No Touch Rugby This Thursday

There is an open evening at Ellis Guilford School on Thursday this week (21/9), so Touch Rugby is unfortunately cancelled.

The session will be back on again next week (28/9) at the usual time of 8pm.

Queensbury Game Cancelled

Unfortunately this Saturday’s final league game against Queensbury has been cancelled as Queensbury have withdrawn from the league.

Senior training has now finished on Wednesday evenings, but touch rugby continues at Ellis Guilford School on Thursday nights at 8pm on the astroturf.

Touch Rugby Moves to 8pm

Touch rugby moves to the later time of 8pm this Thursday (31st August) and also moves to the astroturf at Ellis Guilford School (NG6 0HT). Trainers should be worn as boots are not permitted on the astroturf.

Sessions cost just £3 (£2 for Under 18s) and are open to the youth section as well as open age.

Outlaws Head North for Last Time

Nottingham Outlaws continue their quest for that elusive win when they travel up to East Yorkshire on Saturday to take on East Hull. They face a tough ask against the powerful Yorkshire outfit who currently occupy third spot and are many peoples favorites for the play off crown.

The Outlaws will however be buoyed by the fact that this is the last away match of the season and also by the knowledge that they are now in seventh position, free from the threat of relegation. Add to that the fact that the Outlaws have been making good progress in recent weeks means they travel full of hope and some confidence.

After almost a month without a game the Outlaws will be more than a little ring rusty, their last outing being the 22-34 home defeat at the hands of Beverley. However the side that coach Strachan has picked shows little change to the team that came so close to grabbing the elusive victory before falling away in the later stages.

A quick look at the team sheet shows that the team is largely unchanged with the return of Andy Musvaburi being being the only change in the backs whilst James Young slots into the halves with Adam Cunliffe as George Strachan returns to front six duty.

Team 

1. Matt Horner, 2. Sam Campbell 3. Andy Musvaburi 4. Adam Simm 5. Harry Walton 6. Adam Cunliffe 7. James Young 8. William Ephraim 9. Chris Prime 10. George Strachan 11. Oliver Dale 12. Ali Waring 13. Alex Whittle 14. Stewart Readhead 15. Dan Wilson 16. Jimmy Goodwin 17. Terry Bill Cooper 

Squad for East Hull (Away)

The Outlaws coaching team have announced a strong looking First team squad to face East Hull Away on Sat 19th Aug 14:30. The squad in full is:
1. Matt Horner
2. Sam Campbell
3. Andy Musvaburi
4. Adam Simm
5. Harry Walton
6. Adam Cunliffe
7. James Young
8. William Ephraim
9. Chris Prime
10. George Strachan
11. Oliver Dale
12. Ali Waring
13. Alex Whittle
 
14. Stewart Readhead
15. Dan Wilson
16. Jimmy Goodwin
17. Terry Bill Cooper
 

Outlaws Runners-Up in 9s Tournament

Nottingham Oultaws Ladies were already on the back foot attempting to play Yorkshire-women at their own game, and taking 7 players to a 9s tournament was a bit of a stretch. But after the Outlaws opened up the scoring against hosts Dearne Valley Bulldogs we realised we were going to put up a fair fight.

As is the Outlaws Ladies way, we improved with every minute of play, so it was to our advantage that somehow we were allowed to play 30 minutes of 7s in the opening match, showing off our fitness and agility in both attack and defence, with especially physical running and hitting from League newcomer Sophie Todd to come away with the win 22-30.

Watching Hunslet ladies run rings around Brighouse would have deterred weaker-hearted individuals, but it made the Outlaws all the more determined to rise to the challenge. Hunslet were a strong side, aggressive, well-drilled and annoyingly catty, but our clean attitude and strength in both attack and defence shone, and we improved formation with every play. Following some controversial referee decisions, Outlaws came away with a respectable 14-16 loss, which would come to be the two points which determined the tournament.

When it came to the final match vs. Brighouse, Outlaws let their standards slip, making a few scruffy passes and allowing a couple of poorly-defended tries in. However, the Magnificent Seven came away with a decent win, including an incredible half-pitch try from an untouchable Joanna Lumb to take our Try of the Tournament award. This also earned the Outlaws the position of runners-up and a neat little trophy.

Our Player of the Tournament went to another newcomer Phoebe Nicholls for her relentless and flawless tackling, offering herself up for every carry and keeping a competitive, determined and focused attitude which inspired the team throughout.

Special thanks to Coach Alex Pridmore for being such a consistent and supportive presence throughout the season and for the pick n mix.