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22
MAR

On Saturday, and for the first time in many a wet and muddy weekend, the Oaks senior teams went unbeaten, only for the bubble to be burst by the dismal England performance against Wales in the 6-Nations decider.

Sevenoaks 1st XV entertained Aylesford Bulls at Sevenoaks School due to Knole Paddock pitches being unplayable. From the start, Oaks went on the attack and were awarded with two quick tries from Matt Dodd and Alex Barber. Then great interplay between Thierry Walker and Jonny Barber was rewarded with a try from Jonny Barber which he converted. The half time score was Sevenoaks 19 - Aylesford Bulls 8.

Sevenoaks started the second half knowing one more try would secure a bonus point and the whole team played their part. Sevenoaks took the game out of Aylesford's hands by slowing the game down and taking kicks at goal to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Constant pressure from Sevenoaks gave Roger Tafua a try and Sevenoaks a four try bonus point, which was thoroughly deserved and leaving the final score Sevenoaks 32 - Aylesford Bulls 11, a very important win in the battle to avoid relegation.

In cold, wet and muddy conditions at Whitstable, Sevenoaks 3ís started well when skipper for the day Pip Somerset, who otherwise had a quiet game, won the toss of the coin, which allowed the team to commence battle up the hill and against the wind, rain and mud tides, thereby saving the best for the second half. After a hard fought match, that unbelievably saw prop/wing Rob Thurnell score his second try in consecutive matches, Oaks were the victors by 15 point to 5.

Blandford wins full England cap, Farrance picked for East of England 10s, Sarries u17s, with 4 Oaks players, thrash Argentine tourists and the Oaks squad play in the last 8 of the National cup on Sunday

The success for the u17 squad just keeps on coming. On Sunday the squad will play Shelford in the south east final of the national cup and victory will put the boys into the last 4. The game will be played at Farnham RFC with a kick off time of 16h30pm (headlamps will be provided apparently!!) so we would really appreciate as much support from the club as possible. This is the biggest club game of the boys short careers and the nerves are building, although after taking Winchesterís 2 year unbeaten record in the last round the boys are confident.

On the representative front number 8 Matt Blandford made his full England u17 debut last week, coming off the bench to play a big part in 2 of Englandís tries in an impressive win against Georgia U18 at Broadstreet. Sarries lock Zak Farrance has been selected to play for the East of England in a 10s tournament in Bath this weekend, immediately after which he will be flying up the M4 to play for Oaks against Shelford...now that is commitment. Meanwhile Zak joined his Oaks colleagues Sam Vizard, Henry Wheadon and Ryan Ward in representing the Saracens u17s against a touring Argentinian side and the boys were successful scoring loads to very little! Commiserations go to fly half Will Edwards who missed out on selection with a dislocated shoulder. Everyone in our tight knit squad is wishing Will a speedy recovery.

Not to be outdone, the u16s have secured the following representative honours:

Alex Everett - Kent/London & SE Division/England South squad

Jens Johansson- Kent/Saracens Academy/London & SE Division (ruptured his ACL playing for Division otherwise would have probably joined Alex in England set up)

Sponsors and Supporters Lunch this Saturday before first 1st XV home league match:

Once again everyone is invited to the Club to savour the culinary delights of the charming Diane while you get fortified with some fine wines and ales poured by the always welcoming Colin behind the bar.

The menu for this Saturday is as follows, with grateful thanks to Chris Hogg who is once again donating the meat for this very special 'supporters and sponsors' lunch:

Broccoli and St Agur Soup served with crusty bread and butter

Beef bourguinon with a puff pastry pie top served with goose fat roast potatoes and vegetables

Cheese and biscuits

Coffee and mints

12h30 for a 13h00 sit-down

£15 including wine

RSVP by Thursday evening to:

Diane Carey

dianecarey@mac.com

01732 453395

Senior rugby programme for Saturday 23rd March 2013:

1st XV v Old Dunstonians - Home 15h00 kick-off

2nd XV v Westcombe Park Away 15h00 kick-off

3rd XV v Gillingham - Away 15h00 kick-off

Junior rugby programme for Sunday 24th March 2013:

U6 Training at home

U7 to U12 Kent Festival (A teams)

U7 to U12 Upminster Festival (B & C teams)

U13 Training at home

U14 Kent Cup Final v Canterbury (away at Aylesford)

U15 Kent Cup prelims (away at Dartfordians)

U16 Away v Tunbridge Wells

U17 Away v Shelford at Farnham RFC - National Cup Divisional Final

SEVENOAKS RFC PAST PLAYERS LUNCH Ė SATURDAY 13TH APRIL followed by SRFC 1st XV v LEWES

All past players of Sevenoaks are more or less compelled to meet up with old mates for a beer or two and a lunch and to encourage our current 1stXV to a final league win for the season.

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