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U16s CCQF v Sland

BRFC U16’s Power Into County Cup Semi Final

County Cup U16 Quarter Final – Blaydon 45-17 Sunderland

Nerves were tense from both sides prior to this cup match. Sunderland kicked off the game with the catch being cleanly caught by a Blaydon forward; the ball was quickly passed inside to Jack Harvey who powerfully ran through the Sunderland defence to score under the posts. With 2 minutes gone Blaydon RFC were 7-0. Over the next 10mins both sides looked nervous, with possession changing over through penalties or knock ins. Blaydon turned the ball over in a Sunderland line out and was passed to Jack Harvey who again ran through the Sunderland defence making it 14-0.

Sunderland started to enjoy plenty of possession in the middle of the pitch without causing Blaydon too much problems due to a strong defence. During a passage of play from Blaydon a wayward pass was intercepted by a Sunderland 2nd row who ran under the posts to make it 14-7. This gave Blaydon the focus they needed, with the forwards now dominating the breakdown and retaining possession and keeping to the structure we know. This paid dividends on the stroke of half time with after 4-5 phases and finding ourselves 5-6 yards from the Sunderland try line, the ball was passed inside to Ryan O’Neal who powered over the line. Half time BRFC 21-7 SRFC.

Half time saw Blaydon increase the intensity and with 3 minutes into the 2nd half saw Mark Kelly finding a gap and running in a try to the left making it 28-7. To give Sunderland credit, they were not done yet. 2 turnovers from a Blaydon scrum and line out saw Sunderland driving over the try line in the right corner giving the score 28-12. Again Blaydon kept up with the intensity (especially line speed in defence) and with the ball being passed out to the left after a breakdown in the middle; Will Hindle ran in a try from the opposition 22.

Blaydon now had a foothold in the game and started to relax a little, a Sunderland line out deep inside the Sunderland half saw a Sunderland player spill possession as a result from a solid tackle by Thomas Jones, Blaydon quickly capsulised on this, with the ball being quickly passed from left to right which saw Jack Barnes score right in the far corner. The score was now 40-12. This saw the intensity of the game ease off; after a Sunderland try in the right hand corner the resultant kick off from Blaydon saw a Sunderland player knock on. The scrum was taken on the Sunderland 22, after Blaydon retaining possession, a simple pass inside to Jack Harvey saw him round off a good team display and his hat trick of tries to finish off the scoring at 45-17.

The next round will be the semi final held on 12/01/20 at Blaydon RFC against the winners of the Hartlepool OB v Bishop Auckland game and it would be great to see the rest of the youth sections and the club get behind the U16’s. Well done boys/coaches.

Blaydon 36, Ilkley 18

Blaydon 36 – 18 Ilkley

The home side began well and the visitors struggled in the scrums but despite constant pressure in the opening stages, Blaydon by either wrong options or silly penalties conceded did not open their account and on their first visit to the Blaydon  half, visiting scrum half and star player Blake Morgan finished off a good movement for Charlie Ramsay to convert.
The home side immediately went back on the attack and eventually from a good catch and drive, hooker Gareth Henderson scored in the corner for Ryan Foreman to make an excellent conversion.    The home supporters may have thought this was the beginning of a resurgence but this was not to be so and after 20 minutes Ramsay again put the visitors in front with an easy penalty.   At this stage Blaydon lost Keith Laughlin with a yellow card but amazingly improved their possession and from another catch and drive this time scrum half Dan Taylor touched down and Foreman again added the extras.   Just before half time, the same player kicked an easy penalty to put Blaydon 17 – 10 in front at the interval.
The pattern of play did not change and Blaydon could not increase their lead and eventually the visitors reduced the arrears when Ramsay kicked another penalty.  On the hour, the game changed with Blaydon at last making use of good ball and making inroads on the visiting defence and following another forward drive, prop Alex Dodds touched down near the posts for Foreman to add the points again.   Blaydon continued to attack and a barnstorming run from second row Fred Lockwood which saw him make 40 metres shaking off several tackles and coming just short but quickly presented ball saw Rob Lenderyou touch down for another try and the bonus point.   The conversion was missed this time but Blaydon were now comfortably in the lead, however, on a rare visit, second row Eric King scored in the corner for the visitors to reduce the arrears.
Blaydon resumed normal service and just before the end, Foreman received possession at one side of the field and seeing Nathan Bailey unmarked on the opposite side, he cleverly kicked 60 metres for Bailey to out jump his opposite number, collect, and race in from 15 metres which Foreman duly converted and in the end Blaydon ran out comfortable winners.

The win sees Blaydon still in second place behind Billingham.   Next week we travel to Cumbria to take on Kirkby Lonsdale with a 2.15.p.m. kick off.

Jim Huxley


TEAM NEWS 16/11/19

🔴⚫️ TEAM NEWS 🔴⚫️

🗓 Saturday 16th November

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📍 Crow Trees

1. Alex Dodds
2. Gareth Henderson
3. Elliott Beattie
4. Freddie Lockwood
5. Keith Laughlin
6. Drew Davison
7. Jack Davidson
8. Harry Bothwick

9. Daniel Taylor
10. Ryan Foreman
11. Jack Appleton
12. Scott McMillan
13. Daniel Marshall
14. Hugh Mongan
15. Nathan Bailey

16. Sean Pyle 17. Robert Lenderyou 18. Jordan Carey


Middlesbrough Wasps vs Blaydon Georgians, 2.15 KO


Robbie Morris
Cam Bell
Sam Robinson
David Lyle
Jonny Shaw
Adam Turnball
Ewan Lowery
Craig Harrison

Jack Tuck
James Cooney (c)
James Towart Adams
Matt Tucker
Simon Cooper
James Murray
Matt Robertson
Peter Bath


Morpeth 12 – Blaydon 34

🔴⚫️ Match Report 🔴⚫️ Morpeth 12 – 34 Blaydon

Paying their first visit to Mitford Road for 20 years a well drilled Blaydon side aided by a large following support came away with another 5 point victory despite going behind in the opening 2 mins following a messy first scrum which saw the referee award Morpeth a penalty try.

Not to be dismayed, the visitors immediately went up field and following a couple of darts up the middle, the ball was passed to James Cooney who beat off two tacklers and ran in from 15 metres to score a fine try which Ryan Foreman added the first of his 3 conversions. At this stage the home pack was dominating proceedings and a missed Blaydon tackle in the centre (the only one of the game) saw Captain Carl Hill put the home side 5 points up after 20 minutes. However, at this stage with Captain Jack Davidson and Harry Borthwick coming to the fore, Blaydon began to stretch the home defence and firstly Cam Bell was driven over and then Davidson himself with the help of his dominant pack. Neither try was converted with one conversion hitting the post but now in the lead, Blaydon never looked like being overtaken.

After the interval, despite winning good possession, the home side made poor use and Blaydon utilized the ball well and with their backs continually stretching the home defence, they were completely in charge and following another turnover on the half way line, good hands saw Dan Marshall break through once more, drawing the home full back and giving unselfishly Harry Borthwick a run in between the posts for another 7 pointer. The introduction of substitute Jack Appleton on the hour saw Blaydon inject speed on the wing and following his first touch of the ball, he ran strongly and cleverly kicked over the opposition for Marshall to gather the bouncing ball and widen the gap with a fine try which was duly converted by Foreman.

With Blaydon running down the clock, the home side, lacking possession, were unable to get field advantage and once again Blaydon’s backs swept upfield and were awarded an easy penalty in front of the posts which Foreman added 3 points.

The satisfying result sees Blaydon consolidate second place in the table and next week they have a home game kicking off at 2.15.p.m. against bottom club Ilkley who despite some close results, have only won 1 game this season and have a points differential of 127 – 274, the highest in the league.

Jim Huxley

BRFC U17s v Sunderland

BRFC U17’s Move Into Semi Finals of the County Cup

Sunderland RFC U17 7 – 51 Blaydon RFC U17 – County Cup Quarter Final – Sunday November 10th

Match summary from Steven Davidson

Today we got all of our u17s together who were fit or able to play. We were pleased to welcome Tristan back who was able to help us out in the centres (he did more than that scoring 2 of our fist 3 tries) and setting our tempo which we were able to keep throughout the game.
The forwards were immense today winning scrums against the head and annihilating a much bigger pack in all aspects of the game. The two Props Kieron and Kelvin played the full game and made hard yards and big hits throughout. Hooker Sabbi had a great game scoring a try from a lovely Liam kick through, but also showing excellent physicality in defence.
The 2nd rows Matty Woods and Ethan both notched and Ethan managed a hattrick. Both very powerful and brave throughout.
The back row of Joey, Richie and Jacob, who was my star player today, were absolutely everywhere tackling, bashing the ball up, popping up in the backs and generally breaking up anything Sunderland tried.
Liam linked play well and sniped when needed. His kick for Sabbi ‘s try was class and he even survived an attempted decapitation.
Harvey did us a solid playing the whole game out of position at fly half but you’d think he played their all of the time. He kicked well and often the timing of his passes for people to run onto was superb and kept us hitting the gaps.
Jack and Kerem two of our top team wingers ended up playing together for a while in the centres and made some good breaks, but the best bit was their tackling which stopped Sunderland’s main weapon in attack straight away.
The wingers and fullback Kris, Ewan and Nathan, ran back all of Sunderland’s desperation clearance kicks with interest and defended well.
The coaching team are really chuffed with the performance from the lads as there were no rests for anyone and they put in a tremendous shift.

Details of the Semi Final to follow soon

Points- Tries Ethan x 3, Jacob, Matty Woods, Sabbi, Tristan x 2 and Harvey. Plus Harvey 3 conversions

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TEAM NEWS 09/11/19

Team News 09/11/19

Morpeth (away)

kick off 14:00

1. Gareth Henderson
2. Cameron Bell
3. David Lyall
4. Liam Wright
5. Keith Laughlin
6. Jack Davidson (c)
7. Drew Davison
8. Harry Borthwick

9. Daniel Taylor
10. Ryan Foreman
11. Frazer Wilson
12. James Cooney
13. Daniel Marshall
14. Nathan Bailey
15. Jordan Carey

16. Elliot Beattie 17. Freddie Lockwood 18. Jack Appleton


Bonfire Night 2019

BRFC Bonfire Night 2019

Blaydon RFC Firework Display – November 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped at BRFC’s Bonfire Night on Saturday, it truly was a successful event and we got away with the weather, which wasn’t looking so promising earlier in the week. We’ve already had some good feedback but we hope everyone enjoyed their visit to Blaydon Rugby Club.

We appreciate it causes some disturbance for the people around for which we apologise, events like this are so important as fund raisers to help develop rugby at Blaydon and in the local community.

We hope to see you all next year on November 7th 2020.

Bonfire Night 2019


Bonfire & firework event

Tickets will still be available from the gym or club until 4pm and then you will be able to pay entry at the gate, until the event capacity is reached.

Go to the Fireworks page to see more details of the event, click here

Academy v WHRFC Nat Cup

BRFC Academy Progress to National Cup Round 2

West Hartlepool U18 5-28 Blaydon Academy

Firstly what a fantastic result bearing in mind the Academy are still suffering from a massive injury list and had a number of players unavailable on our National Cup weekend. Many thanks to Jason Dube for getting Vusi down to Hartlepool when he got a late cover for his shift and to Kris who missed a family meal to play.
In awful conditions on a very heavy pitch the lads were in total control of the game for large periods, hampered by excellent defence by the home side and the lack of a little luck and a bit of guile.
Evan scored 4 tries in typical unstoppable fashion once our pressure had stretched their big lads from side to side and constantly battering them.
Kelvin was excellent at turning over the ball. Adam was a constant menace to them in the lineout. Bradley drove 5 of their players off the pitch by himself at one point. Richie captained the side well and ran some hard yards.
We kicked 100%of our conversions. Good to have Matty back!!!
Many thanks to Steve Davidson for providing the match report and he has informed me that the next round will be at BRFC on November 17th, details of kick off time and opposition to follow. It would be great to get some support down to Crowtree’s to cheer on the Academy side.

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Blaydon 38, Sandal 26


Blaydon 38–26 Sandal

Blaydon’s open play with backs and forwards combining well saw them score 4 tries and secure the bonus point by the 28th minute with their forwards particularly dominating play.   With ample possession, their three quarters made good ground and the scoreboard reflected their domination.   Harry Borthwick’s try saw Blaydon open up a 33 point gap two minutes before the interval.
The game began with the home side continually probing and it was wing forward Rob Lenderyou, who broke off a scrum 20 metres out, to touch down between the posts with Ryan Foreman adding the first of his 4 conversions.   Immediately on the re-start, Blaydon collected the kick-off and good hands saw centre Alex Clark brush off three would be tacklers to score a fine try wide out.   Unfortunately the same player suffered a facial injury a few minutes later and took no further part in the game with replacement Jack Appleton taking his place.    However, play continued in the same pattern and Dan Marshall scored a fine try which was added to when Elliott Beatty who finished off a forward drive, before Harry Borthwick got his usual as the home team completely dominated proceedings.
However, one minute before the break on a rare visit to Blaydon’s half, visiting winger James Eller saw the visitors reduce the gap with a well worked unconverted try in the corner.
This proved to be a game changer, just as last week, and for some reason again Blaydon’s ball supply dried up, handling became poor, and several wrong options saw Sandal presented with good ball and for the first time in the game their pack with Declan Thompson to the fore, saw scrum half Joe Bedford nip over before Thompson himself scored a fine try.   Luke Punton added the extras and then there was only a 12 point gap.   However, Blaydon got their act together and Marshall put the home side clear and despite Blaydon’s Captain Jack Davidson receiving a yellow card, Blaydon maintained their superiority although a late effort from visiting prop Tom Baxter reduced the arrears.
Blaydon once again got the five points with casual play in the second period again seeing them again looking over their shoulder but with a couple of games being postponed due to inclement conditions, the home side have now moved into second place in the table 6 points behind leaders Billingham.
The next league game is away to newly promoted Morpeth on Saturday 9th November – kick off 2.00.p.m, there will be no bus, travel by cars.  Come and support the team!
Jim Huxley