Rugby Sevens Festival

One of our Rugby scholars and assisting coach of the girls and boys scholar teams, Rosie Kay, held a Rugby Sevens event today. The event was a fun filled day celebrating and making people aware of Rugby sevens, as people are not as aware of Rugby sevens as they are normal Rugby! Rugby sevens is…

Derby Day!

This year Derby Day was held at UEA, after losing to them last year at rugby, we went to UEA with fight and aiming to end the day on a win, and hold the win against them for a whole year. Unfortunately, after a great season of rugby, all our rugby teams lost against UEA….

Winning Wednesday! 01/02/17

Last week the 2’s team, played exceptionally well and won 41-12! After all their hard work, it was certain that this term was going to be a great success for them, and they were right. Again, the weather was rubbish! It was wet and cold but the boys powered through and won 24-17 against Greenwich!…

Winning Wednesday! 25/1/17

Today the second’s Team played in the fog and cold. Their game resulted in another win- keeping Wednesday’s as Winning Wednesday! The weather was horrible, there was light rain, heavy fog and very cold, but the boys played so well. With the final score being 41-12 to Essex Uni. This was their first game since…

Scrum

Scrums are often used to restart play throughout the game. This could be for a number of reasons, such as: due to there being a ‘knock on’, or a forward pass or because a team member is accidentally offside. If these happen and there is no advantage for the opposing team, play is stopped and…

Kicking

Kicking Firstly, there are four different types of kicking: kicking for posts, box kicking, drop kick and kicking out of hand. Kicking for posts: is done after either scoring a try or for a penalty. A conversion is worth 2 points and a penalty is worth 2. Box kicking: is done from a ruck, normally…

Lineouts

Lineouts This set piece within a game is used to restart play once the ball has gone off the pitch. The official formation of a lineout is when two players from each team arrive at the point of line out. Once the lineout is formed, the attacking team can decide on the number of players…

Winning Wednesday! 9/11/16

This Wednesday the 2nd team played Portsmouth at Colchester Rugby club. The 1st team boys had a week off and came to watch our 2nd team play and supported them throughout the game. Although our 1st team boys came along to watch, as the game was not on our home ground, therefore, support was limited…

Winning Wednesday! 02/11/16

Both our UERFC teams have been training every Monday and Wednesday evening since freshers started on the first week of October. The boys started pre-season back in September to get a head start on this years season, but have gained new players during freshers week. All this training by both teams has resulted on great…