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Walking Rugby West Hartlepool RFC v Blaydon RFC

Updated: Oct 25


This time last week Blaydon RFC where traveling to West Hartlepool RFC to play a walking rugby fixture. This was a return fixture from before COVID19, so its safe to say the players had waiting a long time for this.


Both West Hartlepool and Blaydon had a great turn out of players, with some spectators also attending.


All players showed great enthusiasm for the game and a real love for Rugby. It was a close match with the winner changing throughout the game.


With 2 minutes to go the score was 11-11, but both teams managed to get more try’s in with the final score being 13-13. A drawer for both teams:

Rugby was the real winner!

Many thanks to Tony who refereed the game, Tony is an active member of the Durham County RFU Referee’s Society, but also a injured Blaydon walking rugby player who volunteered to officiate the game (not an easy job with both experienced players and referees on the pitch).


Both teams have open training sessions, welcoming all ages, genders and ability. The game on Thursday seen players from 34-76 taking part, with both male and female players on the pitch.


Blaydon RFC train on a Thursday morning: 10am-11:30am with a coffee and a catch up in the Club house afterwards. They are a mix of players from all over the County, and even Northumberland County


. For more information on how to get involved please email dcrfu@rfu.com


West Hartlepool RFC train on a Wednesday evening: 7pm-8pm and also have a great offer for all, with the oldest player being 73! They are currently all Hartlepool players, but would love to expand. If you are interested in training or would like more information, please email dcrfu@rfu.com


The game ended with team photo’s, cheer’s and pie and peas.


Many thanks to West Hartlepool RFC for letting DCRFU know about the fixture, and the warm welcome throughout the day.



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