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Injuries take their toll as Oakham lose close cup clash in extra-time

A close contest saw Oakham bow out of the RFU Intermediate Cup after a 20-27 extra-time defeat to Newark at the Showground on Saturday.

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INSIDE THE TIGERS’ DEN - Leicester restore pride in semi-final defeat

INSIDE THE TIGERS’ DEN - Leicester restore pride in semi-final defeat

There is no fairytale Premiership final for Leicester this season after they were beaten 21-20 by Wasps on Saturday by a heartbreaking late try.

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INSIDE THE TIGERS’ DEN - Have Leicester Tigers been sold a dud in George Ford?

Have Leicester Tigers been sold a lemon? That’s the question being asked by many at the moment following a highly disappointing week for new signing George Ford.

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Action from Stamford College Old Boys v Bourne RUFC. Photo: Lee Hellwing

RUGBY: Weekend results (April 22)

Bourne and Stamford College Old Boys picked up wins in the Midlands Four East South Division on Saturday while Stamford Rugby and Oakham RFC fell to defeats.

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Ellis Genge in action for Leicester Tigers. Photo: Tiger Images

INSIDE THE TIGERS’ DEN - Ellis Genge ready to step into Ayerza’s shoes at Leicester Tigers

There was some deeply sad news out of Welford Road last week, as much loved prop Marcos Ayerza announced his retirement from professional rugby due to a back injury, ending an illustrious 11 seasons at Welford Road.

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RUGBY: Weekend results (April 8)

RUGBY: Weekend results (April 8)

Stamford College Old Boys enjoyed a derby day victory over Bourne on Saturday.

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Bourne v Sileby

RUGBY: Weekend results (April 1)

Oakham and Oundle both picked up league wins in the Midlands Two East South Division on Saturday.

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Action from Oakham's narrow win over Oundle

RUGBY: Weekend results (March 11)

Oakham RFC were involved in another thrilling game on Saturday but this time out ended on the wrong side of the result against Oadby.

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Action from Bourne v Stamford College Old Boys. Photo: Alan Hancock

RUGBY: Weekend results (March 4)

Oakham won another tight game on Saturday while Stamford were blown away by local derby rivals Oundle.

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Action from Melton v Oakham Wanderers. Photo: Andy Balmford

RUGBY: Weekend results (February 18)

Both Oakham and Stamford were beaten on the local rugby scene on Saturday but Oundle, Deepings and Stoneygate enjoyed victories.

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Action from Melton v Oakham Wanderers. Photo: Andy Balmford

RUGBY: Weekend fixtures (February 18)

Get down and support your local rugby team today.

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Action from Melton v Oakham Wanderers. Photo: Andy Balmford

RUGBY: Weekend results (February 11)

While many football fixtures across the area were postponed by the weather most of the scheduled rugby games went ahead with Oakham and Stoneygate securing victories.

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Action from Oakham RFC v Rushden and Higham. Photo: Andy Balmford

RUGBY: Weekend results (February 4)

Stamfords Rugby are through to the final of the NLD Cup with a victory at West Bridgford on Saturday, while Oakham were knocked out of the Leicestershire cup.

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Action from Stamford Rugby v Oakham RFC. Club presidents, Neil Jolly (Stamford Rugby) and Steve Beanland (Oakham RFC) 
Photo: Pip Warters -  pip@acelensman.com

RUGBY: Albinson pleased as composed Stamford beat Oakham

Stamford Rugby put in a controlled display, which delighted their head coach Matt Albinson, to beat derby rivals Oakham RFC 24-20 on Saturday.

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Action from Stamford Rugby v Oakham RFC. Richard Thompson crosses in the corner for a try. Photo: Pip Warters -  pip@acelensman.com

RUGBY: Stamford Rugby ride out the storm to beat Oakham RFC

Stamford Rugby avenged their early season derby defeat to Oakham RFC, with a 24-20 victory on Saturday in front of a crowd of more than 250 people at Hambilton Road.

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Will Evans celebrates scoring for Leicester Tigers against Northampton Saints. Photo: Tiger Images

RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Derby victory just the medicine for Leicester

Leicester Tigers ended a run of five defeats in a row on Saturday with a derby victory, 27-20, over Northampton Saints.

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PACKED OUT: Crowds enjoying the action from the hill during the 2014 tournament, which was played out on a baking hot day.   Picture: Roger Arbon

Bury St Edmunds' sevens tournament to kick off Super Sevens Series

The biggest tournament of its kind in East Anglia this year - Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club's Greene King IPA Sevens tournament - has been given the accolade of doubling up as the first event in the 2017 Super Sevens Series.

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Action from Bourne v Brackley. Photo: Alan Hancock

RUGBY: Weekend results (January 28)

It was a weekend of derby games on the local rugby scene and it was Stamford and Deepings left the happier of the four sides in action.

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RUGBY: Weekend results (January 21)

It was a successful weekend for the Rutland rugby teams but not for anyone else locally.

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Nick de Luca in action

Rugby union star Nick De Luca to take on role at Uppingham School

Former Scotland international rugby union centre Nick De Luca has been appointed as director of rugby at Uppingham School.

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