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Squad

Welcome to the 3rd 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.

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

Team Contacts

Manager
Danny Gillan
Manager
dannygillan@hotmail.com
07795 084 243

Captain
Jason Corney
Captain
jasoncorney@me.com
07948 616 709



Latest News

3rd XV v Petersfield - 11/2017

Disjointed Andover 3rd  XV  lose to well drilled Petersfield 2nd XV

In his absence, Danny Gillian’s Andover 3rd XV were again in league action this week after their emphatic win over a strong Alresford side last weekend; this time Andover faced Petersfield away who are always a good strong side that would offer very different opposition and challenges to previous games.

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3rd XV v Arlesford - 04/11/2017

Andover 3rd 22 Arlesford 2nd 7

Danny Gillan’s 3s were looking to pick themselves up after defeat against Portsmouth 2s the previous week and with a strong team at their disposal and Alresford traveling with a bare 15 it should have been a comfortable afternoon.

Alresford had other ideas however and they started withreal purpose, making the home team defend for much of the first 20 minutes before finally scoring the first try of the game.

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3rd XV v Arlesford - 28/10/2017

Andover 3rd 22 Arlesford 2nd 7

Danny Gillan’s 3s were looking to pick themselves up after defeat against Portsmouth 2s the previous week and with a strong team at their disposal and Alresford traveling with a bare 15 it should have been a comfortable afternoon.

Alresford had other ideas however and they started with real purpose, making the home team defend for much of the first 20 minutes before finally scoring the first try of the game.

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3rd XV v Fareham Heathens - 29/09/2017

After a fantastic second half display against Millbrook last week, Danny Gillan’s 3s were looking to pick up where they left off with their first home game of the season.

It wasn’t long before the home side took the advantage from a lineout, a bold call from Capt Jason Corney, lead to the ball coming of the top from only 10 metres out into the safe hands of seasoned scrum half Gordon Mitchel, the backs then put it through their hands to Manager Danny Gillian on the far side wing to run in his and the team’s first try of the afternoon. 

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3rd XV v Millbrook - 29/09/2017

Danny Gillan's 3rd XV travelled to Millbrook RFC for the opening game of an important season ahead.  With only 13 players in toe, Millbrook took full advantage of the spare men on the field by picking the gaps to run 3 tries home in quick succession.  Andover finally woke up and the pack started to run 2/3 phases then release the backs into open play.  With a better end to the half, it was still 33-0 to the home side at the break. 

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3rd XV v Milbrook - 16/09/2017

Milbrook 51 Andover 29

Danny Gillan's 3rd XV travelled to Millbrook for the opening game of an important season ahead. With only 13 players in tow, Millbrook were kind enough to lend a player(Aaron), who played as if the black shirt was his all season.

The game didn't start as planned, with Millbrook taking full advantage of the spare men on the field to run 3 in tries in quick succession. 

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3rd XV - Tottonians - 10/09/2016

Last Saturday Danny Gillan’s Andover 3rd’s travel to Tottonians to play what on paper was the hardest game of the season.

Totts first team are flying high in London division one and their thirds have been all conquering in recent times but Andover, led by Bert Baxter for the day are no mugs themselves, having been promoted last season and used to winning.

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3rd XV v Alresford - 16/05/2016

At the end of a long hard season, Danny Gillans 3XV were finally crowned North Hants Merit champions.
Taken to the wire, everything hinged on the last game.
Despite Andover putting 73 points on Alresford at the start of the season, the All Blacks knew that a repeat of this would be almost impossible.

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3rd XV v Petersfield - 16/01/2016

This week saw Danny Gillan's 3rd Team travel to Petersfield for their last away fixture of the season.

The home side were well up for this fixture and did not shy away from letting Andover know this before the game.

From the first contact it was clear this was going to be a tough game for the league leaders.

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3rd XV v Eastleigh - 08/01/2016

Andover 3 XV 15 - Eastleigh 3 XV  3

Danny Gillans Andover 3's went into last Saturdays league fixture full of confidence following the Xmas break as they faced a heavily bolstered Eastleigh 3's.

Andover started in their usual ferocious fashion putting huge pressure on the visitors from the start and the usual suspects of Jason Corney, Wayne jones, Bert Baxter and Phil McCann tested Eastleigh's defence with powerful running gaining good yardage whilst keeping possession.

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3rd XV v Romsey - 19/12/2015

Romsey 2's  24-28  Andover 3's

This week saw Andover 3's playing the last game of the year away to Romsey 2's. This game was down as a friendly but it's never too friendly once the whistle goes and to make things even tougher for the visitors Romsey decided on putting eleven of there first team out.

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3rd XV v Chineham - 12/12/2015

Danny Gillan's High flying Andover 3rd XV where back in league action this weekend, taking on a tough Chineham side in equally tough gale force conditions.

Boosted by the return of the legendary fly half kingpin Stuart McRea, the All Blacks started with the usual ferocity that they have become accustomed to using the big forwards to punch holes in the home sides defence and with Mcrea's speed and vision, it wasn't long before the the new centre partnership of josh Gibbs and Ben Maloney were slicing through the Chineham defence for Gibbs to notch up the first points of the day.

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3rd XV v Overton - 14/11/2015

Stalwart leader, Danny Gillan took his undefeated, Fighting Falcons sponsored, Andover 3rd Team to Overton on a wet and windy Saturday. The knowledge that Overton were also unbeaten in their two league games and five friendlies meant the Andover Pack were aware this would be no metaphorical, walk in the park! However, with the desire to stretch their unbeaten run to five leagues games against local rivals strong in their hearts, Andover were determined to start strong. After driving the home side back well into their own half, Overton had no option but to concede an early penalty. Josh Gibbs confidently stepped up and slotted the three points.

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3rd XV v Petersfield - 10/10/2015

Andover 3's 47-5 Petersfield 3's

Fighting Falcons sponsored ARFC 3's had there first home game of the season hosting Petersfield 3's.

Petersfield seamed to be a bit dishevelled when they arrived with only half an hour until kick off but this didn't seem to worry the home side who weren't in any mood to lose their first home game of the season.

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