ANDOVER RFC

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Welcome to the 1st XV web page. Here you will find all the information you need. 

Look out for team announcements and any other info from your captain and coaches.

Weekend selection will be posted below once the selectors have published their teams.

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The senior player selection policy is available here as a PDF or here as Word.

Team Contacts

Alex Hibdige
Alex Hibdige
Captain
TBC
TBC
Manager
Carl Sievewright
Manager
Carl.Sievewright@gmail.com
07769 578 708

Andy Waite
Andy Waite
Head Coach
AndyFWaite@hotmail.co.uk
07831 250 667
Senior Coach
Ross Newton
Senior Coach
07703 634 804
Senior Coach
Tel Watkins
Senior Coach
07808 138 277
Coach
Michael Francis Pollin
Player Profiling, Learning and Development
07979 577 455

Latest News

1st XV v London Exiles - 07/10/2017

Andover 23 London Exiles 21

In a close thrilling encounter, Oakwood sponsored Andover gained their first win over Exiles at the Goodship, after four years of trying.

These two sides always serve up real humdingers with their clashing styles and this was no different as the lead swung one way then the other.

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1st XV v Old Tonbridgians - 30/09/2017

Old Tonbridgians 41 Andover 14

It was a bad day at the office for Oakwood sponsored Andover as West London side Old Tonbridgians proved too strong for the visitors.

A terrible last half hour undid some very good work by Andover, as once again poor game management cost them dear.

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1st XV v Camberley - 23/09/2017

Andover 28 Camberley 59

Progress can be measured in very small amounts sometimes and with that in mind, a terrific second half from Oakwood sponsored Andover, saw them gain a bonus point for the first time in three attempts against high flying Camberley.

The illustrious visitors are hot favourites to win this league having only failed to gain promotion in the play off last time and they have strengthened since.

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1st XV v Winchester - 16/09/2017

Winchester 34 Andover 13

In a hugely disappointing performance, Andover lost out comfortably to local rivals Winchester last Saturday.  

The home club, rejuvenated under their new coach, were well organised but Andover had great hopes of upsetting them after a fine performance at Farnham last week.

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1st XV v Farnham - 09/09/2017

Farnham 31 Andover 33

Having survived in London South West two in the final game of last season, Andover travelled to newly promoted Farnham to begin this campaign in confident mood and came away with a pulsating win on the road.

The Oakwood sponsored ‘All Blacks’ slogged it out with the hosts in their fine new stadium and in front of a large noisy crowd, who were to be stunned into silence at the final whistle as Andover took the spoils.

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Pre-season update - 05/08/2017

Andover enjoyed a really positive end to a solid pre season for the first team squad last Saturday, with a 41-33 win over Swanage and Wareham. 

The visitors are a level above Andover in the South West division, but after a poor first half Andover ran in six tries to one in the second, to take the honours with Johnny Rogers grabbing a hat trick, Ioan Gwynne Davies a brace and single scores from Nic Reed and Hartbury student Stanley North on his first team debut. 

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1st XV v Old Reigation - 08/04/2017

Old Reigatian 24 Andover 34

They’ve done it, Andover are staying up.

In an incredible display of rugby, easily their best of the season, Andover pulled off the great escape at high flying old Reigatian last Saturday and sent old rivals Portsmouth crashing through the trap door.

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1st XV v KCS Old Boys - 01/04/2017

Andover 29 KCS Old Boys 5

Oakwood sponsored Andover ensured the relegation battle in London South West two goes to a final day shoot out, with a superb performance against a strong KCS Old Boys outfit last Saturday.

It’s now a three way ‘do or die’ battle between Andover, Effingham and Leatherhead and Portsmouth for the final place in the drop zone and with all three having tough looking away games, it promises to be a real nail biter.

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1st XV v Twickenham - 11/03/2017

Andover 25 Twickenham 31

In a pulsating encounter that swung one way then the other, Oakwood sponsored Andover ran high flying Twickenham very close, before having to settle for two very valuable bonus points at Foxcotte Park last weekend.

So tight is the relegation battle in London South West two, that even in defeat, a late try from man of the match James Monck, may yet prove crucial to Andover’s survival.

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1st XV v London Exiles - 04/03/2017

London Exiles 13 Andover 14

For the first time in seven attempts, Oakwood sponsored Andover beat London Exiles last weekend, to send out a clear message that they are not going down from London South West two without a fight.

Exiles have been something of a bogey team for Andover, but on this occasion the All Blacks were well worth their first away win of the season and indeed could have won more comfortably.

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1st XV V London Cornish - 18/02/2017

Andover 14 London Cornish 41 

A much improved performance wasn't enough for Oakwood sponsored Andover, as they slipped into the relegation zone after defeat at the hands of runaway league leaders London Cornish at Foxcotte park last  Saturday .

With nearest rivals Effingham and Leatherhead again winning things are looking bleak for the 'All Blacks.'

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1st XV v Old Tonbridgians - 11/02/2017

Old Tonbridgians 35 Andover 8

It was another frustrating away day for Oakwood sponsored Andover as West London side Old Tonbridgians proved too strong for the depleted visitors.

The blow of defeat was doubled after the final whistle for Andover, as they discovered nearest relegation rivals Effingham and Leatherhead had scored a surprise win away at Winchester to narrow the gap to just four points.

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1st XV v Winchester - 04/02/2017

Winchester 42 Andover 10

A mixed Andover side took the field at Winchester last Saturday in the Gales Hampshire cup and despite a good showing for much of the game, eventually succumbed to the more expansive game of the home side.

Andover welcomed back Carl Sievewright to the pack where they dominated throughout in the tight play providing a lot of possession.

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1st XV v Effingham & Leatherhead - 28/01/2017

Andover 28 Effingham and Leatherhead 17

Oakwood sponsored Andover took a huge step away from the London South West division two relegation zone at Foxcotte Park last Saturday, by beating nearest rivals Effingham and Leatherhead in a tense and exciting battle at Foxcotte park.

And it was young academy star Ioan Gwynne Davies who grabbed the headlines with as an assured display as you will see from a seventeen year old, including two very well taken tries, to help his team to a fully deserved win.

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1st XV v Portsmouth - 07/01/2017

Portsmouth 46 Andover 8

The Christmas break did nothing to change the fortunes of Oakwood sponsored Andover as a poor second half saw them well beaten away to Hampshire rivals Portsmouth last weekend.  

Relegation is now becoming a realistic prospect for the ‘All Blacks’ as an error strewn performance saw them virtually hand the points to a Portsmouth side, who are now pushing away from the drop zone themselves.

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1st XV v Camberley - 17/09/2016

Andover 24 Camberley 60

Once again Andover were handed a reminder of the difference between the haves and have nots in this league, as they went down comprehensively to high flying Camberley last weekend. 

The visitors from Surrey have big ambitions and a budget to match, but they didn’t have it all their own way, as Andover fought hard to the end to get something from the game.

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1st XV v KCS Old Boys - 10/12/2016

KCS Old Boys 24 Andover 14 

A performance of power and passion from a makeshift Andover almost stole the spoils from high flying KCS in London last weekend.

Indeed, shorn of many of their stars through injury and unavailability, Oakwood sponsored Andover travelled with just fifteen players and had to rely on club stalwart Harry Foxwell dashing from Oxford to have anyone on the bench. 

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1st XV v Warlingham - 26/11/2016

Andover 58 Warlingham 6

It was a return to winning ways and not before time for Oakwood sponsored Andover as they moved clear of the relegation zone with a thumping victory over bottom club Warlingham.

Eighteen-year old flanker Ben Ciccotti stole the show with a splendid hat trick of tries as the latest excellent academy product to roll off the production line. 

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1st XV v London Exiles - 05/11/2016

Andover 28 London Exiles 36

A stirring second half performance was not quite enough for Andover last weekend as they had to settle for just a bonus point against old adversaries London Exiles.

There was much to admire for the home side however as they ran Exiles mightily close in a pulsating second half and for the first time showed they have the fire power to beat them.

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Ist v London Cornish - 29/10/2016

London Cornish 42 Andover 5

Runaway league leaders London Cornish gave Oakwood sponsored Andover a lesson in finishing in Wimbledon last weekend, to run out comfortable winners.

‘As a totally amateur club it’s hard to compete sometimes.’ Said Director of Rugby Andy Waite, ‘but this game was much closer than the scoreline suggests and in truth on another day we could have got something from it.’ 

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1st XV v Old Tonbridgians - 22/10/2016

Andover 37 Old Tonbridgians 34

In a breath-taking encounter of end to end rugby, Andover finally fell the right side of a tight finish, to record a much needed five-point home win last weekend.

Although never behind after the first three minutes, Andover were also never in control, but at last kept their nerve at the death, to win with a last-gasp Charlie Waite penalty.

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1st XV v Effingham & Leatherhead - 08/10/2016

Effingham and Leatherhead 23 Andover 19

It was another frustrating day on the road for Oakwood sponsored Andover as once again they lost a close contest with the final play of the game.

They say lightening doesn’t strike twice, but in four of their five matches so far, Andover have been right in the running with moments to go and failed to convert the wins, which would have given them a very healthy league position.

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1st XV v London Exiles - 15/10/2016

London Exiles 42 Andover 19

This year’s national intermediate cup campaign came to an abrupt halt for Oakwood sponsored Andover as old Rivals London Exiles marched into the next round last Saturday.

A much changed Andover made the journey to West London as unavailability and injury took its toll, but there was much to admire in the performance as Director of Rugby Andy Waite was able to run the rule over more players from his wider squad.

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