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Worcestershire & - Herefordshire RFU

Annual County Dinner


Date: Friday 20th March 2020

Arrival: from 6.30pm, Meal served at 7.30pm, Carriages at 12am

 

Venue: Kidderminster Carolians RFC

Marlpool Lane, Kidderminster DY11 5HP

Hosted by John Slim, President, W&H RFU

Special Guest - Mark Linnett

Mark Linnett

From Rugby to England via Moseley, Worcester, Birmingham Bees and British Police. 

Dress code: Lounge Suits or Club Blazer & Ties

Format: 3 course sit down meal & Coffee/Tea

Price: £35 per person or Table of 10 £300

Presentations will take place for those clubs who won last seasons Cups, Shields, Vases, Leagues & Merit Tables – Ensure your Club is represented.


Payment prior to the event is required to secure your place, please book before Tuesday 17th March to avoid disappointment.

 

RSVP: John Slim, President W&H RFU 07989 786913

or via e mail to porkpieman@live.co.uk


Payment either by cheque (payable to Worcestershire & Herefordshire RFU) to: John Slim, 25 Lion Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands. DY8 1UE or by BACS transfer to W&H RFU account followed by an email to porkpieman@live.co.uk confirming the number of places booked and paid for – Sort code: 40-47-17, A/C Number: 02767554




Shropshire Victorious in Three Counties Nine Try Thriller


Worcester & Hereford took on Shropshire on Wednesday night in the first game of this year’s Three Counties Championship.

The game was originally scheduled to be at Worcester RFC but had to be switched at the last minute as their pitches were flooded and Kidderminster Carolians very kindly agreed to host it with a mere 8 hours notice!


Shropshire put in a very strong performance throughout based on their dominant scrum platform and led at half time 10-17 which by 70 minutes had increased to 15-30.

The last crazy 10 minutes belied this Shropshire dominance as the home side stormed into life and ran in 3 tries sandwiching a sole Shropshire reply which produced a final scoreline of 36-37 and two bonus points for W&H, five for Shropshire! 


W&H try scorers were two for winger Will Bugg (Evesham), one for vice-captain Russ Brown (Droitwich), Joey Roberts (Droitwich) and Ashley Icke (Evesham), a penalty and four conversions by centre Luke Fenton (Old Halesonians), with the coaches Man of the Match award going to captain Chris Pinner (Kidderminster Carolians).


Shropshire try scorers were Simon Price (Bridgnorth), Liam Deery (Shrewsbury), Jack Bevan (Shrewsbury) and captain Dave Hartshorne (Newport) with a penalty and three conversions for Rhys Haarhy (Bournville) 


Next up Greater Birmingham host Worcester & Hereford on Wednesday 5th February at Woodrush RFC where the away team will be seeking revenge for last year’s final defeat as GB secured the John Hunt Shield for the first time in eighteen years!