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Gosport improvement needed against champions

WITH their survival secured comfortably Gosport & Fareham are playing for pride as they end their London two south-west campaign at runaway champions Camberley.

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Havant's Joe Davis

Havant progress lauded but promotion looks out of reach

WILL KNIGHT accepts Havant need a final-day miracle to make the London one south play-offs.

Havant RFC
Ian French with his daughter Ella, seven, and son Joe, 10. Picture: Duncan Shepherd (180339-003)

Portsmouth spoil Old Emanuel party with fitting French farewell

Portsmouth brought the curtain down on their London three south west campaign with a resounding 40-19 win against leaders Old Emanuel at Rugby Camp.

Portsmouth RFC
Harry King is tackled. Picture: Keith Woodland

Disappointing finale for progressive Fareham Heathens

Fareham Heathens ended their Hampshire one campaign with a bruising 40-10 defeat at Sandown & Shanklin.

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Ben Brierley. Picture: Neil Marshall (171150-38)

Coach salutes professional Havant troops

Havant kept alive their faint chance of securing a London one south play-off place with a hard-fought 38-31 win at Chobham.

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Jess Breach at the Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village.

Breach helps put England on track of reaching semi-finals at Commonwealth Games

Jess Breach has helped put England on track of reaching the semi-finals of the women's rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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Ian French would love to go out on a high

Portsmouth’s French deserves to go out on a high

PORTSMOUTH prop forward Ian French wants to end his career on a winning note against Old Emanuel in London three south west at Rugby Camp tomorrow (3pm).

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Barry Bridgman is happy his Gosport team can relax now

Bridgman pleased Gosport can relax and enjoy rugby

NOW Gosport & Fareham can relax as they face already relegated Winchester in London two south west tomorrow.

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Portsmouth Valkyries. RFU Junior Cup winners 2018. Picture: Ben Calvert-Lee

Valkyries win praise after lifting trophy

BALI SALISBURY praised his Portsmouth Valkyries squad after they lifted the RFU Junior Cup with a 22-8 win against Sutton Coldfield at Henley.

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Havant fear history will repeat itself in league

FOR the second successive season Havant look like narrowly missing out on a London one south play-off place.

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Dom Holling races clear to score. Picture: Neil Marshall

Bridgman satisfied as Gosport & Fareham survive

Gosport & Fareham retained their London two south west status with a rousing 29-22 win against Effingham & Leatherhead in their final home game of the season.

Gosport Fareham RFC

World famous rugby coach to speak at fundraiser

THE head coach behind The British and Irish Lions 2017 tour will be making an appearance at a Hampshire club at the end of this month.

Havant RFC
Jordan Hunter. Picture: Duncan Shepherd

Double delight for Portsmouth on final away-day

Portsmouth capped their London three south west away campaign by completing a double over Battersea Ironsides.

Portsmouth RFC
Steve Cruddas. Picture: Neil Marshall

Cruddas set for landmark appearance for Havant against Thurrock

Steve Cruddas is set to make his 250th league appearance for Havant in their London one south clash against Thurrock at Hooks Lane tomorrow (3pm).

Havant RFC

Bridgman tells Gosport to secure status with a victory

Barry Bridgman wants Gosport & Fareham to secure their London two south west status with a victory over Effingham & Leatherhead tomorrow.

Gosport Fareham RFC
Jim Pearce. Picture: Neil Marshall

Pearce: All Portsmouth can do is win and see what happens

Portsmouth travel to Battersea Ironsides knowing they need a win to keep their London three south west promotion hopes alive.

Portsmouth RFC

Savour Hampshire Cup cheer – it may be last for some time

Jeff Highcock has admitted the days of the county cup may be numbered.

Havant RFC

‘Dominant’ Havant hailed after Hampshire Cup glory

Havant were crowned county champions for the 19th time after beating Bournemouth 25-0 in the Hampshire Cup final at Hooks Lane on Saturday.

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Havant play Bournemouth in the cup final

Havant plan to get most out of final

WILL KNIGHT believes a change in thinking is needed if cup rugby within Hampshire is to survive for much longer.

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Joel Stocker on his way to score the third try of the first half for Pumas.  Picture: Keith Woodland

Havant impress... Locks Heath win derby

HAVANT maintained the pressure in the London one south title fight with a 26-16 bonus-point win at basement side Gravesend.

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