Rugby Union

Rugby Union

Twenty-minute blitz puts Warwick on road to glory

Warwick School final got their hands on the U18 NatWest Cup trophy a decade after their last title with an superb 27-5 victory over Bishop Wordsworth’s at Twickenham.

Rugby Union
Jack Forsythe crosses for Warwick School. Pictures submitted

Warwick School are aiming for an historic Twickenham double

Warwick School’s under-15 side joined their under-18s in the NatWest Schools Cup final at Twickenham after powering past Ivybridge College 33-22.

Rugby Union
Leamington's forwards set up another attack. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Leamington’s first-half blitz kills of the challenge of neighbours Earlsdon

A first-half performance of quite sublime rugby football from Leamington helped complete a league double over their near-neighbours.

Rugby Union
Southam Colts and England Counties under-18 player Joe Tresadern. Picture submitted

Tresadern call-up makes history for Southam RUFC

Southam RUFC are celebrating their first player to gain an England cap after Joe Tresadern was called up for the England Counties under-18 squad.

Rugby Union
Warwick celebrate a try. Picture: schoolsportsphotography.co.uk

Warwick beat Felsted to book Twickenham berth

Warwick School secured a hard-fought 30-17 NatWest Cup victory over Felsted School at Allianz Park to earn a place in the under-18 final at Twickenham.

Rugby Union
Garrett Bell in full flow for Leamington in their Midlands Two West (South) clash with Barkers' Butts. Picture: Morris Troughton

Sound defence and clinical finishing help Leamington edge out Barkers’

Leamington can look back on this victory with a sense of achievement after withstanding a second-half barrage to edge further clear of the drop zone.

Rugby Union
Leamington's Scott Peters can find no way through. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Southam pull away in the closing stages to earn derby bragging rights

Southam completed a league double over Leamington in front of a large Captain’s Day crowd.

Rugby Union
Danny Ruyssevelt slips a pass out of the tackle against Silhillians on Saturday.

Leamington fall agonisingly short of a shock victory over high-flying Sils

Leamington gave second-in-the-table Silhillians a fright in an enthralling match, with Tom Jewitt’s last-gasp penalty attempt falling inches short to deny the hosts a notable scalp.

Rugby Union
Gareth Renowden is congratulated after scoring Kenilworth's second try of the afternoon. Picture submitted

Ks give themselves relegation lifeline with shock Wolves win

Kenilworth turned the form book on its head with a superb victory over fifth-placed Wolverhampton at Glasshouse Lane.

Rugby Union
Mikkel Andresen had a hand in Kenilworth's first try and scored their second at Whitchurch.

Valiant Kenilworth come up short thanks to Gibson yellow

There was a familiar outcome for Kenilworth on Saturday as they suffered a courageous 25-12 defeat away to Whitchurch in muddy conditions, writes Sophie Freestone.

Rugby Union
A brave tackle is put in to stop Sutton Coldfield's progress. Picture: Willie Whitesmith.

Brave Kenilworth battle hard but Sutton prove too strong up front

Kenilworth continued to show signs of improvement at the weekend but Sutton Coldfield’s powerful pack were just too strong at Glasshouse Lane, writes Sophie Freestone.

Rugby Union
Gareth Shuttleworth takes some stopping for Leamington against Nuneaton Old Edwardians.

Leamington ease relegation fears with workmanlike win over Old Ed’s

In the murky mist of Moorefields, Leamington put in a defiant and workmanlike performance to run out worthy winners to put some daylight between themselves and the bottom group.

Rugby Union
Action from Kenilworths heartbreaking defeat at home to Newport. Picture: Willie Whitesmith

Late, late try from Newport breaks the hearts of valiant Kenilworth

Kenilworth suffered an agonising 25-22 defeat at home to Newport Salop on Saturday, with a 92nd-minute try from Liam Holder sealing victory for the league leaders, writes Sophie Freestone.

Rugby Union
Leamington prop Scott Peters drives through the Malvern defence.

Leamington leave it too late to salvage anything from trip to Malvern

Leamington left the rolling hills of Worcestershire disappointed not to have come away with a victory, with a couple of lapses in discipline and a poor ten-minute spell in the early part of the second half proving too much to overcome despite a rousing finish.

Rugby Union
Ed Hannam is led off the pitch after picking up an injury in the opening skirmish. Picture: Wilie Whitesmith

Injury-hit Kenilworth fall to heavy defeat at Moseley

Kenilworth’s walking wounded endured another tough day at the office at Billesley Common Rugby Complex, the ground Moseley Oak share with their Championship neighbours, writes Peter Jones.

Rugby Union 1
Leamington make a break. at Spartans. Picture: Ken Pinfold

Leamington’s rally comes too late to salvage any bonus points

Injuries to centres Tom Daplyn and Danny Ruyssevelt inside the first quarter led to Leamington losing momentum as they again succumbed to defeat at Spartans.

Rugby Union
Josh Hickman crosses for Kenilworth against Hereford. Picture: Stuart Hayward-Higham

Kenilworth remain rooted to bottom as Philo makes a triumphant return

Kenilworth RFC suffered another defeat on Saturday with visitors Hereford securing a 27-15 victory on a chilly afternoon at Glasshouse Lane, writes Sophie Freestone.

Rugby Union
Leamington's Ed Thompson relieves Dunlop of possession to get his side on the move. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Five-try Leamington turn the tide to leave Dunlop feeling flat

Leamington put in a superb second-half performance at Dunlop to run in five tries and come away with a hard-earned bonus-point victory.

Rugby Union
Hughton Campbell

Campbell set to lead Jamaica’s World Cup Sevens bid

Former Myton School pupil Hughton Campbell is targeting the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens after being asked to coach the Jamaican team at the Rugby Americas North (RAN) pre-qualifying tournament in Trinidad.

Rugby Union
Kenilworth claim lineout ball at Dudley Kingswinford. Picture: Ian Jackson

Kenilworth slump to the bottom of the table after humbling away at Dudley

Dudley Kingswinford scored ten tries on Saturday to secure a comprehensive 58-3 victory over Kenilworth, inflicting a seventh defeat of the season on the Glasshouse Lane side.

Rugby Union
Load more