A fantastic sixteen regular members from Stafford Wednesday night touch rugby took the journey over to Rugeley last Friday night for the third tournament of the South Staffordshire touch series. The players were accompanied by a travelling band of supporters & an ever-prowling photographer.
For the third series in a row Stafford fielded two teams comprised of a broad cross section of players from the inexperienced through to rock steady veterans and all abilities in between. With two teams of eight the players prepared to take on nine other teams from Essington, Handsworth, Cannock, Walsall, Wheaton Aston and Penkridge.
A humid evening saw a smattering of rain showers to make the surface slightly greasy & the ball slippery. The evening opened with both Stafford sides playing against each other for a well-deserved draw followed by another four very competitive matches. The evening ended with Stafford Bees taking two wins, two draws and one loss to earn twenty-eight points and taking fifth position on the night. Two places ahead in third were Stafford Wasps with four wins and one draw earning thirty-three points. Despite another series of strong performances, the travelling county town sides slipped down the rankings by losing points for only fielding one female player each.
A huge thanks to all Wasps & Bees players who turned out to represent the club. Overall rankings, after three rounds are Stafford Wasps in second place and Stafford Bees in third.
Stafford Wasps Team: Stafford Bees Team:
1. Adam Harper 1. Brett Corcoran
2. David Tuibe 2. Ben Arnold
3. Jiu Veramu 3. Megan Howe
4. Joe Wetton 4. Malcolm Heath
5. Richard Baker 5. Gavin Hogan
6. Roger Wetton 6. Tim Hogan
7. Sam Robbins 7. Steve McLuckie
8. Stephanie Yabia 8. Joseph Powell
The next round of the tournament is at Essington RUFC on Friday 27th July.
Updated 19:05 - 19 Jul 2018 by Steven McLuckie