at first, with Chiswick’s probing fifteen man rugby, tending towards the anarchic, running up against the aggressive Maidstone defence, which excelled in ripping the ball off the visitors
Hemel Hempstead 12 – Chiswick 74
After last week’s debacle, Chiswick wreaked vengeance on a weak but plucky Hemel Hempstead, who scored two tries and came close to several more, whilst being unable to cope with the power of the Chiswick team.
Chiswick 8 – Old Haberdashers 17
Chiswick finally met their match, Haberdashers proving marginally the better team, at least in the unusually slippery conditions at Riverside Lands, conditions which changed the home back line from being slippery to hold to slipping over.
Following their fantastic 17-10 win in the semi final Saturday, Chiswick 1st XV have drawn Maidstone in the final of the London and SE Division of the RFU Intrermediate cup. Home/away draw to be...
Harrow 10 – Chiswick 23
To prove their earlier victory over the League leaders was no fluke, Chiswick proceeded to outplay them comprehensively again at Stanmore. This was a team performance with everybody pulling their weight, and the defence being so good that Harrow did not cross the Chiswick goal-line once.
Chiswick 18 – Hampstead 13
With Harpenden’s narrow defeat at St.Albans, this result propels Chiswick into the play-off spot in the League.
Chiswick 43 – Old Merchant Taylors 17
A cold capricious wind failed to prevent a feast of running rugby, with the home pack, strengthened by the return of Sam Hood, proving the dominant force eventually. Despite the wind on their backs, with Gabs Lowe standing in at fly half, Chiswick were always going to run everything.
Last time Chiswick played Harpenden with snow on the pitch, the match was abandoned at half-time, with the score 0-0. This time the half-time score was again 0-0, but the sun was out, the snow had melted, and an epic encounter between the second and the third in the League ended with honours even.
Hammersmith came to Riverside Lands determined to avenge the trouncing they had received earlier in the season, and were within a few feet of gaining at least a draw
Chiswick 1st XV have been awarded a home draw for the semi-final of the RFU Intermediate Cup, London and South East Division.
The match will be played on Saturday 14th February against the winners of the rescheduled quarter-final match between Crowborough and London Cornish.
Norwich 17 – Chiswick 35
Having previously been defeated in the semi-finals of the Intermediate Cup by a team they should have beaten, Chiswick were fired up for this match.
Staines 10 – Chiswick 8
A blood red sunset was the final and fitting panoramic backdrop to a titanic struggle between two well-matched teams, the result knocking Chiswick off second spot in the League table.
Chiswick 36 – St Albans 24
For most of this match the talented Chiswick back division was in charge, absorbing another change, this time caused by fatherhood, Jon Gibson now being a Dad, and always dangerous when given half a chance to attack.