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MATCH VERDICT: Another Vase run under way for Bourne despite second-half dip

Bourne’s unbeaten start to the season continued with a routine win against Midlands Four East (North) side Ollerton at Milking Nook Drove.

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Action from Bourne's big win over Bedford Switfts. Photo: Alan Hancock EMN-160922-095458001

Rugby: Weekend results (September 24)

On a weekend when the rugby fraternity lose one of their own results seem unimportant.

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Deepings went to Skegness and won 22-17 in round one of this season's Midlands Junior Vase.

MATCH VERDICT: Deepings squeeze past Skegness in first round of Vase

Deepings kept the momentum going from their home derby win against Stamford College Old Boys with cup tie success at Skegness.

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Bourne RUFC 1st XV captain Tom Dixon who scored two tries in his side's 58-7 win over Ollerton in round one of this season's Midlands Junior Vase at Milking Nook Drove.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

MATCH VERDICT: Bourne breeze past Ollerton in Midlands Junior Vase

Winning is a habit for Bourne after their September programme of matches ended with a one-sided domination of Ollerton at Milking Nook Drove today.

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Leicester Tigers' director of rugby Richard Cockerill during the European Champions Cup, pool four match at Welford Road, Leicester. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. EMN-151221-095355001

RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Narrow win for struggling Leicester

Leicester Tigers have yet to find their rhythm so far this season but they are just about getting results.

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RUGBY: Weekend results (September 17)

Bourne RFC continued their strong start to the new season, passing the half century of points against Bedford Swifts.

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Luke Whitby is congratulated on scoring Deepings's opening try by Matt Morton and Michael Wainwirght.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

MATCH VERDICT: Deepings helped by derby day debutants to get past Stamford College Old Boys

A superior display by the forwards was the key to Deepings’ derby day win over Notts, Lincs and Derbys Intermediate Cup holders Stamford College Old Boys.

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Sam Thornburn scores one of four tries for Bourne against Bedford Swifts.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

MATCH VERDICT: Brilliant Bourne put pale Bedford Swifts to flight

Buoyant Bourne put together back-to-back wins at the start of a seson for the first time in five years with a demolition job on Bedford Swifts.

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First XV Captain Bruce Parker makes a break credit: Pip Warters - www.acelensman.com EMN-160914-171355001

RUGBY: Stamford Rugby beaten by strong Luton RFC

Stamford Rugby and Luton RFC met at Hambleton Road on Saturday afternoon in the first of 22 league games in Midlands Two East (South).

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Action from Bourne v Thorney. Photo: Simon Perkins EMN-160915-112153001

RUGBY: Bourne kick off the new league season by beating Thorney

Bourne head coach Dave Maudsley and assistant Nigel Lindley saw their pre-season work on the training field rewarded with a brilliant 13-7 win at bogey team Thorney.

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RUGBY: Bullet holds his nerve to earn Oakham RFC unlikely late victory

Oakham opened their Midlands Two East South League season with a tense 22-21 victory at promoted neighbours Oundle on Saturday.

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Oakham RFC earn a winning start

Oakham RFC kicked of their Midlands 2 East (South) season with a narrow 22-21 victory away at Oundle.

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MATCH WINNER: Bourne winger Jack Lagdon (right) who scored the second try at Thorney.  Photo by Simon Perkins.

MATCH VERDICT: Bourne battle on to beat bogeymen Thorney

Bourne head coach Dave Maudsley and assistant Nigel Lindley saw their pre-season work on the training field rewarded with a brilliant win at bogey team Thorney.

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CRASHING OVER: Deepings prop Gareth Silverwood (right) was one of the Green Machine's try scorers at Sileby Town.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

MATCH VERDICT: Deepings run into title contenders at Sileby Town

Deepings captain Lance Charity has marked down Sileby Town as title challengers after a sobering defeat at Platts Lane.

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FORWARD PUSH: Gareth Silverwood (right) for Deepings against Spalding 2nd in a friendly at Linchfield Road.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG030916-413TW

RUGBY UNION: Promotion aim for Deepings as new signing Jones set to fire

A growing sense of excitement is building at Linchfield Road where Deepings are plotting a serious assault on promotion from Midlands Four East (South).

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RUGBY UNION: Fresh faces and club changes can give boost to Bourne

A season where unexpected high points in cup matches was mixed with league frustration has led to a root-and-branch restructuring at Bourne.

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Rugby action returns

Stamford RFC will begin their season at Southwell on Saturday.

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Leicester Tigers' director of rugby Richard Cockerill during the European Champions Cup, pool four match at Welford Road, Leicester. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. EMN-151221-095355001

Inside the Tigers’ Den - Leicester beat Treviso in pre-season

Leicester Tigers play their first home game of the new season on Friday night as they conclude their pre-season programme against Ospreys. But this week Tigers travelled to North East Italy to take on Treviso and returned with a 33-10 victory.

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Inside the Tigers’ Den - Leicester kick off pre-season with loss at Ospreys

Leicester Tigers kicked-off their pre-season programme of games with a 26-21 loss away at Ospreys on Friday night, but despite the defeat there were plenty of positives from the early season run-out.

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Wasps v Leicester Tigers, Tom Youngs. Photo: Steven Paston/PA Wire. EMN-151105-143457001

Inside the Tigers’ Den - Tom Youngs made Leicester Tigers club captain for 2016/17

Hooker Tom Youngs has been appointed Leicester Tigers club captain for the new season.

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