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Match Report: HAC II v Grasshoppers

Seniors: Second XV: 16th September 2017

HAC II 52 21 Grasshoppers
Tough day at the office but a productive one which saw our 2s take on a good MMT Div 1 (usually top of) side, with a bench of 5 The brave 15 (no bench) started well retaining the ball in attack in their 22 for 10 mins but the HAC defense was solid and our predictable (bronze) lines offered no real penetration. The moment we went wide we caused real problems with the pace and footwork of Joe Murray, Scott Poulton, Lewis Graham and Connor Cain. Defensively we gave everything but the directness and power of their physically bigger backs took it's toll. However some great cover tackling from the team as a whole but in particular Ahmed Abdali helped keep the score sensible. Overall I felt the team played some great rugby and at times made them look ordinary. The score flatters HAC somewhat but they were the stronger team overall without any doubt. Some big positives. Forwards were huge today particularly fielding some younger players Wawie Fontanos at prop and Chris Hodeib at 8. George Barden's debut at 9 was steady and has the potential to develop and grow and the wise heads of Dan Pitkin and skipper Chris Roberts will help in that direction. Basically, a very positive performance which will be invaluable experience for the team and the younger players development. Shows what we need to get to if we aspire to Div I MMT rugby and continue to develop players to support the 1st Team.
2017/18 - Seniors: First XV
Date Home Team Away Team
28 Oct 17 Grasshoppers Old Merchant Taylors'
04 Nov 17 Datchworth Grasshoppers
11 Nov 17 Grasshoppers St Albans
18 Nov 17 League Slip Date League Slip Date
25 Nov 17 Old Streetonians Grasshoppers
02 Dec 17 League Slip Date League Slip Date
09 Dec 17 Grasshoppers Hitchin
16 Dec 17 Grasshoppers Kilburn Cosmos

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Pre-season training starts at Grasshoppers on Tuesday 4th July at 7.30pm.

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Grasshoppers Rugby is recruiting players of all standards to join our great club. We boast fabulous facilities consisting of 4 pitches (3 floodlit) and a purpose built rugby gym for the use of all our players.

We have a great coaching team consisting of 4 coaches, with New Zealander Greg Joll as Head Coach ably assisted by Clive See (ex Twickenham Head Coach), Munster man Jerry Hedigan and Juan Murray who has coached at the Wasps Academy.

If you are interested in joining a friendly but very ambitious club then please turn up on Tuesday 4th July at 7.30pm, alternatively call DoR Matt Gilmore on 07554 660028 or .  

Recruitment

Grasshoppers Rugby is recruiting players of all standards to join our great club. We boast fabulous facilities consisting of 4 pitches (3 floodlit) and a purpose built rugby gym for the use of all our players.

We have a great coaching team consisting of 4 coaches, with New Zealander Greg Joll as Head Coach ably assisted by Clive See (ex Twickenham Head Coach), Munster man Jerry Hedigan and Juan Murray who coached at Wasps Academy.

If you are interested in joining a friendly but very ambitious club then please turn up on Saturday 9th July at 10.30am, alternatively call DoR Matt Gilmore on 07554 660028 or .

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