GALLERY: Chichester can take pride on their big rugby day

It was probably the largest rugby crowd ever seen at Oaklands Park - and the contest they watched certainly didn’t disappoint.

Second-placed Chichester were out to stop London one south leaders East Grinstead from clinching the title.

Mud-splattered action from Chichester's top-of-the-table clash with East Grinstead

Mud-splattered action from Chichester's top-of-the-table clash with East Grinstead

The blues gave it absolutely everything and led 15-9 at one stage - before the big-spending team who call themselves G-Force showed just why they’ve gone more than 20 matches unbeaten, ending up 29-15 winners.

Here’s a gallery of pictures by Chris Hatton from the game, and you can see a full report by Roger Gould, and more pictures, in the Observer - out on Thursday.