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RUGBY UNION: Chinnor want fan power

Oxford Mail: Chinnor wing Tom Gray shows the determination they will need to defeat Tonbridge Juddians Chinnor wing Tom Gray shows the determination they will need to defeat Tonbridge Juddians

CHINNOR head coach Jason Bowers is urging fans to make the most of their home advantage in tomorrow’s promotion play-off against Tonbridge Juddians (2.30).

The contest for a place in National 2 South will be the first meeting between the two teams, and Bowers hopes a large crowd can make Kingsey Road a fortress.

“Obviously home advantage is huge,” said Bowers, whose side are hosts due to their superior league points total.

“A passionate and vocal crowd will be like our 16th man.

“It is an old cliche, but it does work. When you are under pressure and hear people cheering for you, it does make a difference.”

Play-off rules mean sides field squads of 19 and Chinnor will confirm theirs today.

Hooker Alan Cawston, prop Ian Stock, lock Andy Smith, centre Matt Goode and full back Alex Woodhouse come into contention after missing last week.

Bowers added: “I said to the players this has been the best season I have been involved in as a coach.

“Regardless of the result on Saturday, it has been amazing.

“The icing on the cake would be a win against Tonbridge to get into the league our performances mean we deserve to be in.”

Tonbridge pipped Ampthill for second in National 3 London on games won after drawing 8-8 with them last week.

Juddians have raced up the leagues in recent years and are targeting their fourth successive promotion.

  • CHINNOR lock Matt Hutchings will captain Oxfordshire as they begin their County Championship Shield Pool 3 campaign against Dorset & Wilts at Banbury (3).

Hutchings is one of eight men from Chinnor’s strong second team in the 24-man group, who have all committed themselves for the entire campaign.

Head coach Richard Will-iams, who praised the squad’s spirit, has also named four Oxford Brookes University players, plus Bicester centre Dave Hampton and Wallingford No 8 Ian Jeffreys.

TOMORROW'S SQUADS

Chinnor (v Tonbridge Juddians, home): from Winpenny (capt), Tattersall, Cawston, Whelan, Pickett, Stock, Smith, Jackman, Harrison, Hastings, Mowbray, Waddingham, Gilbert, Jones, Cathcart, Powell, Stoop, Seymour, Gary, Chase, Woodhouse, Colver.

Oxfordshire (v Dorset & Wilts, home): from N Sevier (Grove), Woodhouse (Chinnor), Carr (Grove), Doherty (Oxford Brookes), Fielding (Oxford Brookes), Tevita (Oxford Harlequins), Hampton (Bicester), Millet (Chinnor), Smith (Oxford Harlequins), Gustafson (Grove), Newman (Chinnor), Stock (Chinnor), Matthews (Chinnor), Eckert (Grove), Holyland (Oxford Brookes), Chadbone (Oxford Harlequins), Hall (Oxford Harlequins), Dixey (Grove), Devine (Chinnor), Matt Hutchings (Chinnor, capt), Sawyer (Oxford Brookes), M Williams (Chinnor), Jeffreys (Wallingford), Bellinger (Grove).

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10:37am Fri 27 Apr 12

Chinnor_Fan says...

Best wishes to every Chinnor player involved in the playoff or the Oxfordshire game. Its great to see the commitment from the Oxfordshire players to the county when it would have been SO easy to go to Kingsey Road to watch the playoff.

Lets hope for good results on both fronts which can only add to the reputation of Oxfordshire rugby.
Best wishes to every Chinnor player involved in the playoff or the Oxfordshire game. Its great to see the commitment from the Oxfordshire players to the county when it would have been SO easy to go to Kingsey Road to watch the playoff. Lets hope for good results on both fronts which can only add to the reputation of Oxfordshire rugby. Chinnor_Fan
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11:18am Fri 27 Apr 12

AUTUMN DAYS OXFORD says...

Good Luck Oxon boys
Good Luck Oxon boys AUTUMN DAYS OXFORD
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2:38pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Power says...

Good luck to the County side tomorrow. As there actually is an Oxfordshire squad can we assume Rob Walsh is happy with the quality of it? Has the standard been met?......
Good luck to the County side tomorrow. As there actually is an Oxfordshire squad can we assume Rob Walsh is happy with the quality of it? Has the standard been met?...... Power
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3:09pm Fri 27 Apr 12

qwerty says...

Chinnor_Fan wrote:
Best wishes to every Chinnor player involved in the playoff or the Oxfordshire game. Its great to see the commitment from the Oxfordshire players to the county when it would have been SO easy to go to Kingsey Road to watch the playoff.

Lets hope for good results on both fronts which can only add to the reputation of Oxfordshire rugby.
best wishes to all the non Chinnor county players and Tonbridge squad for the weekend.
[quote][p][bold]Chinnor_Fan[/bold] wrote: Best wishes to every Chinnor player involved in the playoff or the Oxfordshire game. Its great to see the commitment from the Oxfordshire players to the county when it would have been SO easy to go to Kingsey Road to watch the playoff. Lets hope for good results on both fronts which can only add to the reputation of Oxfordshire rugby.[/p][/quote]best wishes to all the non Chinnor county players and Tonbridge squad for the weekend. qwerty
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4:37pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Chinnor Massive says...

qwerty wrote:
Chinnor_Fan wrote:
Best wishes to every Chinnor player involved in the playoff or the Oxfordshire game. Its great to see the commitment from the Oxfordshire players to the county when it would have been SO easy to go to Kingsey Road to watch the playoff.

Lets hope for good results on both fronts which can only add to the reputation of Oxfordshire rugby.
best wishes to all the non Chinnor county players and Tonbridge squad for the weekend.
It's actually quite funny now!
[quote][p][bold]qwerty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chinnor_Fan[/bold] wrote: Best wishes to every Chinnor player involved in the playoff or the Oxfordshire game. Its great to see the commitment from the Oxfordshire players to the county when it would have been SO easy to go to Kingsey Road to watch the playoff. Lets hope for good results on both fronts which can only add to the reputation of Oxfordshire rugby.[/p][/quote]best wishes to all the non Chinnor county players and Tonbridge squad for the weekend.[/p][/quote]It's actually quite funny now! Chinnor Massive
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4:48pm Fri 27 Apr 12

qwerty says...

Chinnor Massive wrote:
qwerty wrote:
Chinnor_Fan wrote:
Best wishes to every Chinnor player involved in the playoff or the Oxfordshire game. Its great to see the commitment from the Oxfordshire players to the county when it would have been SO easy to go to Kingsey Road to watch the playoff.

Lets hope for good results on both fronts which can only add to the reputation of Oxfordshire rugby.
best wishes to all the non Chinnor county players and Tonbridge squad for the weekend.
It's actually quite funny now!
At last someone from Thame with a sense of humour!
[quote][p][bold]Chinnor Massive[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]qwerty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chinnor_Fan[/bold] wrote: Best wishes to every Chinnor player involved in the playoff or the Oxfordshire game. Its great to see the commitment from the Oxfordshire players to the county when it would have been SO easy to go to Kingsey Road to watch the playoff. Lets hope for good results on both fronts which can only add to the reputation of Oxfordshire rugby.[/p][/quote]best wishes to all the non Chinnor county players and Tonbridge squad for the weekend.[/p][/quote]It's actually quite funny now![/p][/quote]At last someone from Thame with a sense of humour! qwerty
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5:54pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Walter McGuicken says...

Sorry cant see the humour in what you write Qwerty change your name to Johnny no mates
Sorry cant see the humour in what you write Qwerty change your name to Johnny no mates Walter McGuicken
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6:50pm Fri 27 Apr 12

qwerty says...

Walter McGuicken wrote:
Sorry cant see the humour in what you write Qwerty change your name to Johnny no mates
Walter - such hurtful comments, not sure how I will sleep at night. Please will you be my fwend?
[quote][p][bold]Walter McGuicken[/bold] wrote: Sorry cant see the humour in what you write Qwerty change your name to Johnny no mates[/p][/quote]Walter - such hurtful comments, not sure how I will sleep at night. Please will you be my fwend? qwerty
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7:49am Sat 28 Apr 12

Chinnor_Fan says...

@qwerty - snore, snore!
@qwerty - snore, snore! Chinnor_Fan
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8:48am Sat 28 Apr 12

qwerty says...

@Chinnor Fan you should see a Dr about your narcolepsy, wouldn't want you to fall asleep whilst watching Catchcart kicking the ball again and again and again zzzzzzzzzzz
@Chinnor Fan you should see a Dr about your narcolepsy, wouldn't want you to fall asleep whilst watching Catchcart kicking the ball again and again and again zzzzzzzzzzz qwerty
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10:42am Sat 28 Apr 12

qwerty says...

Just listened to Radio Oxford on what they consider to be the big game today, no mention of Thame.
Just listened to Radio Oxford on what they consider to be the big game today, no mention of Thame. qwerty
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4:10pm Sat 28 Apr 12

qwerty says...

@Chinnor fan - well done on the win, may be worth keeping Walter away from the cooking sherry?
@Chinnor fan - well done on the win, may be worth keeping Walter away from the cooking sherry? qwerty
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8:50pm Sat 28 Apr 12

grumpyoldgitt says...

Haven't seen a comment on the Oxon win against Dorset & Wilts from Rob Walsh yet! I wonder why? Perhaps he's out shopping for humble pie!
Haven't seen a comment on the Oxon win against Dorset & Wilts from Rob Walsh yet! I wonder why? Perhaps he's out shopping for humble pie! grumpyoldgitt
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2:19pm Sun 29 Apr 12

Walter McGuicken says...

Re Radio Oxford- not surprised at all normal Oxford cant see further than their nose and hide behind stupid names
Re Radio Oxford- not surprised at all normal Oxford cant see further than their nose and hide behind stupid names Walter McGuicken
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