Shire Hall 17 – Grove II 20

The game was looking like trouble for a depleted Shire team; a few players had become unavailable late in the week, leaving only a bare fifteen. Given this and the last two results, it would have been understandable if there had been some nervousness approaching the match. Luckily Mr. Brown was available to strategise and soon had a working team with all positions filled (although how he later convinced a Tim Judge, a scrum half already playing on the wing, to play at hooker is a matter for much debate).
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Shire Hall 0 – Wallingford II 70

After several weeks without a game it was great to be able to get out on the pitch with a squad of 18 this Saturday. A perfect day for rugby saw an even start with no scores for 15 minutes. However the pressure from Wallingford told before long with a well worked try in the backs. There started a flurry of scores for the home side with Shire finding it difficult to gain possession and territory.
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