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Bourne in good shape for Vase final after Thorney win

Bourne go into tomorrow’s NLD Vase Final against Midlands Five East (North) champions Keyworth after a morale-boosting win over tricky foes Thorney.

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The Deepings squad after their final day of the season loss to Midlands Four East (South) champions Sileby Town at Linchfield Road.  Photo by Gillian McCutcheon.

Deepings’ unbeaten home record falls to champions Sileby Town

It took the might of Sileby Town to end Deepings’ hopes to going through the Midlands Four East (South) with a 100 per cent home record.

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Spalding

RUGBY UNION: Spalding’s season ends with another heavy loss

How the fortunes of these two teams have changed over the past 12 months.

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Spalding

RUGBY UNION: Positive start leads to home defeat

The final home game of the campaign brought another defeat for bottom-of-the-table Spalding.

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Tough tackling from Spalding

RUGBY UNION: Spalding boys find top form at festival

Spalding under-11s won four out of five at the annual Kingswood festival.

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Spalding

RUGBY UNION: Spalding concede century of points

This thrashing was not unexpected but the scale of the defeat certainly takes the shine off Spalding’s recent performances where they have been in contention and given the opposition a hard-fought game.

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Spalding Rugby Club

RUGBY UNION: Spalding must drop down for return to winning ways

Spalding suffered another heavy defeat as second-placed Southwell scored seven tries in the first half.

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Photos by Adrian Smith

RUGBY UNION: Two late tries send Spalding to another defeat

Renditions of ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’ rang out from the clubhouse after the game – not to celebrate a Spalding win, but England’s defeat of Scotland in the Six Nations.

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RUGBY UNION: Positives in another defeat for Spalding

A poor nine-minute spell in the second half undid all the good work from Spalding before the break.

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Bourne player/coach Dave Maudsley in possession.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

NLD SHIELD SEMI-FINAL: Bourne find form to reach final with Stamford win

Bourne have a golden chance to end the season with silverware after a heroic win over Stamford College Old Boys in their NLD Shield semi-final at Milking Nook Drove.

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Deepings number eight Phil Trotman watches skipper Lance Charity.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG221016-146TW.

HUNTS & PETERBOROUGH CUP: Deepings storm into final with dominant display

Linchfield Road is still a fortress for Deepings after keeping their unbeaten home record with a 46-15 destruction of Thorney in the semi-final.

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Bourne prop Danny Gill Battles for the Ball.  Photo by Alan Hancock.

Matchwinner Evison is a ‘big recruit’, says Maudsley

A combination of sound preparation and a sparkling home display by fly half Sam Evison booked Bourne’s ticket to the NLD Shield final on April 29.

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Spalding lost at home to Matlock in October

RUGBY UNION: Another blank for Spalding

Rock-bottom Spalding crashed to their ninth successive league defeat on Saturday.

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Action from Memorial Field on Saturday

RUGBY UNION: Rivals heading in opposite directions

At the start of Saturday’s game against league leaders Melbourne, the question everybody was asking was could Spalding spring an unexpected surprise?

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Spalding Rugby Club

RUGBY UNION: Top against bottom at Spalding

Rock-bottom Spalding face league leaders Melbourne at Memorial Field on Saturday.

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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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Photos by Alan Hancock

RUGBY UNION: Honours go to Deepings on derby day

Third-placed Deepings fought back from an early setback to claim the derby-day honours.

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Fly-half James West kicks an early penalty to put Spalding ahead

RUGBY UNION: Early hope turns into reality for Spalding

Before Saturday’s kick-off at the Memorial Ground, Spalding knew that a home win was essential to start a revival in their fight against relegation with Market Bosworth lying only two places above them in the league.

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Action from the home defeat to Loughborough earlier this season

RUGBY UNION: Relegation gets closer for Spalding after another defeat

When these two teams meet early in the season at the Memorial Ground, Spalding narrowly lost in the last 10 minutes with Loughborough going on top of the league.

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DERBY DAY: Action from the home defeat to Kesteven two weeks ago

RUGBY UNION: Road trip for Spalding

Rock-bottom Spalding are on the road to mid-table Loughborough on Saturday,

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