Trial match for Frampton Cotterell RFC before lockdown

January 25 2021
Trial match for Frampton Cotterell RFC before lockdown

FRAMPTON Cotterell RFC hosted a trial game under new COVID-19 rules, before the lockdown brought sport to a halt once more.

Nearly 40 players were able to take part in the experimental match at the North Bristol 4G pitch on a cold evening at the end of December.

They played under strict covid guidelines laid out by RFU and government, using the adapted rules which meant no scrums or mauls.

Expertly refereed by Combination referee Callum Hill, evening's play left club captains Mike Weaver and Mark Smith confident that things were heading "onwards and upwards" and club head coach Nige Smith mightily pleased with the players' effort and commitment.

While the lockdown means that once again, non-elite rugby activities have been suspended, fingers are crossed that 2021 will eventually bring some more rugby - and normality.

Mike Weaver