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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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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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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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Warlingham gets ready “to host” Rugby World Cup

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Player of the year Robshaw leads Quins to final

Quite a week for Chris Robshaw. The England rugby captain who began his sports career on the playing fields of Croydon was named Player of the Year in midweek. Yesterday, through sheer force of personality, Robshaw lifted his Harlequins team … Continue reading

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Warlingham old boy Hart forced by injury to retire from Wasps

Sport is a fickle master: just months after local rugby club Warlingham was celebrating the promotion to the England captaincy of Chris Robshaw comes news that another Hamsey Green old boy, London Wasps captain John Hart, has been forced to … Continue reading

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England captain Robshaw returns to his grassroots

England’s rugby captain, Chris Robshaw, is going back to his grassroots on Sunday, with a special visit to his first rugby club, Warlingham. With England having the weekend off from Six Nations action, flank forward Robshaw, now the highly successful … Continue reading

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Warlingham in mourning after death of popular Paul Anderson

It will be a bittersweet weekend at Warlingham rugby club, with many members having been looking forward to see old boy Chris Robshaw lead out England at Headquarters, Twickenham, for the first time on Saturday. One of those who assuredly … Continue reading

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Hooker’s life story that will make you fancy a ruck

Bruised and battered, STEVEN DOWNES reviews a local author’s new book which holds some painful memories This weekend will properly demonstrate how sport can go from the sublime to the ridiculous, barely pausing for breath along the way. This evening, … Continue reading

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Robshaw confirmed as England rugby captain

As first predicted by Inside Croydon, Chris Robshaw was confirmed today as the next captain of the England rugby team. The former Cumnor House schoolboy and Warlingham RFC junior player will lead out the England team in Saturday’s Calcutta Cup … Continue reading

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Former Warlingham player Robshaw waits on England decision

It is looking increasingly likely that the next captain of the England rugby team may be a young man who learned to play the game on school playing fields off Pampisford Road in South Croydon and with a local club … Continue reading

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