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NW Development Series | Round 2 // Results and Standings


The winter weather held out once again, as six North West teams headed to Burnage RFC for round 2 of the Development Series.

A very warm welcome to Warrington Knights, who took part for the first time. Some excellent flowing skills and ability from the debutants.

The round robin format, saw all teams play each other over the afternoon, with some great and unexpected results across the board. Last years winners, Blaze drew 1-1 in the first game against OSJ, and 6-6 when the met Knights.

Always great to have more juniors playing in the series. Bainbridge and Thorpe both joined the Turbo Chargers, both showing great potential, enthusiasm and progression over the day. There was also plenty of youth in the Blaze, OSJ and Anvils teams too. This series is perfect for all ages, to develop in a friendly and accommodating environment, with excellent feedback from the parents involved.

"Thank you all so very much for welcoming Cooper into the team today. He fell asleep in the car on the way home so safe to say that you’ve tired him out! Honestly, Touch Rugby is the best, most welcoming sport that we’ve been a part of, and that was reinforced today with the positivity, support and encouragement that you all gave to a 14-year old boy who only starting playing touch 6 months ago.

Thank you for being lovely humans"

Becky (Cooper’s Mum)

Pool standings

1st Place - Turbo Chargers 2nd Place - Super Chargers 3rd Place - Orrell St James 4th Place - Knights 5th Place - Blaze 6th Place - Orrell Anvils

Cup Final

Under floodlights, it was another Chargers final, showing both the strength and depth in the club. Turbos took an early lead, with Supers scoring straight back and then began an onslaught of more scores, turning the tables on the pool results, and taking the win, with a 7-3 scoreline.

Play-off Results Turbos 3 vs 7 Supers (1st v 2nd | Cup Final)

Orrell St James 2 vs 4 Knights (3rd v 4th | Plate Final)

Blaze 7 vs 3 Orrell Anvils (5th v 6th | Bowl Final)

Huge thanks to all the teams and players refs who helped out on the day, much appreciated.

Have a great break over the festive period and we will see you on 12th January for Round 3!

Reminder of the dates

Round 3 | January 12th

Round 4 | Feb 2nd

Round 5 | Feb 23rd (Manchester Tournament)

Round 6 | March 29th

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