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Old Leamingtonians’ forward control lays platform for win

Old Leamingtonians continued their run of good form with a six-try victory over a well-drilled Upton side who competed strongly but were unable to cope with the fast-running home three-quarters or create enough structured moves to penetrate the strong OLs defence.

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Mikkel Andresen scored the match-winning try as Kenilworth edged past Spartans.

Late, late try from Andresen seals final berth for Ks

Kenilworth overcame a strong and competitive Spartans side on Sunday to reach the final of the Warwickshire Shield with a last-gasp 21-19 victory at Old Coventrians, writes Bruce Doe.

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Leamington players wait in anticipation for the ball to come their way. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Leamington inflict more misery on struggling Old Yardleians

Leamington maintained fifth place in the table with a businesslike performance at rock-bottom, but nevertheless, spirited Old Yardleians.

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Silhillians and Kenilworth battle it out in a mudbath at Warwick Road. Picture: Willie Whitesmith

Silhillians adapt to the mudbath conditions better than Kenilworth

Kenilworth travelled to Silhillians on Saturday and suffered a 15-7 Midlands Two West (South) defeat in muddy conditions at Warwick Road, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Old Yardleians thrashing helps to reinvigorate Kenilworth’s campaign

Kenilworth got their season back on track on Saturday with a ten-try victory over Old Yardleians at Glasshouse Lane which maintained the pressure on second-placed Malvern, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Gareth Shuttleworth races in for Leamington's final try against Nuneaton Old Edwardians. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Leamington’s attack makes light work of the heavy conditions

A seven-try haul and a bonus-point win lifted Leamington into fifth spot in the league with eight games still to play.

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Will Johnson came closest to getting points on the board for Kenilworth.

Kenilworth have nothing to show from their trip to Evesham

Missing a number of first-team regulars, Kenilworth suffered a comprehensive 36-0 defeat at Evesham, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Simon Tyler's two conversions proved crucial as Kenilworth edged past Nuneaton Old Edwardians.

Kenilworth edge past Old Eds to stay in play-off contention

Kenilworth returned to winning ways on Saturday with a nerve-wracking 21-18 victory over Nuneaton Old Edwardians to keep the pressure on play-off rivals Malvern, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Ed Hannam finds his progress halted for Kenilworth.

Kenilworth take positives despite failing to hold on against Malvern

Kenilworth started 2018 with a narrow defeat to Malvern but after losing 57-24 to them earlier in the season there were many positives to be taken, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Tempers flare during the derby encounter at Leamington. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Leamington earn derby bragging rights as Brear and Bell bag braces

Two tries apiece from second-row John Brear and fleet-footed winger Garrett Bell, together with the steady boot of Tom Jewitt enabled Leamington to win this hard-fought derby, played in testing conditions.

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There is no stopping John Brear as he races in for Leamington's third try of the afternoon. Picture: Ken Penfold

Spa claim an outstanding Eve of Christmas victory

Leamington put in an almost flawless showing as their pack once again proved instrumental in providing the platform for this bonus-point win.

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The Southam defence creaks as Kenilworth batter it in the latter stages of the second half.

Contentious late try denies Southam a share of the spoils at Kenilworth

A grey, miserable day at Glasshouse Lane was reflected in a rather monochrome performance from Kenilworth, with only a controversial late try denying a combative Southam side a draw.

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Leamington's pack pile on the pressure. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt.

Leamington edge out derby rivals Earlsdon after second half to savour

After losing two very tough matches against Berkswell & Balsall and Droitwich by a whisker, Leamington finally got reward for their hard work in this, at times, feisty affair.

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Action from Warwick School's clash with Canford. Picture submitted

Contrasting cup progress for Warwick School sides

Warwick School’s 1st XV have progressed to the semi-finals of the Schools Cup competition where they are set to meet Whitgift School at Allianz Park, home of Premiership side Saracens.

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Kenilworth battle to keep their line intact against Earlsdon.

Kenilworth bounce back from early deficit to get the better of Earlsdon

Kenilworth returned to winning ways on Saturday with a tenacious victory over local rivals Earlsdon, achieved despite going down to 13 players in the first half, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Prop Aled Thomas scythes through for Leamington's third try of the afternoon. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Leamington fightback comes just too late to upset league leaders

Leamington fought back from a 16-point deficit to earn a losing bonus point in a game that provided fine entertainment for the well-watered vice-presidents.

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Phoebe Howles on her way to one of her five tries for Kenilworth.

Howles’ five-try salvo is highlight of a memorable day for Kenilworth Ladies

Kenilworth Ladies hosted their first double header on Sunday afternoon, with both the development side and 1st XV securing impressive victories at Glasshouse Lane, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Leamington prop Dan Barber breaks clear. Picture: Ken Penfold

Northover puts seal on win for upwardly mobile Leamington

Leamington produced an outstanding all-round display to claim their third successive win, moving into mid-table in the process.

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Kenilworth skipper Bobby Thompson spreads the play. Picture: Willie Whitesmith

Booth’s move is the catalyst for a convincing away win for Kenilworth

Kenilworth continued their good run of form with a strong performance to power past Barkers’ Butts on Saturday for their fourth consecutive league win, writes Peter Jones.

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Harbury clip Swifts’ wings to move into the last eight of Junior Vase

Harbury moved into the quarter-finals of the Midlands Junior Vase with a hard-earned 12-8 win at Bedford Swifts.

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