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Rose in bloom as Wellesbourne claim a third-place in Stratford RFC touch rugby tournament

Ben Tyler 2nd Jul, 2019

WELLESBOURNE demonstrated a touch of class after claiming a third-place finish at a Stratford RFC touch rugby tournament on Sunday.

The ladies won four of their five games played and remained resolute in defence all afternoon – conceding just three tries in the process.

Kicking off against Redditch, a lung-busting run from Tasha Rose resulted in the first score of the day, followed up by Becky Hart’s quick feet to open up the opposition and finish, and a second for Rose to cap off an opening 3-0 win.

Hosts Stratford were also put to the sword, losing by the same margin, with Natalie Monaghan touching down in the corner, followed by one for Rose down the centre after dummying past an opponent and a try for Rachel Rowles on the overlap.

In the final game of their pool against Woodrush, Wellesbourne showcased their best rugby yet, scoring seven tries without reply.

Laura Cox, Hart and Monaghan both scored a couple each, with Catriona supplying the other, ensuring that their side topped the pool to reach the play-offs.

Wellesbourne faced two South West Midlands sides in the play-off, losing 2-0 against Bredon, before beating eventual champions Ledbury in a 2-1 comeback win – courtesy of a brace for Rose.

With the play-offs resulting in each side winning and losing a game, try difference denied Bourne silverware, although one additional try would have been enough to lift the cup.

The ladies are always open for new players to join the club, with training held every Thursday between 7pm and 9pm at Harbury Rugby Club (CV33 9JN).

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