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NATIONAL LEAGUE 2 EASTView League Table
PRE-SEASON
DateOppositionVenueScore
11 Aug 2023Tonbridge JuddiansHome21- 26
19 August 2023London WelshHome43 - 17
25 Aug 2023BlackheathAway21- 54
NATIONAL LEAGUE 2
DateOppositionVenueScore
2 Sept 2023SevenoaksAway23 - 22
9 Sept 2023Tonbridge JuddiansHome45 - 19
16 Sept 2023EsherAway29 - 21
23 Sept 2023WimbledonHome29 - 32
30 Sept 2023WorthingAway38 - 45
7 October 2023DorkingHome31 - 36
14 October 2023BarnesAway39 - 22
4 November 2023Westcombe ParkHome25 - 19
11 Nov 2023North WalshamAway10 - 54
18 Nov 2023GuernseyAway10 - 34
25 Nov 2023Old AlbanianHome32 - 27
2 Dec 2023Bury St EdmundsAway P - P
9 Dec 2023HenleyHome33 - 43
16 Dec 2023Tonbridge JuddiansAway24 -28
6 January 2024Bury St EdmundsAway33 - 12
13 Jan 2024EsherHome34 - 36
20 Jan 2024WimbledonAway36 - 53
27 Jan 2024WorthingHome36 - 33
10 Feb 2024DorkingAway42 - 22
17 Feb 2024BarnesHome20 - 29
24 Feb 2024Westcombe ParkAway27 - 14
9 March 2024North WalshamHome
16 March 2024GuernseyHome
23 March 2024Old AlbanianAway
6 April 2024Bury St EdmundHome
13 April 2024HenleyAway
27 April 2024SevenoaksHome
WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP SOUTH EAST 2View League Table
PRE-SEASON
DateOppositionVenueScore
Sept 3 2023BlackheathHome41 - 20
Sept 10 2023Thanet WanderersAway
WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP SOUTH EAST 2
DateOppositionVenueScore
Sept 17 2023Farnham WomenHome24 - 0
Sept 24 2023Guildford Gazelles LadiesAway41 - 26
Oct 8 2023Horsham WomenHome15 - 20
Oct 15th (IW CUP)Dartford Valley LadiesAway13 - 5
Oct 22 2023Heathfield & W LadiesHome27 - 5
Oct 29 2023 (WI Plate)Heathfield & W Ladies Home17 - 27
Nov 5 2023Dartford Valley LadiesAway14 - 35
Nov 12 2023Pulborough WomenHome28- 5
Nov 18 2023Guernsey LadiesAway3 - 34
Dec 3 2023Tonbridge Juddian LadiesAway5 - 10
Dec 17 2023Aylesford Bulls LadiesAway
Jan 7 2024Guildford Gazelles LadiesHome
Jan 14 2024Horsham WomenAway27 - 25
Jan 28 2024Heathfield & W Ladies Away5 -5
Feb 11 2024Dartford Valley RosesHome38 - 8
Feb 18 2024Pulborough WomenAway12 - 33
March 10 2024Tonbridge Juddian LadiesHome
march 17 2024Guernsey LadiesAway
April 7 2024Aylesford Bulls LadiesHome
April 14 2024Farnham WomenAway
COUNTIES 1 KENTView League Table
PRE-SEASON
DateOppositionVenueScore
19 Aug 2023London Welsh DruidsHome29- 17
2 Sept 2023SevenoaksAway5 - 17
COUNTIES 1 KENT
DateOppositionVenueScore
16 Sept 2023BeccehamianHome30 - 23
23 septThanet WanderersAway25 - 28
30 Sept 2023Cranbrook 1st XVHome0 - 76
7 Oct 2023Heathfield & WaldronAway18 - 34
14 Oct 2023DartfordiansHome52 - 7
21 Oct 2023Deal & Betteshanger Away21 - 32
4 Nov 2023DoverHome43 - 14
11 Nov 2023Charlton ParkAway16 - 50
18 Nov 2023CrowboroughHome43 - 10
2 Dec 2023AshfordAway0 - 19
9 Dec 2023BromleyHome36 - 10
15 Dec 2023Thanet WanderersHome60 - 22
6 Jan 2024CranbrookAway19 - 43
13 Jan 2024Heathfield & WaldronHome45 - 22
20 Jan 2024DartfordiansAway
27 Jan 2024Deal & BetteshangerHome38 - 17
3 Feb 2024DoverAway31 - 43
10 Feb 2024DartfordiansAway36 - 51
17 Feb 2024Charlton ParkHome60 - 12
2 March 2024CrowboroughAway
16 March 2024AshfordHome
23 March 2024BromleyAway
6 April 2024BeccehamianAway
COUNTIES 5 KENTView League Table
DateOppositionVenueScore
16 Sept 2023Beccehamian IIHome60 - 19
23 Sept 2023GreenwichHomeHWO
30 Sep 2023Cranbrook IIAway12 - 49
21 Oct 2023AskeansHome53 - 26
4 Nov 2023Old Colfeians IIAway55 - 12
18 Nov 2023Sevenoaks IIIAwayP - P
2 Dec 2023Ashford IIHome26 - 15
9 Dec 2023Bromley IIAway26 - 41
16 Dec 2023Sevenoaks IIIAway12 - 5
13 Jan 2024GreenwichHome41 - 19
20 Jan 2024Cranbrook IIHome
27 Jan 2024AskeansAway12 - 70
3 Feb 2024Old Colfeians IIHome57 - 7
2 March 2024Sevenoaks IIIHome
16 March 2024Ashford IIAway
23 March 2024Bromley IIHome
6 April 2024Beccehamian IIHome
KENT B RURALView League Table
DateOppositionVenueScore
16 Sept 2023Medway 4thsHome31 - 22
30 Sept 2023Ash 1AwayWO
7 Oct 2023Dover 2Home0 - 36
14 Oct 2023Folkestone 2Away42 - 12
21 Oct 2023East Peckham 1Home0 - 37
4 Nov 2023Snowdown 1AwayMatch rescheduled - 24 Feb
11 Nov 2023Gillingham Anchorians 2AwayMatch Cancelled
18 Nov 2023Aylesford 2Home27 - 5
2 Dec 2023Thanet 2Home36 - 10
9 Dec 2023Rye 1AwayHWO
6 Jan 2024Ash 1Home24 - 30
13 Jan 2024Dover 2Away45 - 5
20 Jan 2024Folkestone 2HomeMatch Cancelled
27 Jan 2024East Peckham 1AwayHWO
3 Feb 2024Snowdown 1Home7 - 41
10 Feb 2024Folkestone 2Away41 - 5
23 Feb 2024Snowdown 1Home13 - 31
2 March 2024Aylesford 2Away
16 March 2024Thanet 2Away
23 march 2024Rye 1Home
6 April 2024Medway 4Away
KENT A RURALView League Table
DateOppositionVenueScore
16 Sept 2023Sittingbourne 2Home52 - 5
23 Sept 2023Tunbridge Wells 3Away39 - 40
30 Sept 2023Deal 2Away24 - 46
7 Oct 2023Ashford BarbariansHome37 - 17
14 Oct 2023Weavering 1Home32 - 24
21 Oct 2023Edenbridge 1HomeAWO
4 Nov 2023Maidstone 2AwayMatch Cancelled
11 Nov 2023Sittingbourne 2Away40 - 47
18 Nov 2023Leigh 1Home21 - 5
25 Nov 2023London MediaHome54 - 17
2 Dec 2023Thanet 3Home47 - 7
9 Dec 2023Vigo 2Away40 - 0
16 Dec 2024Tunbridge Wells 3Home5 - 45
6 Jan 2024Deal 2Home12 - 48
13 Jan 2024Ashford BarbariansAwayHWO
27 Jan 2024Edenbridge 1Away40 - 0
3 Feb 2024Maidstone 2Home5 - 5
16 Feb 2024Weavering 1Home35 - 36
23 Feb 2024Maidstone 2Away
2 March 2024Leigh 1Away
16 march 2024Thanet 3Away
23 March 2024Vigo 2Home
DateTeamOppositionVenueScore
17 Sept 20231st XVThanet 1'sAway5 - 32
17 Sept 20232nd XVAshfordAway14 - 15
24 Sept 20231st XVMedway (Nat Cup)Away24 - 12
24 Sept 20232nd XVAshfordHome22 - 17
1 Oct 20232nd XVDatfordiansAway17 - 21
8 Oct 20231st XVSidcup 1Home36 - 45
8 Oct 20232nd XVSidcup 2'sHomeMatch Cancelled
15 Oct 20232nd XVWhitstableAway10 - 28
22 Oct 20231st XVAylesford1Home27 - 19
22 Oct 20232nd XVAylesford2HomeMatch Cancelled
30 Oct 20231st XVBury St. Edmunds 1'sAway35 - 26
5 Nov 20231st XVGravesendAwayMatch Cancelled
5 Nov 20232nd XVDeal and BettsAway
12 Nov 20231st XVTonbridge Juddians AAway35 - 19
12 Nov 20232nd XVTonbridge Juddians BAway5 - 17
19 Nov 20231st XVTBC (Nat cup)TBC
26 Nov 20231st XVTBC (County League Rnd 2)TBC
26 Nov 20232nd XVTBc (County League Rnd 2)TBC
10 Dec 20231st XvMedwayHome
10 Dec 20232nd XVMedway GoldHome
17 Dec 20231st XVBishops StortfordHome
17 Dec 20232nd XVBishops StortfordHome
14 Jan 20241st XVSutton & EpsomAway5 - 41
14 Jan 20242nd XVSutton & EpsomAway24 - 58
21 Jan 20241st XVOld ElthamiansAway
21 Jan 20242nd XVOld AlleyniansAway
28 Jan 20231st XVSevenoaksHome
28 Jan 20232nd XVSevenoaksHome
4 Feb 20242nd XVDartfordiansHome
11 Feb 20241st XVTonbridge Juddians AHome
11 Feb 20242nd XVTonbridge Juddians BHome
18 Feb 20241st XVThanet 1's Home
18 Feb 20242nd XVThanet 2's Home
25 Feb 20241st XVGravesend DevHome
25 Feb 20242nd XVGravesend DevHome
3 March 20241st XVSidcupAway
3 March 20242nd XVSidcupAway
10 March 20241st XVAylesfordHome
10 March 2022nd XVAylesfordHome
24 march 20241st XVCounty League Rnd 8TBC
24 March 20242nd XVCounty League Rnd 8TBC
31 March 20241st XVTOUR REDRUTHAway
31 March 20242nd XVTOUR REDRUTHAway
9 April 20272nd XVWhitstable (H) Home
21 April 20241st XVCounty 7'sTBC
21 April 20242nd XVCounty 7'sTBC

News

Match Preview: Canterbury v North Walsham

It’s an unchanged squad that takes on North Walsham for the last game of the National 2 East season and it’s a significant day for the visitors who need to earn one league point to ensure they avoid relegation. It is also a special match for two Canterbury players. Sam Rogers will be making his 250th appearance for the first team and prop Billy Young plays his final game before heading for Championship club Jersey next season.

Head Coach Matt Corker writes:

“The final day of the season is upon us again. The first season of the new structure has provided more local derbies and all the excitement that these occasions bring with them. We have had some great Saturdays at the Marine Travel Ground (and one at the Langton!) with the all-action win against Worthing at home and the intense victory away at Tonbridge Judds as the highlight. When we have played to our potential, I believe we have put in some great performances worthy of the Canterbury badge. My honest reflection is that great performances have been too few this season and that is why we are at the opposite end of the league table to where we want to be.

The Pilgrims, on the other hand, have been such a fantastic success story. The turn around in 12 months has been phenomenal and to go from begging to get a team out to earning promotion and joint champions is something I think the club should be enormously proud of. Jon Foster and Jack Bairstow have created a great place for players to develop and create memories and John Mitchell puts in many hours to ensure that the boat stays afloat

The players have all been on their own journeys this season and there are seven players who have played in the National Leagues for the first time, four from our own Colts. This is a massive credit to the hard work the individuals themselves have put in, the development path within the club and the support they have received from coaches and family. I see the development of our own and East Kent’s finest as the future of the club and this will be something that we continue to focus our energy on next season.

When we travel around our league you can’t fail to notice how well Canterbury RFC is run and supported. The club is built on the hard work of the army of volunteers who give their time so generously to make our club a great place to play and watch rugby. I am extremely grateful to the many individuals and business that enable all players at Canterbury RFC to create memories for life. The amazing ten year commitment from Dave Thompson and his company Marine Travel to the club as principal sponsor to be highlighted, you don’t see commitment like that anywhere in world rugby!

It wouldn’t be possible for me to do my job without the support of so many people. My assistant coaches Alex Veale, Mark Livesey and Danny Herriott. Their input continues to raise the standards and move us forward. Mark will not be coaching with us next season due to his time becoming more squeezed. He has given so much energy in his time with us and I know he won’t be a stranger to Merton Lane after all he has given over the years. Chris Musgrove has continued to support the players and coached with his mental skills wizardry, and Carrick’s analysis support continues to expand and give us deeper insights into the way we and oppositions play. Charlie Bannigan has chalked up another season and he continues to get players back onto the pitch. He has been assisted again by Ben Cassidy, who has also looked after the Pilgrims on a match day, and Roz South and Skye Vurnum providing a high calibre massage service to the players. Andy Rogers has, as always looked after the team, and kept us pointing in the right direction and Chris Fullbrook always gives his sage advice on any tricky situations way beyond his role as a 4th official.

My final thanks go to the committee, for allowing me to lead the team for another season. It will always be a privilege for me to be part of such a great club. The other must go to the players. I am so fortunate to be able to coach such a motivated and entertaining group of people. My focus for us next season is to hit the ground running.”