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Hampshire lift County Championship Shield at Twickenham

Brave Hampshire overcame a powerful Staffordshire challenge to win the RFU County Championship Shield at Twickenham.

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Scrum-half Wes Dugan Picture: Roger Smith

Hampshire saving best for last at Twickenham

Senior coach Ian Chandler is convinced Hampshire have saved their best for last as they take on Staffordshire in the County Championship Shield at Twickenham on Sunday (5.15pm).

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Gosport & Fareham player Wes Dugan scored the first try for Hampshire

Hampshire secure dream Twickenham trip

HAMPSHIRE will realise their Twickenham dream after coming from behind three times to beat Warwickshire 23-15 in their RFU Championship Shield semi-final at Webb Ellis Road.

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Gosport & Fareham's Wayne Dugan claimed a hat-trick of tries in Hampshire's win over Dorset & Wilts

Hampshire ready for date with destiny

Hampshire are just 80 minutes away from turning their Twickenham dream into reality.

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Pierre-Alex Clark scored three tries as Hampshire thrashed Berkshire 46-0 in the RFU Championship Shield   Picture: Ian Hargreaves

Hampshire one win away from Twickenham final

Hampshire are just one game away from a showpiece Twickenham final after demolishing Berkshire 46-0 at Reading in the RFU Championship Shield.

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Wayne Dugan Picture: Roger Smith

Burns keen to put Hampshire on the map

Hampshire are determined to maintain their ambitions of a showpiece Twickenham final when they travel to meet Berkshire at Reading RFC in the RFU Championship Shield tomorrow (1pm).

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Havant Academy narrowly missed out on being crowned National Colts champions

Pain and pride as Havant Academy are denied national glory

Kevin Cuffe admitted his frustration as Havant Academy fell agonisingly short in their quest to be crowned National Colts champions but insisted: We have no complaints.

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Portsmouth's Curtis Barnes scored a try as Hampshire beat Dorset & Wilts 44-13    Picture: Ian Hargreaves

Chandler’s praises Hampshire’s county class

Hampshire made a dream start to their RFU Championship Shield campaign with a confident 44-13 win over Dorset & Wilts at Gosport Park.

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The Havant Academy in action

Havant Academy bidding to be crowned national champions

Havant Academy are bidding to be crowned National Colts champions as they take on Brentwood on Bank Holiday Monday at Bedford Blues RFC (3pm).

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The Hampshire players, coaching staff and representatives on HMS Victory

Hampshire set sights on Twickenham

Senior coach Ian Chandler expects his Hampshire players to do their duty as they open up their County Championship campaign against Dorset & Wilts at Gosport Park tomorrow (3pm).

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Outgoing Gosport & Fareham coach Neil McRoberts   Picture: Sarah Standing

McRoberts endures sorry Gosport goodbye

Gosport & Fareham gave coach Neil McRoberts a disappointing send off as they crashed to an 81-19 London one south home defeat against Chobham.

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Havant winger Loz Blackburn   Picture: Neil Marshall

Blackburn is Havant’s hat-trick hero

A first-half try hat-trick by winger Loz Blackburn set Havant on their way to a first-ever win at Dover in London one south.

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Full-back Tom Blewitt scores United Services Portsmouths first try in their impressive 54-27 win over Old Tiffinians at Burnaby Road Picture: Keith Woodland

Six-try Services seal survival in style

United Services Portsmouth held their nerve to secure their London three south west status with a cracking 54-27 win over Old Tiffinians at Burnaby Road.

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Gosport & Fareham number eight Chris Thompson    Picture: Paul Jacobs

Long-serving ‘Sumo’ bids farewell to Gosport & Fareham

Gosport & Fareham’s final London one south game of the season against Chobham marks the end of an era at Gosport Park tomorrow (3pm).

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Phil Gilliland & Co will look to secure United Services' London three south west status against Old Tiffinians    Picture: Keith Woodland

Services survival fight goes down to the wire

United Services Portsmouth face a tense final day, needing to guarantee their London three south west status by beating Old Tiffinians at Burnaby Road tomorrow (3pm).

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Back-row member Gav Hart misses Havant's season finale at Dover  Picture: Mick Young

Havant eye winning end to season at bogey club

Havant bring the curtain down on their London one south season with a long trip to Dover tomorrow (3pm).

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A charity rugby tournament is being held at Gosport and Fareham Rugby Club

Rugby tournament is set to raise funds for good cause

A CHARITY rugby tournament is being held for a sufferer of a rare disease.

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Fareham Heathens, above, host Bognor tomorrow in a top-of-the-table clash    Picture: Mick Young

All or nothing for Heathens as title rivals visit

Nothing less than a win will do for Fareham Heathens in their top-of-the-table Hampshire One encounter against Bognor at Cams Alders (3pm).

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Luke Richardson, above, is an injury doubt for Portsmouth    Picture: Malcolm Wells

Portsmouth playing for pride in dead rubber

Portsmouth visit fellow mid-table dwellers Effingham & Leatherhead for their final away game in London Two South-West this season.

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Jerome Trail returns to action for Havant tomorrow   Picture: Paul Jacobs

Bragging rights up for grabs in derby clash

Havant are determined to regain the south-coast bragging rights as they host Gosport & Fareham in London One South at Hooks Lane (3pm).

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