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Brave Kenilworth battle hard but Sutton prove too strong up front

Kenilworth continued to show signs of improvement at the weekend but Sutton Coldfield’s powerful pack were just too strong at Glasshouse Lane, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Gareth Shuttleworth takes some stopping for Leamington against Nuneaton Old Edwardians.

Leamington ease relegation fears with workmanlike win over Old Ed’s

In the murky mist of Moorefields, Leamington put in a defiant and workmanlike performance to run out worthy winners to put some daylight between themselves and the bottom group.

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Action from Kenilworths heartbreaking defeat at home to Newport. Picture: Willie Whitesmith

Late, late try from Newport breaks the hearts of valiant Kenilworth

Kenilworth suffered an agonising 25-22 defeat at home to Newport Salop on Saturday, with a 92nd-minute try from Liam Holder sealing victory for the league leaders, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Leamington prop Scott Peters drives through the Malvern defence.

Leamington leave it too late to salvage anything from trip to Malvern

Leamington left the rolling hills of Worcestershire disappointed not to have come away with a victory, with a couple of lapses in discipline and a poor ten-minute spell in the early part of the second half proving too much to overcome despite a rousing finish.

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Ed Hannam is led off the pitch after picking up an injury in the opening skirmish. Picture: Wilie Whitesmith

Injury-hit Kenilworth fall to heavy defeat at Moseley

Kenilworth’s walking wounded endured another tough day at the office at Billesley Common Rugby Complex, the ground Moseley Oak share with their Championship neighbours, writes Peter Jones.

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Leamington make a break. at Spartans. Picture: Ken Pinfold

Leamington’s rally comes too late to salvage any bonus points

Injuries to centres Tom Daplyn and Danny Ruyssevelt inside the first quarter led to Leamington losing momentum as they again succumbed to defeat at Spartans.

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Josh Hickman crosses for Kenilworth against Hereford. Picture: Stuart Hayward-Higham

Kenilworth remain rooted to bottom as Philo makes a triumphant return

Kenilworth RFC suffered another defeat on Saturday with visitors Hereford securing a 27-15 victory on a chilly afternoon at Glasshouse Lane, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Leamington's Ed Thompson relieves Dunlop of possession to get his side on the move. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Five-try Leamington turn the tide to leave Dunlop feeling flat

Leamington put in a superb second-half performance at Dunlop to run in five tries and come away with a hard-earned bonus-point victory.

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Campbell set to lead Jamaica’s World Cup Sevens bid

Former Myton School pupil Hughton Campbell is targeting the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens after being asked to coach the Jamaican team at the Rugby Americas North (RAN) pre-qualifying tournament in Trinidad.

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Kenilworth claim lineout ball at Dudley Kingswinford. Picture: Ian Jackson

Kenilworth slump to the bottom of the table after humbling away at Dudley

Dudley Kingswinford scored ten tries on Saturday to secure a comprehensive 58-3 victory over Kenilworth, inflicting a seventh defeat of the season on the Glasshouse Lane side.

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Josh Hickman slots over three of his 25 points during an immaculate display of kicking for Kenilworth on Saturday. Picture: Willie Whitesmith

Hickman racks up the points as Kenilworth claim vital victory

Full-back Josh Hickman scored 25 points from the tee as Kenilworth secured their first victory in five matches to move off the bottom of the Midlands One West table, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Lewis Kelsey looks to get Leamington on the attack. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Jewitt holds his nerve at the death to earn Leamington dramatic victory

Leamington had to show plenty of adaptability to gain this hard-fought win, with injuries forcing them to throw on replacements Patrick Northover and Ed Thompson inside the first 20 minutes.

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Kenny Kwok races away to score Leamington's opening try against Olney.

Olney progress in the cup after finally shaking off a spirited Leamington side

Leamington fielded another much-changed side, but nevertheless put in an improved performance against their Midlands 2 East (South) visitors.

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Leamington debutant Kenny Kwok is held up with the try line beckoning.

Six-try Southam create history at Leamington

Southam ran in six tries to record their first-ever win at Leamington.

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Tempers fray during the closing stages of OLs' home clash with Rugby St Andrews. Pictures: Tim Nunan

St Andrews’ sinners allow OLs to claim a thrilling last-gasp success

Old Leamingtonians preserved their unbeaten league record after yet another close-fought encounter, this time against Rugby St Andrews.

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Tom Smith on the rampage for Old Leamingtonians. Picture: Morris Troughton

Old Leamingtonians hang on thanks to late penalty miss

Old Leamingtonians enjoyed the best of a very competitive game of rugby played in good conditions with both teams demonstrating total commitment. It was a clash of two distinct gameplans with OLs electing to run the ball whenever possible and Woodrush opting to play a kicking game to seek territorial advantage for their heavier pack to exploit.

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Roger Moorhouse makes a crunching tackle during an excellent display from the Leamington full-back. Picture: Morris Troughton

Lion-hearted Leamington prove no match for promotion-chasing Rugby

A very capable Rugby Lions outfit will certainly be competing for the promotion places on this showing after a scintillating encounter at Moorfields in which Leamington more than played their part.

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Harry Gooch on the burst for Leamington at Pinley. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Leamington tough it out to pick up an opening-day win

Winger Garrett Bell and locks Tom Lane and Jacob Buckingham enjoyed debuts to remember as Leamington earned a hard-fought opening-day win under new coach Alex Carroll.

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Action from Kenilworth's Midlands One West (South) encounter at home to Stratford. Picture submitted

More improvement still to come from Kenilworth, says Morgan

Kenilworth coach Wayne Morgan says there is more to come from his side after they suffered their second successive defeat of the season at home to near-neighbours Stratford.

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Kenilworth line up ahead of their opening Midlands One West match of the season.

Kenilworth are left frustrated by opening bonus-point defeat

After a promising pre-season campaign Kenilworth were eager to get their teeth into some meaningful rugby and this match certainly delivered on commitment and effort.

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