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MIDLANDS 4: Stamford College clip Swifts’ wings, Bourne suffer turnaround and a blank week for Deepings

Midlands 4 East (South)

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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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Bourne RUFC's under-17 rugby players are presented with their new kit by Martin "Wolfie" Adams and Joe Sunner, clinical director of Pulse Practice in Bourne.  Photo by Simon Perkins.

Bourne rugby youngsters presented with new kit by Wolfie

Bourne’s up-and-coming rugby stars are looking the part both on and off the field with help from a medical practice in the town and a darts legend.

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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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HOME FRONT: Chris Owen kicked two penalties and three conversions for Deepings in their 37-18 win over Brackley at Linchfield Road.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

MATCH VERDICT: Deepings in mood for Junior Vase tie after another home victory

A five-try show by Deepings, including two from skipper Lance Charity, set them up nicely for Saturday’s Midlands Junior Vase third round tie against Worksop.

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Bourne Rugby Club - first-half action v Deepings ANL-161023-013754009

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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TRY SCORER: Bourne winger Rob Bentley (left) scored three of his side's nine tries in their 62-8 defeat of Gainsborough in the quarter-finals of the NLD Vase at Milking Nook Drove.  Photo by Simon Perkins.

MATCH VERDICT: Semi-finals revenge bid ahead for Bourne in NLD Vase after Gainsborough rout

Bourne have earned a change to avenge their defeat to Stamford College Old Boys in last season’s NLD Vase final after a rout of Gainsborough.

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Bourne Rugby Club - first-half action v Deepings ANL-161023-010612009

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
Try by Luke Whitby, converted ANL-160917-215820009

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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