Rugby Union

Shirt stands test of time as rugby club celebrates 90th anniversary

As Chichester RFC celebrate their 90th anniversary, former president Alan Bradford is proud to have looked after one important exhibition piece from their past.


VIDEO: Chichester Rugby Club celebrate their 90th birthday

It was the perfect way for Chichester RFC to mark their 90th anniversary - a day when sport was the top priority and socialising played a big part too.

Jack Hornibrook snipes for Bognor at Old Cranleighans / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Awful trip doesn’t help Bognor back on track

Traffic issues meant Bognor arrived late at Old Cranleighans and had only a 15-minute warm-up – but this seemed to work as, for the first time this season, they started the brighter.

Chichester, in their red change strip, couldn't stem the Hertford tide / Picture by Alison Tanner

It hurts in Herts for the Blues... but now it’s 90th birthday party time

After a dreadful journey to Hertford because of traffic hold-ups, Chichester completed a day to forget by losing 49-0 to the National three London south east league leaders.

Chi RFC Colts

Rugby: Blues colts put final loss behind them

Chichester Colts won a thrilling derby with Worthing 16-10 in their first league game of the season – an eagerly-anticipated re-match of the county cup final a few months ago.

Don Farmer adds to the Chichester total against S&E / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Blues win another close encounter of the rugby kind

If you fancy close encounters of the rugby kind, become a supporter of Chichester.

Pagham in recent action against Horsham YMCA / Picture by Roger Smith

Lions and City win again... Bosham still flying

Pagham remain in the top three of the Southern Combination premier after a 3-0 win at Crawley Down Gatwick.

Jon Lindsay dots down for Chi at Dorking and Henry Ansvombe looks impressed / Picture by Tony Elkin

Blues so close to completing famous fightback

A pulsating game of two halves at Dorking was almost won by Chichester after a great comeback from a 33-5 deficit.

Jack Bentall on the charge in Chichester's win over Shelford / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Chichester chalk up an off-the-Shelf victory

It is always memorable to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat – and Chichester won their opening National three London south east home game 26-25 versus Shelford with a bonus-point fourth try five minutes from the end.

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Welcome to the higher league, Bognor...

Bognor had a rude awakening to life in London three south west as they were soundly beaten 52-0 at home to Eastleigh.

Chichester in action in their opener at Westcombe Park

Come and back Blues’ new bid for rugby glory

Chichester hope their first home game will spark their third season into National League into life this weekend.

Players line up to take part in Chi RFC's City Walls Pass / Picture by Tim Cloke

Rugby players have wall-to-wall fun

Oaklands Park was a hive of activity as Chichester RFC marked the start of a new season with their annual City Walls Pass.

Chichester take the game to Westcombe Park / Picture by Alison Tanner

Chichester lose rugby opener by thinnest of margins

Chichester kicked off their third season in the National League with a defeat - while Bognor wrapped up pre-season with a victory that sets thewm up nicely for their own kick-off this weekend.

Jack Bentall is the new CRFC first XI captain / Picture by Kste Shemilt

Chichester set for third assault on National League

The big rugby-season kick-off arrives for Chichester tomorrow.

Chi RFC's under-14s of last season

Chichester rugby youngsters aim for another big year

Chichester Rugby Club’s under-14 rugby team concluded their 2015-16 season pretty much as they started, winning most of their matches and losing only one all season.

Great Britain's Tom Mitchell was born in Cuckfield and attended Worth School

Rio 2016: Great Britain rugby 7s side take silver after masterclass from Fiji

Sussex's Tom Mitchell and his Great Britain 7s had to settle for silver after they were taught a lesson by the masterful Fiji side in the Olympic final, losing 36-7.
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Rio 2016: Tom Mitchell’s Great Britain Rugby 7s team have golden chance after semi-final triumph

Great Britain, skippered by Sussex’s Tom Mitchell, have a chance for gold after beating South Africa 7-5 in a tense Olympic semi-final.

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Rio 2016: Great Britain beat New Zealand to qualify for knockout stages of Rugby 7s

Great Britain’s rugby 7s side have reached the knockout stages of the Olympics after beating New Zealand 21-19 in the final group stage.

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Rio 2016: Rugby 7s captain Tom Mitchell - ‘This has been a very special opportunity for us’

Great Britain Rugby 7s team captain Tom Mitchell has said the Rio Olympics has been a ‘very special opportunity’ for his team.

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