Rugby

Spalding RFC bidding to support community by donating their modular changing rooms

Generous Spalding RFC are looking to help out another sporting club by way of donating their modular changing rooms. Town purchased the dressing rooms in 2013 as they announced plans to move to their new base at Drain Bank North – and they were also used at their temporary Low Fulney site before their move to the new permanent home. ...

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Saplding RFC pay the penalty in loss on season’s final day as they finish in bottom two

Spalding RFC 19 Dunstablians 27 Spalding RFC completed their Midlands Three East (South) season with a 27-19 home defeat against Dunstablians on Saturday. The loss at the Memorial Field means that Town finish in the bottom two – which would normally mean relegation. But, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected that there will be no promotion or relegation ...

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Spalding RFC set for final game of the season against high-flying opposition

Spalding RFC conclude their Midlands Three East (South) season on Saturday as they welcome high-flying Dunstablians to the Memorial Field (2pm). Town go into their season finale in tenth place, but both sides below them – Queens and Daventry – are within striking distance. A win would guarantee that the Elephants don’t finish bottom, given that they are three points ...

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Spalding RFC unable to keep up their momentum at Daventry as they lose away again

Daventry 43 Spalding RFC 12 Spalding RFC’s penultimate game of the Midlands Three East South season saw them soundly beaten 43-12 at Daventry on Saturday. The defeat ensures that Town have gone an entire season without winning away from home, with the weekend reverse their 12th loss on the road from as many outings. Having upset second-placed Bourne the week ...

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Spalding RFC make numerical advantage count in derby success over high-flying Bourne

Spalding RFC 24 Bourne 15 Spalding RFC produced one of their best performances of the season as they beat high-flying South Lincolnshire rivals Bourne 24-15 on Saturday. With Town down in ninth and Bourne second at the start of play, the visitors were hot favourites to complete a Midlands Three East (South) derby double at the Memorial Field. But their ...

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International star at rugby club

Spalding rugby club welcomed code royalty when a former Scotland captain visited South Holland. Kelly Brown, who played 69 times for his country and is currently a coach at Saracens, was the guest speaker at a black tie event on Friday evening. Kelly made his debut for the national side in June 2005 in a game against Romania where he ...

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Big win for Spalding RFC’s Nomads against Huntingdon as first team enjoy weekend off

With the first team having no scheduled game on Saturday, the focus was on Spalding RFC’s Nomads – and they didn’t disappoint. The second string had a home fixture against Huntingdon, who stepped up after Lincoln pulled out of the game, and emerged 22-12 winners on the day. However, Town did have to lend their visitors four players in order ...

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In-form Rushden and Higham hand Spalding RFC a heavy home loss

Spalding RFC 14 Rushen & Higham 56 Spalding RFC suffered a heavy home defeat on Saturday as Rushden and Higham triumphed 56-14 at the Memorial Field in Midlands Three East (South). Having beaten the runaway league leaders Stockwood Park at home the previous week – and earlier in the season had inflicted a heavy defeat on Town in the reverse ...

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Away woes continue for Spalding RFC in low-scoring basement battle at Queens

Spalding RFC’s search for a first away win of the season in Midlands Three East (South) continues after a narrow 3-0 defeat at bottom-of-the-table Queens on Saturday. In one of the lowest scoring games Town have been involved in for many years, a simple penalty kick just before half-time was the difference between the sides on wet and wild afternoon ...

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Spalding RFC enjoy their home comforts again with important win over relegation rivals

Spalding RFC 27 Northampton Men’s Own 15 Spalding RFC made it three home wins on the spin in Midlands Three East (South) with a potentially pivotal 27-15 victory over rivals Northampton Men’s Own on Saturday. The Memorial Field triumph gave Town an extra bonus point too, which sees them move eight points clear of relegation rivals Northampton and Daventry and ...

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Spalding RFC’s thriving juniors are learning life skills and making friends for life

With Spalding RFC’s first team not in action over the weekend, the club’s thriving junior section had the chance to take centre stage. Every Sunday, more than 150 children can be found at Spalding’s base on Drain Bank North enjoying playing and training with their friends. Youngsters are divided up into age groups and play modified rules which reflect their ...

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Spalding RFC are blown away at Melton Mowbray as winning runs comes to an end

Melton Mowbray 39 Spalding RFC 17 Spalding RFC’s two-game winning streak in Midlands Three East (South) came to an end on Saturday as they went down 39-17 at Melton Mowbray. Town were literally blown away in the first half as they unable to adapt their game plan to the windy conditions, while Melton played their cards right to run out ...

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Big bonus-point victory sends resurgent Spalding RFC clear of the drop zone

Spalding RFC 24 Daventry 0 Resurgent Spalding RFC made it back-to-back wins in Midlands Three East (South) with a convincing 24-0 victory over Daventry on Saturday. Town’s fourth win of the season came with an added bonus point and pulls them five points clear of the bottom two, albeit having played a game more. The showdown was a contest between ...

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Spalding RFC get back to winning ways with superb showing against Luton

Spalding RFC 36 Luton 21 Spalding RFC produced one of their best performances of the season as they raced to a bonus-point triumph over high-flying Luton in Midlands Three East (South) on Saturday. Resurgent Town ran in six tries as they secured a 36-21 triumph at the Memorial Field for what was their first win since beating relegation rivals Queens ...

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Late flourish fails to prevent Spalding RFC from falling to defeat at Huntingdon

Huntingdon & District 26 Spalding RFC 7 Spalding RFC kicked off their 2022 fixtures in Midlands Three East (South) with a 26-7 defeat at Huntingdon & District on Saturday as their travel troubles continued. The defeat leaves Spalding tenth in the table, level with the two sides below them, and still without an away win in the league this season. ...

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COVID-19 causes Spalding RFC’s final game of 2021 to be postponed

Spalding RFC’s scheduled home game against Daventry in Midlands Three East (South) on Saturday was postponed due to a Covid-19 concern. With the game rearranged for January 22, that means Town’s 2021 fixtures are now over. They end the year in tenth place in the 12-team division, although are level on points with rock-bottom Queens and 11th-placed Northampton Men’s Own. ...

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Derby despair as clinical Bourne see off Spalding RFC in South Lincolnshire derby

Bourne 15 Spalding RFC 0 High-flying Bourne handed Spalding RFC a 15-0 reverse in Saturday’s Midlands Three East (South) derby as clinical finishing proved to be the difference between the South Lincolnshire rivals. With the two sides at opposite ends of the table, youthful Town were always likely to be underdogs on the day – but they’ve been boosted in ...

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Sharman runs in a treble to inspire a derby win for Spalding RFC’s Veteran side

Spalding Vets 44 Lincoln Vets 15 Harry Sharman ran in a hat-trick of tries as Spalding RFC’s vets saw off their counterparts from Lincoln 44-15 on Saturday. Lincoln were hit with unavailability and injury and only travelled to south Lincolnshire with ten players, but Spalding showed great sportsmanship and lent them five players, – including up and coming first team ...

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Depleted Spalding RFC suffer another away defeat as Rushden and Higham

Rushden & Higham 48 Spalding RFC 12 Spalding RFC are still looking for their first away win of the Midlands Three East (South) season after suffering a 48-12 defeat at Rushden and Higham on Saturday. With plenty of first team regulars missing, Town travelled with a squad topped up by several call-ups from the second side – and they were ...

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Spalding RFC conquer Queens in tight basement battle to end losing run

Spalding RFC 17 Queens 10 Spalding RFC picked up their second win of the Midlands Three East (South) season on Saturday – but rock-bottom Queens made them work for their points. Tries from long-serving trio Pete Waudy, Harry Sharman and Mark Haighton got the job done for Town in a game that was played at their New Ground on Drain ...

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