Rugby

Adams scores a try treble

Former skipper Dan Adams ran in a hat-trick of tries as a mixed Spalding RFC side won a friendly fixture 44-0 at Boston on Saturday. The game, which is Town’s first since the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed the season last year, were also under the stewardship of new first team captain Luke Turner for the first time. Spalding started strongly and, ...

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Sharman hat-trick on return

For the first time in more than a year, a rugby match took place in South Holland on Saturday. The RFU lifted the COVID-19 led ban on seniors playing that day and Spalding’s Veterans team took to the pitch for a friendly against their counterparts from Deeping in the first action for the club since March 2020. Following the current ...

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Return to rugby planned

The RFU has unveiled its roadmap to get rugby playing again with all ages able to train from March 29. And it’s aiming for full contact games to be able to take place from June. The likes of Spalding Rugby Club haven’t had a competitive fixture in over a year with the sport having been particularly hard hit by COVID-19 ...

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Rugby club set to make it a year without games

It’s been an incredibly frustrating time for Spalding Rugby Club as the wait to play senior matches goes on. The club had hoped to be back in action this month with a mini-league using adapted rules for local teams meant to provide the first competitive action since Spalding won the RFU Senior Vase on March 14, 2020. But the latest ...

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Spalding RFC facing more misery as rugby season is cancelled by RFU following latest lockdown

There will be no league rugby for any of Spalding RFC’s teams this season after the Rugby Football Union moved to cancel the 2020/21 campaign. Due to the Government’s additional lockdown measures following the increase of COVID-19 infection rates in locations across the country, as well as the concern around travelling to fulfil fixtures which may increase the risk of ...

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Spalding RFC’s potential return to action is pushed back to 2021 by RFU ruling

Spalding RFC will have to wait until at least January to start their season after a new ruling from the RFU Governance Committee. Under powers delegated by Council, the RFU Governance Committee have made the difficult decision that, with the exception of Premiership, Championship and Premier 15s rugby, no organised RFU or non-RFU Leagues including merit tables, adult or age ...

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RFU ruling sees Spalding RFC seal sixth in the final Midlands Three East South table

Spalding RFC’s final position for the 2019/20 Midlands Three East (South) season is sixth after the RFU moved to finish the season using ‘best playing record formula’. Town, who were fifth in the table before the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis caused the season to end early, slip behind Dunstablians – who had two games in hand on them – in the ...

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Spalding RFC’s top teens finish their season with a flourish in semi-final showdown

Spalding RFC under-14s saw their remarkable run in the Notts, Lincs and Derbyshire (NLD) Shield continue with a super 27-21 semi-final win over Melbourne. In the last game the Town teens were able to play before the coronavirus outbreak ended the rugby season, they finished in in typical style by reaching the showpiece final – which could be played at ...

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No more rugby for Spalding RFC this season as RFU acts decisively against COVID-19

Spalding RFC’s Midlands Three East (North) season is over after the the Rugby Football Union (RFU) moved to end the 2019/20 rugby season in England. The only exception to this blanket cancellation is the Gallagher Premiership, with the RFU switching their attention to ensuring that they are ready to re-start all rugby with the 2020/21 season once the coronavirus (COVID-19) ...

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Historic day as Spalding RFC clinch first-ever RFU Midlands Senior Vase crown

Dunstablians 15 Spalding RFC 26 Spalding RFC made history on Saturday as they beat home favourites Dunstablians 26-15 to win the RFU Midlands Senior Vase for the first time in their existence. In front of a crowd well in excess of 300, tries from John Barrett, Dan Adams, Gav Sharman and Ben Shields gave Town an incredible win over their ...

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Spalding RFC secure dramatic draw with their big Vase final looming

Rushden & Higham 17 Spalding RFC 17 Spalding RFC were forced to settle for a draw in their rearranged Midlands Three East (South) game at Rushden and Higham on Saturday. The result could have gone either way for Town, who were trailling by five points late on before grabbing a try and missing the conversion – only to then see ...

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Park double for Spalding RFC after sealing seventh successive home victory

Spalding RFC 18 Stockwood Park 5 Spalding RFC made it seven home wins on the spin by completing an impressive Midlands Three East (South) double over Stockwood Park on Saturday. Town triumphed 18-5 at the Memorial Field to move up to fifth in the table – and moved to within three points of fourth-placed Stockwood in the process. The early ...

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Ruthless Spalding RFC go try crazy as they put struggling St Neots to the sword

Spalding RFC 72 St Neots 5 Spalding RFC showed no mercy on Saturday as they thrashed Midlands Three East (South) basement side St Neots 72-5. Playing expansive rugby, Town ran in six tries in each half to make it back-to-back bonus point wins and close within seven points of fourth place. The blend within the team of experienced players such ...

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Spalding RFC welcome rock-bottom St Neots as they look to close in on the top four

Spalding RFC are hoping to get back on the field this Saturday as they prepare for the visit of rock-bottom St Neots (2.15pm). Town were without a game last weekend after their trip to Rushden and Higham became one of the many matches to fall foul of Storm Dennis. The Elephants are currently sixth in the Midlands Three East (South) ...

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Spalding RFC’s fine form continues with big win in first-ever Daventry clash

Spalding RFC 43 Daventry 14 Spalding RFC climbed into the top six in Midlands Three East (South) with a comfortable 43-14 win over Daventry on Saturday. In what was the first-ever meeting between the two mid-table teams at the Memorial Field, Harry Sharman and Matty Holmes both helped themselves to a try double. The other scores came from Gav Sharman, ...

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Rampant Spalding RFC cruise to comfortable Queens win as Anker runs in a hat-trick

Spalding RFC 75 Bedford Queens 0 Spalding RFC avenged their surprise loss at struggling Bedford Queens earlier in the season by battering them 75-0 at the Memorial Field on Saturday. Ruthless Town racked up 13 unanswered tries as they took advantage of a weakened Queens team that travelled with just 15 players – meaning they had no substitutes. Ash Anker ...

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High-flying Oakham ease past Spalding RFC to end their recent momentum

Oakham RFC 29Spalding RFC 5 In-form Spalding RFC came crashing back down to earth on Saturday as they were soundly beaten 29-5 by high-flying Oakham. Having reached the National RFU Vase Cup (Midlands section) final the previous week, Town hoped to pull off another impressive win here – but second-placed Oakham proved too strong. The Elephants fielded a largely settled ...

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Booth runs in try double as super Spalding RFC storm into first-ever Vase final

Spalding RFC 10Buxton 0 Impressive Spalding RFC marched into the final of the National RFU Vase Cup (Midlands section) with a 10-0 triumph over Buxton on Saturday. Buxton, old adversaries from when Town played in Midlands Three East (North)last season, arrived at the Memorial Field in second place in their league – having been the pace setters earlier in the ...

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Spalding RFC on gr-eight form as they bounce back in style with huge victory

Spalding RFC ran in eight tries as they got their season back on track with a commanding 44-7 victory over Northampton BBOB at the Memorial Field on Saturday. After some excellent results against league leaders, Stockwood Park and Stamford at the end of 2019, form had gone into reverse recently with two defeats in Midlands Three East (South) and a ...

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Spalding RFC fail to turn their pressure into points as Huntingdon claim victory

Huntingdon & District 16Spalding RFC 12 Spalding RFC were left to rue missed opportunities as they kicked off 2020 with a 16-12 defeat at Huntingdon on Saturday. Town won the reverse game earlier in the season, but travelling has often been their Achilles heel in Midlands Three East (South) – and so it proved again. From the kick-off, Spalding looked ...

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