Opening day drubbing for Stratford RFC


STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Rugby Club got off to a terrible start to life in Midlands South West 1 East with a 78-7 drubbing at Chippenham.

Director of rugby, Tom Rance, had told the Herald ahead of Saturday’s game how the switch to a new division had invigorated everyone at the club.

They host Oxfordshire side Grove at Pearcecroft on Saturday.

Grove also lost their season opener at Swindon, 22-15.

Reaction from Rance in Thursday’s Herald.