With many eyes on Twickenham with the Autumn Internationals in full flow, Streatham-Croydon RFC is also hitting the middle of its season and the club is as active as ever. 

The men’s 1st team have recruited a new coach Matt Hawkes and as a few players begin to return from injury they hope that this will help turn their fortunes around after a string of losses has seen them head to bottom of the table, writes Millie Ross.

The men’s 2nd and 3rd team have had mixed fortunes, including some opposition forfeiting, so will look forward to some more games in the run up to Christmas. 

Streatham-Croydon Ladies 1st XV have had a very strong month, with four wins from five this season in the league seeing them sitting at 4th in the table. 

Their strong defence had kept the score lines low in many of their games, however to challenge the league leaders they will need to work on their finishing to achieve the bonus points, starting with league strugglers Millwall next weekend. They know this feat is achievable as they managed to secure a narrow 19-17 victory over third in the league Battersea Ironsides. 

They have also had a strong start to their cup campaign with a 96-0 win in the second round against Worthing. They now have Battersea Ironsides in the third round of the cup on December 16 in their last fixture before Christmas. As all eyes were on the New Zealand game in Twickenham this weekend, the development team had their second match of the season against a new Thamesians ladies side from Twickenham. 

The Thamesians 7s experience paid off and they managed to win 32-7 but the debut players for SCRFC showed a great deal of promise. 

The juniors are in full flow this season in the build up to Christmas too, with the junior girls section taking on a new coach, Catherine Kingston. 

They train on Sunday mornings and are welcoming new girls aged 11-18 so please do get in touch with the club if you or your daughter is interested in giving it a go.