Date Time Season
9th Nov 2019 3:00 pm National League 1 2019/20

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An outclassed and underpowered Canterbury slumped to their biggest defeat of the season at the hands of the league leaders. The gulf between top and bottom was huge as a Richmond side that was playing Championship rugby last season showed why they may be heading straight back to the higher level.
They were never seriously inconvenienced as their accuracy and physical superiority brought them eight tries.
A city side wearing a patched up look as they juggle with a lengthy injury list was ill equipped to deal with the onslaught but even at full strength would probably have struggled against quality of this kind.
It was clear from the outset that Richmond were in a different class as they powered through tackles, ran defence splitting lines and punished errors in clinical fashion. The opening try carried a warning as Canterbury overthrew a lineout, Richmond pocketed the ball and moments later Tom Hodgson had turned one of the city side’s few attacking possibilities into a lead for his side.
By half time the advantage had stretched to 29 points with further tries from Louis Lynagh, son of Australian legend Michael, a second for Hodgson and a catch and drive score by former Canterbury player Jesse Liston. Rob Kirby, a threatening full back converted twice to leave the city side with a damage limitation exercise. If they lacked the individual and collective quality of Richmond you could never accuse them of a lack of courage. They often resisted bravely when their line was under threat but bravery was never going to be enough. When they did break free on a couple of occasions in the second half the visitors defence coped easily while another malfunctioning lineout robbed the city side of the outside chance of a score. Richmond, playing rugby that was a pleasure to watch, cantered away with tries from Byron Hodge, Cameron Mitchell, Toby Dabell and Liston. Kirby (2) and Lewis Dennett landed conversions to send Canterbury’s losing run since being promoted into double figures.
Canterbury: W.Waddington (repl M.Craven), R.Mackintosh, D.Corcoran, J.J.Murray, A.Meads. D.Smart (repl .K.Braithwaite), A.Cooper (repl J. Dever), G.Syminton (repl J.Otto), C.Connolly. R.Cadman, M.Corker, W.Scholes, T.King (repl F.Edwards), T.Oliver

David Haigh

Date Time Season
26th Oct 2019 3:00 pm National League 1 2019/20


# Player Position T C P DG
1Aaron Cooper 20Prop0000
2Gene Syminton 17Hooker0000
3Charlie ConnollyProp0000
4Royce CadmanLock0000
5Matt CorkerLock0000
6Will ScholesFlanker0000
7Tristan King 18Flanker0000
8Tyler OliverNumber Eight0000
9Daniel Smart 16Scrum half0000
10Alex MeadsOutside half0000
11Charlie GrimesWing0000
12Jonathan MurrayCentre0000
13Dwayne CorcoranCentre0000
14Ricky MackintoshWing0000
15Will Waddington 19Full-back0000
16Kyan Braithwaite 9Scrum half0000
17Jarvis Otto 2Hooker0000
18Freddie Edwards 7Lock0000
19Max Craven 15Full-back0000
20Jamie Dever 1Prop0000
 Total 0000

Coach/Committee Member/Director of Rugby: Andy Pratt
Team Manager: Andy Rogers
Coach: Dave Marshall
Coach: Matthew Pinnick


Position T C P DG

Director of Rugby: Steve Hill


Match Venue

The Marine Travel Ground
Merton Lane North, Nackington Road, Canterbury CT4 7AZ


Fourth Official
Chris Fullbrook