Category Archives: Warlingham RFC

Four signings show new season ambition at Hamsey Green

RUGBY ROUND-UP: With fingers, and pretty much everything else, crossed, Warlingham RFC are gearing up for their first full competitive rugby season since 2019 by adding some serious clout to their coaching set-up. Covid lockdowns saw the premature end of … Continue reading

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Warlingham go close in their first real rugby for 18 months

It has been a long wait, but after nearly 18 months without any serious competitive rugby, a Warlingham side finally got a chance to play on Saturday, their senior Sevens squad losing narrowly in the final of the Egham Hallowegians … Continue reading

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Warlingham Beer Bands and BBQ, Hamsey Green, Jun 26

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Warlingham RFC seeks women’s and girls’ head coach

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Community sports clubs cling on in hope of end to lockdown

MARY LITCHFIELD reports on the coronavirus pandemic struggles faced by some of the rugby and cricket clubs in the borough Non-league football clubs had their season abandoned last week, the second successive league campaign scuttled because of coronavirus. But other … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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Warlingham Summer Touch Rugby, Hamsey Green, every Wed

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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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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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Touch rugby for women and girls, Warlingham RFC, every Wed

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Warlingham Proms on the Pitch, Hamsey Green, Aug 26

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