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D Garland ®, J Chapple ® (2)
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M Cox ® (3)
M Cox ® (2)
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Sat 16 Feb 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 2 East (North) Full time

The win sees Newark move up one place

In a tight game the Newark forwards continued to dominate

Saturday 16 February
Midlands Two East North

Newark 27 Loughborough 18

A whole-hearted team performance made sure Newark made up for the previous week’s loss at Long Eaton in this game at Kelham Road.

However, it needed a late try to keep Loughborough at bay for a victory which puts Newark into seventh place.

Newark gave a first league start to wing Toby Taylor while former first team captain Chris Tate made a welcome return off the bench.

Here Tim Barker reports on Newark’s eighth league win of the season.

In beautiful conditions at Kelham Road Newark got off to the perfect start with a converted try after 3 minutes following a concerted forward effort finishing in No 8 Dave Garland scoring. Matt Cox converted.

This didn’t last long as Loughborough moved the ball wide and their quick right winger went over to level the score at 7-7.

In a tight game the Newark forwards continued to dominate but an exchange of penalties kept the score at 10-10 with neither side able to break free.

Newark broke the deadlock moving towards half-time with another fine forward drive which saw several of the Newark backs lending their weight to the drive which ended in a try for hooker Jed Chapple.

Cox again converted to give Newark a 17-10 lead at half-time but given that they’d enjoyed the breeze and were going to turn round into a bright sun, the game was very much still in the balance.

Newark had suffered two nasty injuries which saw Jaymie Duncan leave the field with a leg injury and wing Connor Bice turned his ankle in a tackle.

Jason Matthysz went into the pack and ex-captain Chris Tate made a welcome return in the centre with Billy Charles moving out to his more customary position on the wing.

The visitors opened the scoring in the second half to reduce the deficit with an unconverted try 17-15.

Newark took the pragmatic decision to kick for goal when awarded a penalty 30 yards out and Cox duly obliged to extend their lead but frustratingly, Newark conceded a penalty almost immediately which Loughborough gratefully accepted to make it 20-18 with at least 20 minutes still to go.

Again, the Newark forwards were dominant with strong runs coming from Jordan Hempstead, man of the match Rory Williams and Ben Wells who had come on for the injured Dave Garland. Versatile Mason Coulam moved to the back row.

Neither side added to the scoreline until the game entered the last 5 minutes when again concerted effort by the Newark forwards saw them drive over close to the posts for a try by Chapple

Cox converted and Newark confidently ran the clock down to give the home side a deserved victory in front of a vociferous home crowd.

The win sees Newark move up one place to seventh, but only 4 points behind fourth-placed Ashbourne.

Newark are in knock-out action next Saturday (Feb 23), away to Stamford in the semi-final of the Notts, Lincs & Derbys Shield, kick off 2pm.

League action resumes on March 2 at Market Rasen.

Newark team v Loughborough: Hunter-Shaw; Bice, Charles, Britten, Taylor; Cox, Overland; Hempstead, Chapple, Coulam, Ellison, Williams, Watt, Duncan, Garland.

Subs: Wells, Matthysz, Tate.

Tries: Garland, Chapple (2),

Conversions: Cox (3).

Penalty goals: Cox (2).




BT Rugby Tonight - On Tour at Newark RFC


Get Yourself On Telly…

Join the filming of BT Sport’s Rugby Tonight Programme

Where: at Newark RUFC

When: Monday!!!! (Yes next Monday Feb 18)

From: 5pm until 8ish…all welcome, bar open, food available


5pm: Club Open

5.30pm – ‘Smasho’ – tackle bag challenge (kit needed, outside)

From 6pm – Filming inside Clubhouse for programme

All Welcome, Bar Open and food available

The BT people are asking do we have any good home videos/clips of either outstanding skill or comedy moments.

They are looking for one clip from a Newark player/parent etc to show.

It's to help promote the competition below which gives a youngster (8-15 years) a chance to go to the World Cup in Sept.

All the details in the clip (link below).

Sam the producer writes:

The competition we’re running on Rugby Tonight at the moment, in partnership with DHL, giving 8-15 year old players a chance to win a trip for themselves and a guardian to be a match day mascot and deliver the ball at a Rugby World Cup match in Japan later in the year.

All the details are here:

BT Sport will be announcing the first finalists on the show on Monday with another chance in the coming weeks.





Quilter Kids First Skills Series: Crab Football

Key moments

Try Dave Garland ® scores for Newark
Conversion Matthew Cox ® kicks a conversion for Newark
Try Try for Loughborough
Conversion Conversion for Loughborough
Penalty Penalty kicked for Loughborough
Penalty Matthew Cox ® kicks a penalty for Newark
Try Jed Chapple ® scores for Newark
Conversion Matthew Cox ® kicks a conversion for Newark
Try Try for Loughborough
Penalty Matthew Cox ® kicks a penalty for Newark
Penalty Penalty kicked for Loughborough
Try Jed Chapple ® scores for Newark
Conversion Matthew Cox ® kicks a conversion for Newark


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76:23 Conversion 27 - 18
Matthew Cox ® kicks a conversion for Newark
76:00 Try 25 - 18
Jed Chapple ® scores for Newark
56:00 Penalty 20 - 18
Penalty kicked for Loughborough
55:00 Penalty 20 - 15
Matthew Cox ® kicks a penalty for Newark
End of period 1
38:00 Try 17 - 15
Try for Loughborough
35:30 Conversion 17 - 10
Matthew Cox ® kicks a conversion for Newark
35:00 Try 15 - 10
Jed Chapple ® scores for Newark
24:00 Penalty 10 - 10
Matthew Cox ® kicks a penalty for Newark
23:00 Penalty 7 - 10
Penalty kicked for Loughborough
6:15 Conversion 7 - 7
Conversion for Loughborough
6:00 Try 7 - 5
Try for Loughborough
3:17 Conversion 7 - 0
Matthew Cox ® kicks a conversion for Newark
3:00 Try 5 - 0
Dave Garland ® scores for Newark
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Newark
  • Loughborough
  • 0
  • Dave Garland ® Try 3:00'
  • Matthew Cox ® Conversion 3:17'
  • Try 6:00'
  • Conversion 6:15'
  • Penalty 23:00'
  • Matthew Cox ® Penalty 24:00'
  • Jed Chapple ® Try 35:00'
  • Matthew Cox ® Conversion 35:30'
  • Try 38:00'
  • Matthew Cox ® Penalty 55:00'
  • Penalty 56:00'
  • Jed Chapple ® Try 76:00'
  • Matthew Cox ® Conversion 76:23'

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League round up

Other Midlands 2 East (North) results

Market Rasen & Louth

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Melbourne 16 69
2. Dronfield 16 53
3. Long Eaton 16 51
4. Ashbourne 16 44
5. Loughborough 16 43
6. Lincoln 16 42
7. Newark 16 40

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