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Wednesday 09 September 2015 - 09:00 at South Cerny
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Williamson Trophy 2015

With a mini tented village erected, a BBQ to feed 300 & fine weather booked, the RLC Rugby season kicked off on Wednesday 9 September at South Cerney.

The most teams entered into the competition for the last 3 years the organisers had a small dilemma on getting all the games played in the one day, having sorted the leagues and agreeing on the playing times the tournament got under way.

League 1 was played out by 3, 6, 11, 13, 17 regiments

League 2 featured 4, 7, 9, 27 & 29 regiments

League 1 saw favourites 17 regiment top the league without losing a game, runners up were 3 regiment. In league 2 9 regiment topped the pile with 27 regiment coming second.

The plate was played out between 27 & 3, with the Chris Cox Plate being won by 27 regiment.

The final, at the end of a full day of rugby, was 17 regiment who subdued the battling 9 regiment in a hard fought match.

Player of the tournament, selected by the committee & referees, went Pte Thomas from 9 Regt. The clear winner on the day was RLC rugby, with well over 100 RLC soldiers playing competitive rugby the Corps selectors were able to take forward around 65 lads to the training camp prior to the Inter Corps competition in Aldershot next week.

The training camp allowed the coaching staff from both the 1st XV & the Saxons to gell the players and get the structure right for the upcoming season. A select XV play Cirencester RFC (today), the original plan was to select the squad to move forward to Aldershot.... but with the AGC already announcing that they won't be fielding a team in the Merit 1 competition, the RLC 1st XV will step  up allowing the Saxons to play in Merit league 2.....Watch this space, it cold be a clean sweep for the RLC next week.


League 1 saw favourites 17 regiment top the league without losing a game, runners up were 3 regiment. In league 2 9 regiment topped the pile with 27 regiment coming second.

The plate was played out between 27 & 3, with the Chris Cox Plate being won by 27 regiment.

The final, at the end of a full day of rugby, was 17 regiment who subdued the battling 9 regiment in a hard fought match.

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