Category Archives: Rugby Union

Rugby mates rally round to get SPOTY honour for Ratana

Matt Ratana’s rugby mates are rallying around to get the murdered Croydon police officer honoured at this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards. Thousands of rugby players from across the south-east, including members of Old Walcountians, where Ratana … Continue reading

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Rugby clubs’ season’s big kick-off gets postponed to 2021

The club rugby season was due to kick off today. But with barely 48 hours’ notice, amid a rapidly worsening situation with the coronavirus pandemic, the blazers at Twickenham issued orders on Thursday to postpone competitive rugby until January, at … Continue reading

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Walcountian clubmates offer their tributes to shot policeman

The police sergeant killed at Windmill Road custody centre in the early hours of Friday has been named as Matt Ratana, a 54-year-old with 30 years’ service in the Met and who was just weeks away from taking retirement. Ratana … Continue reading

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No scrums, no mauls, no tackling: rugby prepares to return

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Promotions for Old Walcountians and Croydon RFC, relegation for Streatham-Croydon and Chipstead, some big signings for Warlingham, and uncertainty for all, as the area’s clubs prepare for the new season Professional rugby kicked off last night in an … Continue reading

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Eight weeks on, businesses left still waiting for covid grants

Two months on and 18 mostly unanswered emails later and, as first highlighted by Inside Croydon, Coughlans the bakers are still waiting for thousands of pounds of government grants which Croydon Council promised back in March would be in their … Continue reading

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Warlingham Beer Bands and BBQ, Hamsey Green, Jun 13

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Warlingham Classic Car and Bike Show, Hamsey Green, Jul 19

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South London duo included in England’s World Cup final team

There will be two players in England’s team for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final in Japan who learned the game on the playing fields of south London. But when Elliot Daly runs out at Yokohama alongside prop forward Kyle Sinkler … Continue reading

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Plenty of derby action assured as rugby season kicks off

RUGBY ROUND-UP: It’s the big kick-off this weekend. No, not that little tournament being staged in Japan, but in Division One of the Surrey county league. The club rugby season gets underway in earnest tomorrow, and this year sees the 10-team … Continue reading

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Women’s rugby introduction session, Frant Road, Sep 17

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Trinity Titans RFC family fun day, Sanderstead, Sep 15

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Burns’s Ashes century fires up Whitgift’s sporting credentials

When Rory Burns left the field in Birmingham yesterday evening, his bat raised in acknowledgement of the standing ovation from the Edgbaston pavilion, after he had batted all day to remain unbeaten and unbowed on 125, with the crowd chanting … Continue reading

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Ex-England U20 scrum-half Parker bowls in at Warlingham

Warlingham have signed Tom Parker, the former England Under-20 scrum half, as player-coach for the London South West 3 side. Schooled at Millfield, Parker played professionally at the top-level of the English game for three seasons with London Irish. During … Continue reading

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Mini-rugby Summer Introduction Day, Warlingham RFC, Aug 25

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New era for Old Boys’ club as Midwives re-name as Trinity RFC

Old-Midwhitgiftians rugby club staged a short ceremony at the club’s Lime Meadow Avenue clubhouse in Sanderstead on Saturday to formally mark the start of a new era, going into its 91st season as Trinity Rugby Football Club. The name change … Continue reading

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Warlingham Summer Touch Rugby, Hamsey Green, every Wed

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Whitgift turn on the rugby style in latest Twickenham triumph

Whitgift regained the English schools’ rugby title at Twickenham yesterday, as the South Croydon independent school’s first XV won the NatWest Schools’ Cup final 32-22 against defending champions Warwick School. It is the third time that Whitgift have won the … Continue reading

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Warlingham Classic Car and Bike Show, Hamsey Green, Jul 14

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Whitgift are denied a final double by Wellingtons’ non-boot

RUGBY ROUND-UP: It was ecstasy and agony at Allianz Park for Whitgift School last weekend as they came within a clause in the rule book from getting both their teams through to Twickenham finals later this month. The South Croydon … Continue reading

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Private school’s sports staff enjoyed £30,000 party at The Ritz

EXCLUSIVE: Whitgift School has charitable status and the generous tax breaks that go with it, yet they spared no expense for a piss up at one of the flashiest venues in the West End. By GENE BRODIE, education correspondent Whitgift … Continue reading

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Girls’ rugby session, Sparrows Den playing fields, Mar 20

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Whitgift School’s Olympic hero Okoye is arrested in Alabama

Lawrence Okoye, the former Whitgift School pupil and discus finalist at the  London Olympics who went to the United States to seek his fortune as an American football player, was arrested in Alabama last week on soliciting prostitution charges, placing … Continue reading

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After 65 years, MidWives could deliver club with new name

There is a meeting tomorrow night at one of the area’s biggest rugby clubs, Old Mid-Whitgiftian RFC, to discuss changing the club’s name. The rugby club proposal comes a mere 65 years since the old boys’ school changed its name … Continue reading

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GLL Foundation seeks applications for 2019 round of funding

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Struggling Whitgiftians face tough derby trip to Hamsey Green

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Croydon sides are top of Surrey 2 and second in Surrey 1 going into the Christmas break It’s the Big One at Hamsey Green tomorrow, the hottest derby fixture in Croydon rugby, with the district’s two top sides … Continue reading

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