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Today’s set of scanned colour negatives from October 1992 is of Newark Rugby Club Under Thirteens v. Paviors. Here, the home side’s scrum half gets the ball away as he hits the deck. This is the player whose job is to receive the oval ball from the scrum and pass it on.
This time it is a Paviors player who makes a pass.
One determined Newark lad seems to have a loose gum shield;
another’s tackle fails to prevent a Pavior pass.
Here the home full back charges into the opposition. The full back is the last line of defence, and will often consider attack to be the best option.
This targeted chase
results in a successful tackle,
whereas this fleet lad eludes one.
Oh. Oh. There goes that gum shield again.
Although you can’t see it, Sam, with the knee-strapping, has actually made a break with the ball.
Contrary to appearances, the referee is not about to tackle this red-head,
although this opposition member is.
Number 12. in the centre, has the ball here.
Such an effort goes into this tackle, but the Newark player still makes a successful pass.
Here is another.
When a player gets clean away with the ball we term it a break.
This is what a worm’s eye view of a scrum looks like. Note the strapped knee,
belonging to Sam, who, defending manfully, is tackled,
passes the ball, and is then tackled late. A tackle is deemed late when the scragged player no longer holds the ball on impact. Given the amount of opposition bearing down on the Newark line, the ensuing penalty comes in rather handy.
Rugby cheerleaders wear warm clothing and often repair to the pavilion to do something more interesting.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s fiery pork paprika, wild rice, and steaming broccoli. She drank Hoegaarden and I drank Patrick Chodot Fleurie 2014.