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Saturday 09 November 2019 Kick-off, 2.15pm

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Welcome to Anselmians

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ello and welcome to this week’s match at Rivacre Road.

President

Simon Duggan (Headmaster, St Anselm’s College) Ravi Sibal, Chairman

This is a very exciting year for the club with a new club house and pitches in development, a great set of players and an exciting fixture card. I am exceedingly proud to have led the club for the last 2 years and in this my third year am seeing us raise our profile on and off the pitch. This season we are building a solid foundation for the future with some exciting players having joined the club, a new player coach, ’The Guv’, guiding our senior squad as well as the excellent management support of our Joint Directors of Rugby, Club stalwart Jamie Kimpton, and the vastlyexperienced Steve Pilgrim. And, the best team manager in the business, Andy O’Connor.

We have some great work being done by our Junior Chairman and Juniors Coaches / management, with some exciting events happening this year. I’m delighted to share the leadership of the club with some excellent fellow directors who have joined the Board this year. we now the strength and depth to take the club to new heights. Our committee has remained the backbone of what we do and it’s their strength and dedication that keeps the Club operating efficiently. We are always looking to grow our club so please get in touch if you wish to play, help or support. You are more than welcome!! Let’s have a great match, today! Ravi Sibal, Chairman

Active Vice Presidents D. Buttery, T. Clarke E. Cooper, J. Duffy , G. Jones S. Hearn, L. Hopwood, D. Hunt, E. Kimpton, J. Kimpton, R. Kimpton, T. McArdle J. McKenzie, T. Neville T. Petterson, G. Smith Life Members V. Davies, E. Kimpton A. McArdle, D.P. Roberts T. Petterson, J. Walsh BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman Ravi Sibal Secretary Trevor Petterson Finance Neil Turner Director of Rugby Jamie Kimpton / Steve Pilgrim Director of Youth Rugby Paul Kay Other Board Directors Richie Kimpton, Rich Burnett Roy Brennan, Jim McKenzie

HEAD COACH Liam McGovern CLUB CAPTAIN Nick Hearn

Respect and Sportsmanship at Malone Field Please show respect and sportsmanship to today’s match officials, both team’s kickers, players, coaches and supporters. Be loud and positive with your support. Thankyou for your support of the game and its values. Ravi Sibal


ABOUT ANSELMIANS

The Founding Fathers Old Anselmians 1950-51 B.R.- K.Moscrop, C.Ekbery, T.Moore, R.Dittman, J.Adams, J.Lander, B.Barrett F.R.-J.Moscrop, D.Roberts, A.Crossley, M.McCarthy, L.Byrne, A.Liddy, B.MacDonald J.Bailey (Captain) J.Whitty

Old Anselmians’ RUFC was formed in 1947 by a group of former pupils of St. Anselm’s College to whom all current members owe a great debt. Early fixtures were played against traditional old boys’ teams in the Wirral and Merseyside by a small but dedicated band of travelling players before a temporary home was secured at “Solly Rec” in Birkenhead. Playing facilities and amenities were primitive and it wasn’t until the mid-1950s that the club relocated to its present home in Eastham village. Thanks to the far-sighted and generous provision of a few members, the freehold of the pitches at Eastham was secured and a rudimentary clubhouse was begun using the expertise of local businessmen and players. By the 1960s Old Anselmians was a well-established and thriving club running three sides. At this stage, it was a “closed” club in RFU language, meaning its players were drawn from “The School” but it was recruiting soccer players from the town presumably attracted by the promise of a more active social life than the football clubs could offer. An annual Easter tour began, invariably involving misadventures in the Lake District. Further expansion in the 1970s meant that by the end of the decade Old Anselmians could field six teams playing “friendly” fixtures all over the north-west of England. Entry to the RFU Cheshire Cup competition meant several “senior” clubs visited Malone Field with Sale the most frequent opponent. In the 1980-1981 season the club became the first “junior” club to reach the semi-finals losing narrowly to Birkenhead Park. In the 1990s, the club’s profile was greatly enhanced by the success of several alumni on the international stage. Austin Healey, latterly of “Strictly Come Dancing”, would go on to win fifty-one England caps at scrum-half, full-back and wing and tour with the British and Irish Lions in 1997 and 2001. In the 1995-96 Five Nations competition, Simon Mason and Christian Saverimutto were capped three times for Ireland. More recently, in 2002, Ben Johnston, the Nottingham player/coach, was capped twice by England. The erstwhile Newcastle Falcons scrum-half, Chris Pilgrim is the most recent graduate of “The Saints.” With the advent of, first, merit tables and, now, league rugby, many of our traditional fixtures have lapsed. The “Old” was dropped from the name and “Anselmians” 1st XV competed in the South Lancashire/Cheshire Division One for several years, before spending two seasons in North One West in 2011-2013. The “Crusaders” (2ndXV) and the “Mavericks” (3rd XV) also play in the northern leagues and the thriving mini and junior section is the envy of many clubs. The club became incorporated as a “Company Limited by Guarantee” on 5th October 2010 and ambitious plans to build a new clubhouse were finally given planning permission in 2018. Saints were promoted to North One West after a six year absence after a memorable farewell play-off game against Aspatria in May 2018. It was a fitting end to the club’s 70th birthday season in 2018, and marked a temporary move to Vauxhall’s Sports and Social Club to play the 2018-19 season in the higher league. When the club returns to Malone Field in 2019, Anselmians will continue to be a friendly and forward thinking club true to the vision of those young men who began it with the simple wish ………………………………………...“to play rugby with a smile.”


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This Day In

History 09 November down the years 2002 In a dress rehearsal for the knock-out stages of the Rugby World Cup a year later, England began a trio of victories over Tri-Nations teams beating New Zealand 31-28 at Twickenham. Fly-half Jonny Wilkinson was the star of the show with a personal tally of 21 points thanks to a brilliant solo try, three conversions, two penalties and a drop goal. Lewis Moody and Ben Cohen also crossed for the hosts but England's Jonny Wilkinson is tackled by New Zealand's the All Blacks responded Doug Howlett at Twickenham on this day in 2002 superbly with tries from Jonah Lomu and Danny Lee to set up a dramatic finale. "England coach Clive Woodward hailed his No.10 as, "outstanding" following their hard-fought victory.

2003 Keith Wood, in his last Test match, led Ireland to defeat against France in a Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Melbourne. Ireland were out-classed 43-21 by a dominant French side with Olivier Magne, Christophe Dominici, Imanol Harinordoquy and Jean-Jacques Crenca all scoring tries for Les Bleus. Fly-half Frederic Michalak weighed in with 23 points. A brace of tries for Brian O'Driscoll and another from Kevin Maggs proved to be little more than consolation. One of Ireland most iconic players, Wood won a total of 58 caps for his country and featured in five Test for the Lions over two tours in 1997 and 2001 - finishing with an impressive tally of 15 tries. Later the same day, England knocked Wales out of the tournament with a thrilling 28-17 victory in their last-eight clash in Brisbane.


THE SAINT’S QUIZ World Cup Trivia 1.

Who was recently named male "Player of the Year" at the World Rugby Awards in Japan?

2.

Who was the leading try score in the recent Rugby World Cup with seven?

3.

How many World Cup finals has England coach, Eddie Jones, been involved?

4.

Four countries have won the Rugby World Cup; New Zealand and South Africa three times,

Australia twice, and England once, but which of them has won a final by a single point? 5.

Two Englishmen hold the

record for the most points overall and the most appearances in World Cup matches. Name them both.


T O D AY W E E X T E N D A WA R M W E L C O M E T O

switch off and produce the ridiculous. Let’s hope today’s performance is full of the former. This is always a close fixture and we enjoy a good relationship with Sefton who are always perfect hosts. Guv has made some changes to the playing squad today with players returning from work & holiday commitments. Up front Gav Hughes and Scott Southwell return to the front row. Jack Richards and Matt Dowler are in the row. Ewan Nolan starts at 6.

A warm welcome to the players, officials and travelling supporters of SEFTON RUFC

We return to league action today following last week’s disappointing world cup final performance. Today’s opponents have found some recent form following a difficult start to the season and they will be looking to carry on their climb up the table. Saints meanwhile have posted a win at home to a plucky Leigh squad and a loss on the road to table toppers Rochdale. Some of the rugby we play is sublime, but we also have a tendency to

Behind the scrum Liam Sadler and James Otutaha continue their partnership in the centres, Adam Bramall returns on one wing with Billy Alderson continuing his fine form on the other. An impressive “Game Changers” bench is named today with Lima Nonu playing his last game for a short while having to return home to complete his UK visa application. Niall Cavanagh and Scott Tunna make up the 18. Chris and Toby field a strong Crusaders team today at home to Holmes Chapel following a difficult few weeks with up to 35 active playing members being unavailable to both the 2nd & 3rd XVs . Tim and the Mavs travel to Helsby hoping for a good performance and result.

Please crank up the noise today as it really makes a difference to the players. But, please be mindful of our opposition and match day officials. Jamie Kimpton –DOR


Alien Invasion!

SEFTON RUFC

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EFTON RUFC was founded as “The Aliens” rugby club in 1907, and claims to be the oldest rugby club in Liverpool. It was re-named “Sefton” in 1920 after their then landlord, Lord Sefton. The club moved to its present ground in West Derby in 1928. The outbreak of war in 1939 caused the suspension of activities and the ground was requisitioned by the Royal Artillery as a heavy anti-aircraft gun-site. Sefton Junior and Mini section were formed in 2004 and named the “Gunners” after the WW2 occupation of the ground by the Military. They now field eleven sides from Under 7 to Senior Colts.


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A View From A “Guv”

Last week was a well deserved week off Last week was a well deserved week off for the boys, which has come at a good time for us after our tough start to the league campaign.

As a team we are starting to develop a style of play that I think really suits us and our skill set. We need to keep learning lessons from early season defeats and we won't be far

Coach—Liam McGovern

“ We welcome Sefton to Rivacre Road this week,” away from meeting the goals we have set ourselves. We welcome Sefton to Rivacre Road this week, they are coming off a good run of form so we will need to put in a big 80 minute performance to get the result we all want as a group.

“Guv” in action in the last game away at Rochdale

Guv


The Saint Previews Today’s Match v.

SEFTON

This weekend we return to Rivacre Road to host Liverpool side, Sefton, after our week off. Connections between ourselves and Sefton are close and longstanding and all Anselmians will be sad to hear of the passing of Sefton's Gerry McBride, one of several members who supported both clubs. As recently as 2013, Sefton were champions of South Lancashire/ Cheshire 2 and, until the formation of North Two West this season, were respectably placed in Lancashire/Cheshire division 1. They are currently 13th, having won two of their seven games. However, their two victories have been in their last two games. They narrowly won at home against Tarleton and their last game was an impressive visit to Winnington Park beating the Cheshire side 26-29. Their latest fixture, at home to Aspatria was postponed. Games with Sefton are invariably close and we last met in our promotion season, 2017-18, where we won 14-25 away and prevailed at Malone Field 27-14. It will be pleasant to meet old friends, but there will no quarter asked or given on the pitch and and Saints will need to be at their best to extend their unbeaten home run.

Today’s N2W Fixtures SCORE

T E A M Anselmians V Aspatria V Aspull V Bolton V De La Salle V Manchester V Winnington Park V

S Sefton Southport Rochdale Leigh Glossop Eccles Tarleton

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The Last Time The Teams Met

SAINTS 27—14 SEFTON Malone Field 20 January 2018 SAINTS TEAM:

MAN OF THE MATCH:

Richards, Southwell, Quitadamo, Cavanagh, Clarke, Nonu, Hearn, Lamming, Southern, Cummings, Russell, Hough, Bramhall, Taylor, Friday, Jones, Petterson

Nick Hearn

SCORERS: Tries: Hearn (3), Quitadamo Cons: Taylor (2) Pens: Taylor


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Where the F’H is O’H? Each week, a massive amount of work, by a small band of committed volunteers, goes into maintaining our grounds. Not much to report this week from Malone field. The weather has stopped us mowing and also we have a fuel problem with the tractor. It’s probably a blockage between the fuel tank and the filter so we will need to get a mobile mechanic to have a look. If anyone knows of a guy they can recommend please contact Taff on 07758800580. Last week we started removing overhanging branches from the trees around the pitches and “Smiler's" rope skills came to the

fore. We managed to lower some sizable lengths to the ground, thus avoiding any damage to the new pitches. There is still no sighting of “O'Hogan" ! He has not been spotted since early September and for a fella of his age it’s a bit worrying. He may of course have forgotten how to get to the club so if you see a tall chap with a shock of white hair wandering around Bromborough please remind him of where we are and that we meet every Thursday morning around 9.30.

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Today’s

V. Sefton 9 November 2019

Position: LH Prop D.O.B: 25/07/86 Height : 6’1” Weight: 112kg Appearances: 9(20) Tries: 2(3) Total Points: 10(15) 1 Steve Brookes

Position: Flanker D.O.B: 27/03/60 Height : 6’4” Weight: 98kg Appearances: 7(18) Tries: 2(3) Total Points: 10(15) 6 Ewan Nolan

Position: Hooker D.O.B: 26/12/98 Height : 5’11” Weight: 100kg Appearances: 7(42) Tries: 2(5) Total Points: 10(25) 2 Scott Southwell

Position: Flanker D.O.B: 13/12/92 Height : 6’0” Weight: 95kg Appearances: 8(69) Tries: 1(24) Total Points: 5(120) Nick Hearn (C) Sponsored by Chase DeV ere

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Position: TH Prop D.O.B: 09/04/80 Height : 5’11” Weight: 126kg Appearances: 2(2) Tries: 1(1) Total Points: 5(5) 3 Gavin Hughes

Position: No.8 D.O.B: 28/09/98 Height : 6’4” Weight: 98kg Appearances: 9(41) Tries: 3(8) Total Points: 15(40) 8 Will Grabe

Position: 2nd Row D.O.B: 18/06/93 Height : 6’3” Weight: 105kg Appearances: 6(58) Tries: 0(0) Total Points: 0(0) 4 Jack Richards

Position: Half Back D.O.B: 13/01/86 Height : 5’10” Weight: 86kg Appearances: 8(8) Tries: 0(0) Total Points: 0(0) 9 Chris Pilgrim

Position: 2nd Row D.O.B: 07/01/94 Height : 6’2” Weight: 105kg Appearances: 9(35) Tries: 0(0) Total Points: 0(0) 5 Matty Dowler

Position: Fly-Half D.O.B: 06/10/84 Height : 8’9” Weight: 86kg Appearances: 9(9) Tries: 2(2) Total Points: 108(1089 10 Liam McGovern


Today’s

V.

Sefton

9 November 2019

Position: Wing D.O.B: 06/05/93 Height : 5’11” Weight: 84kg Appearances: 5(57) Tries: 2(19) Total Points: 10(95) 11 Adam Bramhall

Position: Change D.O.B: 26/11/76 Height : 5’11” Weight: 105kg Appearances: 7(11) Tries: 0(0) Total Points: 0(0) 16 Scott Tunna

Position: Centre D.O.B: 01/09/83 Height : 5’10” Weight: 104kg Appearances: 8(8) Tries: 1(1) Total Points: 5(5) James Otutaha 12

Position: 2nd Row D.O.B: 16/06/93 Height : 6’5” Weight: 105kg Appearances: 8(44) Tries: 0(2) Total Points: 0(10) 17 Niall Cavanagh

Position: Centre D.O.B: 26/04/91 Height : 6’0” Weight: 92kg Appearances: 6(63) Tries: 2(10) Total Points: 10(50) Liam Sadler 13

Position: Flanker D.O.B: 21/03/89 Height : 5’10” Weight: 115kg Appearances: 8(43) Tries: 5(10) Total Points: 25(50) 18 Tulima Nonu

Position: Wing D.O.B: 08/04/00 Height : 6’1” Weight: 71kg Appearances: 2(2) Tries: 1(1) Total Points: 5(5) 14 Billy Alderson Position: Full Back D.O.B: 03/07/91 Height : 6’1” Weight: 89kg Appearances: 7(72) Tries: 1(16) Total Points: 5(141) 15 Andy Cummings

The statistics are based on current season data with totals from season 2016-2017, onwards, in brackets.

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Fixtures - Season 2019-2020 Date

K.O.

H/A

Team

Comp

Result

Sat 31 Aug

15.00

A

Wilmslow

Cup

L 69-19

Sat 07 Sept

15.00

A

Manchester

League

L 20-17

Sat 14 Sept

15.00

A

Aspull

League

W 32-38

Sat 21 Sept

15.00

H

Bolton

League

W 61-27

Sat 28 Sept

15.00

A

De La salle (Salford)

League

L 16-13

Sat 05 Oct

15.00

H

Eccles

League

W 29-12

Sat 12 Oct

15.00

A

Glossop

League

L 29-21

Sat 19 Oct

15.00

H

Leigh

League

W 32-26

Sat 26 Oct

15.00

A

Rochdale

League

L 30-18

Sat 09 Nov

14.15

H

Sefton

League

Sat 16 Nov

14.15

A

Southport

League

Sat 23 Nov

14.15

H

Tarleton

League

Sat 07 Dec

14.15

A

Winnington Park

League

Sat 14 Dec

14.15

H

Aspatria

League

Sat 04 Jan

14.15

H

Aspull

League

Sat 11 Jan

14.15

A

Bolton

League

Sat 18 Jan

14.15

H

De La Salle (Salford)

League

Sat 01 Feb

14.15

A

Eccles

League

Sat 08 Feb

14.15

H

Glossop

League

Sat 15 Feb

14.15

A

Leigh

League

Sat 29 Feb

14.15

H

Rochdale

League

Sat 07 Mar

15.00

A

Sefton

League

Sat 14 Mar

15.00

H

Southport

League

Sat 21 Mar

15.00

A

Tarleton

League

Sat 28Mar

15.00

H

Winnington Park

League

Sat 04 Apr

15.00

A

Aspatria

League

Sat 18 Apr

15.00

H

Manchester

League


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Y

D

P

C

SEFTON

THE TEAMS

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T

C

Stephen Brooks 1 Tom Mantova Scott Southwell 2 Craig Johnson Gavin Hughes 3 Kevin Mainwaring Jack Richards 4 Matthew Rabette Matty Dowler 5 Jack Beckwith

Ewan Nolan 6 Tom Fletcher Nick Hearn (C) 7 James Webster Will Grabe 8 James Keegan Chris Pilgrim 9 Wayne Timms Liam McGovern 10 Adam Marnell Adam Bramhall 11 Liam Brown (C) James Otutaha 12 Jonathon James

Liam Sadler 13 John Fenton Billy Alderson 14 Steven Johnston Andy Cummings 15 Nathan Lewis Scott Tunna 16 Jay Dempsey Niall Cavanagh 17 Harry Bailey Tulima Nonu 18 Rhodri Hughes

Liam McGovern - Head Coach - Jamie Luck

Today’s Referee: — Conor Sewell — London Society

Today’s Match Balls Generously Sponsored By: Steve Shiel—Member Roy Brennan—Brennan-Ayre-O’Neill M A I N

S P O N S O R S

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RESULTS GRID — NORTH TWO WEST H/

A

Ans Aspa Aspl

Bol 61-27

Ans Asp

30-31

Aspl 32-38

16-13

Glo

Roc

Sef

Sou

Tar

32-18

Win

32-26

49-22

24-31

41-20

16-43

25-35

13-20

15-17

37-25 36-12

P-P

42-28

24-06 25-21

83-10 35-22 62-15

Roc 30-18

27-08 17-07 P-P

05-34 29-64

Sou

46-19

22-03

10-32 21-53 20-20 7-38

26-32

Tar Win

Man

P-P

Man 20-17

Sef

Lei

14-48

29-21

Lei

Glo

28-20

16-10 46-22

Ecc

Ecc 29-12

50-24 25-26

Bol Del

Del

28-51 49-25

23-20 27-12

8-25 27-37 13-35

24-20

33-31 31-28

26-29

LATEST RESULTS—26 OCTOBER 2019 Eccles

15

- 17

De La Salle

Glossop

P - P

Bolton

Leigh

P - P

Aspull

Rochdale Sefton Southport Tarleton

30

- 18

P - P

Anselmians Aspatria

33

- 31

Winnington

8

- 25

Manchester


Today we remember Gerry McBride who passed away last weekend. Gerry played for Saints in the 1960’s before joining Sefton where he was a committed member for more than half a century . He is pictured here in the Saints’ 1st Team of 1963-64

Gerry McBride - RIP


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T H E L E A G U E TA B L E S North Two West—Season 2019-2020 Team

P W D

L

Pts

B

+/-

Rochdale

8 8 0

0 245 127 118 36

4

0

Glossop

7 7 0

0 248 112 136 34

6

0

Manchester

8 7 0 7 4 1

1 302 106 196 33 2 188 159 29 24

5 6

0 0

Eccles

8 4 0 8 4 0

4 229 192 4 235 219

37 16

22 21

6 5

0 0

Bolton

7 4 0

3 219 206

13

19

3

0

5 211 202 9 19 5 149 274 -125 14 5 159 254 -95 14

7 2 4

0 0 0

Leigh

Anselmians

8 3 0 De La Salle (Salford) 8 3 0 Southport 8 2 1 Winnington Park

PF

PA

PD

Tarleton

8 1 0

7 194 258 -64

13

9

0

Aspull

7 2 0 7 2 0 7 1 0

5 158 285 -127 11 5 128 234 -106 10 6 180 217 -37 9

3 2 5

0 0 0

Sefton Aspatria

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Independent E-nrg Division 2 South - 2019/2020 Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Wilmslow 2nd Didsbury Toc H 2nd

7 7

6 6

0 0

1 1

269 63 206 291 134 157

0 0

31 31

Liverpool St Helens 2nd

7

6

0

1

137

54

0

31

Altrincham Kersal 2nd

7

5

0

2

247 151

96

1

28

Crewe & Nantwich 2nd

7

5

0

2

175 140

35

0

27

Widnes 2nd

7

4

0

3

214 154

60

0

23

Liverpool Collegiate 2nd Moore Manchester 2nd

7 7 7

4 3 3

0 0 0

3 4 4

150 145 5 192 205 -13 209 228 -19

0 1 1

23 20 20

Holmes Chapel Anselmians 2nd Helsby

7 7 7

2 2 1

0 0 0

5 5 6

147 179 -32 142 197 -55 68 180 -112

2 0 2

17 14 12

Northwich 2nd Lymm Eagles

7 7

1 1

0 0

6 6

101 290 -189 146 339 -193

1 0

12 11

83

+/-

LB Pts

Widnes Coaches Ltd Division 5 West - 2019/2020 Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Wirral 4th

7

5

0

2

213 193

Birkenhead Park 4th

7

5

0

2

380

Winnington Park 3rd

7

4

0

3

223 173

Linley & Kidsgrove 2nd

7

4

0

3

Sefton 3rd

7

4

0

3

Merseyside Police

7

3

0

Prenton 2nd

7

3

Mossley Hill 2nd Port Sunlight 2nd

6 7

Anselmians 3rd

+/-

LB Pts

20

1

28

304

0

26

50

1

24

1

1

24

155 168 -13

0

23

4

193 267 -74

1

20

0

4

168 186 -18

0

19

3 2

0 2

3 3

141 161 -20 133 163 -30

1 1

19 19

5

3

1

1

86

0

19

Moore 2nd

5

3

0

2

95

7

0

17

Helsby 2nd

7

3

0

4

120 119

1

0

16

Oxton Parkonians 2nd

7

1

0

6

128 206 -78

2

12

Oldershaw 2nd

6

1

1

4

0

10

92

23

76 91

166 -80 88

93

-70


ANSELMIANS RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL CLUB

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Player Focus

Nick Hearn


What is your proudest rugby moment? Touring Zimbabwe with England Independent Schools

How did you become a “Saint�

Nick Hearn

In the minis at Malone Field, aged 5.

One word to describe you? Competitive

Best dressed team mate Lima Nonu

One word team mates would use to describe you?

Massive Head!

Worst dressed team mate? Petto

Favourite food Curry

Who is the longest in the shower Mario


TOUCHLINES

By “The Saint”

Like everyone else, The Saint was captivated by the Rugby World Cup,

But, any invitation to a sporting contest that includes the words;

even though England played their final a week early. The controversial "V" formation of England adopted to face down the Haka seemed proportionate and respectful, although The Saint can understand why England were fined for Joe Marler's haircut.

"This is the man, so hairy. Because our leader, so strong and masculine. Moving in unison like the hairs on our chief's legs To sun shines", have got to be suspect! The Saint read that England should adopt a traditional dance, although, Morris dancing, rhythmic stepping by a group of players wearing bell pads on their shins with sticks, swords and handkerchiefs, may be over the top.

Of course, this would lead to each Six Nations' side adopting a native dance,

Kiwis Morris Dancing

The Haka has its roots in Maori culture and there are several varieties. England’s HAKA Cont’d


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NEW CLUBHOUSE DEVELOPMENT — PROGRESS UPDATE

If you go down to the Club today, you're sure of a big surprise. The foundations have been laid, ready to accept the steel frame and substructure brick-work. And, the steel erection started this week!


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The contractors are working on the installation of the drain-works during this week and next, and, from week commencing 04 November, the steel erectors will be at work; which is when progress really will become evident. The steel structure is on plan for completion, week commencing 18 November.


So, after more than 7 years in the planning, the new clubhouse is finally becoming a physical reality. The pitches are already nearing completion. But, there is still work to do. Now that the root system is becoming established, our grounds contractors are due to "verti-drain" the pitch areas and then to apply fertiliser.

The site of the new first pitch (foreground) and the second pitch towards the white house on Stanley Lane, in the distance.

Our, "Groundsmeister", Taffy Jones and his team of "Tractor Boys" are also hard at work keeping the pitches and surrounds lovingly maintained! (Can you join them? Contact Taffy 07758 800580) The Club’s website is the key source of information about everything to do with Club affairs. So, keep going to the website for more news on the clubhouse development as it progresses.

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THE SAINT’S QUIZ THE ANSWERS 1.

South African flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit. Du Toit, who made more tackles than any other Springbok in their successful World Cup campaign, beat England's Tom Curry, Wales' Alun Wyn Jones, New Zealand's Ardie Savea, United States hooker Joe Taufetee and his own team-mate Cheslin Kolbe to win the men's award.

2.

Wales' Josh Adams, breaking Wales’s record of six, set by Shane Williams.

3.

The World Cup final last Saturday was Jones’s third, having been in charge of Australia when they lost against England in 2003 and a consultant for the Springboks when they defeated England in 2007

4.

New Zealand. They beat France 8-7 in 2011.

5.

The record for most points overall is held by Jonny Wilkinson, who scored 277 over his World Cup career. Jason Leonard holds the record for most World Cup matches: 22 between 1991 and 2003.

Du Toit in De Klerk’s Jacket!


Cont’d

although The Saint could not imagine what the Celtic countries would choose. On a more local level, imagine if the local sides, before the league era, had their own ritual? Old Rockferrians would surely have danced to "Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone?" a 1977 ditty by Slaughter and the Dogs. How about Birkenhead Park stomping to "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonite", credited to Earl Vince and the Valiants, the B-side of Fleetwood Mac's "Man of the World"?

Anselmians' connections to our friends and visitors from Sefton are well known. Jim Heaney, the distinguished referee and current Sefton president, expresidents Roddy Byrne and Gerry McBride are all old boys who went "over the water." It was with enormous sadness that Saints heard of the sudden death of Gerry following a recent fall. It is nearly thirty five years since one of the four infamous Moscrop brothers, Terry, collapsed and died in a fifth team game at Sefton and all members will reflect that, no matter what is in our lives, we should embrace the beauty and appreciate the camaraderie of this wonderful game. May they Rest In Peace.

Or, Caldy waltzing to "Begin the *Beguine", Cole Porter's 1935 misunderstood song? The Saint, when pressed, would like the 1st XV to resurrect the 1963 classic by Bob and Earl, "Harlem Shuffle", covered inadequately by The Rolling Stones in 1986, but in the meantime will settle for the Haka.

The Saint *the “Beguine” is a dance style

A note from the Editor: “The Saint’s delusional musings are the product of his own psychoses and do not represent the sentiments of the Club in fact or otherwise.” …. Ed.


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Match Programme, Saints v Sefton, 9 November 2019  

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