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Chiswick 20 Harpenden 11
The first maul in the match, by Harpenden, was impressive. The ball eventually came out and was kicked hopefully downfield. Putting it within Joe Grindle’s range was a big mistake, however, as the Chiswick full back chipped over the rush of players in black and white, caught it after a lucky bounce and sent wing Rory McLaughlin off towards the line. He powered through a tackle and touched down. Simon Hallett’s kick was pulled just left. One minute gone, and a warm glow crept over the home supporters.
Following their 1st round win away at Campion, Chiswick 1st XV have drawn Rochford at home in the 2nd round of the RFU Intermediate Cup. The match will be played at Riverside Lands on...
Campion 5 Chiswick 24
Campion, a young team from Campion school, having been promoted in two consecutive seasons, started confidently, in wintry weather, but Chiswick were in no mood to give them any space to open up.
Hammersmith and Fulham 13 – Chiswick 67
What is usually a close encounter turned into an autumnal frolic in the sun with an almost flawless Chiswick sweeping the nervy home team aside. After the setback against Staines, the return of the dynamic sextet of Jon Gibson, Jon Joyce, Rikki Darroch, Joe Grindle, Luca Vannini and James Dribble transformed Chiswick into a promotion-chasing team again, although it was the scrum, where the front row were outstanding, which established the early dominance which was then maintained throughout the game.
Chiswick 21 Staines 29
Re-structuring your back division for the second match of the season is not ideal, but gifting a generous number of mistakes as well proved costly for a very disappointed Chiswick team who failed to repeat their Middlesex Cup success against the demoted Staines.
Tabard 17 Chiswick 22
Chiswick started the season’s first League match brightly, with Jon Joyce first to Simon Hallett’s kick-off. After a minute, the first penalty of the game provided Hallett with a reasonable chance of three points. The length was good, but the ball was pushed right. The early play was unambitious, with both sides tackling well and the scrums and lineouts fairly even, although Tabard looked a little more settled in their routines.
Chiswick 22 Westcliff “A” 17
A well-chosen friendly makes a lot of sense. Both teams tried hard and, despite a few puffs and pants early on, sustained attacking intents throughout the eighty minutes. One white-haired observer thought Westcliffs’ passing superior, ( their first team are, after all, in National 3 two levels up on Chiswick ) others that Chiswick’s defence near their line was outstanding. Players such as the Westcliff hooker and the exciting Chiswick full-back Joe Grindle stood out, but there were very few real weaknesses on either side.
For the last 25 years, the Rugby world has been blessed to have had the services of Rocky Skinner as a coach, mentor, leader and friend. His work in mini, youth and senior rugby...
Pre season training is now well underway at Chiswick Rugby Club. As part of the ongoing recruitment drive the senior team linked up with the Chiswick Minis section for...
Chiswick RFC are pleased to announce that Adrian Hoile has been appointed as their Director of Rugby. This appointment builds on Adrian’s success, initially as Backs Coach in 2010/11 and subsequently as Head Coach...