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October 2016

Match Report | Hamsters v Civil Service

October 6th, 2016|

Smiths Hamsters secured a convincing 32-11 away victory over familiar rivals Cheltenham Civil Service seconds on Saturday. Play was largely in the Smiths 22 as despite producing some effective defence, they failed to clear their lines convincingly. Ten minutes of pressure finally told with a ruck offence penalised by the referee. It was testament to [...]

Coaching Update

October 6th, 2016|

Hi all. Over the next few weeks the coaching structure will change slightly. In order to take full advantage of the expertise and experience that we have and keep things fresh with a mix of voices but all joined up by one strategy, I have created the following structure: Tuesday Training (7.00 - 8.30pm) will [...]

September 2016

Are you a member of our 1952 Club?

September 23rd, 2016|

Things are changing at Smiths Rugby – on and off the playing field:- We have a young and exciting 1st team An established 2nd XV and will achieve a 3rds We play at the finest facilities in Cheltenham, and Have the best coaching team in the area. In the next few years we plan to:- [...]

Hamsters – Civil Service Match

September 22nd, 2016|

Hamsters, Big game this Saturday against civil service 2s, we are looking to make a big statement ahead of the firsts fixture against the same opposition in a weeks time! Get yourselves to training and fight for your place in the squad as there are a lot of players available and competition throughout the club [...]

Match Report | First XV v Broad Plain

September 22nd, 2016|

Smiths Rugby scored eight tries to continue their winning start to the season against one of the strongest packs in the league in Bedminster. The 52-12 scoreline was achieved with smart play and swift moves- and the difference between the teams would have been greater had Smiths not conceded so many penalties. More than holding their [...]

Match Report | Smiths Rugby’s season takes off in style at Bristol Aeroplanes RFC

September 10th, 2016|

Smiths' season started with a bang and a flying 50-14 win at Bristol Aeroplanes RFC. The combination of quick ball and structured play saw Smiths secure a first half 4 try bonus point in an impressive opening fixture to their Gloucester 2 campaign. Despite an overnight deluge, conditions overhead and underfoot were perfect and suited [...]

August 2016

Guest coaches pass expert knowledge onto Smiths Rugby squad

August 16th, 2016|

Smiths Rugby have welcomed some guest coaches to the Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham in their third and fourth weeks of preseason. Pete Mitchell, Bruce Fenley (both ex Gloucester and Worcester) and Dave Parry (ex Gloucester) joined regular coaches Chris Raymond, Rob Nock and Chris Long to work with different units within the squad. Mitch [...]