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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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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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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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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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Action from Stamford Rugby v Oakham RFC. Club presidents, Neil Jolly (Stamford Rugby) and Steve Beanland (Oakham RFC) 
Photo: Pip Warters -  pip@acelensman.com

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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