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Beach rugby day is scrum-thing special

The annual Chichester Rugby Club beach rugby festival was held at West Wittering beach on one of the hottest days of the year.

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Ben Hanton trains  Ben Hanton Training Gloucester and England wing Charlie Sharples at Elitas

Gym offers golden chance to young athletes

Chichester-based personal training company Elitas Fitness are launching a young athlete scholarship scheme this summer.

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Rob Lawrence, pictured in 2012, has now left Chichester RFC / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Blues bid farewell to head coach

Head coach Rob Lawrence has left Chichester Rugby Club – but says the first XV are in great shape to bounce straight back into the National League following relegation to London one south.

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Meg Cliff has jetted off to New Zealand as Lions ambassador

Meg’s British Lions pride

Chichester’s Meg Cliff is off on the trip of a lifetime - she has flown to join the British Lions’ rugby union tour to New Zealand as a ‘Pick of The Pride’ ambassador. Here, she writes about how the chance of a lifetime has come about.

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Ben Polhill in action for Sussex at Twickenham

Chichester rugby stars enjoy run-out at Twickenham

Chichester RFC provided a number of players when the Sussefx team met Oxfordshire at Twickeham in the Bill Beaumont county championship final.

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Chichester's Twickenham-bound aces

Chichester rugby stars help Sussex reach Twickenham

A contingent of Chichester RFC players were in the Sussex squad that won through to the county championship final at Twickenham.

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Bognor RFC's most consistent player Josh Riggall / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Bognor Rugby Club reward season’s stars

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

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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.

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Bognor veterans

Bognor veterans sink the Saints

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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