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Leamington again come up just short despite a valiant effort

For the second week running, Leamington were involved in a tense, nail-biting match that went down to the wire, with Evesham shading it by just a point.

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Bobby Thompson in possession for the home side.

Grindal’s 25-point haul helps ease the relegation fears of Southam

Kenilworth suffered a setback in their bid to finish in third place with a comprehensive 55-17 defeat at Southam, who in turn boosted their survival chances, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Leamington centre Toby Bruce takes on the Earlsdon defence. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Shuttleworth brace just unable to get Leamington over the line

Leamington once again played their part in a thrilling game of rugby football and, in a nailbiting finish, they nearly grabbed victory.

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Will Johnson dives over for Kenilworth. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Earlsdon defeat is quickly forgotten as Kenilworth ease past Evesham

Kenilworth bounced back from defeat at Earlsdon, scoring six tries in a 36-14 win over Evesham at Glasshouse Lane, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Bobby Thompson touched down twice for Kenilworth.

Thompson’s brace is in vain as Earlsdon close the gap on third

Third-placed Kenilworth saw their advantage over Earlsdon cut to two points after suffering a 29-17 Midlands Two West (South) defeat, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Kenilworth Ladies celebrate after Stav Williams broke through to score the match-winning try. Pictures: Pete Hall

Last-gasp Williams try puts Kenilworth into final

A dramatic last-gasp try from hat-trick hero Stav Williams earned Kenilworth Ladies a place in the final of the Intermediate Cup on Sunday, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Leamington's Garrett Bell, Tom Lane and Danny Phillips bring a halt to a Barkers' Butts attack. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Gallant Leamington come up just short in a Friday night thriller

Leamington and their hosts produced a superb display of real quality and passionate rugby in this rearranged fixture on Friday evening.

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Kenilworth skipper Rebecca Hill.

Kenilworth Ladies setting sights on a first-ever final

Kenilworth Ladies captain Rebecca Hill says her side are looking forward to their “exciting” Intermediate Cup semi-final against Bury St Edmunds at Glasshouse Lane on Sunday (2pm), the first in their history, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Tom Lane wins a second-half lineout for Leamington. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Leamington put their relegation fears to bed by beating derby rivals

Leamington banked a creditable, bonus-point win against an uncompromising and curmudgeonly Berkswell & Balsall side to put further distance between themselves and the drop zone.

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Warwick School Under-18s tasted success again at Twickenham in the Schools Cup. Pictures: Capture the Event

Warwick School retain title thanks to Fawcett double

Skipper Tom Fawcett scored two tries as Warwick School secured an impressive 29-7 victory over long-time rivals Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS), Wakefield to retain their Under-18 Schools Cup title, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Josh Marsden goes over for Kenilworth School's opening try.

Morris hat-trick ends Kenilworth School’s hopes of Twickenham glory

Kenilworth School Under-15s’ dreams of Twickenham success were ended by a second-half Will Morris hat-trick as Beechen Cliff School came from behind to win their Schools Vase final 36-14, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Warwick School celebrate reaching Twickenham.

Curran touches down to set up Twickenham repeat

Defending champions Warwick staged an impressive comeback at Allianz Park to beat Whitgift School and set up a repeat of the 2015 under-15 final.

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Will Mobberley touches down for Warwick School.

Heartbreak for Warwick Under-15s as MGS complete a stunning recovery

Warwick School Under-15s were left heartbroken after a dramatic conclusion to their National Schools Cup semi-final saw Manchester Grammar (MGS) overturn an 18-point deficit to triumph 22-21.

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Kenilworth School Under-15s produced a fine second-half display to overcome Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in the NatWest Vase semi-final.

Kenilworth School earn spot in Twickenham final

Kenilworth School under-15s booked their place in the Twickenham final of the NatWest Vase with a thrilling 32-17 win over Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith.

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Charlie Stevens is in the thick of a maul for Kenilworth. Pictures submitted

Earlsdon overhaul Kenilworth’s lead to retain the Warwickshire Shield

A 70th-minute try helped Earlsdon come from behind to retain the Warwickshire Shield in a tense final at Barkers’ Butts, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Rebecca Hill feeds the Kenilworth scrum. Picture submitted

Kenilworth’s three-try salvo completely alters complexion of cup clash

Three tries in 11 second-half minutes gave Kenilworth an enthralling 26-24 victory over Barnsley to book their place in the last four of the Intermediate Cup, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Ciaran O'Connor on his way to scoring for Old Leamingtonians. Picture: Tim Nunan

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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