Archives for February 2012

Kirkby fall again as Cobras bite back

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Carlisle under 16s played Kirkby Lonsdale in the repeated long awaited county cup semi final at Warwick Road on Sunday 26th February. With both teams at full strength there was going to be little between the sides in a physical contest showing some of the county’s highest skill levels on offer. Earlier in the season […]

U15’s v Kirby Lonsdale

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Both Carlisle and Kirby Lonsdale under 15s fielded the bare minimum of 15 players in what proved to be an extremely close and entertaining game that included plenty of powerful forwards’ play and lots of exiting running by both sets of backs. Carlisle started brightly enough pushing the visitors back into their 22 for the […]

Broughton Park 11 v Carlisle RFC 17

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After a reverse on home soil the previous weekend, Carlisle needed to get their revival drive back on track.  Unlucky against Northwich the visit to Hough End was the first by the city side since the 2005 / 2006 season after gaining promotion. Prior to Carlisle coming calling, Broughton Park had lost a straight eight matches […]

U14’s v Kirkby Lonsdale RFC – County Cup

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Carlisle Under 14’s travelled away on Sunday 19th February, for their long awaited County Cup tie with Kirkby Lonsdale.  In an entertaining game they won 19 – 0. In the first half, Carlisle kept Kirkby pegged back in their own half for most of the time through good handling and driving forward from the breakdowns.  […]

Carlisle 6 v Northwich 11

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Having last played at the end of January when they overcame Wigton at Warwick Road, Carlisle have been frustrated with a two week break, their away fixture with Broughton Park having been twice postponed due to the weather! That said the weather almost intervened again on Saturday.  On Friday the pitch had recovered and was […]

Carlisle Colts v Morpeth RFC

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With the frost holding off, Carlisle Colts were able to play Morpeth in near perfect conditions. With a number of call-offs and players away at half-term it was a depleted side that took to the field. With Morpeth kind enough to loan a player to make up numbers it was the visitors who drew first […]

Carlisle U14’s v Gala

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Carlisle Under 14’s travelled north to the Borders last Saturday to play a friendly at Gala and despite having a few players missing, put in a very strong performance, but went down to a 34 to 21 points defeat.  This was only Carlisle’s second game this year, since their last competitive outing in mid December. […]

U15’s v Workington Zebras

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After several attempts to play this game, the weather finally prevailed and Carlisle travelled to Workington for their County Cup match. The game started brightly enough with Workington heading into the Carlisle half straight away and commanding some good position gained by strong rucking.The Carlisle forwards woke up to the challenge and quickly got back […]

U15’s v Preston Grasshoppers

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Carlisle under 15s travelled to Preston for what promised to be a tough fixture. The game started briskly and Carlisle set about establishing early control with strong rucking and determined tackling. Preston seemed taken aback by this start and after five minutes Elliott Baines was able to complete a determined run through several tackles and […]

Lisa selected for Scotland Womens Squad

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Cougars Captain Lisa Ritchie has been selected for the Scotland women’s rugby squad to face England this Sunday in the 6-nations. Ritchie, Carlisle Cougars fly-half, made her Scotland debut in last years six-nations, and has been working hard with the Scotland squad over the year to develop her game and impress their new head coach […]