Author Archives: Paul Clarke

Green Piece 19.04.08

Green Piece

Ealing Rugby extends a warm welcome to all players joining us for the 2018-19 season. Work continues at Vallis Way on Tuesday and Thursday from 19.30

 

Coach’s Corner…

  • End of season now in sight with last league game away at Tring this weekend…
  • Also final of NW Middlesex Floodlit Cup on 24th…
  • Coach calls for commitment to build on the excellent second half against Worthing…

“What about the new Rugby Plan..?”

  • Application for entry to RFU leagues prepared and will be submitted on 15th…
  • Application approval due on April 30th…
  • New team name to be announced at Club Dinner on 26th April…

Training Outlook – This Week’s Forecast…

  • Two games to go so keep concentration…
Physicality   Low
Intensity   Medium

 

Green Piece 19.04.01

Green Piece

Ealing Rugby extends a warm welcome to all players joining us for the 2018-19 season. Work continues at Vallis Way on Tuesday and Thursday from 19.30

 

Coach’s Corner…

  • Opposition concessions see 1s soar in Zoo 2 table…
  • Coaches now targeting ‘League and Cup Double’…
  • “Promotion must now be our goal” claims defiant Lambo

“What next with the new Rugby Plan..?”

  • Player Recruitment… Huge budget agreed for upcoming transfer window
  • Formal Preparation… Pre-season training to begin this week
  • Operational Detail… Chauffeur-deal signed to bolster player punctuality

Training Outlook – This Week’s Forecast…

  • Don’t be fooled…
Physicality   Ultra-High
Intensity   Off-the-Scale

 

Green Piece 19.03.25

Green Piece

Ealing Rugby extends a warm welcome to all players joining us for the 2018-19 season. Work continues at Vallis Way on Tuesday and Thursday from 19.30

 

Coach’s Corner…

  • Back to Shield action as Hertford return to Vallis Way…
  • Coaches seek productive training ahead of weekend action…
  • Exiles bow out of Merit Table Play-Offs in true Social-Style

“What are the priorities with the new Rugby Plan..?”

  • Player Recruitment…
  • Formal Preparation…
  • Operational Detail…

Training Outlook – This Week’s Forecast…

  • Race Pace…
Physicality   Low – Medium
Intensity   Low – Medium

 

Green Piece 19.03.18

Green Piece

Ealing Rugby extends a warm welcome to all players joining us for the 2018-19 season. Work continues at Vallis Way on Tuesday and Thursday from 19.30

 

“Thanks Skipper…”

  • Tributes paid to Skipper Johnny as he stands down from Captaincy role…
  • Lambo acknowledges role played as a Player and as a Leader…

  • Coaches view ‘Worthers’ as a key element in the future playing structure…
  • “Someone still needs to clear those rucks…” explains Lambo

“What’s the latest on the new Rugby Plan..?”

  • Finance & Governance Committee approve planned changes…
  • Club Executive agree to and throw weight behind the new structures…
  • Academy and Men’s Coaches to meet to agree plan implementation…

Training Outlook – This Week’s Forecast…

  • Core skills through Fun & Games…
Physicality   Low – Medium
Intensity   Low – Medium

 

Green Piece 19.03.11

Green Piece

Ealing Rugby extends a warm welcome to all players joining us for the 2018-19 season. Work continues at Vallis Way on Tuesday and Thursday from 19.30

 

What’s making news this week?…

  • Excitement as Holders sweep into the final of the NW Middx Floodlit Cup…

Who might the opponents be this year..?

  • International visitors welcomed at Vallis Way ahead of Six Nations clash…
  • Accusation of ‘jug avoidance’ under formal investigation as UWL Skipper spurns hat-trick opportunity with superfluous looking final pass on debut…

“So what’s your reaction to the plan..?”

Let the Management / Coaching team what you think…

Look out for further Q&As to help clarify things …

Training Outlook – This Week’s Forecast…

  • Fun & Games…
Physicality   Low – Medium
Intensity   Low – Medium

 

Exiles 19 – 51 Whitton Lions

Report from MMT4 game on Saturday 2nd March from Captain Jez Inson.

Despite the score against a team that had a 23-man squad, a fullback who was playing waaaaaaaaaay below the level he can and with ambitions of winning the league on the day, it was actually a good performance from the fine bunch of players in green and white. 

We had the 15 at the start, and our favourite Peruvian Luis Coa gamely volunteered for hooking duties between Colonel and Fab. Being small it meant their props had to go low and as such we held them in the scrums. Saffa John from the Evergreens was idling about, so Adide found some shorts and boots for him and he slotted in a number 8 for a 50 minute cameo. Big Jules and BOF were in the engine room and the speed and thrust of Sunny and Abdou could be found on the flanks. 

Will joined me in the halves, Alex B and Alex A were the centres, Johnson and Marco on the wings and Conor channeling his best plastic Taff impression of Liam Williams at fullback. 

Overall we put them under pressure, competed at breakdown, scrum and lineout, and only their fullback really made the difference. They took advantage when their better cohesion (training, surely that’s cheating) allowed them to capitalise when our intensity dropped. That said Abdou pickpocketed a try which I converted and did the same early in the second despite there being some cleeaaaaaar knock-ons occurring. The ref missed a few, but he at least apologised for his errors and also pointed out that both teams were as bad as each other when it came to cheating at the breakdown. However, he disappeared before fulfilling his promise to buy us some beer if we scored a third. 

That we duly did with the final play, Danny (a halftime arrival to relieve Luis at hooker) squeezed through a gap in the middle of a ruck. Luis was given the kicking duties and duly upset the local worm population with his grubbered drop kick. 

No win, but an enjoyable match in which every player gave their all. Good spirit of the Exiles continues as pretty much everyone stuck around for the pro’s match. 

MOTM – Luis for his performance at hooker and wing
DOTDAbdou. When we discuss not kicking and he takes a wild swing to nowhere and then falls about laughing afterwards, there can be no complaints. 

Tries – Abdou x 2, Danny F, Conversions – Jez x 2

Green Piece 19.03.04

Green Piece

Ealing Rugby extends a warm welcome to all players joining us for the 2018-19 season. Work continues at Vallis Way on Tuesday and Thursday from 19.30

 

Coach’s Corner…

  • Coaches informed of promising young fly-half playing for Vets last week…
  • Lambo looks to build momentum ahead of weekend clash with ‘Mond’…
  • Dave rues missed opportunities after weekend ‘game of 2 halves’…

“So that’s the plan..!”

Excellent turnout at last Thursday’s Members / Players Meeting…

    • Missed the announcements..?
    • Unclear about the plans..?
    • Concerns or questions..?

Simply contact the Management / Coaching team…

Training Outlook – This Week’s Forecast…

  • Fun & Games…
Physicality   Low – Medium
Intensity   Low – Medium

 

Joe Lecky RIP

The Club members were saddened to learn of the passing of Joe Lecky, aged 84, on 15th February 2019.  Joe was born in Dublin and at some point made his way to Ealing  where he became a Club VP and also Club Secretary from 1976 – 1978. During this period Joe was the planning permissions mastermind for the upgrade of the old clubhouse on Horsenden Hill. Joe was a contemporary of club stalwarts Bill Taylor and George Clempson and lured both away from rugby to take up bowls at Pitshanger Park Bowls Club where Joe was Club Chairman for many years.

Joe’s funeral is on Monday, the 11th March at Breakspear Crematorium, Breakspear Road, Ruislip HA4 7SJ at 12.15pm

 

Green Piece 19.02.25

Green Piece

Ealing Rugby extends a warm welcome to all players joining us for the 2018-19 season. Work continues at Vallis Way on Tuesday and Thursday from 19.30

 

Coach’s Corner…

  • Barren February a significant disappointment muses Lambo…
  • Coaches agree imperative that the season isn’t permitted to ‘fizzle out’…
  • Strong attendance makes training more productive and enjoyable…

“What’s the plan..?”

Imperative that ALL players join the Member’s / Player’s Meeting after training on Feb-28th to find out more about…

  • Vision for the Men’s Section
  • Academy Structure 
  • Club Management Plans

Training Outlook – This Week’s Forecast…

  • Support…
Physicality   Low – Medium
Intensity   Medium

 

Green Piece 19.02.18

Green Piece

Ealing Rugby extends a warm welcome to all players joining us for the 2018-19 season. Work continues at Vallis Way on Tuesday and Thursday from 19.30

 

Coach’s Corner…

  • Only one appropriate topic after Saturday’s unfortunate injuries

Get Well Soon Jonny and Marco…

  • Thanks to all who assisted pitch-side
  • All at Ealing Rugby wish you both a full and speedy recovery