We Are Randox | Randox Rugby Team take to the pitch for inaugural match against Randalstown

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Randox Rugby team vs Randalstown Rugby Team

Our Randox Rugby team have been hard at work in training in advance of their first ever competitive match against Randalstown!

On Wednesday the team comprised of Cathal Kelly, Robin Walsh, Charlie Spon-Smith, David Craig, Johnny Acheson, Christopher Stevenson, Peter FitzGerald, Jack Hanna and Jason Webster, played their inaugural match against a Randalstown select team under the floodlights of Randox’s rugby pitch in Crumlin.

Heavy rain in the days leading up to game-night threatened to postpone the match but the rain held off and in mild conditions with little wind, it provided the perfect night for running rugby, and the match didn’t disappoint!

Months of hard work had prepared the young Randox team for the match against the more experienced Randalstown team.  With training and exercise drills weekly, the men from Randox had been put through their paces and were ready for some competitive rugby!

Jason Webster, Randox Health Sales Manager, who plays for our Randox Rugby Team, commented;

“The Randox men more than held their own in what was an open, end-to-end game. Right up until the last minute the win could have gone to either team – it was a nail-biting match!”

The Randalstown team showed their rugby skill and rugby know-how with excellent ball retention in the first half of the rugby mach. They earned hard yards with their big forwards punching holes around the tackle area, which resulted in an early lead, but the speed and individual ability of our Randox players produced some mouth-watering tries of their own!

The final score of the match was an unbelievably close 37-39 to Randalstown.

What an incredible score for our team’s first match against a rugby club team! Our Randox rugby players gave the Randalstown boys a good run for their money, and had great fun while doing so!

Jason continued;

“The camaraderie between all the men from both Randox and Randalstown was fantastic and it was great to see such great sportsmanship from both teams.  We hope to have another game against Randalstown in the coming weeks – bring your A-game Randalstown!”

Spectators at the match included Dr. Peter FitzGerald, Nuailin FitzGerald, supporting members of staff from Randox and a contingent of staff and players from Randalstown RFC.

Thank you to everyone who turned out to support our Randox Rugby team and of course to the Randalstown players for a great game!

 

For more information about our Randox Rugby Team contact Jason Webster via email: Jason.webster@randoxhealth.com

Make sure to follow Randox on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date with the hashtag #WeAreRandox for more stories about the amazing team we have here!


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