Last updated at 09:34, Wednesday, 11 September 2013
TYNEDALE first XV start the new season in National Division One with a long trip down to Oxfordshire tomorrow.
There they face unknown opponents in newly promoted Henley Hawks.
The Hawks were champions of National Two South last season, winning all 14 home games and losing only our 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 are likely to be without skipper Jack Harrison and free scoring winger Hamish Smales for the trip, so some of their new summer signings are likely to feature strongly in coach Tom Borthwick’s line-up.
Tynedale open their home fixture list next Saturday with one of the big games of the year – the derby with Blaydon.
The Crow Trees outfit took the bragging rights in no uncertain manner last season, finishing in an excellent third place overall, and beating Tynedale home and away, ending the season with 34 more points in the bag.
Tynedale hovered uncomfortably close to the relegation zone for much of the season, but hope to do much better this time round.
Tynedale Park is the venue of one of only 10 touch rugby events held nationwide.
Tynedale Touch Rugby, part of the Corbridge rugby club, is running an O2 Community Touch Rugby Event tonight between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.
There will be a series of touch rugby games in a knockout competition, with the local community invited to enter as either a six person team, or individuals to join a team.
There will be competitions for both adults and juniors, as well as children’s entertainment.
For information, email email@example.com.
First published at 07:35, Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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