Category Archives: Old Whitgiftians

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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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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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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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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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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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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Coach Edwards wings it before MidWives extend their cup run

RUGBY ROUND-UP: There was cup action for Old MidWhitgiftians last Saturday, in the Junior Vase. They followed up a resounding 62-10 win over Fareham Heathens earlier in the month in the first round with a 36-12 win at New Ash … Continue reading

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Warlingham bounce back to keep alive promotion talk

RUGBY ROUND-UP: For rugby alickados, the old farts in blazers, there’s long been a sense that the club season hasn’t properly started until the clocks go back, and kick-off for Saturday matches is brought forward from 3pm. And there’s also … Continue reading

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Old MidWhitgiftians enjoy a try-fest at Lime Meadow Avenue

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Old MidWhitgiftians quickly got their season back on track with a breath-taking 62-5 win at home against Old WImbledonians in Surrey 1 last Saturday. Andrew Dean scored a hat-trick of tries, fellow centre Temi Okenla got two, and … Continue reading

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Old boys’ youngsters claim bragging rights over Warlingham

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Old Whitgiftians, after a 20-year exile from London divisional rugby, claimed their first win of the season on Saturday, as they beat Warlingham 22-14 at Croham Manor Road. In the first clash between the two clubs at 1st … Continue reading

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World Cup player Thorpe joins Warlingham’s coaching team

RUGBY ROUND-UP: London and South-East 3SW side Warlingham has secured the services of former Canadian international back-row forward Richard Thorpe as a consultant coach, to complete a training set-up which other clubs in London will struggle to better, according to their … Continue reading

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Robson returns to his rugby roots as coach at Warlingham

Warlingham are welcoming back a stalwart former player to take up a key role in the club’s back-room staff ahead of the new rugby season. Neil Robson played in Warlingham’s first XV’s back row for a decade before cutting his … Continue reading

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Old Whitgiftians are on the way up as champions of Surrey

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Old Whitgiftians finished the league season last weekend by maintaining their unbeaten home record at Croham Manor Road this season with a 41-31 win over Chipstead to underline their status as Surrey 1 champions, with promotion to the … Continue reading

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Warlingham get relegation reprieve ahead of season finale

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Warlingham, sitting in apparent safety in eighth place in 12-club London 3 South-West, have been given a relegation reprieve ahead of their visit to bottom-of-the-table Basingstoke today, with an undertaking from a self-declared “Twickenham blazer” that only the … Continue reading

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Warlingham in peril of relegation for being in Surrey

RUGBY ROUND-UP: The long-standing order of the Croydon area’s rugby clubs could be about to be turned on its head in a relegation battle that depends less on the clubs’ position in their league tables, and more to do with … Continue reading

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Whitgiftians move closer to securing Surrey rugby title

RUGBY ROUND-UP: With four local clubs in the division, Surrey 1 was always going to provide some keen interest this season. As Old Whitgiftians, MidWives, Walcountians and Chipstead enter the final lap of the 2018 club rugby race, no one … Continue reading

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World Cup-winning captain is helping out at Frant Road

RUGBY ROUND-UP: A World Cup-winning captain is coming to Thornton Heath next week to help Croydon’s up-and-coming young players. Katy Daley-McLean led England to women’s Rugby World Cup glory in 2014, played at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and was a … Continue reading

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MidWives deliver to set-up top-of-the-table derby clash

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Halfway into the 2017-2018 rugby season and it’s clear that in Croydon this winter, Surrey 1 is where it is at. And after the break for Christmas – no one likes to fill-up the local A&Es with broken … Continue reading

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32-try Wilson retires from England, as RFU cuts women’s pay

RUGBY ROUND-UP: She should be recognised among Croydon’s finest ever international sports performers. But at 26, former Warlingham wing Kay Wilson has announced her retirement No real reason was offered publicly, but just hours after her omission from the England … Continue reading

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Giant Priest rewards Warlingham for their faith with a try

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Warlingham had gone more than a year without a league victory. So long, in fact, that they risked becoming a quiz question on Pointless. But after the batterings suffered last season, the Hamsey Green club has started the … Continue reading

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Two up, two down: Whitgiftians near promotion despite stalling

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Two up, two down. No, not a local estate agent’s description of an over-priced house on a busy Croydon street, but the fate of the local rugby clubs in the season that has all-but-finished, with two enjoying promotion campaigns, … Continue reading

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Whitgift duo set to be reunited for England at Twickenham

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Elliot Daly, the former Whitgift School pupil, will make his first start for England at Twickenham on Saturday in the autumn international against South Africa. Daly, the Wasps centre, has been included in head coach Eddie Jones’s side … Continue reading

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Purley’s derby day delight as MidWives fail to deliver

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Local derbies galore, a first league win for one club in two years, and a tough first few games have characterised the opening month of the season Purley John Fisher claimed an important win on Saturday, with a … Continue reading

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New coach Edwards sends out the call to MidWives

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Old Mid-Whitgiftians are already in training to prepare for next season, after the disappointment of relegation last term. For the first time since the leagues began in 1990, MidWives are not competing in the London leagues, having dropped … Continue reading

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