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Girls just wanna have rugby fun at Bognor

Girls’ rugby is taking off at Bognor RFC.

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Jess Breach on the attack for England / Picture: RFU Collection via Getty Images

England rugby star Jess switches to sevens

Chichester’s Jess Breach is switching from 15-a-side rugby to sevens for the next stae of her England career.

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Recent Bognor action against Cranleigh - they're at home again this weekend when United Services visit / Picture by Steve Robards

Bognor slip up on island - but now say: Bring on the leaders

Bognor’s impressive run of eight successive wins came to an end on the Isle of Wight when they lost by the narrowest of margins - 18-17- to a spirited Sandown and Shanklin side.

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Ben Robson makes a break at Havant / Picture by Michael Clayden

Chichester helpless as Havant get their revenge

Havant fully avenged their September defeat at Oaklands Park and outplayed Chichester in the second half to win 38-12.

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England rugby squad start the new year in Sussex

The England rugby squad will be spending two days in Sussex at the start of 2018 in preparation for the NatWest Six Nations tournament.

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Pat Gains dives over for Bognor / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Bognor make great Gains as new hero emerges

Hampshire Avenue played host to arguably the biggest game of the season so far - and Bognor won the day, beating Millbrook 20-18 to cement second spot in the top division of the Hampshire League.

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Camoeron Hopkins breaks the line as Chi beat Tottonians / Picture by Michael Clayden

Blues overcome the odds to claim top-three spot

Chichester overcame many obstacles to achieve an excellent double over their strong Hampshire opponents, beating Tottonians 24-17 to sit third in London one south for the mid-season break.

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Paul Taylor with the rest of the sport staff at Oakwood School

New man Taylor-made for Oakwood sporting challenge

Sport and outdoor activity are key to the ethos of Oakwood School in Chichester and Paul Taylor, newly-appointed head of sport, brings a fresh enthusiasm and new ideas to lead the department, according to headteacher Clare Bradbury.

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Paddy Burnett is tackled in Bognor's win over Cranleigh / Picture by Steve Robards

Rugby: Bognor edge through in Vase

A tight game against Cranleigh in the RFU Junior Vase was a great spectacle for the supporters that came to watch on a cold but sunny day at Bognor RFC.

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Sam Renwick battles through the Maidstone defence / Picture by Michael Clayden

Rugby: Blues have it Maid in front of own fans

Chichester followed up their fantastic win against London one south leaders Medway with another bonus-point success in front of their own fans – beating Maidstone 44-26.

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Netball action at the University of Chichester / Picture by John Geeson

University of Chichester teams nab Christmas No1 spot

A number of University of Chichester teams will be heading into the Christmas break top of their leagues.

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Action from the Uni of Chi's win over Essex / Picture by John Geeson

The only way is progress as Essex visit Chichester in cup

A hard-fought 25-19 win against the University of Essex sent the University of Chichester through to the quarter-finals of the South Eastern Cup.

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Action from Chichester's win over Medway / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Colley: Chichester win sends message to rest of league

Chichester’s director of rugby reflected on a memorable victory over the previously-unbeaten leaders and declared: This shows the rest of the league what we can do.

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Bognor's Pat Gains - pictured scoring against Fareham - was start man as Alresford were beaten / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Rugby: Bognor beat Alresford to move into top two

Bognor welcomed fourth-placed Alresford to Hampshire Avenue for the first time and, after a closely-contested game, the home side emerged winners by three tries to nil, 15-0 the final score.

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Adrian Lynch on the nove for Chichester against Medway / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Leaders beaten on day to cherish for Chichester

Chichester rose to the big occasion and this superb performance brought them a bonus-point 22-9 victory over the runaway London one south leaders Medway.

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Bognor under-nines - more team-mates needed

Bognor youngsters love their rugby – but need more team-mates

Bognor RFC’s under-nine squad need more players.

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Jess Breach on the attack for England / Picture: RFU Collection via Getty Images

England star Breach turns in five-star show at Twickenham

Jess Breach's international career may be just two games old - but she has already marked herself out as a potential England regular for years to come.
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Recent Oaklands Park action between Chichester and London Cornish / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Rugby: Blues want big backing for clash with leaders

Chichester play their biggest home game of the season this Saturday when they face runaway London one south leaders Medway.

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Jess Breach on her six-try debut . Picture RFU Collection via Getty Images

Jess brilliant! Why rugby star Breach is pride of West Sussex

Pride of West Sussex Jess Breach has told of her joy at breaking into the senior England rugby union team – and marking a sensational debut with six tries.

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The University of Chichester men's rugby team in home action / Picture by John Geeson

University sport: Footballers hit four more... Spitfires downed

The University of Chichester’s women’s football team went into their home match against St Mary’s full of confidence after beating Premier South leaders Hertfordshire – and hit four for the second time this season against the Twickenham-based side.
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