Rugby Union

Bognor Rugby Club reward season’s stars

Bognor Rugby Club held their end-of-season presentation evening.

Action from Chi's final game, at home to Westcombe Park / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Rugby: Chichester must aim to bounce back quickly

Chichester Rugby Club must do everything they can to return to the National League at the first time of asking after the relegation.

Bognor veterans

Bognor veterans sink the Saints

Bognor’s veterans ended the club’s season with a flourish, beating St Albans 63-36.

The women's rugby team won the big Univeristy of Chichester sport award

Rugby players scoop university’s top sport award

niovThe women’s rugby team picked up the prestigious club-of-the-year honour in the final accolade handed out at the University of Chichester 2016-17 sports awards.

Chichester RFC's colts at the final

Chichester colts edged out in thrilling rugby final

Chichester RFC’s colts put up a brave fight but narrowly missed out in the final of the Sussex Trophy, losing 20-17 against last year’s national under-17 champions Worthing.

Dino Lamb ran in a hat-trick of tries as Worthing Raiders secured their National 2 South status this afternoon. Picture by Colin Coulson

Rampant Raiders secure National 2 South status

Worthing Raiders ensured their National 2 South status following a tense final day this afternoon.

Chi RFC Colts soar in their semi-final / Picture by Michael Clayden

Chichester rugby colts set up showpiece final with rivals

Chichester RFC’s colts beat previously-unbeaten Sussex Premier League champions Horsham 27-14 in their eagerly-awaited Sussex Cup semi-final.

Phil Dickin scores a Chi try in their win over Westcombe Park / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Blues are down – but show they have the spirit to return

Chichester won their last game in National three London south east in style, playing with obvious team spirit and completely dominating the second half to beat Westcome Park 20-12 – but it was not enough to keep them up.

Midhurst RFC under-13s have had a fabulous campaign

Midhurst marvels enjoy unbeaten rugby season

Midhurst under-13s won their last game in the Waterfall competition, beating Eastbourne 60-10 on a gloriously sunny day at Eastbourne.

Action from Chichester's recent home clash with Guildford / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Chichester rugby fans urged: Get behind lads in final game

All Chichester RFC supporters are encouraged to show their solidarity by attending the last match of the season tomorrow (April 22) against Westcombe Park (3pm).


VIDEO: Take a tour of Chichester Rugby Club’s new Oaklands Pavilion

Chichester Rugby Club are putting the finishing touches to a £600,000-plus project to extend and refurbish their clubhouse at their Oaklands Park HQ.

Bognor RFC under-10s at the Stoop

Bognor rugby youngsters Stoop to conquer

Bognor RFC’s under-tens were invited to play at a tournament organised by Harlequins.

Residents and staff from Colten Care's Wellington Grange care home during their visit to Chichester Rugby Club.

Former bar lady welcomed back after 50 years

Chichester Rugby Club has made a pensioner ‘feel at home again’, 50 years after she worked there.

It's a try - or is it? The ref says no / Picture by Rob Deavall

Try that never was costs Blues - now relegation looms

Chichester will almost certainly be relegated from National three London south east after what seemed to be a winning try in the last minute at Colchester was disallowed, condemning them to a 30-24 defeat.

Chichester RFC under-14s with the Lions president

Lions give rugby boys reason to roar

The president of Chichester Lions Club, Richard Cowell, helped present polo shirts following a sponsorship deal with Chichester RFC’s under-14s.

Action between Chichester and Winchester on the netball court

Chichester students claim sporting bragging rights in Winchester battle

A number of sports teams from the University of Winchester competed at the Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester in an inaugural varsity contest between the two universities.

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Chris Johnson tries to get the Blues moving against Guildford / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Blues: We’ll give relegation crunch games all we’ve got

Chichester go into the final two games of the rugby season in a desperate fight to stay in the National leagues.


VIDEO: Schools enjoy RFU-backed rugby festival at Bognor

Well over 100 young players from three schools enjoyed a sun-baked afternoon of action at Bognor RFC.

Jack Arden-Brown in action for Chichester against Guildford / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Home defeat leaves Chichester in real relegation trouble

Guildford completed a terrific comeback to win a bewildering see-saw game 37-31 and leaving Chichester in real relegation trouble in National three London south east.

Chichester on the charge at Wimbledon / Picture by Alison Tanner

Blues beaten by Dons - but that doesn’t tell whole story

Chichester produced a gallant fightback at Wimbledon and bagged what could yet prove a vital bonus point on their visit to face their second-placed hosts in a game of two very different halves that ended in a 45-25 defeat

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