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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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RUGBY: Weekend results (December 10)

Stamford Rugby played out the rarest of things in rugby, a draw, on Saturday as Oakham lost and Oundle won in the Midlands Two East South Division.

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RUGBY: Stamford secure place in the NLD Shield semi-final

Stamford Rugby secured a place in the semi-final of the NLD Shield following a late, but dominant comeback, scoring 19 unanswered points to knock Sleaford out of the cup on Saturday.

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RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Derby win for Leicester

The derby always creates some memorable moments and Saturday’s 19-11 victory over Northampton Saints was no exception.

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Baxter receives NLD regional award

The hard work of one of Stamford Rugby Club’s army of volunteers has been recognised with a regional award.

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MIDLANDS 4: Stamford College clip Swifts’ wings, Bourne suffer turnaround and a blank week for Deepings

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Oakham bite back hard to leave Vipers beaten

Oakham RFC sit fourth in the Midlands 2 East (South) following a 32-19 victory at basement side Vipers.

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Leicester Tigers' Manu Tuilagi and Benetton Treviso's Alberto Sgarbi during the European Champions Cup, pool four match at Welford Road, Leicester.  Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire EMN-160119-095600001

RUGBY: Manu Tuilagi on track for derby return for Leicester Tigers

Be prepared folks - it looks like Manu Tuilagi will be back for the derby.

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RUGBY: Oakham RFC come back from two tries down to win

Oakham RFC enjoyed a thrilling 29-26 victory over Oadby Wyggestonians in the Midlands Two East South Division on Saturday.

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Bourne RUFC's under-17 rugby players are presented with their new kit by Martin "Wolfie" Adams and Joe Sunner, clinical director of Pulse Practice in Bourne.  Photo by Simon Perkins.

Bourne rugby youngsters presented with new kit by Wolfie

Bourne’s up-and-coming rugby stars are looking the part both on and off the field with help from a medical practice in the town and a darts legend.

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PENALTY PRIZE: Jack Berry kicked three out of five penalty attempts for Bourne.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

RUGBY: Weekend results (November 19)

Oakham RFC, Oundle Eagles and Bourne RUFC were the big winners on Saturday, all keeping their good form going in their respective leagues.

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RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Leicester taking the Anglo-Welsh Cup seriously

RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Leicester taking the Anglo-Welsh Cup seriously

It was a good weekend to be a Leicester Tigers fan.

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FOOTBALL: Weekend results (November 12)

It was a weekend of cup action for the area’s local rugby teams with Oakham and Deepings the sides celebrating at the final whistle.

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London Irish's Tom Fowlie (right) and Leicester Tigers' Harry Thacker during the Aviva Premiership match at the Madejski Stadium. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire. EMN-151020-124054001

RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Leicester youngster show their quality at Bath

The Anglo-Welsh Cup may be a development competition for most teams in the Aviva Premiership, Leicester included, but that should not undermine the Tigers’ young guns’ win at The Rec on Friday night.

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RUGBY: Weekend results (November 5)

It was a tough weekend for the area’s Midland’s Two Eats South sides on Saturday but the Division Four sides had a much better time of it.

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HOME FRONT: Chris Owen kicked two penalties and three conversions for Deepings in their 37-18 win over Brackley at Linchfield Road.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

MATCH VERDICT: Deepings in mood for Junior Vase tie after another home victory

A five-try show by Deepings, including two from skipper Lance Charity, set them up nicely for Saturday’s Midlands Junior Vase third round tie against Worksop.

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RUGBY: Weekend rugby fixtures (November 5)

Stamford rugby will be looking to bounce back from a big defeat at the weekend with a win at home over newly promoted neighbours Oundle. While there are also home games for Deepings and Stamford College Old Boys.

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Saracens' Mako Vunipola is challengd by Leicester Tigers' Tom Youngs and Ellis Genge during the Aviva Premiership match at Allianz Park. Photo: Paul Harding/PA Wire. EMN-160111-141811001

RUGBY: Inside the Tiger’s Den - Saracens too strong for Leicester

Every team must deal with injuries. In a game as physical as rugby, particularly the modern game where 30 per cent of an Aviva Premiership squad is injured at any one time, they are inevitable.

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