Rugby Union

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Spalding Rugby Club

RUGBY UNION: Top against bottom at Spalding

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,

Spalding under-18s

RUGBY UNION: Derby delight for Spalding youngsters

Spalding under-18s ran out 10-0 winners at Stamford on a damp winter’s day.

DERBY DAY: Spalding captain Harry Brown tries to push his team forward

RUGBY UNION: Miracle needed for Spalding to avoid relegation after derby defeat

At the start of the season, with expectations high, Spalding had travelled to Kesteven looking to start their campaign with an away win but were edged out 16-15 in a match that should have been won.


Unlucky 13! Under-strength Spalding RFC prove valiant in defeat

On Saturday Spalding took to the field in a similar fashion to the soldiers in the Charge of the Light Brigade into the Valley of Death.


So close to a late win

Spalding RFC suffered a narrow 21-19 defeat to West Bridgford, after coming so close to snatching a late victory.

Spalding score a try. Photos: Adrian Smith

RUGBY UNION: Display brings praise as Spalding lose again

Saturday’s clash with high-riding Southwell brought a match of high quality and commitment with Spalding right in the game until the last 10 minutes when a couple of lapses in concentration let the visitors pull away for a bonus point away win.


RUGBY UNION: Second-half collapse for Spalding in basement battle

Saturday saw the clash of the two teams at the bottom of the table with both having won just one home game.

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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