Spalding RFC

Below-par first-half showing costs Spalding RFC dear in Luton loss

Luton 29 Spalding RFC 12 Spalding RFC slipped to a second defeat of the Midlands Three East (South) season as old foes Luton secured a 29-12 success. Having been rivals in Midlands One some 15 years ago, this was the duo’s first meeting since then. Town were pleased to welcome back Jacob Greaves into the front row, while at blindside ...

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Spalding RFC get season up and running with big home victory over Huntingdon

Spalding RFC 22 Huntingdon & District 5 Spalding RFC secured their first win of the Midlands Three East (South) season as they saw off Huntingdon and District 22-5 at the Memorial Field on Saturday. Tries from Will Shields, debutant James Luto and Harry Sharman and Gav Sharman got Town up and running at a very wet Memorial Field, following their ...

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Strong start fails to inspire Spalding RFC in heavy opening day defeat at Dunstablians

Dunstablians 38 Spalding RFC 11 Spalding RFC kicked off their new Midlands Three East (South) with a 38-11 defeat at Dunstablians on Saturday. Looking at the score, you’d think that Town had been very well beaten during their opening fixture. However, for the first 20 minutes the Elephants were encamped in the Dustablians half – stifling any possession that the ...

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Spalding RFC begin their defence of Midlands Senior Vase with derby triumph

Spalding RFC 20 Boston 5 After nearly 18 long months, Spalding RFC returned to competitive action on Saturday with a 20-5 Memorial Field win against rivals Boston. Town’s first match of the season saw them successfully begin the defence of the RFU Midlands Senior Vase, which they won back in March 2020 with an excellent performance against Dunstablians. Spalding’s team ...

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Spalding RFC raring to go as they prepare to get Midlands Senior Vase defence started

Spalding RFC’s 2021/22 season kicks off on Saturday with a home RFU Midlands Senior Vase clash against local rivals Boston at the Memorial Field (3pm). Currently, Town are the holders of the Vase – having defeated Dunstablians just before COVID-19 lockdown restrictions commenced back in April 2020. The Elephants were pleased to get some pre-season rugby played in June and ...

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Spalding RFC pleased with turnout for fun day at New Ground

Spalding RFC’s summer fun day on Saturday went down a storm with all who attended. A host of visitors enjoyed the numerous activities on offer at Spalding’s New Ground on Drain Bank, with more events planned for the future. Club chairman John Constable said: “We were pleased with how our first summer sports day went and enjoyed welcoming a lot ...

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Show your support for Spalding RFC at FREE day of fun

Spalding RFC are holding a summer fun day at their new ground on Saturday. Gates open to the public at noon on Saturday (August 21), with activities such as tug of war, welly wanging, giant sack racing, slower bike race, wheelbarrow races, obstacle course races and many more on the agenda. Entry is free to all, with families urged to ...

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Terrific Trophy triumph sees Spalding RFC sign off their short season in style

Dronfield RFC 21 Spalding RFC 27 (agg 33-66) Jubilant Spalding RFC clinched the NLD Summer Trophy after a super 27-21 win at Dronfield on Saturday. Having won the first leg of the final 39-12 the previous week, Town’s stellar showing gave them an aggregate victory of 66-33 and ensured that they ended a pandemic-hit season with a trophy. Spalding were ...

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Spalding RFC all set for two-legged NLD final against Dronfield

Spalding RFC will contest the final of the NLD group three Trophy. Town host Dronfield at their new ground on Saturday (3pm) in the first leg of the final, before making the return trip the following weekend. New Elephants skipper Luke Turner will again lead his side and is hoping for a good crowd. Town lost to Boston but beat ...

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Spalding RFC bounce back in style with stellar Sleaford showing

Spalding RFC bounced back from their derby defeat against Boston by beating Sleaford 36-24 in the NLD Mini Cup on Saturday. This was a must-win game for Town against opponents who had handed them a 30-15 reverse in a friendly fixture a few weeks ago. However, Elephants’ captain Luke Turner was able to field a full squad of 23 players ...

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Losing return for Spalding RFC as rivals Boston edge derby showdown

Boston 30 Spalding RFC 15 Spalding RFC suffered a 30-15 derby defeat at rivals Boston on Saturday in what was their first competitive fixture in 15 months. Playing in a mini competition organised by the NLD, Town fielded a new-look side that featured a number of first-team debutants. Spalding started the better of the two sides in the all-Lincolnshire affair, ...

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NLD derby duel at Boston sees Spalding RFC finally return to competitive action

Spalding RFC’s senior men’s side return to competitive action on Saturday with a derby clash against Boston. Town will be competing in a mini competition organised by the NLD, with Lincolnshire neighbours Boston and Sleaford the opposition. The opening fixture is at Boston on Saturday (3pm) and will be the Elephants’ first competitive fixture since the COVID-19 pandemic halted all ...

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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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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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