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Excellent effort as defeated Oaks defy the odds against promotion chasers

Oakham produced a terrific battling performance to earn a losing bonus point against a very good Old Laurentians side.

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RUGBY UNION: Bourne hit back in tough test

Bourne made another statement of intent with victory on Saturday.

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Aram Jones

RUGBY UNION: Six unbeaten for Deepings with shutout on derby day

Momentum is building behind Deepings’ season after they turned their much-anticipated derby into a procession.

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Bourne v Wellingborough Old Grammarians

Talented team will deserve the chance if promotion becomes possible

Player-coach Dave Maudsley believes his talented Bourne Rugby Club charges will deserve the opportunity of promotion if it arises.

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Stamford Ladies

Launch of Warrior initiative for ladies at Stamford Rugby Club

Stamford Ladies Rugby are taking part in an initiative that has been launched by England Rugby.

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Oakham v Stamford

Beanland’s four-try bonanza inspires Oakham to complete derby double

James Beanland bagged four tries to inspire Oakham to a crucial derby victory over near neighbours Stamford on Saturday.

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Bourne v Wellingborough Old Grammarians

Bourne begin the new year with a bang

Bourne started the new year with a bang when they defeated fellow Midlands 4 East (South) title challengers Wellingborough Old 
Grammarians on Saturday.

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Phil Trotman (left) and Lance Charity (ready to kick way) in action for Deepings against Bourne last November.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG251117-148TW.

MATCH REACTION: Deepings start 2018 with shutout of Stamford College Old Boys

MIDLANDS FOUR EAST (SOUTH): Deepings 42 Stamford College Old Boys 0

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Stamford v Oakham rugby

Oaks are hoping derby delight will kick-start their campaign

Oakham Rugby Club are hoping to land a derby victory over Stamford on Saturday to kick-start their Midlands 2 East (South) season.

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Bourne v Stamford College

Bright future ahead for Bourne Rugby Club

The future is bright for Bourne Rugby Club.

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Bourne v Stamford College

Bourne bounce back from double defeat to taste derby delight

Bourne ended 2017 on a high, finally finishing the right side of a local derby, after a 30-10 victory at Stamford College Old Boys on Saturday.

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TRY SCORERS: Phil Trotman and Dom Peacock for Deepings, Dave Maudsley for Bourne.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

RUGBY ACTION: Derby day blues for Bourne once again as Hiscocks sees red

Deepings still hold the A15 bragging rights after a cup tie win over rivals Bourne at Milking Nook Drove.

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Bourne meet Deepings again this weekend

RUGBY UNION: Bourne close the gap

Bourne got back to winning ways on Saturday against the league leaders.

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Liam Greenslade takes the ball into contact with Dan Bancroft in support

Comeback falls short in narrow loss for Old Boys

Stamford College Old Boys were unable to rise up the Midlands 4 East (South) rankings after a narrow 19-14 home defeat to a strong Aylestone St James side on Saturday.

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Stamford v Pinley

Joe’s five-try haul helps to secure first league win of the season

Stamford’s wait for their first Midlands 2 East (South) win of the season is finally over after an emphatic 61-5 success over Pinley on Saturday.

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FORWARD MOMENTUM: Deepings captain Lance Charity kicks downfield to give his team-mates the chance to attack Bourne.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG251117-139TW.

MATCH REACTION: Players ‘dug deep’ for win, says Hutton, but Maudsley bemoans game-changing decision

Deepings and Bourne produced a 58-point thriller in an electric A15 derby at Linchfield Road, but it was the home side who took away the bragging rights.

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Jack Elliot scores a controversial and momentum-changing try for Deepings.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

RUGBY UNION: Deepings take A15 bragging right after thrilling derby win over Bourne

MIDLANDS FOUR EAST (SOUTH): Deepings 35 (Tries: Cunningham, Harrison (two), Elliot, Broome; Owen kicked eight points) Bourne 23 (Tries: Thornburn, Binns; Evison kicked 13 points).

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James Buckland forced his way over for an excellent try. Photo: Andy Balmford

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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Rugby ball

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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