Henley trip up first for Tynedale
Published at 14:56, Thursday, 05 September 2013
TYNEDALE Rugby Club's first XV start the new season in National Division One with a long trip down to Oxfordshire on Saturday.
There they face unknown opponents in newly promoted Henley Hawks, the champions of National Two South last season by winning all 14 home games and losing only four of their 14 away games.
However, they were hammered 45-5 at home by Championship side, London Welsh in their final warm-up match last Saturday with former Tynedale number eight Ollie Stedman scoring one of Welsh's seven tries.
Tynedale open their home fixture list next Saturday with one of the big games of the year – the derby with Blaydon who enjoyed
the bragging rights in no uncertain manner last season by finishing in an excellent third place overall and beating Tynedale home and away.
Tynedale have been busy in the off-season recruiting many new players, some of them returning to their former club. They have also bade farewell to a good number too.
Incomings: Gavin Beasley, Grant Beasley, Sep Visser, Andy Buist, Mark Irving, Dan Rundle, Craig Willis, Harrison Collins and Louis Frankland.
Outgoings: Harry Peck, Sam Reynolds, Harry Mountain, Dave Cherry, Peter Moralee Alex Fieldhouse and Tom Bramwell.
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This week in... 1949Friday, December 9, 1949...
A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.