Month: September 2013

Blues Squad To Play Richmond

Blues Squad To Play Richmond

Following their preseason tour to France and Spain the Blues have their first fixture on home soil tonight against Richmond, kick off 1945 at the Athletic Ground, Richmond. Captain John Carter and his coaches have selected a side that includes ten Blues, including the whole of the back division, which sees local Richmond boy Matt […]

U21’s Preseason Training Camp Begins On Sunday

U21’s Preseason Training Camp Begins On Sunday

The 2013 U21’s and Whippets Varsity Campaigns begin in earnest at Iffley Road on Sunday when 48 players will meet to begin a week’s preseason training camp under the watchful eyes of former Blues Head Coach Lynn Evans, who now oversees the U21’s/Whippets programme for OURFC. Lynn will once again be ably assisted by Matt […]

Tour Diary Part 3

Tour Diary Part 3

We arrived at the Ile verte sports centre on the outskirts of Soustons in the late afternoon of Monday 16th September. Although not as beautiful as our previous stop, we were placed beside a picturesque lake and near a beach with good surf. We were gradually preparing for the Wednesday game against Bayonne Espoirs and most […]

Blues 12 v 21 Bayonne Espoirs

Blues 12 v 21 Bayonne Espoirs

The Blues second match of their French preseason tour was played inside the ancient fortified city of Bayonne against their Espoirs (U23’s) on a wet but warm night in the south-west of the country. After the narrow loss to Biarritz the previous Thursday and an encouraging week’s training, the Blues entered this second match in […]

Tour Diary Part 2

Tour Diary Part 2

It feels like a long time since we disembarked from the ferry at Santander. The 24hr ferry, was neither economical nor entertaining. However, it did allow for the tourists to adapt to their new roles. Tour dietician, OscarVallance, spent most of the journey on the front row’s shoulders picking off strawberry tarts. Phil Bell, while […]

Blues Team To Play Bayonne Espoirs

Blues Team To Play Bayonne Espoirs

The following players have been selected for the Blues v Bayonne Espoirs – Away Friendly on 18 Sep 2013 Alastair Adams-Cairns, Daniel Barnes, Philip Bell, Will Boardman, Will Dace, Edward Doe, Samson Egerton, Stuart Greeff, Michael Hannah, James Harris, Fraser Heathcote, Dean Irvine, Matt Janney, Tim Little, Alexander Macdonald, Marcus-Alexander Neil, Pietie Olivier, Steven Patch, […]

Blues Team To Play Biarritz Espoirs

Blues Team To Play Biarritz Espoirs

The following players have been selected for the Blues v Biarritz Espoirs – Away Friendly on 12 Sep 2013 Daniel Barnes, John Carter, Edward Doe, Samson Egerton, Stuart Greeff, Michael Hannah, Fraser Heathcote, Jonathan Hudson, Henry Hughes, Dean Irvine, Matt Janney, Gus Jones, Henry Lamont, Hamish Macdonald, Marcus-Alexander Neil, Pietie Olivier, Steven Patch, Michael Rickner, […]

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