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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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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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Warlingham RFC’s first girls’ Rugby 7s, Apr 24

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Whitgift at the double in schools rugby cup quarter-finals

RUGBY ROUND-UP: It’s a red-letter day in the history of Whitgift School rugby next Wednesday, when both their under-15s and under-18s sides will run out on to their South Croydon playing fields to play in the quarter-finals of the national … Continue reading

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All mud and guts on Warlingham rugby girls’ night out

Warlingham rugby club’s new women’s section is going from strength to strength, with a full team squad enjoying a training session at Harlequins’ Stoop ground last weekend – in diabolical weekend weather – before taking seats in the stadium to … Continue reading

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58-year-old Doe dons his boots again in Warlingham win

RUGBY ROUND-UP: If you think Wales or Ireland’s Rugby World Cup squads have it bad with injuries, then spare a thought for local club Warlingham, who rocked up for their latest London 2SW fixture at Basingstoke missing pretty much an … 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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Warlingham gets ready “to host” Rugby World Cup

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Warlingham’s rugby players take to a new stage

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JLS star adds the X Factor to rugby club’s training session

Warlingham rugby players turning up for pre-season training at Hamsey Green last night quickly noticed a familiar face in the changing room – but one that was more familiar to them from their television screens. Turning up for training at … Continue reading

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Happy hooker looking for volunteers to take to the stage

The Hollywood movie can’t be very far away. First there was the acclaimed book – My Life as a Hooker – by locally based campaign organiser Steven Gauge. A one-man show followed, and now there’s to be a West End … 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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Rugby League season kick-off – Bears v Rhinos, Sat Apr 18

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Croydon Harriers sprinter becomes four-try rugby star

Croydon Harriers recently lost one of their biggest talents – physically and metaphorically – to another sport, when British discus record-holder Lawrence Okoye signed up for the San Francisco 49ers American football team. Could they be about to lose another … Continue reading

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Pitch Up and Play rugby for girls at Warlingham, Mar 1

Warlingham rugby club’s growing women’s section is hosting a huge “Girls Rugby Pitch Up and Play” event at Hamsey Green on Sunday March 1. More than 140 girls are due to attend the event, which is backed by both the … 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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Streatham-Croydon women’s rugby sessions, from Nov 2

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Warlingham look home-sick as they suffer another defeat

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Three games into the league season, and life in London 2SW looks like it could be far from straightforward for Warlingham, who are suffering from a bout of home-sickness, losing at Hamsey Green for the second time in … Continue reading

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Crouch kicks Midwives to victory on his return from injury

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Old Mid-Whitgiftians welcomed Dan Crouch back into their side after more than a season out through injury, and 10 points from the boot of their fly-half, including a important penalty late in the game, was enough to secure … Continue reading

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Warlingham fired up for new season with fresh challenges

RUGBY ROUND-UP: The rugby season gets underway in earnest at 3pm this afternoon with the pick of the fixtures being mighty clash at Hamsey Green between Warlingham and Old Reigatians in London 2SW.

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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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British Lion Richard Hill rugby dinner at Warlingham, Sept 12

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Osborne named Warlingham captain for new season

Warlingham RFC has named Jon Osborne, their 26-year-old wing, as their first XV captain for the coming season, the Hamsey Green club’s 93rd year. Osborne is a sports coach at Purley’s John Fisher School. He succeeds back-row forward Zack King, … Continue reading

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