Rugby Game Reports


NLD Colts League Game Report: Ilkeston 0-17 Derby

This was the first game after the Christmas break.  The grass was wet and the underfoot conditions were a bit heavy.  From the start it was the Ilkeston Colts who mounted a wave of attacks, but resolute defending denied them a score.  In the set piece scrums Derby were establishing domination and stole some lineouts.  The extra possession was exploited

Read More »

1 April Colts NLD Report: Derby 31-33 Notts Corsairs

Derby entertained Notts Corsairs and after “The miracle at the Bay” this was a much-anticipated rematch, all the more so given a semi-final place in the NLD cup was at stake With nine players unavailable, despite being unbeaten for seven games, Derby coaches and supporters could be forgiven for being slightly apprehensive as to how things would go. However, one

Read More »

18 March 2023 Colts Game Report: Derby 39-24 Hinckley

After what has seemed like forever without a fixture due a combination bad weather and teams that would rather concede than play, Derby were very grateful that visitors Hinckley took up the challenge at short notice. Without the injured holy trinity of Charlish, Pickering and Cook in the backs and the sadly retired number 8 Karl Morse, how would Derby

Read More »

11 February 2023 Colts Game Report: Burton 24-33 Derby

Derby Colts travelled the short distance to take on a feisty Burton side in a fractious, passionate, sometimes too passionate game, that saw comeback kings Derby recover from 24-14 down with 20 minutes to go to eventually run out 33-24 winners. Derby as they often are, were inaccurate with both their passing and catching in the opening 10 minutes. However

Read More »

3 February Colts Game Report: Derby 34-12 Moderns

After last week’s heroic comeback away to take the spoils at Notts Corsairs this was a far more routine affair with Derby eventually running out 34-12 winners, albeit against a much depleted Moderns outfit.Both teams struggled to hold onto the ball in the opening encounters, but Derby finally clicked into gear with a neat pass from centre Tom Pickering allowing

Read More »

28 January 2023 Colts Game Report: Corsairs 24-31 Derby

Derby Colts travelled the short distance to Nottingham to take on fierce rivals Nottingham Corsairs. It turned out to be an extremely competitive contest between two very evenly matched teams who were both keen to play open attacking rugby. Derby had the early ascendancy and were unfortunate not to take the lead when fullback Harry Cook was unable to take

Read More »

21 January 2023 Colts Game Report: Derby 48-24 Ashbourne

This week Derby Colts welcomed Ashbourne Colts to a very cold Haslams Lane.Derby started really strong securing a very early converted try.We continued to defend well but Ashbourne broke through this to score.Derby fought back with a further three tries keeping us ahead 24-5 at half time.Derby were first out of the blocks to score in the second half but

Read More »

7 January 2023 Colts Game Report: Oadby Wyggstonians 5-15 Derby

For their first match of the new year, Derby Colts travelled to a very wet Oadby Wyggs.Despite some concerns by the ref re the playability of the pitch, we kicked off on time. The first half was very even with both teams attacking and defending well and it looked like it was going to be scoreless at half time but

Read More »

19 November Colts Game Report: Dronfield 33-12 Derby

This week Derby Colts travelled to Dronfield for our return fixture. Due to many of the experienced colts being injured or unable to play today, we had support from three under-16s plus two players who are both brand new to Derby and brand new to rugby. Derby started well and we were soon on Dronfield’s try line. Dronfield were excellent

Read More »

subscribe to our social channels more updates from us!