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.

Alan Erricker

Club Vice-President Alan Erricker gives HRH a conducted tour around the new Ascot re-deveopment – but where is Mr Banks?
Lytchett Minster

Verwood were away to Lytchett Minster on Saturday 25th Match winning 11-9. The game was played in atrocious weather. See Match Report

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The sides were locked 6-6 at half-time after exchanging penalty kicks. It was a Will Trim try that decided the match when the youngster drove over from 10 metres out. See League Table
Other Results from Hampshire 3:

  • Fawley 9 – 3 East Dorset
  • Overton 40 – 20 Stoneham

New Milton

New Milton have cried off the match on Saturday 18th March because of the number of players attending the England v Ireland game. So what was wrong with a 7.30 am KO?


Verwood were back in League action on Saturday 11th March at home to Overton. Unfortunately, the game was abandoned following a neck injury to Verwood centre Lee Mayne after a few minutes into the second half when Verwood trailed 12-0. Lee was taken by ambulance to Salisbury District Hospital. Fortunately, Lee’s injury was less serious than first feared. He has suffered muscle damage in his neck but is otherwise ok. We are all relieved.

Other Results from Hampshire 3:

  • East Dorset 56 – 3 Lytchett Minster
  • Stoneham 0 – 46 Fawley

Lytchett Minster

Verwood were at home to Lytchett Minster on Saturday 4th March winning 24-22 in a closely fought and entertaining game. Try scorers for Verwood were Chris Tunicliff, David Hoggins, Tom Preselo and Lee Mayne. Marc Kuhne added two conversions. See three video clips from the game:
David’s Try
Chris’ Try
Tom’s Try

Annual Dinner

The annual Dinner will be held on Friday 5th May at the Royal British Legion. Tickets will go on sale later this week. Please see Alan or Kim Rex.
Winchester Sevens
Verwood have entered the Winchester Sevens on Sunday 16th April