Author: Paul Tierney

London Irish Wild Geese v Cinderford – A view from the side (13th Jan)

London Irish Wild Geese 17, Cinderford RFC 31 This weekend saw the Geese take on the new table toppers from the west country in the form of Cinderford at Hazelwood. Those who travelled for the reverse fixture would remember the close second half that almost saw the Geese obtain a losing and try bonus point, and even a possible upset had there been more time. This time however the visitors aimed not to be the second third big scalp for the men in green having seen what happened to Chinnor the week before. The match started off with a...

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London Irish Wild Geese v Chinnor – A view from the side (6th Jan)

Chinnor 20, London Irish Wild Geese 35 The New Year saw the Geese travel to top of the table Chinnor at Kingsey Road this weekend. With Chinnor being the only unbeaten side in the league to date it was a tall order for the Geese to come out on top, but come out on top they did, being the first team to not only beat Chinnor this season but to also break a two-year unbeaten home record in the process. The game started off hotly contested as the Geese went out to prove a point after the Redingensians game...

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London Irish Wild Geese v Henley Hawks – A view from the side (16th Dec)

London Irish Wild Geese 17, Henley Hawks 24 Coming off the back of the first every win away to Clifton, the Wild Geese aimed to stop an in form Henley side at Hazelwood. The first scoring opportunity came for the Geese as left-wing George Owen made a blistering run down the left flank deep into the visitors 22 from a turnover in a tackle on the Geese 10 metre line, but was pinged for holding on. This ended the bulk of the Geese possession in the first half as Henley did their homework and knew not to kick to...

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London Irish Wild Geese v Clifton – A view from the side (9th Dec)

Clifton 31, London Irish Wild Geese 33 The Geese went on the road to Clifton this weekend to try and avenge the last Saturdays loss to Canterbury. This weekend saw the return of loose head prop Kerry O’Sullivan and openside flanker Tyler Bush to the ranks of the Geese. The game started off with some good attacking play from the Geese, nearly scoring two tries with linebreaks into the Clifton 22 by No.8 Archie Mackay and centre Sean Cunningham. The hard work in the first 15 minutes paid off as second row George Drye ran over from a short...

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London Irish Wild Geese v Bury St. Edmunds – A view from the side (25th Nov)

Bury St. Edmunds 35, London Irish Wild Geese 24 After the week break for the Geese all focus was on the away fixture to Bury St. Edmunds where the Geese looked to kick on from their triumph over Taunton two weeks ago. The Geese squad saw some changes due to injuries and injury returns for second row George Drye, scrumhalf (Disco) Dan Grant-Adamson and backrow Pat White. The Game started off well with left wing George Owen adding to his ever growing try tally (17 tries in 12 games) to put the Geese in front after only 4 mins....

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