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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 – 1st XV V Westcliff

Its great for me to wish you happy new year and its also great that January has brought an end to the frozen pitches of December. That said the forecast is predicting a different weather challenge so it might be advisable to bring your wellies!

This time last season some of you may remember our first game back after the Christmas break was against Old Albanians at home. After that performance we were very disappointed, and we agreed we had not returned from the Christmas break in good enough condition. This year to combat repeating the same mistake the players have all been in positional WhatsApp groups and been sharing messages and photos of the sessions they have been doing on their own. The second row group was definitely the best, no bias I promise, and they were posting videos of their workouts, some even edited with background music! We also had an extra session on Monday to get the rust off and a Bronco fitness test on Tuesday in the wind a rain so we can measure how the players have returned. The results are so far showing that the players hard work has paid off, but the real test will be on Saturday afternoon.

There are only a couple of changes to the team that was selected to play against Tonbridge. Jamie Stephens returns to the bench after recovering from his concussion and it’s exciting to have him back in the fold. Tom Halliday had an operation over the break and is still recuperating so he is replaced by Lewis Hollidge. Lewis has joined us on loan from Blackheath and I am looking forward to seeing him have his first run out for Canterbury.

Matt Corker, Head Coach

CANTERBURY TALES

So, a new year is with us but the challenges remain the same. Between now and April we face a test of character if we are to preserve our status as a National Division 2 club. A big part of the problems in the first half of the season have been the team’s inability to come away with points from scoring positions. That lack of a finishing touch has resulted in a poor return of three wins from thirteen games and leaves us just one place above the relegation zone. So what lies ahead? We will no doubt be targeting certain home games starting with bottom club Westcliff and fixtures against Sevenoaks, Guernsey and, in the last, match of the season, North Walsham. Winning on the road is always difficult but next month’s trip to Rochford |Hundred is another potential points earner. On the player front we have new faces in the back division in centre Lewis Hollidge, who is on loan from Blackheath, and Ross Gladdish who joined from Westcliff in December and is another former Blackheath man. The return of skipper Jamie Stephens is a boost to the squad ahead of the Westcliff encounter while the promising Will,Calder, another sidelined recently by injury, is back on duty with the Pilgrims. Aiden Moss and Charlie Kingsman, both missing for over three months, may be declared fit later this month which could help restore some of the firepower we have badly missed.