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Oakham bite back hard to leave Vipers beaten

Oakham RFC sit fourth in the Midlands 2 East (South) following a 32-19 victory at basement side Vipers.

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Leicester Tigers' Manu Tuilagi and Benetton Treviso's Alberto Sgarbi during the European Champions Cup, pool four match at Welford Road, Leicester.  Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire EMN-160119-095600001

RUGBY: Manu Tuilagi on track for derby return for Leicester Tigers

Be prepared folks - it looks like Manu Tuilagi will be back for the derby.

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Action from Oakham 2nds v Aylestonians. Photo: Andy Balmford EMN-160111-141640001

RUGBY: Oakham RFC come back from two tries down to win

Oakham RFC enjoyed a thrilling 29-26 victory over Oadby Wyggestonians in the Midlands Two East South Division on Saturday.

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PENALTY PRIZE: Jack Berry kicked three out of five penalty attempts for Bourne.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

RUGBY: Weekend results (November 19)

Oakham RFC, Oundle Eagles and Bourne RUFC were the big winners on Saturday, all keeping their good form going in their respective leagues.

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RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Leicester taking the Anglo-Welsh Cup seriously

RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Leicester taking the Anglo-Welsh Cup seriously

It was a good weekend to be a Leicester Tigers fan.

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Action from Oakham 2nds v Aylestonians. Photo: Andy Balmford EMN-160111-141640001

FOOTBALL: Weekend results (November 12)

It was a weekend of cup action for the area’s local rugby teams with Oakham and Deepings the sides celebrating at the final whistle.

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London Irish's Tom Fowlie (right) and Leicester Tigers' Harry Thacker during the Aviva Premiership match at the Madejski Stadium. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire. EMN-151020-124054001

RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Leicester youngster show their quality at Bath

The Anglo-Welsh Cup may be a development competition for most teams in the Aviva Premiership, Leicester included, but that should not undermine the Tigers’ young guns’ win at The Rec on Friday night.

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Action from Oakham 2nds v Aylestonians. Photo: Andy Balmford EMN-160111-141533001

RUGBY: Weekend results (November 5)

It was a tough weekend for the area’s Midland’s Two Eats South sides on Saturday but the Division Four sides had a much better time of it.

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RUGBY: Weekend rugby fixtures (November 5)

Stamford rugby will be looking to bounce back from a big defeat at the weekend with a win at home over newly promoted neighbours Oundle. While there are also home games for Deepings and Stamford College Old Boys.

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Saracens' Mako Vunipola is challengd by Leicester Tigers' Tom Youngs and Ellis Genge during the Aviva Premiership match at Allianz Park. Photo: Paul Harding/PA Wire. EMN-160111-141811001

RUGBY: Inside the Tiger’s Den - Saracens too strong for Leicester

Every team must deal with injuries. In a game as physical as rugby, particularly the modern game where 30 per cent of an Aviva Premiership squad is injured at any one time, they are inevitable.

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Bourne Rugby Club - first-half action v Deepings ANL-161023-012522009

RUGBY: Weekend rugby results (October 29)

Oakham beat top of the Midlands Two East South Division side Luton on Saturday in a stunning win at the Showground while Bourne booked their place in the semi-finals of the NLD Vase.

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RUGBY: Weekend fixtures (October 29)

Oakham, Oundle, Deepings and Stamford College Old Boys are all in action at home today (Saturday), so there is no excuse, get down and support your local rugby team.

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Stamford Rugby Football Club's Under-9 team at Twickenham. From left,Stanley Armes, Charlie Treacy, Rufus Bennett, Matteo Desforges, Charlie Sharpe, William Bayliss, Yanni Halford, Joshua Sackree, Sam Easton, Ethan Philips, William Gray, Stan Halden, Sammy Chesworth, Oliver Jordan, Etienne Shenton, Seb Duxbury EMN-161026-153658001

YOUTH RUGBY: Stamford U9s get to play and win at Twickenham

Stamford Rugby Football Club’s U9s team recently took part in a mini-rugby tournament at Twickenham as part of the build up to the Australia versus Argentina game.

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Deepings Rugby Club, Linchfield Road - first-half action v Stamford College Old Boys
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RUGBY: Stamford College Old Boys can’t stop promotion chasing Sileby

Stamford College Old Boys were beaten 35-16 at home at the Welland Academy by promotion-chasing Sileby Town on Saturday in the Midlands Four East South Division.

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Thomas Mutter goes over for the first of four tries for Stamford Rugby to the delight of Head Coach Matt Albinson. Photo: Pip Warters - www.acelensman.com EMN-161026-153626001

RUGBY: Stamford Rugby blow away their visitors in stunning first quarter

Stamford Rugby showed their true potential on Saturday, running in nine tries and out classing Old Laurentians to win 47-12, with Tom Mutter the tip of sword crossing for four of the tries.

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Leicester Tigers Freddie Burns scores a break away try during the European Champions Cup, Pool One, match at Welford Road, Leicester. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire EMN-161025-144816001

RUGBY: Leicester Tigers show they can still be a force in Europe with win over Racing 92

It was chaotic, frantic, furious and ferocious at times on Sunday but Leicester Tigers showed real spirit to overcome one of the real powerhouses in European rugby.

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RUGBY: Weekend results (October 22)

Bourne recorded a derby victory over Deepings on Saturday in the pick of the results from the weekend.

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Leicester Tigers' Dan Cole and Ellis Genge tackle Glasgow Warriors' Tim Swinson during the European Champions Cup, pool one match at Scotstoun Stadium, Glagsow. Photo: Craig Watson/PA Wire EMN-161018-092109001

RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Record defeat in Europe for Leicester

It’s a very football mentality but it is fair to say the pressure is growing on Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill as results continue to go against his side.

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Action from Leicester Tigers' win over Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership. Photo: Tiger Images EMN-161110-095913001

RUGBY: Inside the Tigers’ Den - Leicester turn their attentions to Europe

It’s early days in the 2016/17 rugby season but Leicester Tigers are going into what could be a make of break period for them.

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