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INSIDE THE TIGERS’ DEN - Have Leicester Tigers been sold a dud in George Ford?

Have Leicester Tigers been sold a lemon? That’s the question being asked by many at the moment following a highly disappointing week for new signing George Ford.

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Deepings head coach Lynn Chapman with Bailie Harrison, Isabel Spinley and Alex Wray.

SWIMMING: Deepings trio shine at British Championships

Three Deepings Swimming Club swimmers were in outstanding form last week at the British Championships, reaching three finals and posting multiple club records and personal bests.

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Photo: Lee Hellwing

CYCLING: Dan Fleeman delivers home win in 2017 CiCLE Classic

There was a popular winner of the 13th edition of the Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic as Dan Fleeman, team captain of locally based team Metaltek-Kuota, took the win in a sprint finish on Sherrard Street on Sunday.

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Action from Stamford College Old Boys v Bourne RUFC. Photo: Lee Hellwing

RUGBY: Weekend results (April 22)

Bourne and Stamford College Old Boys picked up wins in the Midlands Four East South Division on Saturday while Stamford Rugby and Oakham RFC fell to defeats.

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Five new obstacles will make Rat Race in Stamford more challenging than ever before

The world’s largest assault course returns to Stamford next month - as organisers prepare to unleash five hair-raising new obstacles.

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Ellis Genge in action for Leicester Tigers. Photo: Tiger Images

INSIDE THE TIGERS’ DEN - Ellis Genge ready to step into Ayerza’s shoes at Leicester Tigers

There was some deeply sad news out of Welford Road last week, as much loved prop Marcos Ayerza announced his retirement from professional rugby due to a back injury, ending an illustrious 11 seasons at Welford Road.

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RUGBY: Weekend results (April 8)

RUGBY: Weekend results (April 8)

Stamford College Old Boys enjoyed a derby day victory over Bourne on Saturday.

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Bourne v Sileby

RUGBY: Weekend results (April 1)

Oakham and Oundle both picked up league wins in the Midlands Two East South Division on Saturday.

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Snowboarder Ollie Wilson, 11, at home in Stamford with parents Phill and Julie

Rising star Ollie aims for glory at Winter Olympics

Talented young snowboarder Ollie Wilson is aiming for glory at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

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Action from Oakham's narrow win over Oundle

RUGBY: Weekend results (March 11)

Oakham RFC were involved in another thrilling game on Saturday but this time out ended on the wrong side of the result against Oadby.

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Action from Bourne v Stamford College Old Boys. Photo: Alan Hancock

RUGBY: Weekend results (March 4)

Oakham won another tight game on Saturday while Stamford were blown away by local derby rivals Oundle.

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Bourne player/coach Dave Maudsley in possession.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

NLD SHIELD SEMI-FINAL: Bourne find form to reach final with Stamford win

Bourne have a golden chance to end the season with silverware after a heroic win over Stamford College Old Boys in their NLD Shield semi-final at Milking Nook Drove.

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Deepings number eight Phil Trotman watches skipper Lance Charity.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG221016-146TW.

HUNTS & PETERBOROUGH CUP: Deepings storm into final with dominant display

Linchfield Road is still a fortress for Deepings after keeping their unbeaten home record with a 46-15 destruction of Thorney in the semi-final.

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Bourne prop Danny Gill Battles for the Ball.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

Matchwinner Evison is a ‘big recruit’, says Maudsley

A combination of sound preparation and a sparkling home display by fly half Sam Evison booked Bourne’s ticket to the NLD Shield final on April 29.

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Action from Melton v Oakham Wanderers. Photo: Andy Balmford

RUGBY: Weekend results (February 18)

Both Oakham and Stamford were beaten on the local rugby scene on Saturday but Oundle, Deepings and Stoneygate enjoyed victories.

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Action from Melton v Oakham Wanderers. Photo: Andy Balmford

RUGBY: Weekend fixtures (February 18)

Get down and support your local rugby team today.

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Action from Melton v Oakham Wanderers. Photo: Andy Balmford

RUGBY: Weekend results (February 11)

While many football fixtures across the area were postponed by the weather most of the scheduled rugby games went ahead with Oakham and Stoneygate securing victories.

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Burghley Horse Trials. Photo by Trevor Meeks.

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials picks first official charity of the year

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials has chosen World Horse Welfare as its first official charity of the year.

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Action from Oakham RFC v Rushden and Higham. Photo: Andy Balmford

RUGBY: Weekend results (February 4)

Stamfords Rugby are through to the final of the NLD Cup with a victory at West Bridgford on Saturday, while Oakham were knocked out of the Leicestershire cup.

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Darts player and charity event organiser Marc Palmer, from Belmesthorpe. Photo: Lee Hellwing

Wolfie’s cancer fight inspires local darts player to organise charity events

A local darts player and musician is organising two charity events after being inspired to do so by the cancer battle of close friend Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams.

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