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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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Old Leamingtonians Under-12s line up with former World Cup winner Martin Johnson at Twickenham. Picture submitted

Twickenham experience a memorable one for OLs

After meeting Rugby World Cup winners Martin Johnson and Lewis Moody at Twickenham last weekend, Old Leamingtonians coach Dave Brooker admits his under-12 side will not forget their Aviva Premiership Rugby final experience in a hurry.

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Wasps number eight Nathan Hughes with Kenilworth's under-14 side. Picture submitted

Kenilworth get Hughes on hire from Wasps

Kenilworth Under-14s had an extra special end-of-season training session on Sunday under the guidance of Wasps number eight Nathan Hughes.

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Old Leamingtonians' under-12 side. Picture submitted

Heath hopes to line up with Hughes at Twickenham

Old Leamingtonians under-12s’ Tom Heath insisted he loved every minute of his Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup experience after booking a spot at Twickenham.

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Eddie Jones with under-13 player of the year Will Mobberley.

Jones returns to Warwick to inspire future England stars

Warwick School welcomed back England head coach Eddie Jones to their annual rugby presentation evening last Friday.

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Tom Grimes tries to put Southam on the front foot in front of a healthy crowd at Kineton Road. Picture: Morris Troughton

Southam remain resolute to clinch dramatic last-gasp promotion berth

Four losses on the bounce at the end of September gave little indication of what was to come for Southam.

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Leamington's Matt Patching gets the ball away to Gareth Shuttleworth. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Leamington sign off the season with emphatic success over Droitwich

Leamington concluded their season with an emphatic win over already-relegated Droitwich.

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Kenilworth produced a superb defensive effort to overcome Hereford. Picture: Willie Whitesmith

Kenilworth resilience and Philo injury make it a forgettable day for Hereford

Kenilworth returned to winning ways with a well-deserved 16-5 victory over Hereford at Glasshouse Lane, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Leamington rack up ten tries in Bedworth romp

Leamington rack up ten tries in Bedworth romp

Leamington weathered a high-tempo start from the visitors before going on to construct a very commanding performance, scoring ten tries in the process.

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Will Fievet scores a late consolation for Leamington. Picture: Ken Pinfold

Leamington let themselves down at key moments in defeat to Banbury

Leamington give their hosts a tough afternoon but their inability to get the better of them at crucial times contributed to their defeat.

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Kenilworth come under further pressure at Dudley. Picture submitted

Kenilworth outgunned by fellow mid-table side Dudley Kingswinford

Kenilworth slipped to another disappointing defeat as they were comprehensively beaten 54-7 by Dudley Kingswinford, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Joe Jepps brought Kenilworth back into the game with a second-half try.

Kenilworth allow hosts Hereford to pull away in the final 15 minutes

Hereford bolstered their play-off aspirations with a bonus-point victory but it was only in the final 15 minutes that the game got away from the visitors, writes Greg Hickman.

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OLs' Ciaran O'Connor evades the grasp of Harbury's Daz Kittendorf. Pictures: Morris Troughton

String of Harbury mistakes allow OLs to run away with derby encounter

Three tries in the final ten minutes gave Old Leamingtonians a somewhat flattering margin of victory in this derby encounter after struggling Harbury failed to make the most of their first-half wind advantage.

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