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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 Leamingtons 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 Schools 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 Leamingtons 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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Kenilworth combine to stop the progress of a Silhillians attacker. Picture: Willie Whitesmith

Kenilworth’s four-try salvo breaks Silhillians’ resistance

Kenilworth continued their strong start to the season with a five-try victory over Silhillians lifting them to third place, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Leamington back-row forward Lewis Kelsey cuts through the Old Yardleians defence. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Leamington secure their first victory in fine style

Leamington claimed their first win of the season at the fifth time of asking against the division’s whipping boys Old Yardleians.

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Old Leamingtonians' Adam Stannard is halted within touching distance of the tryline.

Below-strength Old Leamingtonians fail to make the most of opportunities

With half of their first choice starting XV missing due to injury or unavailability, Old Leamingtonians were made to pay for errors and poor distribution at home to Shispton.

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Bobby Thompson breaks forward for Kenilworth. Picture: Willie Whitesmith

Old Yardleians brushed aside as Thompson grabs a hat-trick

Kenilworth put on a dominant display on Saturday, wrapping up the bonus point inside 15 minutes and going on to score 13 tries with captain Bobby Thompson grabbing three of them, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Jen Vermeulen reaches out to score on e of her four tries for Old Leamingtonians. Picture: Tim Nunan

Vermeulen dots down four times in OLs Ladies romp

Old Leamingtonians Ladies bounced back from their 31-12 defeat at the hands of Wymondham Wasps the previous week to comprehensively beat visitors Shelford.

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Winger Sophie Henry dots down for Kenilworth Ladies.

Howles bags a hat-trick as Kenilworth whitewash Old Northamptonians

Winger Phoebe Howles scored a hat-trick, with winger Sophie Henry and centre Felicity Baldwin both adding two tries apiece in an 11-try rout as Kenilworth maintained their perfect start to the season, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Mikkel Andresen wins a lineout for Kenilworth against Nuneaton Old Edwardians. Picture: Willie Whitesmith

Kenilworth recover from early concession to outclass Old Eds

Kenilworth put in an impressive performance at Glasshouse Lane on Saturday to secure a 34-5 bonus-point victory over Nuneaton Old Edwardians, bouncing back in style after their disappointing loss to Malvern, writes Sophie Freestone.

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