Welcome to the Dorset and Wilts County Senior Mens XV

The Team

Team Manager

Name Dan Draper

Email dan68draper@gmail.com

Telephone 07771 535254

 

Assistant Team Manager

Name Chris Leaton

Email Chris.Leaton1966@SKY.com or Christopher.M.Leaton@JPMorgan.com 

Telephone 07753 256547 

Head Coach

Name Don Parsons

Email donparsons@rfu.com

Telephone 07736 722495

Assistant Coach

Name Alan Low

Email alanlow@rfu.com

Assistant Coach

Name Terry Gilmour

Email gilmour2000@yahoo.com

 

Assistant Coach

Name Rich Elliot

Email rich7elliott@gmail.com

Assistant Coach

Name Neil Loader

Email neilloader@rfu.com

Assistant Coach

Name John Kimberley

Email jckimberley@btinternet.com

Physio

Name Ian Landon

Training and match schedule

DateEventLocationNotes
5th May 18Bill Beaumont Div 3 (Pool 2)
D&W v Sussex
TBC
19th May 18Bill Beaumont Div 3 (Pool 2)
Berkshire v D&W
TBC
27th May 18Bill Beaumont Div 3 (Pool 2)
Final
TBC

Reports and information

The Dorset & Wilts Senior XV lose their opening RFU County Championship match against Sussex at Crawley Rugby Club by 28 points to 10.

Oliver Wilson scored the only D&WRFU try which was converted by Sam Baker who also added a penalty.

RFU County Championship

Dorset & Wilts 18 v Berkshire 30 at Royal Wootton Bassett RFC

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Both Berkshire & the Twin Counties had only pride to play for as the third county in the pool, Sussex had already progressed into the knock out stage of the competition, but although the game was a dead rubber it made no difference to the commitment from either side.

The visitors were first to trouble the scorer crossing for an early try and then add the conversion.

Dorset & Wilts rallied & Wimborne fly half Tom Moysey produced a mazey run to touchdown for a try with North Dorset centre Sam Baker adding the extras.

The home pack took possession from a line out close to the Berkshire goal line & then produced an impressive drive to steam roller over with Wimborne prop Gary Williamson claiming the honours with the touchdown.

Dorset & Wilts were now winning some good possession and the visitors defence began to buckle, they gave away two penalties in succession for Baker to convert both to make the score Dorset & Wilts 18 to Berkshire’s 7.

Thirty minutes had elapsed and the heavens opened, lightning flashed and thunder echoed around the ground and only the most committed spectators (and photographers) remained pitch side as the rest made a dash for the security of the clubhouse, but there was enough time for Berkshire to kick a penalty to make the score Dorset & Wilts 18 Berkshire 10 at the break.

After the turn around and with the ball having the consistency of a bar of soap both sides made handling errors, but the Twin Counties made more and were punished for their misdemeanours.

Firstly conceding a penalty then two more tries both of which was converted and then another penalty at the death.

North Dorset winger Mindas Kazlauskas showed he has enough quality to play and county level with a couple of good runs & Wimborne number 8 Steve King made his presence felt around the park, but when front row Gary Williamson went off mid-way through the second half with a knee injury the home pack struggled to secure their own ball and Berkshire had the lion’s share of possession and made best use of it.