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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.

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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Southam Colts and England Counties under-18 player Joe Tresadern. Picture submitted

Tresadern call-up makes history for Southam RUFC

Southam RUFC are celebrating their first player to gain an England cap after Joe Tresadern was called up for the England Counties under-18 squad.

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Warwick celebrate a try. Picture:

Warwick beat Felsted to book Twickenham berth

Warwick School secured a hard-fought 30-17 NatWest Cup victory over Felsted School at Allianz Park to earn a place in the under-18 final at Twickenham.

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Garrett Bell in full flow for Leamington in their Midlands Two West (South) clash with Barkers' Butts. Picture: Morris Troughton

Sound defence and clinical finishing help Leamington edge out Barkers’

Leamington can look back on this victory with a sense of achievement after withstanding a second-half barrage to edge further clear of the drop zone.

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Leamington's Scott Peters can find no way through. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Southam pull away in the closing stages to earn derby bragging rights

Southam completed a league double over Leamington in front of a large Captain’s Day crowd.

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Danny Ruyssevelt slips a pass out of the tackle against Silhillians on Saturday.

Leamington fall agonisingly short of a shock victory over high-flying Sils

Leamington gave second-in-the-table Silhillians a fright in an enthralling match, with Tom Jewitt’s last-gasp penalty attempt falling inches short to deny the hosts a notable scalp.

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Gareth Renowden is congratulated after scoring Kenilworth's second try of the afternoon. Picture submitted

Ks give themselves relegation lifeline with shock Wolves win

Kenilworth turned the form book on its head with a superb victory over fifth-placed Wolverhampton at Glasshouse Lane.

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Mikkel Andresen had a hand in Kenilworth's first try and scored their second at Whitchurch.

Valiant Kenilworth come up short thanks to Gibson yellow

There was a familiar outcome for Kenilworth on Saturday as they suffered a courageous 25-12 defeat away to Whitchurch in muddy conditions, writes Sophie Freestone.

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A brave tackle is put in to stop Sutton Coldfield's progress. Picture: Willie Whitesmith.

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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