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Saxons prove too strong as Chi suffer first defeat in four

Chichester let a lead slip as they fell to a first National League 3 London & South East defeat in four matches on Saturday.

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Tim Hartley post match

Sport Needs You campaign: Rugby refereeing 'It’s a great way of testing yourself physically and mentally'

Refereeing rugby is a great way of testing yourself physically and mentally according to Tim Hartley.

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Ben Deavall claims a lineout as Chi get one over Hertford / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Blues show Hert and soul to win a rugby thriller

There was great celebration at Oaklands Park after Chichester caused the shock of the season in a thrilling contest, beating Hertford 30-22 for a vital victory in National three London south east.

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Netball action at Seaford College's tournament - this is Seaford facing New Hall

Seaford’s sizzling sporting day is voted a winner

Seaford College hosted their inaugural rugby sevens festival alongside their first-ever Sunday netball competition – and both tournaments were a huge success.

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Bognor veterans at Worthing

Honours are even as Bognor veterans visit Worthing

On a frosty night, Bognor vets and a large number of supporters made the trip for the rematch at Worthing, under floodlights, with Worthing Vets. It was a good contest and finished 15-15.

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Rugby action at Seaford College

VIDEO: Seaford College ready for rugby extravaganza

Seaford College near Petworth hosts a rugby and netball Tournament this Sunday (Jan 29) and both competitions are generating a large amount of interest across the country.

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Action from Chichester's recent home win over Dorking / Picture by Derek Martin

Chichester told: Win half your games to stay up

Rob Lawrence has set Chichester a target of winning at least half their final ten games to make sure they stay in rugby’s National League

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Paul Lewis and Ian Oliver of Geroge Ide, with CRFC's Declan Hutchings in the centre

Why West Sussex sport clubs have law on their side

Celebrating its golden 50th anniversary and after more than seven years of supporting south coast sports teams, Chichester law firm George Ide LLP remains as committed as ever to backing West Sussex sports clubs and youth training initiatives.

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Aaron Davies on the charge for Chichester against Dorking / Picture by Michael Clayden

Team effort sees Chichester down Dorking

Chichester were worthy 18-13 winners of a vital National three London south east game at home to Dorking thanks to their very strong team performance in the first half.

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Bognor found Farnham too strong for them / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Bognor find it tough against leaders

It always looked like being a tough return after the Christmas and New Year break for Bognor’s first XV as leaders Farnham visited Hampshire Avenue

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The Blues on the front foot at Shelford / Picture by Alison Tanner

Blues begin well, but are knocked off the Shelf

After a promising first half at Shelford when they had more of the play, Chichester lost their momentum under pressure by the strong home pack and conceded 17 points.

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SPORT IN 2016: Chichester Rugby Club are 90 years young

It’s the final day of our review of local sport in 2016 and today it’s Chichester Rugby Club in focus.

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Midhurst RFC under-13s

Midhurst youngsters play rugby to win - and to have fun

Midhurst Rugby Club under-13s are a friendly and talented squad of 22.

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Chichester on the attack against Guernsey / Picture by Michael Clayden

Blues battle but Guernsey channel their efforts well

Chichester’s 25-18 home defeat to Guernsey was a pulsating and bruising National three London south east

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Bognor RFC under-15s

Bognor rugby youngsters have victory to Crow about

Bognor under-15s made it four wins in a row at misty Hampshire Avenue with a controlled display to see off Crowborough 24-10.

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Nathan Archer on the charge for Bognor in the win over Teddington / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Teddington tamed as Bognor serve up festive feast

Bognor turned on the style in front of a large home crowd to beat Teddington 31-23 in London three south west.

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Chichester on the attack against Colchester / Picture by Alison Tanner

Blues bounce to another win as Colchester are crushed

Chichester gained a bonus-point 40-10 with a confident performance in a vital National three London south east game at Oaklands Park.

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Daniel Pound in action for the table-tennis team

Students are table-tennis table-toppers

The University of Chichester’s men’s table tennis team thumped Imperial College 17-0 to complete a home and away double.

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Chichester in action at Guildford / Picture by Alison Tanner

Battling Blues storm back to form at Guildford

Chichester produced their best form in storming to a bonus-point 27-6 win at Guildford with spirit and determination.

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Aaron Davies with the ball for Chichester against Wimbledon / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Downed by the Dons - but Blues give them a scare

Matches between old rivals Chichester and Wimbledon have nearly always been close and hard fought. This one was typically-exciting.

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