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RUGBY: Leicester Tigers show they can still be a force in Europe with win over Racing 92

It was chaotic, frantic, furious and ferocious at times on Sunday but Leicester Tigers showed real spirit to overcome one of the real powerhouses in European rugby.

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EARNING HIS SPURS: Bourne try scorer Josh Lynch (left) tackles Deepings winger Keiron Squires.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

DERBY DAY REACTION: Team spirit lies behind home glory

The joy in the Bourne dressing room was uncontainable after their forwards-inspired derby win

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RIGHT ON TARGET: Fly half Chris Owen kicks one of three penalties for Deepings.  Photo by Mark Barnes.

DERBY DAY REACTION: Silverwood gets plenty of backing after red card

There were no fingers pointed at Deepings prop Gareth Silverwood after his red card left the Green Machine to soldier on for the second half with 14 men.

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RUGBY: Weekend results (October 22)

Bourne recorded a derby victory over Deepings on Saturday in the pick of the results from the weekend.

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BOURNE HERO: Josh Lynch dives in for the one and only try at Milking Nook Drove.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

MATCH VERDICT: Bourne down Deepings in absence of head coach to win titanic derby

A former Bourne Grammar School student called up from his club’s Development XV is the toast of Milking Nook Drove tonight.

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DERBY DUEL: Sam Thornburn, Michael Harrison (centre) and Tom Dixon fight for possession as Bourne and Deepings clash at Milking Nook Drove last season.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

RUGBY UNION: Derby day duel for Bourne and Deepings

Bourne and Deepings meet for the first time this season at Milking Nook Drove, Bourne, tomorrow at opposite ends of the form table.

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MATCH VERDICT: Deepings set sights on cup glory after ending Huntingdon 2nds jinx

Deepings are through to the semi-finals of the Hunts and Peterborough Cup after a 46-25 win over Huntingdon 2nds at Linchfield Road.

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BAD VASE DAY: Centre Sam Harby scored both of Bourne's tries in their 38-15 defeat at Nottingham Moderns in round two of the Midlands Junior Vase.  Photo by Simon Perkins.

MATCH VERDICT: Bourne save their worst for Vase loss at Moderns

Bourne suffered their third straight defeat in league and cup after a disappointing defeat at Midlands Four East (North) side Nottingham Moderns on Saturday.

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Leicester Tigers' Dan Cole and Ellis Genge tackle Glasgow Warriors' Tim Swinson during the European Champions Cup, pool one match at Scotstoun Stadium, Glagsow. Photo: Craig Watson/PA Wire EMN-161018-092109001

RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Record defeat in Europe for Leicester

It’s a very football mentality but it is fair to say the pressure is growing on Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill as results continue to go against his side.

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Action from Leicester Tigers' win over Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership. Photo: Tiger Images EMN-161110-095913001

RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Leicester turn their attentions to Europe

It’s early days in the 2016/17 rugby season but Leicester Tigers are going into what could be a make of break period for them.

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RUGBY: Weekend results (October 8)

Oakham edged the big derby game with Stamford Rugby on Saturday in the Midlands Two East South Division.

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MEN OF ACTION: Man of the match flanker Fraser Leiper (left) and vice-captain on the attack for Deepings against Bedford Swifts at Linchfield Road.

MATCH VERDICT: Deepings boys come of age to star in green

On any other match day, Deepings reliable tight-head prop Gareth Silverwood would have taken the plaudits for scoring three tries, all at crucial times, to lead the Green Machine to victory over Bedford Swifts at Linchfield Road.

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TRY SCORER: Bourne winger Rob Bentley (left) scored one of his side's four tries in their 34-26 defeat at Brackley.  Photo by Simon Perkins.

MATCH VERDICT: Bourne bag losing bonus point for quartet of tries at Brackley

Bourne coach Dave Maudsley drew plenty of positives from a game where three key players, including himself, were missing from the team.

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STRONGMEN BEATS SWIFTS: Deepings captain Lance Charity and full back Aram Jones with team-mates after their 24-17 win over Bedford Swifts at Linchfield Road.

MATCH VERDICT: Deepings clip Bedford Swifts’ wings as Green Machine’s boys become men

Deepings kept their unbeaten home record after a gutsy win over winless Bedford Swifts at Linchfield Road today.

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Oakham and Rushden and Higham hold a minute's silence before their match on Saturday. Photo: Adrian Troughton EMN-160510-095832001

RUGBY: Oakham put on fitting tribute to fallen friend

Following the previous week’s abandonment of the game as a result of the tragic death of Oakham player Savenaca Koroibulileka, known to all at the club as ‘Tu’, Oakham players held a meeting to decide whether to play on Saturday.

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Leicester Tigers' Owen Williams is tackled by Baths' Matt Banahan and Charlie Ewels during the Aviva Premiership match at Welford Road, Leicester. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. EMN-160927-133632001

RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Leicester not the finished article yet

After last week’s win at home to Bath, when Leicester put in their first top class performance of the season it would be easy to think this growing Tigers side had finally reached maturity.

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RUGBY: Weekend results (October 1)

It was a winning weekend for the area’s top rugby sides with Stamford, Oakham and Oundle all registering wins in the Midlands Two East South League.

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MAN OF THE MATCH: Aram Jones scored his first try for Deepings since his prize capture from Stamford College Old Boys during the summer.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

MATCH VERDICT: Deepings handed derby loss at Thorney after last-minute pullouts

There were derby day blues for Deepings after travelling to Thorney without several first-choice players, some of whom withdrew at short notice.

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