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Slow start stalls Oakham as second half revival falls short

An improved second half showing failed to lift Oakham as they fell to a 22-7 away defeat at S&L Corby in their Midlands 2 East (South) clash on Saturday.

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Town let lead slip in bid for first league win of season

Stamford were unable to right the wrongs of their Midlands 2 East (South) season so far after a 31-7 home defeat against Olney on Saturday.

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Hooker Rhys Grieve was a try scorer for Oakham in their 58-8 victory over Pinley on Saturday. Photo: ANDY BALMFORD

Houghton’s hat-trick haul helps Oakham to convincing victory

Oakham got their Midlands 2 East (South) campaign back on track on Saturday with a 58-8 victory over Coventry side Pinley in the first-ever encounter between the two clubs.

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Devils bounce back in style

Deeping Devils bounced back to form following their 
opening league loss with a 42-5 victory over St Neots on Sunday.

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First half try treble seals win for victorious Veterans

Three first half tries sealed a rare 17-10 away victory for Stamford against rivals Oundle Buzzards in the newly-formed local veterans league.

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Action from Stamford's match with Oakham on Saturday.
Photo: Lee Hellwing.

Late try double sees Oakham claim bragging rights in derby duel

Two tries in the final 20 minutes secured a 24-12 victory for Oakham on Saturday in their eagerly-anticipated Midlands 2 East (South) derby with Stamford.

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Stamford College Old Boys touch down for a try against Deepings on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Clarke / JPC Images

Derby delight as College Old Boys end 10-year wait to defeat Deepings

Stamford College Old Boys claimed their first victory in 10 years over near neighbours Deepings after a 22-20 success in Saturday’s Midlands 4 East (South) showdown.

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Ed Balmford touches down for Oakham during Saturday's match against Newark.

Injuries take their toll as Oakham lose close cup clash in extra-time

A close contest saw Oakham bow out of the RFU Intermediate Cup after a 20-27 extra-time defeat to Newark at the Showground on Saturday.

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Opening day defeat as Old Boys fail in bid for Brackley treble

Brackley 14 
Stamford College OB 10

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Finn feels inspired to reach the top after star-studded Premiership launch

The fairytale continued for Stamford RFC’s Finn Maloney after he joined Premiership Rugby’s biggest names at a star-studded season launch at Twickenham.

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Steve Kippax and Andrew Barringer of Stamford College Old Boys rugby.

Coaching changes as College Old Boys look to move forward

Stamford College Old Boys have made some changes to their coaching department to help keep the club moving forward.

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INSIDE THE TIGERS’ DEN - Leicester restore pride in semi-final defeat

INSIDE THE TIGERS’ DEN - Leicester restore pride in semi-final defeat

There is no fairytale Premiership final for Leicester this season after they were beaten 21-20 by Wasps on Saturday by a heartbreaking late try.

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MATCH WINNER: Josh Lynch capitalises on good positional play by Rob Bentley to score Bournes second try against Keyworth.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

Vase ‘reflects everybody’s efforts’ over the season, claims Maudsley

Bourne player/coach Dave Maudsley claimed his side’s success in the NLD Vase was something to show for a season of progress.

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VASE WINNERS: Bourne are the 2017 NLD Vase champions after a 25-3 win over Keyworth at Chesterfield Panthers RFC.

MATCH VERDICT: Bourne cruise to Vase success with four tries

Bourne are the 2017 NLD (Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire Rugby Football Union) Vase Champions.

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Sam Thornburn scores one of his two tries for Bourne at home to Thorney in a 29-19 win at Milking Nook Drove.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

Bourne in good shape for Vase final after Thorney win

Bourne go into tomorrow’s NLD Vase Final against Midlands Five East (North) champions Keyworth after a morale-boosting win over tricky foes Thorney.

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The Deepings squad after their final day of the season loss to Midlands Four East (South) champions Sileby Town at Linchfield Road.  Photo by Gillian McCutcheon.

Deepings’ unbeaten home record falls to champions Sileby Town

It took the might of Sileby Town to end Deepings’ hopes to going through the Midlands Four East (South) with a 100 per cent home record.

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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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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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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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