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Latest Club News Item

- 22/09/2017

CONDOLENCES EXTENDED TO JOSH GILBERT'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS

If you follow us on Facebook, or keep abreast of local news, you will have noticed the tragic death, during a rugby match against Hadleigh, of Thurston RFC's 25 year old Josh Gilbert from what appears to have been a heart attack. Despite the best efforts of those present and the use of a defibrillator, Josh could not be saved. The condolences of everyone at Norwich Rugby Club are extended to Josh's family, friends and all at Thurston RFC.

A minute's silence will be observed before our first team game against Woodford on Saturday as it will be across the whole of the ECRU constituent body for the loss of one of the rugby family.

 

WHAT AN ASTONISHING ACHIEVEMENT!

Eighty cyclists from the Norfolk rugby community and beyond covered 300 miles in 3 days to raise  £125,000 for Wooden Spoon, BUILD, Nelson’s Journey, Special Olympics Norfolk, MIND, Red Balloon, Bloodwise, Club 99 with every penny staying within our wonderful county.

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Having spent some of their final day with them, I am astonished at the fitness, commitment to training, support, logistics and atmosphere of these wonderful people, their sponsors and donors.


Although he will downplay his role, Norwich's Mark Loveday was pivotal to the growth of the concept, to drawing around him a committee dedicated to make this a success, and finding the vital support staff including Pedal Revolution in Norwich for their technical back up. It is a tribute to everyone involved, to the rugby clubs of Norfolk (and a few in Suffolk) and to the thing that marks our game out as so special, because of the people in it.

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Mark said " The objective was to raise a life changing amount of money for Norfolk charities, to have fun and to bring together our rugby communities behind a common cause. We achieved all three and have raised over £120,000. the support and love we have received from everyone has been utterly overwhelming and we are so proud to have played our part. Just don't ask what's next! "

You can still donate via this link

 https://mydonate.bt.com/teams/clubtogether2017

 

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DISCOUNT SCHEME FOR CLUB MEMBERS

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We are pleased to announce a discount scheme with Pilch Intersport (part of Jarrolds) for club members. You will receive a letter when you renew your membership to take to the store and exchange for a discount card.

In addition to rugby kit there are many other specialist sports catered for. More details will be provided in your membership pack.

 

RBS SIX NATIONS TICKET APPLICATION FORM POSTED

The Six Nations tickets for the two home games against Wales and Ireland can be applied for. The form, including all details, dates, cost and where to return it to can be found on the downloads page from the top menu.

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CHARITY GOLF DAY

Our sponsors Heritage Will Writers are hosting a charity golf day on Tuesday 3rd October at Royal Norwich Golf Club. The flyer with full details and the application form, can be downloaded from our downloads page (oddly enough!). A Jaguar 2.0 XE is the prize for a hole in one which has to be worth a punt.

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Latest 1st XV Match Report

Cantabrigian 10 Norwich 27 - 16/09/2017

If Norwich were expecting an easy game after Cantabs defeat by Old Cooperians by 60 points last week they were in for a shock as the home side had several key players missing for the OC’s game because of a wedding. Jonny Wheater Just before the start there was a deluge and the referee decided to postpone the kick-off for 10 minutes. When the game did eventually get under way it was Cantabs who drew first blood. Fly-half James Hayward hoisted a huge kick that Norwich could not deal with. Th.....
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Latest 1st XV News

Last Wine Bar Man of the Match v Chelmsford - 09/09/2017

The Last Wine Bar and Restaurant Man of the Match  award for the season's opener against Chelmsford was Si Darby.

Si wins a bottle of champagne and a meal for 2 at the superb last Wine .....
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Latest 2nd XV News

Waffle House Man ofthe Match Award - 09/09/2017

The winner of the first Lions Man of the Match award of the season was Charlie Orton The Lions won the game comfortably 70:0 and Charile bagged a couple of tries. 

Charlie receives a mea.....
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Latest 2nd XV Match Report

Norwich 10 Diss 10 - 16/09/2017

On a dank day that saw winter pushing ever nearer, the Norwich Lions welcomed the Diss 3rd team to Beeston Hyrne.  Diss 3’s are a good mix of old heads and young shoulders.
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Latest 3rd XV Match Report

Crusaders 2's 31 Norwich AXV 0 - 16/09/2017


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Latest Colts Match Report

Norwich 15 Holt 27 - 17/09/2017

The sun was shining at Beeston Hyrne for the first game of the Colts 2017-18 season and both sides were ready for action as soon as the referee's whistle blew.

Holt had the early pressure in .....
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Latest Under 16's Match Report

Holt 75 Norwich 5 - 17/09/2017

I always enjoy a trip to Holt, we have lots of old friends there from our shared tour at the under 13’s age group. However for our team it was the hardest start we could have imagined. This H.....
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Latest Under 15's Match Report

Holt v Norwich - 17/09/2017

Our first match of the season.
We travelled to Holt with a number of new players and existing players in new positions for this season.
Being the first match of this season we took the op.....
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