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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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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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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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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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RUGBY: Albinson pleased as composed Stamford beat Oakham

Stamford Rugby put in a controlled display, which delighted their head coach Matt Albinson, to beat derby rivals Oakham RFC 24-20 on Saturday.

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RUGBY: Stamford Rugby ride out the storm to beat Oakham RFC

Stamford Rugby avenged their early season derby defeat to Oakham RFC, with a 24-20 victory on Saturday in front of a crowd of more than 250 people at Hambilton Road.

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RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Derby victory just the medicine for Leicester

Leicester Tigers ended a run of five defeats in a row on Saturday with a derby victory, 27-20, over Northampton Saints.

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PACKED OUT: Crowds enjoying the action from the hill during the 2014 tournament, which was played out on a baking hot day.   Picture: Roger Arbon

Bury St Edmunds' sevens tournament to kick off Super Sevens Series

The biggest tournament of its kind in East Anglia this year - Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club's Greene King IPA Sevens tournament - has been given the accolade of doubling up as the first event in the 2017 Super Sevens Series.

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RUGBY UNION: Honours go to Deepings on derby day

Third-placed Deepings fought back from an early setback to claim the derby-day honours.

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Action from Bourne v Brackley. Photo: Alan Hancock

RUGBY: Weekend results (January 28)

It was a weekend of derby games on the local rugby scene and it was Stamford and Deepings left the happier of the four sides in action.

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RUGBY: Weekend results (January 21)

It was a successful weekend for the Rutland rugby teams but not for anyone else locally.

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Rugby union star Nick De Luca to take on role at Uppingham School

Former Scotland international rugby union centre Nick De Luca has been appointed as director of rugby at Uppingham School.

RUGBY: Weekend results (January 7)

RUGBY: Weekend results (January 7)

Stamford, Oundle, Deeping and Oakham 2nds enjoyed successful starts to 2017.

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RUGBY: Weekend results (December 17)

RUGBY: Weekend results (December 17)

Bourne and Deeping recorded wins in the Midlands Four East South Division on Saturday while Oakham were involved in a thrilling draw.

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INSIDE THE TIGERS’ DEN - WIlliams penalty saves Cockerill and Leicester

A 52-metre penalty from Leicester Tigers fly-half Owen Williams may just have saved director of rugby Richard Cockerill his job, if reports are to be believed.

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