Category Archives: Chris Robshaw

Harlequins name Warlingham community club of the year

The rugby season hasn’t even kicked off yet, but Warlingham have already picked up an award. The Hamsey Green-based club has been named as Harlequins community club of the year. The award might have been given a bit of a … Continue reading

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Robshaw returns home to boost Warlingham’s Wildcats

Chris Robshaw, the former England rugby captain who learned the game at Warlingham, was back at the club last weekend to encourage the latest generation of mini and junior players, as well as the thriving new girls’ and women’s section … Continue reading

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Warlingham to host Saracens’ summer rugby camp, Aug 30-31

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Warlingham is hosting its final kids’ rugby summer camp of the holidays at Hamsey Green next week, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 30-31. For boys and girls aged from five to 13, the organisers already have around 40 youngsters … Continue reading

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Rugby club helps new players keep their tackles safe

“Safety first” is perhaps not the “sexiest” message for a publicity drive, but down on the fringes of Croydon, Warlingham rugby club has adopted exactly that approach by ordering a job lot of branded condoms to hand out to new … Continue reading

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Yarde and Daly included in England’s Six Nations rugby squad

Two products of Whitgift’s English schools’ rugby cup-winning team, Elliot Daly and Marland Yarde, have been called up to the England squad ahead of next month’s Six Nations’ Championship. This was the first squad announcement by new England coach Eddie … Continue reading

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How 4th XV rugby tour was the downfall of Nick Clegg

BELLA BARTOCK went “Up West” last night, for the opening night of a new stage comedy from a Croydon writer who has managed to harness some of the excitement, and a few of the skills, of the Rugby World Cup … Continue reading

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Warlingham honours England’s Robshaw ahead of World Cup

Warlingham rugby club is to confer on two of its former players the ultimate honour: it is naming the club bar and main hall after them. In the week that former Warlingham junior player Chris Robshaw, the England captain, gets … Continue reading

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Robshaw’s not the star of the latest Warlingham show

STEVEN DOWNES with a review of how the local rugby clubs, and players, have done over the course of the season, with some becoming unlikely stars of the small screen Warlingham RFC could feature on Sky Sports this evening, the … Continue reading

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Warlingham’s Wilson among award favourites for BBC SPOTY

A former Warlingham rugby club junior player is among the favourites to win the Team of the Year prize at tonight’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Women’s rugby World Cup-winner Kay Wilson was on hand at an awards lunch … Continue reading

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England captain Robshaw hands it to volunteers like Doe

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Tony Doe, one of the behind-the-scenes mainstays at Warlingham rugby club, had his volunteering efforts recognised this week by the RFU, the governing body of the English game, when he was invited to an England training session at … Continue reading

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Wilson the wizz gets England into Rugby World Cup final

Another day, another sporting world-beater from Croydon. England will play in the Women’s Rugby World Cup final against Canada in Paris on Sunday, with former Warlingham player, Kay Wilson, being the side’s joint top try-scorer. England beat Ireland 40-7 in … 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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England captain puts his shirt on Warlingham scheme

RUGBY ROUND-UP: The new season is almost upon us, and Warlingham have launched themselves into it with the help of the England captain to help establish an apprenticeship scheme under the auspices of the RFU. More than 300 members and … Continue reading

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Old schoolmates Daly and Yarde get England rugby call-ups

Marland Yarde and Elliot Daly, who played together in the winning side in the national schools’ cup final at Twickenham when at Whitgift School, today received call-ups to the England rugby squad for the 2013-2014 season. Yarde, the London Irish … Continue reading

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Lions omit Robshaw “unluckiest man in the British Isles”

Chris Robshaw had seen it coming over the past month, but today the Harlequins and England captain had it confirmed: not only would the former Warlingham junior player not be captaining the British Lions on their tour to Australia, but … Continue reading

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Winger Wilson adds to Warlingham’s international honours

Chris Robshaw was not the only former Warlingham player to turn out for England at Twickenham last Saturday. Kay Wilson, 21, who played mini-rugby at Hamsey Green, scored England’s opening try against France in the women’s international that followed the … Continue reading

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Try-scorer Leidecker leads PJF back into promotion reckoning

RUGBY ROUND-UP: This week there’s the chance to win a pair of free tickets to the Harlequins v Exeter Premiership game, as well as the regular round-up from our local rugby clubs Purley–John Fisher, with two tries from centre Dan Leidecker, … Continue reading

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Daly takes next step with call-up to full England XV

Former Whitgift School pupil Elliot Daly has been called up to the senior England squad ahead of this Saturday’s Six Nations rugby international at Twickenham against France. Daly, 20, got his first call-up to the senior England Saxons team – … Continue reading

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Frant Road club wins £270,000 community sport makeover

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Plans for a community sports ground at Streatham-Croydon rugby club in Thornton Heath will become reality next month with a £90,000 grant from the Rugby Football Union’s capital investment programme. The grant will ensure that work can begin … Continue reading

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Vandals thwarted as PJF march into promotion places

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Purley-John Fisher are on the march. A week after thrashing Old Paulines 52-10 for a bonus-point win to go to fourth in the London 3SW division, PJF thumped Weybridge Vandals, the division’s early pace-setters, 33-3 at the Pightle … Continue reading

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England Saxons call up for former Whitgift player Daly

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Elliot Daly yesterday became the latest product of Whitgift School to get a call-up to England colours, when the 20-year-old Wasps centre was named in the Saxons squad. The Saxons are effectively the England B squad, with its … Continue reading

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Sanderstead youngster lines up alongside Robshaw

There will be a new face in the England line-up at Twickenham ahead of the international against South Africa on Saturday: 11-year-old Sanderstead schoolboy Archie McMillan. McMillan is one of 23 youngsters who have been selected by their grassroots clubs … Continue reading

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Croydon 11-year-old gets to lead England at Twickenham

On the day that Chris Robshaw, the former Warlingham rugby club youth player, was named as England captain for the forthcoming autumn internationals, the RFU also announced that to strengthen the bond between the international game and its grassroots, a … Continue reading

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Junior School of Hard Knocks returns to Hamsey Green

The Sky Sports-inspired School of Hard Knocks scheme is returning to Warlingham rugby club on July 6. The Hamsey Green club is staging a rugby match between SOHK, Warlingham and Riddlesdown schools, kick-off 6.30pm. It is the second year in … Continue reading

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Trinity boy Chuter relishes his latest Twickenham showdown

It’s crunch time at Twickenham later today, with the climax of the English domestic rugby season as Leicester take on Harlequins in the Premiership final, with two sons of Croydon expected to play key parts. Quins and England captain Chris … Continue reading

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