March 2006

Neil Scarisbrick

Neil is off to watch the Hurricanes play on Saturday 1st April in their Super 14 clash with the Crusaders in Wellington.

As our membership will know, our Fixtures Secretary, Neil Scarisbrick, has recently emigrated to New Zealand. Neil has agreed to become our NZ rugby correspondent once he has settled in in place of John Murphy, whose dispatches dried up many moon’s ago! Neil’s first dispatch has arrived.

Neil will supply us with fresh news from NZ, and now we all can place bets on NZRL games. Find the best odds by making a comparison of the most popular betting apps and you will be on the crest of a wave.

Verwood 73 Stoneham Park 5

20th October 2007

Verwood reversed their recent run of disappointing form with a fine display from both forwards and backs running in a total of 11 tries against bottom of the table Stoneham for whom it is likely to be a long and tiresome season ahead judging by their performance. There is not doubt that Stoneham are missing their maverick scrum half Andy Stride.

StonehamPark201007a The highlight of the afternoon was to see second row Darren Clarbull, with over 500 club games for Verwood, score his first try at home for his Club. Albeit a short range affair, nevertheless a try from 2 metres feels just as good as a 50 yarder.

Dorset & Wilts Plate Verwood 34 Wheatsheaf Cabin Crew 15

17th November 2007

This was a tighter game than the margin of victory suggests. In the end, it was Wheatsheaf’s lack of enterprise and cutting thrust out wide which was the visitors undoing.

For the first 20 minutesWheatsheaf171107b both sides slugged it out amongst the forwards. Wheatsheaf, which by far had the heavier pack, drove over from five metres out to take a 5-0 lead. Soon after the restart, Verwood were awarded a penalty 40 metres out. Paul McGuffie, playing an unaccustomed role at centre, slotted the penalty with ease. Wheatsheaf extended their lead on 30 minutes with another drive from five metres out, this time following a lineout.

Verwood 12 Bournemouth University 14

24th November 2007

Paxton290907cSaturday 24th October at Potterne Park gave spectators an excellent game of running rugby where both sets of three quarters moved the ball well and only first class tackling stopped this being a cricket score.  Ironically the deadlock was, however, broken by a forward when Verwood’s Richard Cooke received a perfectly timed pass from Matt Pike and then sprinted 35 yards handing off the covering tacklers to score. 5-0 Verwood.

July 2006

 Pre Season Training 

The Start date is Thursday 6 July at Potterne Park from 7.00 p.m.The next two Thursdays are at Southbourne beach at St Katherine’s Path from 7.00 p.m. Touch2006cCompulsory dip in the sea after training and before beer. Thereafter, we are back at Potterne Park each Thursday from 7.00 p.m. Rubber studs and trainers are essential. Bring water. And beer money. AND SUBSCRIPTIONS.

June 2006

Summer Touch Rugby 2006

This was the seventh year of the Club’s Annual Tournament which was featured in 2003 on Sky Sport’s Sport’s Nation. It all started on Thursday 18th May. We welcomed the return of the Touchie Feelie who won the Hookway cup after a thrilling finale and a play off to beat the Swans by scoring a Golden Try. See Touch Rugby for full details of this year’s event. See Results and Table

May 2006

The Nick Carlyon Memorial Game

This was the Club’s final game of the season when Past played Present on Saturday 29th April. Once again it was a very high scoring and entertaining game with the Present drawing with the Past 38-38.

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April 2006


Verwood payed Salisbury III on Saturday 22nd April losing narrowly 29-26 in a very fast and open game of rugby

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