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Vermeulen dots down four times in OLs Ladies romp

Old Leamingtonians Ladies bounced back from their 31-12 defeat at the hands of Wymondham Wasps the previous week to comprehensively beat visitors Shelford.

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Winger Sophie Henry dots down for Kenilworth Ladies.

Howles bags a hat-trick as Kenilworth whitewash Old Northamptonians

Winger Phoebe Howles scored a hat-trick, with winger Sophie Henry and centre Felicity Baldwin both adding two tries apiece in an 11-try rout as Kenilworth maintained their perfect start to the season, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Mikkel Andresen wins a lineout for Kenilworth against Nuneaton Old Edwardians. Picture: Willie Whitesmith

Kenilworth recover from early concession to outclass Old Eds

Kenilworth put in an impressive performance at Glasshouse Lane on Saturday to secure a 34-5 bonus-point victory over Nuneaton Old Edwardians, bouncing back in style after their disappointing loss to Malvern, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Reece Jones on his way to Old Leamingtonians final try of the afternoon. Picture: Tim Nunan

Prolific James inspires Old Leamingtonians’ rout

Old Leamingtonians moved up to third in the table after committed forward play and free-flowing running from the backs set up a convincing bonus-point win.

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Bobby Thompson touches down under a host of bodies for Kenilworth's opening try.

Hamnett’s first-half double leaves Kenilworth with far too much to do

Buckinghamshire-based Olney proved too strong for Kenilworth as they ended the Glasshouse Lane side’s Intermediate Cup campaign in the first round, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Ross Lowthian ploughs forward for Kenilworth. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Derby delight for clinical Kenilworth as Leamington are left firing blanks

Kenilworth started life in Midlands Two West (South) with a solid 22-0 victory over their derby rivals Leamington, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Joe Talamini celebrates scoring a try on his birthday. Picture submitted

Wellings again proves a thorn in the side of Old Coventrians

Old Leamingtonians’ fitness and running game allowed them to overcome a forward-reliant Old Coventrians despite the hosts outscoring their visitors by six tries to five.

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Mikkel Andresen looks for options for Kenilworth. Picture: Willie Whitesmith

Kenilworth progress in the Warwickshire Shield

Kenilworth secured a win in their first competitive game of the season at a grey, blustery and, at times, cold, Mayo Road, writes Bruce Doe.

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Kenilworth dot down.

Kenilworth Ladies make a fine start

Kenilworth Ladies got their season off to a great start on Sunday with a convincing 46-17 friendly victory over Birmingham Exiles at Glasshouse Lane, writes Cath Lyon.

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Kenilworth name Whitehead coach

Kenilworth RFC have revamped their coaching set-up for the 2017/18 campaign with the appointment of Chris Whitehead as senior coach along with current player Chris Pemble as assistant player-coach.

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Wellesbourne Ladies celebrate their tournament win. Picture submitted

Touch of class from Davis inspires Wellesbourne

Claire Davis was named player of the tournament after her hat-trick helped Wellesbourne Ladies win the third tournament of the 2017 North East Midlands Touch League at Newbold-on-Avon RFC.

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Kenilworth RFC's under-10s playing in the Prima Tiger Cup against Southwold RFC

Young Kenilworth RFC players get taste of big time after playing at Leicester Tigers’ ground

Young players from Kenilworth RFC got a taste of playing on the big stage after they played at Leicester Tigers’ ground in a recent tournament.

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Leamingtons cover defence proves too strong for this Nuneaton attack. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Loss leaves Leamington deep in the relegation mire with a game to play

Leamington’s disappointing set of results continued with a defeat at fellow strugglers Nuneaton Old Edwardians which leaves them just two points above second-bottom Barkers’ Butts with one match remaining.

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Kenilworth struggle to halt the progress of Moseley. Picture: Willie Whitesmith

Kenilworth’s slack clearance kicks hand initiative to Moseley

Kenilworth suffered a narrow five-point defeat at home to Moseley Oak on Saturday, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Malvern quickly out of the blocks and Leamington unable to respond

Malvern laid down their marker for the afternoon by taking possession from Leamington’s kick-off and using the undoubted speed they have in attack to open up the home defence and score a converted try.

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The Leamington pack rumble towards the line with the ball safely in the hands of Lewis Kelsey. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Spartans’ speed off the mark too much for Leamington

Leamington were punished by an in-form Spartans whose speed in attack was too much for the hosts, especially in the first half.

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Nick Gerber shows grit and determination under pressure from Worcester tacklers. Picture: Morris Troughton

Kenilworth cut loose to inflict a thrashing on Worcester Warriors

Kenilworth scored eight tries to secure an impressive 53-13 victory against Worcester Wanderers at Glasshouse Lane on Saturday, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Warwick School Under-18s celebrate their NatWest Cup win.

Twenty-minute blitz puts Warwick on road to glory

Warwick School final got their hands on the U18 NatWest Cup trophy a decade after their last title with an superb 27-5 victory over Bishop Wordsworth’s at Twickenham.

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Jack Forsythe crosses for Warwick School. Pictures submitted

Warwick School are aiming for an historic Twickenham double

Warwick School’s under-15 side joined their under-18s in the NatWest Schools Cup final at Twickenham after powering past Ivybridge College 33-22.

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Leamington's forwards set up another attack. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Leamington’s first-half blitz kills of the challenge of neighbours Earlsdon

A first-half performance of quite sublime rugby football from Leamington helped complete a league double over their near-neighbours.

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