22nd May 2012
Sheffield Oaks Rugby – On a hot Sheffield day Sheffiled Oaks RUFC had their first touch rugby and rugby 7’s training session. 30 people turned up to battle the heat and everyone really enjoyed the session in preperation for the South Yorkshire 7’s tournament. These sessions are open to anyone that wishes to attend With the next one being held on the 29th of May at 6.30 in Hillsborough park.
14th April 2012
Oaks 1st XV – In the penultimate game of the Oaks Yorkshire 5 season, the short trip was made to Rotherham to take on Clifton. A typically showery April day ensured the game was tight with the difference being points scored from penalties. Oaks took an 11-0 half time lead with a Try from Roberts and 2 penalty kicks from Henson.
Clifton fought their way back into the second half and scored 2 uncoverted trys but a further Oaks penalty made sure of the win.
Oaks 14-10 Clifton.
1st April 2012
Oaks 1st XV – In their latest game of a rapidly ending league season, Oaks welcomed bottom club Rossington to Fortress Niagara. Expectations were high before the game and, despite a slow start, Oaks triumphed 31-10, with trys from Bulmer, Roberts, Henson and Barker.
Oaks return after Easter with League games for 1sts and Seconds on the 14th April.
24th March 2012
Oaks 2nd XV – After Oaks were informed that Rawmarsh would be unable to play their fixture today a young Oaks 2s side took to field against Mosborough 3s knowing Oaks had not yet beaten Mosborough in 3 games this season and a marker was required.
However Oaks didn’t start well and conceded a try in the first few minutes and then spent 15 minutes defending against an experienced Mosborough pack.
Oaks managed to get hold of the ball and worked it wide to the pacey backs who touched down to calm the nerves. Again Oaks looked at the best with ball in hand, running at space with support and the pace and 10 trys in total from Blythe, Flook, Goodreds, Cromerty and others adding up to a comprehensive 66-5 win. Special mention goes to Ingham for very ably officiating the game at short notice.
(n.b we had a really good support on the day including the broken leg compadres Jamie Grace & Oz Hetherington. Jamie walking currently with a crutch did two laps of the pitch unsupported prior to the game – we hope he continues with a strong recovery!)
Next week, Oaks play Rossington with Oaks 2s travelling to play Mosborough 2s.
17th March 2012
Oaks 1st XV made the short trip to stocksbridge to play the rearranged fixture from January. Unfortunately the Oaks were to unable to get a foothold in the game and lost 22-0
Oaks 2nd XV welcomed medics 3’s to fortress niagara in the merit league with a few new faces but a strong team. A prop shortage for medics meant uncontested scrums but did not over-shadow an evenly fought contest. A strong defensive display kept the medics to a 7-0 half time lead. Oaks started the 2nd half renewed and moved into a 12-10 lead but were unable to keep out the medics late on and went down 17-12.
10th March 2012
A unexpected blank weekend for the Oaks as neither opposition was able to raise a team. The Oaks are heading for The Ball for the 6 Nations game. Next week, Oaks play Stocksbridge in the re-arranged fixture from January. The 2s host Medics 3s at Niagara. Make yourselves available and come out and support.
3rd March 2012
Oaks 1st XV took the long trip to Leeds to face Garforth. A very competive game was expected with both teams proving a test for any team in the league and so it proved with Garforth running out 31-21 winners. Oaks regroup at Fortress Niagara next week with the visit of Nestle Rowntree.
Oaks 2nd XV resumed Merit league action after a 2 month unexpected gap to play the team who were are last Merit Leage opposition, League leaders Dinnington 3s. Despite some solid defensive work and a great try from Jacoby, the Oaks went down to a 27-7 defeat. The signs are encouraging and the Oaks feel they are capable of beating any team in the Merit League. We test this claim next week against Halifax Halls.