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Harry Cootes 1st September 2018 v Wellingborough

Wellingborough RFC Saturday 13th April, 2019 Kick off 3:00 pm

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Midlands Division 1 East Leighton Buzzard RFC v Wellingborough RFC 13th April 2019 Kick Off 3:00pm

 Welcome one and all to the last game of the 2018/19 season. A warm welcome to our final visitors of the season from Wellingborough. Welcome to Today’s Sponsors M&M Estate Agents. Their support over many years has been of great benefit and we would like to thank you.

Well that was a season in rugby. A difficult season it must be said but we have seen some improvements over the season. Unfortunately we will be playing at level 7 next season but already the coaching team are working hard to hit the ground running in September and the committee are doing everything we can to support them next season getting more people playing rugby at all levels. Thank you to John McDougal who steps down today as 1st team manager after many years. Your efforts are appreciated by all. John will continue to put in his match report on a regular basis. We are also drawing to an end of the mini and junior season and they have had another great year with more players enjoying rugby. The end of season celebrations start tomorrow with the young minis enjoying the presentation BBQ . Followed by dinners for the senior minis and the juniors. I am looking forward to attending all 3 and seeing the teams celebrate a great season. On a sad note the East Midlands RFU President Derek Hodgkinson died suddenly last week and we send our condolences to his family, Northampton Heathens and the East Midlands committee of which he was a large part for many years. Enjoy your rugby today and thank you for your support over the season.

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Rugby Round Up - Midlands Division 1 East Saturday 6th April, 2019 - Round 25

Old Northamptonians Oundle Paviors Peterborough Rugby Lions Wellingborough

18 31 97 78 30 8

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7 42 5 0 33 47

West Bridgford Oadby Wyggestonian Northampton Old Scouts Melton Mowbray Lutterworth Kettering

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Second Half Injuries Cost Spirited Buzzards Towcestrians 40 - 14 Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard failed to build on last week’s victory, losing their latest Midlands 1 East match away at Towcestrians. However they can feel the final score does not accurately reflect the competitive nature of the game; early in the second half they trailed by only seven points before a succession of injuries left Buzzards playing with only fourteen men. Having won the toss, Leighton chose to play into the wind and against the slope in the first half. Almost immediately Buzzards were under pressure and it took Towcester only three minutes to cross the line for their first try. With the successful conversion the home side led 7-0. Leighton responded straight from the kick off and, following a number Adam Stacey of drives, Adam Stacey, who was to have an excellent game, crossed for Buzzards’ first try. James Brett’s conversion levelled the score at 7-7 after five minutes. Playing against the wind and up the slope, Buzzards were finding that whilst they could secure their set-piece ball, it was difficult to escape Page 5 of 40


from their own half. As a result there was pressure on the defence which resulted in Towcestrians scoring two further tries in the fifteenth and twentyfourth minutes. With both converted, the home side led 21-7. Despite these setbacks, the final ten minutes gave apparent cause for optimism for the travelling support. Leighton benefited from a number of phases close to the line but were unable to score. Then Jack Whitehouse made an excellent break from his own half, linked with the supporting Harri Sayer, before winger James Pratt was tackled just short. The half ended with Buzzards on the attack again but without success, leaving the half-time score 21-7. Now playing down the slope and with the wind, Leighton were still very much in the game. This belief was enhanced five minutes into the second period when Adam Stacey broke clear from a lineout, fifteen metres from the line, to score his Adam Stacey second try. With James Brett’s conversion, Buzzards only trailed 21-14. This seven point gap was only to last five minutes as, with their first attack of the half, Towcester scored in the corner. With the excellent conversion added, the home side led 28-14.

Jack Whitehouse

Again Buzzards attacked and after eighteen minutes Adam Stacey crossed the line for what would have been his third try. Photographs clearly show the ball grounded but the referee was unsighted and therefore adjudged held up (see page 16). This misfortune was compounded by

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Harry Charter


injuries to Reece Harris Smith, Jacob Murtagh and James Brett that left Buzzards with fourteen men and uncontested scrums. With a defiant mixture

Eddie Wiggins

of commitment and team spirit, the young Buzzard side did not concede until the thirty-sixth minute and then again with an interception try at the end of the game. These last two tries at the end of the match, when Buzzards were down to fourteen men, gave the final score of 40-14 a slightly misleading impression.

Ollie Gronert

Midlands Division 1 East 2018 - 2019 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Team Kettering Paviors Oadby Wyggestonians Oundle Peterborough Lutterworth Towcestrians West Bridgford Old Northamptonians Wellingborough Rugby Lions Leighton Buzzard Northampton Old Scouts Melton Mowbray

P 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

W 23 20 17 17 18 16 13 12 13 11 7 4 2 1

D 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 2 5 7 8 6 9 12 13 12 14 18 21 23 24

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PF 940 983 825 770 615 719 726 704 565 490 585 363 285 218

PA 283 417 538 500 342 579 563 576 500 673 761 802 1062 1192

+/657 566 287 270 273 140 163 128 65 -183 -176 -439 -777 -974

TB LB Pts 19 2 113 21 3 104 17 3 90 15 1 84 10 4 88 16 2 82 14 4 70 14 4 66 10 4 66 6 2 52 12 6 46 6 4 26 0 2 10 2 3 4

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Future Buzzards Under 12s Bucks Fizz for brave Buzzards Bruised, battered and bloodied, the team in the blue and white hoops did the club proud this morning over at Buckingham. Head Coach Harry Charter asked for three things from the boys; work rate, teamwork and commitment. It’s fair to say every single player provided that (and more) on an overcast day against a much improved Buckingham side. The intent displayed by the boys was evident from the outset with James Crook leading the charge from the forwards, Billy Quinn marshalling the backline and Harrison Debbage-Price pulling the strings at scrum-half. The boys importantly demonstrated great resilience throughout the three 20 minutes played and refused to let their heads go down when conceding points. Archie Corkett made a long-awaited return to the squad after a season disrupted by injury. Harrison Debbage-Price was the first Buzzards player on the scoresheet quickly followed by William McAndrew who scored his first try in a Buzzards shirt (subsequently followed by a second later in the match). Sacha Page joined the scorers showing typical strength and elusiveness in his running. William Cooper picked up a brace with Jack Charter, a late replacement this morning, completing the scoring for Buzzards. Huge credit must to all the players for a true squad performance; Archie, Bertie, Billy, Isaac, James, Louie, Harry P, Jack, William P, William C, William Mc, Sacha, George & Harrison.

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Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53

Jack Whitehouse Jacob Murtagh Owen Forsythe James Brett Harrison Sayer Tom Mowbray Ed Wiggins James Pratt Dan Baroux Reece Harris-Smith Matt Brazier Damilola Adebayo Kristian Hastings Adam Lackey Jon Henkes Oliver Gronert Andrew Harris-Smith Mike Robert Matt Bloxham Ross Bevan Oliver Taylor Graham Magill Mike Lynch Karl Evans Adam Stacey Jack Kempster Keiran Turney Harry Cootes Nick Geoghegan Will Batchelor Jake Wheeler Ashley Walsh Elliot Swann Michael Carter Jacob Barker Raef Braithwaite Patrick Fraser Chris Bateman Ben Johnson Ryan Eaton Harry Charter James Draper Jack Green Ryan Andrew Ed Taylor Ben Beaumont James Ward Jordan Marshall Anthony Wilson Sam Connolly Felix Fiske Ben Savage Keir Wheeler

Season 24 24 23 21 21 19 17 17 16 16 16 15 14 14 12 12 12 11 11 10 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 5 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

1st Team Appearances 2018-2019 Total League % All League 24 96% 141 135 24 96% 43 42 23 92% 45 44 21 84% 40 39 21 84% 21 21 19 76% 28 28 17 68% 27 25 17 68% 18 18 16 64% 262 236 16 64% 54 53 16 64% 16 16 15 60% 17 17 14 56% 35 33 14 56% 14 14 12 48% 56 54 12 48% 12 12 12 48% 12 12 11 44% 60 58 11 44% 14 14 10 40% 89 83 7 28% 177 166 7 28% 109 100 7 28% 73 73 7 28% 39 38 7 28% 17 17 7 28% 14 13 7 28% 14 12 7 28% 12 12 7 28% 7 7 6 24% 15 15 5 20% 63 52 5 20% 58 57 5 20% 38 38 5 20% 7 7 3 12% 40 38 3 12% 9 9 2 8% 23 23 2 8% 5 5 2 8% 5 4 2 8% 4 4 2 8% 2 2 2 8% 2 2 2 8% 2 2 1 4% 110 100 1 4% 63 59 1 4% 48 48 1 4% 45 44 1 4% 39 37 1 4% 2 2 1 4% 1 1 1 4% 1 1 1 4% 1 1 1 4% 1 1

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Leighton Buzzard Scorers 2018 - 2019 Midlands 1Â Player

Tries

James Brett 5 James Pratt 8 Harrison Sayer 8 Jack Whitehouse 5 Jake Wheeler 1 Reece Harris-Smith 4 Adam Stacey 4 Ed Wiggins 3 Oliver Taylor 1 Owen Forsythe 3 Jacob Murtagh 3 Andrew Harris-Smith 2 Mike Robert 2 Damilola Adeybayo 1 Raef Braithwaite 1 Matt Brazier 1 Jack Green 1 Jon Henkes 1 Mike Lynch 1 Graham Magill 1 Tom Mowbray 1 Try Penalty 1 TOTALS 58 Points 290 % of Total Points 79.9

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5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 30 8.3

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.826

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Points

% Club Pts

64 17.6 40 11.0 40 11.0 28 7.7 21 5.8 20 5.5 20 5.5 17 4.7 16 4.4 15 4.1 15 4.1 10 2.8 10 2.8 5 1.4 5 1.4 5 1.4 5 1.4 5 1.4 5 1.4 5 1.4 5 1.4 7 1.9 363 100 363 100 At 6th April 2019


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2nd Team Merit Table Standings Young’s London Gold Merit Table - 2018 / 2019 Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Northampton Casuals II Olney II Oundle II Leighton Buzzard II Stewarts & Lloyds II Northampton Old Scouts II Milton Keynes II Bugbrooke II Huntingdon & District II

P W D L 10 12 6 7 7 6 11 7 4

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0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

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F 395 491 234 168 118 119 215 179 55

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John McDougal Referee Positioning For Try Decisions For the second time this season, Buzzards have been denied tries that they have scored as a result of poor positioning of the referee at the vital moment. Neither of these were “just bad luck” – they were a direct result of the referees not following the positioning

guidelines. The first was at Old Northamptonians when Tom Mowbray grounded the ball over the line and secondly last Saturday at Towcestrians when Adam Stacey was denied his hat-trick try. The decision at O.N.’s was more costly as it would have won us the game but was more understandable that it was missed, as it was grounded for a second before momentum moved the ball on. Therefore the ref had to be in the right position at the split second of grounding. Adam’s missed try was much poorer – the ball was grounded clearly for some time. Steve Draper’s photo clearly shows the grounding so anybody in the correct position would have seen it. Steve’s photo also shows the refs position, 5 metres from where he should be. If he had been anywhere between Steve’s position and the grounding he would have seen it. At a driving maul the recommended position for the ref is level with the back feet of the side with the ball, facing towards the posts at right angles to the touch line. This gives the best angle to see offside (including in the backs), side entry and other offences. The one exception to this rule is when the maul is within 5 metres of the try line – then the ref must be in the in-goal area and watch the ball come towards him. The logic of this is that the vital decision is the grounding and that the ref must be in the best position to see this. Incidentally there is a similar rule on referees positioning at lineouts. They Page 16 of 40


almost always stand on the throwing in team’s side of the lineout. The logic is that the other side is more likely to offend and this is the best position to check for across line offences. The exception is when the lineout is within 5 metres of the try line, when they should always stand try line side – so if there is a grounding they are in the best position to see it. Two other observations on Adam’s disallowed try – Firstly whilst I was on the touch line 40 metres away I “knew” it was a try from the body language of both Adam and Towcester players. With experience the ref will develop that sixth sense. Secondly at top level the refs don’t get goal side anymore because they have TMO’s – I just wonder if our refs are copying the positioning they see on TV.

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Buzzards Coaching & Support Team

Tom Mowbray Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

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Future Buzzards Buzzards Under 18s Leighton Colts travelled to Brackley for a three counties Barbarian friendly hoping to keep their perfect post Christmas record intact. The early stages belied their recent form with a slow start blighted with sloppy tackling and handling and consequently gifting the young Brackley side an early try. However, after some soul searching the visitors began to up their game and it was George Pratt who linked well with Max to put the dynamic full back into space which allowed him to score under the posts. Sam Beaumont was strong in the centre and put in some thunderous tackles leading to turnovers and forcing the Brackley side to kick away possession. But it was Brackley who scored next after some strong forward play to regain their early lead. Immediately from the restart, Rhys Richards drove forward from the kick off and made 30 metres before offloading sublimely to the supporting Jacob who touched down and equalised the score. The game became scrappy after several injuries and it was the Barbarians who pounced on the errors. Dane Richards collecting the loose ball and passing superbly to the powerful Julian Gallie who seared through the Brackley defence to score the try of the day. The remainder of the match became a much more one sided affair with the visitors over powering the home side. Further tries from Edwards, Gallie and Max gave the Barbarians a comfortable, if not beautiful, win of 47 to 21.

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Time Gone By The fixture on the 1st September 2018 Buzzards came second losing 38 - 15. Buzzards started well and were 3 points up within a minute, Wellingborough failed to equalise almost immediately but at 8 minutes drew level. Buzzards pulled ahead at 20 minutes with an Ollie Taylor try, the lead lasted 4 minutes with Wellingborough scoring a converted try under the posts and doing the same again within 10 minutes. Half-time 17 - 8. The first 30 minutes of the second half saw no score, a stalemate with both sides making errors and then Wellingborough scored their third converted try. Eight minutes later Owen Forsythe added a try converted by Taylor. The score looked respectable at 24 - 15 but Wellingborough had not finished and raised their game adding two further converted tries. Bringing the score to 38 - 15. Results this season, most recent to the left-hand side Buzzards

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Dickie’s Drivel

I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news. The bad news is - I’ve not been able to solve Brexit. But the good news is I’ve solved how to solve it. This is to do with MPs what happens with the Cardinals when they elect a Pope - lock them all in a room and only let them out when they’ve made a decision. However, in this case, I wouldn’t let them have any food, drink, drugs, hookers or rent boys until they do! That should both shut them up and focus their minds. And, there’s more good news. My research reveals that, if there’s no Brexit deal, there’s at least a month’s stock of Guinness and six weeks of Peroni in the country but there may be a shortage of Feta cheese - so, why all the angst? It all depends on the shelf life, meaning there won’t be any storm in the Port market. As to potentially having to vote for MEPs, as an exercise in futility, I’m conflicted whether to turn up and boycott it or vote for the maddest or baddest candidate available. Now that Rugby Australia has made him available, I’m hoping Israel Folau will be one of our candidates! So as to ‘Brexit-dodge’, a friend of mine has taken himself off to the Bavarian Alps to sit it out. I’m not saying that my mate’s politics are either right wing or militaristic but the last person who tried to unite Europe and do so by force also had a holiday home in Berchtesgaden!

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Meanwhile, last weekend saw three of our nation’s great annual sporting events, the Boat Race, the Grand National and the FA Cup semi-finals. I’m afraid to say that my interest in the Boat Race has waned in recent years. Firstly, unlike the FA Cup, they never televise the semi-finals and, secondly, I never know which team to support, as I went to both Oxford and Cambridge; albeit that I went to the former on the 4.45 from Paddington and the latter on the 3.30 from Liverpool Street. Thirdly, the event needs a bit of pepping up. I suggest lining up the students from one university on one bank of the Thames, those from the other on the other bank and arming them with AK47s and RPGs, which they fire at the opposing university’s boat as it passes. Now, that would be worth watching! Otherwise, the Grand National was the usual betting fail. Put it this way, I once bet on a horse that started at 10 to 1 and finished at a quarter past 2! As to the FA Cup, Watford, the town of my birth, got through to the final for only the second ever time. I don’t think I’ll be going this time, as last time, on 19th May 1984, I got done for drinking and driving on the way back. This was not my finest hour but what really peeved me off was that a year before when, in June 1983, I was expelled from school, the headmaster predicted that I’d be in court within a year. My case was heard 364 days afterwards! Let’s face it, whilst going to court was never so, it was just the timing that was in doubt! Oh, so near. Have a good summer.

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2nd XV Fixtures & Results 2018-19 Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33

1-Sep 8-Sep 15-Sep 22-Sep 29-Sep 6-Oct 13-Oct 20-Oct 27-Oct 3-Nov 10-Nov 17-Nov 23-Nov 1-Dec 8-Dec 15-Dec 22-Dec 29-Dec 5-Jan 12-Jan 19-Jan 26-Jan 2-Feb 9-Feb 16-Feb 23-Feb 2-Mar 9-Mar 15-Mar 23-Mar 30-Mar 6-Apr 13-Apr 20-Apr 27-Apr

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Friendly Milton Keynes II Northampton Casuals II Hitchin II Finchley II Fullerians III Northampton Old Scouts II Friendly Old Grammarians Black Horse Bugbrooke Amersham & Chiltern III Olney II [Friday Night] Biggleswade II Old Albanians Gladiators (III) Northampton Casuals II WELLINGBOROUGH (DEV) Christmas/New Year CHESHAM II NORTHAMPTON MENS OWN II Northampton Casuals II

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Man of the Match Award Both visiting and home supporters will be able to vote for their “Man of the Match” in all Leighton Buzzard 1st XV home Games this season. To vote please complete and detach the voting slip below and place it in the box on the bar after the final whistle. Once voting has closed, the votes will be totted up by an almost independent adjudicator and the winner will receive their award in a short presentation. This award is open to both Buzzards and their opposition so please vote fairly and only vote once. We are very thankful to M&M Properties for sponsoring this seasons man of the match awards. Leighton Buzzard RFC - Man of the Match Award 2018/19 In Association with M&M Properties.

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Oadby Wyggestonians

Northampton Old Scouts

Melton Mowbray

Lutterworth

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West Bridgeford

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13-29 0-62

20-10 33-28

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48-5 17-31 26-11 18-7

55-5 27-60 28-3 35-46 19-31 17-25

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6-17 16-13 33-13 40-23 44-26 48-19

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Rugby Lions 24-54 25-7 30-33 19-6

Peterborough 12-10 33-12 13-6

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27-21 38-14 52-7 48-13 31-42 46-17

Paviors 17-34 41-13 33-44 58-0

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Old Northamptonians 12-32 10-5 25-41 52-0 46-20 43-20

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Oadby Wyggestonians 12-13 29-15 25-6

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Leighton Buzzard 5-50

Rugby Lions

34-8 62-13 8-47 37-32

Towcestrians

33-0 44-7 69-14 61-0 29-22 39-10 36-5 24-20 21-5

Wellingborough

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1st XV Fixtures & Results 2018-19 Sat Sat [A] Sat [A] Thu [E] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

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11-Aug LUTON 18-Aug LETCHWORTH 23-Aug FULLERIANS 1-Sep Wellingborough 8-Sep Kettering 15-Sep West Bridgford 22-Sep Lutterworth 29-Sep Melton Mowbray 6-Oct Northampton Old Scouts 13-Oct Kettering [Rescheduled] 20-Oct 7 Oadby Wyggestonians 27-Oct 8 Old Northamptonians 3-Nov 9 Oundle 10-Nov Biggleswade [Beds County Cup - QF] 17-Nov 10 Paviors 24-Nov 11 Peterborough 1-Dec 12 Rugby Lions 8-Dec 13 Towcestrians 15-Dec 14 Kettering 22-Dec Res/Cup 29-Dec Christmas/New Year 18 5-Jan 15 West Bridgford 19 12-Jan 16 Lutterworth 20 19-Jan 17 Melton Mowbray 21 26-Jan 18 Northampton Old Scouts 22 1-Feb Res/Cup 23 9-Feb 19 Oadby Wyggestonians 24 16-Feb 20 Old Northamptonians 25 23-Feb Bedford Queens [Beds County Cup - SF] 26 2-Mar 21 Oundle 27 9-Mar 22 Paviors 28 16-Mar Res/Cup 29 23-Mar 23 Peterborough 30 30-Mar 24 Rugby Lions 31 6-Apr 25 Towcestrians 32 13-Apr 26 Wellingborough Thur 18-Apr Bedford Athletic [Beds County Cup - Final] 20-Apr EASTER Cup/Res

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Other Midlands 1 East League Matches This Weekend Lutterworth

Towcestrians

Melton Mowbray

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Northampton Old Scouts

v

Peterborough

Rugby Lions

v Oadby Wggestonians Paviors Old Northamptonians v Oundle West Bridgford v Kettering * Friday Evening Fixture

Buzzards U18s Forth Coming Fixtures

Date Opposition 14-Apr Hitchin 28-Apr Stockwood Park

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Venue Hitchin RFC SPRFC

Unless Stated Otherwise all Fixtures Sunday 11am Kick Off

The Haircut

Blessed are those that can give without remembering, and take without forgetting. One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door. Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you ' card and a dozen doughnuts waiting for him at his door. Then a MP came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill , the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The MP was very happy and left the shop. The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen MPs lined up waiting for a free haircut. And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it. As Margaret Thatcher said: Both politicians and nappies need to be changed often and for the same reason!

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LBRFC Office Bearers & Officials 2018-2019 President Mr Mark Hardy DL

GENERAL COMMITTEE

Gordon Fletcher—Chairman L Beaumont, R M Evans, E Cohen, P Cohen, S Draper, J Gibson, K Street, J Davis, J Baroux

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

M. Hardy, G. Fletcher, P. Arthur, R M Evans, E Cohen, L. Beaumont

LIFE MEMBERS

H Ansdell, P O’Reilly, H Thomas, R Giltrow, T Tift, R Dillamore, A Hodey, Mrs M Reeves, N. Coles, G Blower, R. Robinson, E Banks, J Hall, A Micans, A Turney

Vice Presidents

Mr R G D Allen Mrs Linda Baroux Mr Lee Beaumont Mr Richard Beer Mr Danny Bowell Miss Liz Briggs Mr Neville Brown Mr Colin Bundle Mr Keith Burchell Mr Kevin Byard Mr Jon Chapman Mr Henry Clark Mr Eric Cohen Mrs Pauline Cohen Mr Russell Cohen Mr Terry Cox Mr Steve d’Sylva Mr Hugh Davies Mr Alan Dawson Mr Tony Dixon Mr Martin Dwyer Mr Richard Ellis Mr Mike Evans

Dr Brian Gilvary Mr Stuart Gore Mr Ashley Grace Mr Mel Gray Mrs Myra Gray Mr Tony Guerieria Mr Darren Hayter Mr Kelvin Healy Mr William Henderson Mr Ron Hill Mr Andrew Hogg Mr John Hooper Mr Tony Horne Mr Dave Hyde Mr Ben Irvine Mr Terry James Mr Andy Jenkins Wg Cdr M Jones Mr Peter Keane Mr Trevor King Mr Dave Lee Mr Roy Lemon Mr Jeff Lewis

Mr Adrian Linden Mr Andy Long Mr Steve Maddison Mr Mario Marrone Mr John McDougal Mr David Middleton Mr Les Minney Mr Keith Minor Mr Gordon Moulds Mrs Trish Neill Mr David Newton Mr Maurice Parker Mr Bill Pragnell Mr Bryan Pratt Mr John Pratt Mr Keith Prosser Mr Andy Purr Mr Richard Roff Mr Steve Rogers Mr Clive Rose Mr Trevor Russell Mr John Sear Mr Martin Shayler

Mr David Siddon Mr John Sirrett Mr M J Smith Mr Neil Smith Mr Peter Smith Mr John Surguy Mr John Tarbox Mr Marc Taylor Mr Malcolm Taylor Mr Andy Tooley Mr Chris Turner Mr Mike Turner Mr David Tysom Mr Matt Vincent Mr Andy Walton Mr Cliff Ward Mr Nobby Ward Mr Terry Watkins Mrs Carol Williams Mr Mike Williams Mr Barry Wilson Mr Alan Worrell Mr Bill Yirrell

Leighton Buzzard Rugby Football Club Limited Wright’s Meadow, Leighton Road Stanbridge, Bedfordshire. LU7 9HR www.buzzardrugby.co.uk

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Just imagine you are a child who has… 





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and corporate supporters, KidsOut works to remind these children and thousands of others living with disadvantages what it is like to be children and just have fun.  To get involved and find out more about the lifeͲchanging work KidsOut does, please visit www.kidsout.org.uk Leighton Buzzard Rugby Club is proud to support KidsOut 

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