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Cambridge Rugby Shield



Please note the earlier kick-off time of 2.00pm from now until March, with lunches starting at 12.00pm.  There are still spaces availabe for pre-match lunch for this match.  Click here to book.  

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2nd half not quite long enough for Cambridge at Chinnor

ForHawksreport In a game of two halves, thanks to the slope and the wind in Thame, a slow revival could not get Cambridge past the 23-0 half time deficit vs Chinnor, despite matching the home side for tries. Ross Kevan catalysed a change in fortune in the second half as did James Stokes in his first start for a while. Stokes set up James Aryton for the first Cambridge try, Steph Liebenberg claimed the second from a quick tap and Stokes himself finished the third to make it a barnstorming finish and claim a losing bonus point.  
Read a short report here    Read the CEN report here

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Dorking keep Cambridge in their place 

GoodeMoM DorkingA continuation of their improved form was not enough for Cambridge to contain a canny Dorking side who looked good for their 3rd place in the league. However, with the home side playing into the wind in the first half, the crowd thought that a 0-9 deficit could be overcome. It is a while since we wondered where a try may come from at Volac Park, but the two sides negated each other very effectively in the first half, although it took a smart interception by Albert Portsmouth to stop a Dorking 2v1 yielding the first try.   Dorking raised their game at the start of the second half and surprised Cambridge with some pressure and a score under the posts to make it 0-16. It's not unusual for Tom Jones to come off the bench and make an impact and he was in position to finish off a move started by Matt Goode breaking from deep to take it into the Dorking 22. The Boshoff conversion made it 7-16, but two more quick tries took the game away from Cambridge and despite a trademark number 8 pick up from Steve Hipwell and a nicely slotted Boshoff conversion, Cambridge never looked like bridging the gap.

Showing his best form since joining Cambridge, Matt Goode was Money Wise MoM.

Read Jacko's Verdict Here    Read the CEN report Here

Valient Crusaders Bosh'ed by Cambridge

KyleDMoM Dings smA solid, if not spectacular, performance saw a much needed home win at Volac Park for Cambridge, as Dings Crusaders pushed them hard. First half tries from Martin Wolfenden and Steve Hipwell looked to have given Cambridge a good half-time advantage before DIngs scored with the last play of the half to take 14-7 into the dressing room.  In the first rain of the season Dings thought they could spoil the party and pressured Cambridge but the home defence is looking proactive and solid this season. After an exchange of long range penalties, Cambridge survived a 10 minute spell with 13 men as first Pete Kolakowski and Ean Griffiths were yellow carded. With support from the crowd, Cambridge came through this test and Albert Portsmouth added a score to make it 24-10. Dings were not finished a scored with 10 minutes to go, but as the Autumn sun returned Gerhard Boshoff capped a fine kicking performance with a dropped goal to make it 27-17 at the whistle and cast a long shadow over the Dings return to the West Country with no points. 

The front row worked very hard against bigger opposition and Kyle Dufty was deservedly name Carter Jonas MoM.

Read a short report    Read Jacko's Verdict    Read Mark Taylor's CEN report

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Sat 01 Nov 14:00 H Lydney booklunch
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Wed 29 Oct 20:00 A Old Albanian II
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Rugby News Results League Table
Datum Wed., 29. Oct. 2014 Beginn 20:00
Old Albanian II 7:8 Development

Datum Sat., 25. Oct. 2014 Beginn 15:00
Chinnor 23:19 Cambridge

Datum Sat., 25. Oct. 2014 Beginn 15:00
Exiles 19:27 Cantabrigians 2

# Team Pld - - W - - D - - L - - For - - Ag - - Pts
1 Henley Hawks 8 8 0 0 252 112 37
2 Dorking 8 7 0 1 218 126 31
3 Taunton Titans 8 7 0 1 242 187 31
4 Bishops Stortford 8 4 0 4 219 196 24
5 Old Elthamians 8 5 0 3 223 247 24
6 Redruth 8 4 0 4 184 170 23
7 Chinnor 8 4 0 4 227 187 22
8 Clifton 8 4 0 4 203 226 21
9 Worthing Raiders 8 3 0 5 184 189 19
10 Lydney 8 4 0 4 139 241 18
11 Southend 8 3 0 5 209 185 16
12 Canterbury 8 2 1 5 187 240 15
13 Cornish All Blacks 8 2 0 6 169 168 13
14 Shelford 8 3 0 5 178 185 12
15 Cambridge 8 2 0 6 140 218 11
16 Dings Crusaders 8 1 1 6 179 276 9

CRUFC v Dings
27 September 14