Rugby

Eastleigh skipper aims to bow out on a real high

Daily Echo: RUSSELL SMITH

9:05am Friday 18th April 2014

Eastleigh captain Russell Smith admits it would be dream come true if his side lift the Gales HSB Hampshire Bowl in his final match as skipper ahead of their semi-final tie against Sandown & Shanklin tomorrow at The Hub (3pm).

Andover are the champions

Daily Echo: Southampton players (red/blue) are left trailing by a Fordingbridge break.

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Andover have been crowned champions of Snows Group Hampshire 1, edging out rivals Fordingbridge on points difference in the tightest of title races.

Rugby ladies take league by storm

Daily Echo: Southampton RFC women's team

8:41am Friday 11th April 2014

Southampton RFC’s women’s team have taken their league by storm in their debut season.

Title race going down to the wire

Daily Echo: Andover (black) can win the league title tomorrow

8:44am Friday 11th April 2014

One of the most exciting seasons in Snows Group Hampshire 1 history will finally be decided tomorrow.

Title favourites too strong for Romsey

9:18am Friday 11th April 2014

On Saturday, Romsey hosted Andover, who were fighting for promotion at the top of the league, both teams had reasons to play hard for this game. Romsey were fighting for survival and needed a bonus point to help secure their position in the table above Southampton and avoid being demoted alongside Overton. Andover were competing with Fordingbridge at the top of the table and would need maximum points to help on their chase for promotion.

Totts' derby delight

Daily Echo: ROBBIE SEARLE

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Tottonians’ first XV may not have put any silverware on the shelf this season but victory over Hampshire rivals Gosport & Fareham went some way to making up for it.

Andover bridge the gap in Hampshire League title race

Daily Echo: Action from Andover's clash with Romsey.

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Andover ’Bridge THE gap in title race Andover moved from second place to red hot favourites to claim the Snows Group 1 title – and with it automatic promotion – in the space of 80 minutes.

Fordingbridge two wins away from promotion to London 3 South-West

Daily Echo: Mark Hammond of Fordingbridge and his colleagues are closing in on promotion

9:46am Friday 4th April 2014

Snows Group Hampshire 1 leaders Fordingbridge RFC are on the brink of the league title for only the second time in their history.

Trojans back in relegation mire

Daily Echo: Trojans’ Chris Hamp bursts through the London Cornish defensive line.

6:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Trojans are deep into another relegation fight with just a couple of games left to rescue their season.

Fawley on move - after 78 years

Daily Echo: Fawley taking on Fareham at the Waterside Sports Club base earlier in the season.

6:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Fawley RFC are upping rugby sticks to move to a new headquarters after 78 years on their current ground.

Dan's double is a tonic

Daily Echo: TWO TRIES: Dan Penn-Newman (with ball) helped Romsey to a vital victory at Overton.

8:43am Friday 28th March 2014

ROMSEY eased their Hampshire League 1 relegation fears with a 25-12 victory over already relegated Overton.

'Bridge hold nerve in title race

Daily Echo: Action from Fordingbridge's clash with Team Solent

7:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Fordingbridge took another major step towards the Snows Group Hampshire 1 title at the weekend – but the pressure is not off yet.

Poll names Brown tops

Daily Echo: Mike Brown scores a try against Italy

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

England full-back Mike Brown has won the 2014 RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship award.

Former Hampshire student voted best player in Six Nations

Daily Echo: Man of the moment: Quins full back Mike Brown has starred for England in the Six Nations

4:32pm Friday 21st March 2014

England full-back Mike Brown has won the 2014 RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship award.

Top teams battle in Hampshire 1

Daily Echo: Team Solent take on Fordinbgbridge in November.

6:00am Friday 21st March 2014

The latest episode in the nailbiting battle for Snows Group Hampshire 1 supremacy kicks off at 3pm tomorrow.

Eastleigh chase four-try win

Daily Echo: Russell Smith

6:00am Friday 21st March 2014

Eastleigh reckon a a four-try victory tomorrow should wrap up third place in London 3 South-West.

Romsey crush Nomads

8:57am Friday 21st March 2014

Romsey Rugby Club’s second team produced a fine display of running rugby in the spring sunshine to defeat Nomads 95-0.

World Cup winning rugby captain Martin Johnson gives a coaching session to school

Daily Echo: World Cup winning rugby captain Martin Johnson gives a coachin session to school

7:36am Wednesday 19th March 2014

PUPILS were treated to an afternoon of tries, tap-tackles and turnovers when World Cup-winning rugby player Martin Johnson popped by for a visit.

Winchester settle score with Tottonians

Daily Echo: Action from the clash between Winchester and Tottonians.

6:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

In-form Winchester turned the tables on Hampshire rivals Tottonians with a well-deserved away victory on Saturday.

Brown in line for top award

Daily Echo: MIKE BROWN

6:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Southampton-born Mike Brown is the favourite to win the RBS 6 Nations Player of the Championship.

Brown stars in England win

Daily Echo: Mike Brown

3:13pm Saturday 15th March 2014

England head coach Stuart Lancaster was proud of the performance his players produced in beating Italy 52-11 in Rome, even if it fails to land them the RBS 6 Nations title.

Togetherness boosts Trojans

Daily Echo: Togetherness boosts Trojans

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Trojans under-12s picked up their sixth title on the bounce since banding together at primary school age.

Clubs have to play catch-up

Daily Echo: ANDY FIELDS

6:00am Friday 14th March 2014

A handful of clubs are playing fixture catch-up tomorrow on what was planned to be a rest or cup weekend.

Eastleigh join stand against violence

Daily Echo: Eastleigh Rugby Football Club make their feelings clear before their battle against KCS OB.

6:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Eastleigh RFC chose International Women’s Day to show their community spirit and support for a worthy cause.

Eastleigh beaten but unbowed against promotion hopefuls

Daily Echo: Ash Holland bursts through to set up Eastleigh’s first try against KCS Old Boys

5:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

Eastleigh lost to London 3 South-West high-fliers KCS Old Boys – but did enough to prove that a promotion push of their own may not be far around the corner.

Totttonians leave it late to defeat bottom side

Daily Echo: Mike Searle scored the first try of the game.

5:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

Tottonians had to battle every inch of the way for victory at lowly Teddington who have registered just one London 2 South-West win all season.

Southampton-born full-back stars as England defeat Wales to land Triple Crown

Daily Echo: MIKE BROWN

5:15pm Sunday 9th March 2014

England won their first Triple Crown for 11 years and stayed firmly on course for the RBS 6 Nations title after reigning champions Wales wilted in glorious Twickenham sunshine.

Trojans want rugby girl recruits

Daily Echo: Trojans want rugby girl recruits

6:00am Friday 7th March 2014

Trojans Rugby Club are launching a recruitment campaign to plug a hole in their youth system.

Eastleigh aim to show their class

Daily Echo: Dan Achillies in action against London Exiles – the prop will be in the thick of it against KCS

6:00am Friday 7th March 2014

Promotion may be out of the question for Eastleigh this term, but they still plan to show they can compete at a higher level.

Schmeichel is a Brown fan now

Daily Echo: Mike Brown

6:00am Friday 7th March 2014

Manchester United great Peter Schmeichel has vowed to begin following the career of England rugby full-back Mike Brown – starting with Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Wales.

No time for rest in Hampshire 1

Daily Echo: Bobby Brown tackles a Millbrook centre during Fordingbridge’s win last weekend.

6:00am Friday 28th February 2014

There is no time for rest in the battle for Snows Group Hampshire 1 supremacy.

Eastleigh pick up momentum

Daily Echo: Ash Holland (centre)

6:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

Eastleigh gained some vital ground in the battle for London 3 South-West’s third spot at the weekend.

Hants announce London Irish partnership

Daily Echo: Lewis McManus, Adam Wheater, David Balcombe and Matt Coles with London Irish players

10:28am Thursday 20th February 2014

HAMPSHIRE Cricket have been training with London Irish RFC following the launch of a commercial tie-up between the clubs.

Winchester shock Gosport

7:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

Match-hungry rugby fans were treated to a thrilling battle by Winchester and Gosport & Fareham at the weekend after a last-minute pitch inspection ruled the game playable.

Brown feels England pain

Daily Echo: Mike Brown

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

SOUTHAMPTON’S Mike Brown admits the pain of defeat lingers longer than the satisfaction of victory as England begin the process of restoring Twickenham to fortress status.

Rugby defies rain-soaked pitches

Daily Echo: Andover’s Simon Preece, right, gets to grips with an Isle of Wight opponent.

6:00am Tuesday 11th February 2014

Snows Group Hampshire 1 was the most productive league in the county, with five games defying the awful weather conditions and rain-soaked pitches.

Brown hits out at state of Murrayfield surface

Daily Echo: Mike Brown celebrates his try

6:03pm Sunday 9th February 2014

SOUTHAMPTON’S Mike Brown may have graced Murrayfield with a man-of-the-match performance, but he still condemned the pitch as unfit for international sport.

Brown stars in Calcutta Cup win

Daily Echo: Mike Brown scores his try

9:37pm Saturday 8th February 2014

Southampton-born Mike Brown was man of the match as England successfully handled an appalling Murrayfield pitch to complete a comfortable RBS 6 Nations victory over Scotland.

Sisi heads North

Daily Echo: Bath's David Sisi

9:00am Friday 7th February 2014

Former Tottonians junior David Sisi has moved north.

Rugby clubs braced for another wet weekend

Daily Echo: Rugby clubs braced for another wet weekend

7:00am Friday 7th February 2014

Rugby officials are bracing themselves for another wave of postponements tomorrow.

Totts indebted to neighbours

Daily Echo: Robbie Searle evades a tackle.

7:00am Tuesday 4th February 2014

Tottonians overcame a fixture dilemma to defeat regular rivals Effingham & Leatherhead at the weekend.

Eastleigh’s power pack

Daily Echo: Eastleigh's John Weatherall.

6:00am Tuesday 4th February 2014

 Eastleigh defeated fellow Hampshire side New Milton & District to strengthen their grip on third place in London 3 South-West.

Brown scores first England try in thriller

Daily Echo: Front of the queue: Mike Brown should be England's first choice full back, according to Conor O'Shea         Picture: Julian Finney/Getty Images

8:24pm Saturday 1st February 2014

Mike Brown's first England try could not prevent RBS 6 Nations heartbreak as France substitute Gael Fickou struck with a late try that Maxime Machenaud converted to snatch a 26-24 victory.

Sisi wins on full debut for Bath

Daily Echo: Bath's David Sisi

10:00pm Friday 31st January 2014

Totton's David Sisi helped Bath RFC qualify for a home LV= Cup semi-final when he made his first start for his new club tonight.

Rugby clubs playing catch-up

6:00am Friday 31st January 2014

Waterlogged pitches are still the main threat to the rugby programme in Hampshire this weekend as clubs throughout the league structure try to play catch-up.

Winchester put Tedd to bed

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

8:00am Tuesday 28th January 2014

Winchester moved up a couple of places in London 2 South-West when they walloped lowly Teddington 56-6 at North Walls.

Williams salutes Totts’ best display of season

Daily Echo: Mike Searle scored the first try of the game.

7:00am Tuesday 28th January 2014

Third-placed Tottonians managed to claw a few points back to narrow the gap slightly between themselves and the top two in London 2 South-West.

New boys star as Eastleigh move up

Daily Echo: Paul Taylor crossed the line for Eastleigh.

7:00am Tuesday 28th January 2014

Farnham won the battle between London 3 South-West’s runaway leaders by beating second-placed KCS Old Boys – but Eastleigh are back in charge of third spot.

Brown treble fires Fordingbridge

Daily Echo: Dan Brown

6:00am Tuesday 28th January 2014

Fordingbridge managed to keep a light grip on Snows Group Hampshire 1 as changes continued in the leading pack.

League leaders looking good

Daily Echo: Marchwood’s 17 Port & Maritime Regiment RFC, blue shirts, are through to the semi-final of the Army Premiership Cup after beating holders Welsh Guards 27-3.

6:00am Friday 24th January 2014

New Snows Group Hampshire 1 leaders Fordingbridge will fancy their chances of being able to look down on the rest of the table for another week as they host bottom side Overton tomorrow.



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