Formed 2004 ... Herts 7s U14 Runners-up 2005 ... North Herts U14 team, Herts Youth Games 2005 runners-up (coached by Letchworth)... Herts Superteams U14 Runners-up 2005 ... Herts SuperTeams "Fairplay" winners 2006 ... Rochford 10s U17 Champions 2006 ... East Midlands 10s U17 Runners-up 2007 ... East Midlands 10s U17 "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... National 10s U17 5th place and "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... Herts 7s U17 Plate runners-up 2007 ... National 7s U17 Plate winners 2007 ... RFU "President's XV" Award winners 2007 ... Herts Superteams winners 2007 ... Midlands 10s U18 Runners-up 2008 ... National 10s U18 4th place 2008 ... North Herts U11 team, Herts Youth Games 2008 runners-up (coached by Letchworth girls) ... London and SE 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2008 ... Herts 7s U18s runners-up 2008 ... National 7s U18s quarter-finalists 2008 ... Gloucester City 10s U18 Bowl runner-up (6th) 2009 ... Worthing 10s U18 Plate runner-up 2009 ... National 7s U18 Plate winners 2009... Worthing 10s U15 Plate winners 2010... Worthing 10s U18 Shield winners 2010... Herts 7s U15 and U18 Bowl runners-up 2010... National 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2010...

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

A rose by any other name...

Yet more on the Tens...

My apologies that a tournament that is six months off is tending to dominate the headlines a bit, but there are so many interesting developments on an almost daily basis that it is pretty hard to resist.

So, to begin with, there are yet more entries - the 13th registration for the U18s has come in (Drybrook... no, I've never heard of them either!) while there are 10 entries now for the U15s... and another four clubs who have expressed a strong interest. 

This has all attracted the attention of RFUW who have now written to to demand that it not be called the National 10s because "this is misleading to the competitors and will only cause confusion". RFUW have said often enough that they will not be running such an event themselves (because of "lack of interest") so its a bit difficult to work out what this confusion could be. Anyone entering the event can hardly be unaware of its non-RFUW status - but to placate Twickenham it looks like being called the "All Nation 10s" or maybe "Not the RFUW National 10s" (which is what we've all be calling it, unofficially, anyway!). 

As if such semantics mattered  - "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet". Fact is that - however you look at it this promises to be the be a hugely successful event - and quite possibly the biggest girls' club tournament ever

Incidentally, so far Letchworth have entered every tens tournament that has been announced - except for one (the Caldy 10s), and that only because it is on the same weekend as Worthing 10s. You should all be experts in this form of the game by next April... if you aren't already!


  1. Anonymous11:55 PM

    Drybrook - U15 National cup finalists for the last 2 years, winning it once. They have know moved to U18

  2. Given that all entriants will be more than well aware of what this event is, given both the debate on various blogs and via numerous exchanges of information, this does seem more than a little job-worth like IMHO.
    Maybe if as much effort etc, etc, etc, etc.............

  3. Anonymous3:20 PM

    isnt this typical of the petty squabbling that overtakes everything in the country from kids rugby tournament, to building a stadium, to organising an olympics.
    there is a 10's toutnament, thats what you wanted, go play in it and forget about the rfu. They're busy empire building themselves, and we can all see the fruits of that, a poor national rugby team

  4. I think, in this case, the organiser would be delighted to forget about the RFUW (not RFU) - the event is being run totally independently of them. It was the RFUW who contacted them!


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