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British Lion Richard Hill rugby dinner at Warlingham, Sept 12

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Osborne named Warlingham captain for new season

Warlingham RFC has named Jon Osborne, their 26-year-old wing, as their first XV captain for the coming season, the Hamsey Green club’s 93rd year. Osborne is a sports coach at Purley’s John Fisher School. He succeeds back-row forward Zack King, … Continue reading

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Cipriani’s England recall shows he is back on the right track

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Two old boys of Whitgift School were named today in the England side to face New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday, with a third player with strong local connections, former Warlingham youth player Chris Robshaw, captaining the team. … Continue reading

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Threat of UKIP sees Croydon’s Tories press the panic button

VOTE 2014: The Conservatives, who have run Croydon Council since 2006, have pressed the panic button over the UKIP threat to their control of the Town Hall. The local Tories sent out their distress signal in leaflets distributed across the … Continue reading

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Warlingham in heaven with Sevens tournament, May 3

There will be an international feel to this year’s Sevens Heaven tournament at Warlingham rugby club’s Hamsey Green grounds on Saturday. More than 200 rugby players are expected to take part, plus nearly 100 netball players competing in a netball … Continue reading

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Elm Tree Cottage garden announces charity open days

On the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, you have a chance to step back into the 19th Century with a visit to the garden of a house in Croham that offers a feel for how the area around Croydon might … Continue reading

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How pipes and tunnels caused our ‘River of Woe’ to flood

Inside Croydon’s loyal reader, JOHN O’BRIEN is fortunate. He lives on the high and relatively dry ground of Woldingham. From there, he has seen enough to form a view that much of the flooding in the valleys of Kenley and … Continue reading

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Griffiths try sets up hard-earned win for Croydon

RUGBY ROUND-UP: The wettest January since records began has caused havoc with fixture lists for local rugby clubs, but Croydon RFC were able to get their match against Economicals on last Saturday, and after a bright start hung on for … Continue reading

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Trinity face trip to the champions to stay in national cup

RUGBY ROUND-UP: For the second successive year, Whitgift have been knocked out of the national schools’ rugby cup by Hampton School, losing 11-6 in a hard-fought contest in South Croydon yesterday afternoon. Probably most galling of all, Whitgift had led … Continue reading

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Ahola’s power helps see Warlingham through to the Finnish

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Warlingham emerged from the mid-season break to claim a much-needed victory in London 2SE, 19-10 at bottom club Heathfield and Waldron. Their second successive win in the league moved Warlingham to eighth in the 12-team division, and pretty … Continue reading

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Dodwell rises to occasion for Warl to rediscover winning ways

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Had the local clubs’ half-term report come a week earlier, it could have made for extremely bleak reading. Streatham-Croydon, Old Walcountians and Purley-John Fisher are all teetering on the brink of the relegation zones of their respective divisions, … Continue reading

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Defeats put MidWives and Warlingham in drop zones

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Off the back of the “worst performance of the season” a fortnight earlier, Warlingham travelled home from to Medway last Saturday having been dealt another crushing blow, this time a 29-5 defeat. They now stand a vulnerable-looking 10th … Continue reading

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South’s double helps Whitgift march on in the cup

RUGBY ROUND-UP: The match of the week locally undoubtedly took place in South Croydon yesterday afternoon, when Whitgift School beat John Fisher 29-6 in the latest round of the NatWest Cup national schools competition. Stan South, the Whitgift lock, scored … Continue reading

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Tayedzerwe’s hat-trick of tries give MidWives a lift

RUGBY ROUND-UP: After giving them the big build-up here last week, Croydon RFC’s recent run of good form came to an abrupt end at Chipstead, where they lost 25-5 down in Surrey 2 last Saturday, while previously win-less Streatham-Croydon finally … Continue reading

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Maynard’s men start to turn things round with derby win

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Surrey 2 is the lowest of the RFU’s leagues involving local clubs’ first XVs, but it is showing how readily fortunes may change. Last year, Thornton Heath-based Streatham-Croydon, one of south London’s senior clubs from the “old days” … Continue reading

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