Greyhound Rugby Club’s Midlands 5 West (South) match against Stone started with a touching tribute to Jack Jeffery who died last weekend while playing for Evesham Rugby club.
Greyhound captain George Gwynn and Stone captain Tom Parker held up number 11 shirts as they lined up with teammates and referee Marc Barwick for a minutes applause at the start of the match.
Both Number 11 shirts were then retired and not worn as a matter of respect to Jack.
A game of two halves followed with Greyhound 17-0 down at half time after battling against a strong wind for the first 40 minutes.
The Dogs made the best of wind in the second half with tries from Pete Hill, Kieran McKenna and Elliot Phillips supported by conversions and penalties by Bobby Williams putting them into a 23- 17 lead.
Greyhound were pushed right until the end as Stone scored a try in the last minute giving them an excellent chance to win the match. Stone failed to convert the try which gave Greyhound the 23-22 win keeping them in third place in the league.
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