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England star Breach inspires next generation of rugby players

Chichester Rugby Club hosted a training session to encourage girls to play the sport – with an England international present to help them get the most out of it.

Shaun Edwards takes the students through some rugby drills at Seaford

VIDEO: Legend Edwards puts Sussex students through rugby paces

Rugby legend Shaun Edwards was one of the guest speakers at Seaford College’s annual sports dinner – and he even had time to take a training session with a group of their rugby players.

Skipper lee Balchin on the charge against Ellingham / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Bognor rack up 76 points without reply

Captain Lee Balchin led his mixed Bognor team of young and old into a game against Ellingham and Ringwood they dominated from start to finish - running out 76-0 winners.

It was #takeastand week at the university / Picture by John Geeson

University of Chichester students are happy to #takeastand

There were mixed fortunes for University of Chichester teams in ‘Take A Stand’ week.

Chris Johnson shows his power in the season's first meeting with Thurrock, at home / Picture by Michael Clayden

Depleted Blues lose – but key figures are coming back

Chichester slipped to a 20-10 London one south defeat when they took the long trip to Thurrock on a wet day with a plethora of forced changes to the team who had beaten Gravesend the week before.

Women's rugby action at the University of Chichester / Picture by John Geeson

Canterbury tale has no happy ending for Chichester students

The University of Chichester’s sports teams are back in action after their mid-winter break.

Joe and Danny Greenslade notched a family first for bognor Rugby Club

Power is the key for Bognor - in more ways than one

Bognor RFC ended their mini losing streak in great style when won 27-12 at fourth-placed Fordingbridge with one of the best displays of the season.


Rugby gallery: Chichester beat the mud for handsome victory

Chichester skated and slithered to a deserved bonus-point 34-8 win against their old Kent rivals Gravesend.

Toby Golds runs at Cobham / Picture by Michael Clayden

Cobham cut down Chichester – again

On a wet and miserable afternoon Chichester were beaten for the second time this season by an efficient Cobham team - losing 26-12 in Surrey.

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

‘Once in a lifetime’ chance sees Sussex-based Breach switch to sevens programme

Former Pulborough colt Jess Breach is chasing a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ of appearing at the Commonwealth Games after switching to the England Women Sevens programme.

Joe Burns helped Bognor give United Services a scare / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Battle of top two is a classic but Bognor are beaten

When Bognor hosted the Hampshire League division-one leaders United Services in their biggest challenge of the season, they were agonisingly beaten 21-20.

Eddie Jenkinson in action in the defeat to CS / Picture by Kate Shemilt

Rugby: Chichester can hold heads high as CS Rugby hold on

Chichester nearly won an absorbing end-to-end battle against their strong second-placed opponents CS Rugby and can be proud of their performance in a 16-13 defeat.

One of the girls' rugby sessions at Bognor RFC

Girls just wanna have rugby fun at Bognor

Girls’ rugby is taking off at Bognor RFC.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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