Rugby: Swans blitz Dorchester in season opener

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

DORCHESTER endured a nightmare start to the new Southern Counties South campaign as the 10-try Swans ran riot at the John Proctor Memorial Ground.

Rugby: Super start for Leatham's men

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

WEYMOUTH & Portland returned to league rugby with a five-try triumph at Puddletown in Dorset & Wilts Two South.

Rugby: Weymouth & Portland ready for season opener

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

WEYMOUTH & PORTLAND Rugby Club are set to make history today, as the first XV kick-off their Dorset & Wilts Division Two South season at neighbours Puddletown (3pm).

Rugby: Swanage cut down in friendly by Sevenoaks

Dorset Echo:

1:10pm Friday 12th September 2014

THE Swans will go into their first fixture of the new Southern Counties South season today on the back of a defeat following a 21-12 friendly loss at home to Sevenoaks.

Rugby: Weymouth & Portland bag win double

Dorset Echo:

3:27pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

IN a superb set of pre-season games organised by the RFU at Swanage & Wareham, Weymouth and Portland were able to play three games against teams in the area, as they took on Wimborne, Blandford and the hosts.

Rugby: Sunday registration for young Blues

Dorset Echo:

12:23pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

BRIDPORT’S junior rugby kicks off this weekend with registration from 10am to noon and then running every Sunday throughout September.

Rugby: Dorchester romp to victory over depleted Yeovil

Dorset Echo:

8:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

YEOVIL, previously known as Ivel Barbarians, provided the opposition for the last of Dorchester’s pre-season friendlies, writes Andy Haworth.

Rugby: Clubs unite to promote the ladies’ game

Dorset Echo:

3:22pm Thursday 28th August 2014

DORCHESTER along with Weymouth & Portland have put local rivalries aside to promote women’s rugby in the area.

Rugby: Dorchester cruise to victory in friendly outing

Dorset Echo:

4:19pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DORCHESTER’S first proper run out after seven weeks of intensive pre-season training saw them coast to a 10-try victory in a home friendly against Blandford.

Rugby: Scott on board for Dorchester

Dorset Echo:

4:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

DORCHESTER Rugby Club have announced that Scott Bemand, the former Leicester, Bath and Harlequins scrum-half has joined after moving to the area.

RUGBY: Club helps Pacific Island rugby academy

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DORCHESTER RFC have done their bit to aid a rugby academy on the other side of the world.

RUGBY: Weymouth & Portland's invite to join pre-season training

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

WEYMOUTH & Portland’s pre-season training is gathering pace ahead of the new campaign with a whole host of fitness drills and coaching taking place.

TAG RUGBY: Army reign supreme at tag rugby festival

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE sun shone brightly on a perfect day for the annual Weymouth & Portland RFC Beach Tag Rugby Festival.

RUGBY: Tributes paid to ex-president Stafford at D&W dinner

Dorset Echo: MEMENTO: Deputy president John Constable, right, presents retiring president John Palmer with an engraved hip flask

7:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE Dorset & Wilts RFU management committee held their annual dinner at the Military Museum in Salisbury.

RUGBY: Scrum down for county town side

Dorset Echo: CONTINUES AS CAPTAIN: James Newsam

7:30pm Monday 30th June 2014

WITH the start of the 2014/15 campaign fast approaching, pre-season training at Dorchester RFC starts on Tuesday, July 8 at Coburg Road (7pm).

RUGBY: Sean scoops Weymouth & Portland accolade

Dorset Echo: DOUBLE AWARD: Club captain Kevin Leatham presents the award for most tries in a season to Sean Murphy, who also picked up the player of the season honour

6:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

SEAN Murphy scooped the coveted first XV player of the season award at the Weymouth & Portland RFC presentation evening.

RUGBY: Next season's rugby fixtures revealed

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

6:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

A TRIP to Puddletown lies in store for the Weymouth and Portland first XV in their opening Dorset & Wilts Two South fixture of next season.

RUGBY: Charity Sevens tribute to Dan

Dorset Echo: TRIBUTE: Weymouth and Portland RFC chairman Ian McMillan, left, presents a framed shirt belonging to the late Dan Dench to his brother Michael Dench

7:30pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A SEVENS tag rugby tournament at Weymouth and Portland RFC raised more than £500 for epilepsy charity SUDEP Action.

RUGBY: Last-minute agony for Twin Counties

Dorset Echo: WITNEY WOE: Dorset & Wilts before their game with Oxfordshire

8:00pm Monday 19th May 2014

DORSET & WILTS suffered their second defeat of the RFU County Shield campaign as Oxfordshire stole the show to deny them in the last minute, in a nip and tuck encounter at Witney.

RUGBY: Witney bid for Twin Counties

Dorset Echo: D&W STAR: Mike Thompson in possession against Berkshire

5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

DORSET & Wilts go in search of their first County Championship win of the season tomorrow when they head to Witney RFC to take on Oxfordshire (3pm).

RUGBY: Newly-named Weymouth tap into Portland's 'gold mine'

Dorset Echo: AT THE HELM: Weymouth and Portland RFC club chairman Ian McMillan, left, and Mike Murphy, mini and youth chairman

6:00am Thursday 15th May 2014

PORTLAND has been described as a “gold mine” for untapped rugby talent after the island community officially became a part of rugby in Weymouth.

RUGBY: Top honours for Blues' aces

Dorset Echo: WINNER: Players' Player Mike Pibworth

7:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

NINETY club members attended Bridport RFC’s annual end-of-season awards dinner last weekend.

RUGBY: Experience tells as twin counties suffer defeat

Dorset Echo: OVER THE LINE: James Kaminski touches down

7:00pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A YOUNG Dorset & Wilts side fell to defeat in their opening game of the County Championship.

RUGBY: Lloyd leads the fun at Dorchester

Dorset Echo: IN THE THICK OF IT: Dorchester Select (green/white) against the Veterans

6:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

SOME 20 years after organising the last one, former Dorchester RFC forward Lloyd Surcouf arranged a special fundraising match at Coburg Road.

RUGBY: Dorchester fall again as sorry season finishes

Dorset Echo: WELL-EARNED SCORE: Dave Gower

7:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

DORCHESTER’S disappointing season ended with a whimper as they crashed to defeat against a fired up Ivel Barbarians

RUGBY: Shield heartache again for Dorchester

Dorset Echo: STAR MAN: Toby Waddington

7:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE Dorset & Wilts Seconds XV Shield returned to Wiltshire after Royal Wootton Bassett got the better of Dorchester in the final of the competition for the second year running.

RUGBY: Dorchester's revenge mission in Shield final

Dorset Echo: SHIELD FOCUS: Tom Gower

5:00am Friday 4th April 2014

DORCHESTER have something of a score to settle with Royal Wootton Bassett tomorrow when the sides clash in the final of the Dorset & Wilts Seconds XV Shield at Trowbridge RFC (3pm).

RUGBY: Frome frustration for Dorchester

Dorset Echo: MISSED PENALTY: Jamie Morgan

5:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

DORCHESTER are resigned to finishing the season last but one in Southern Counties South after only picking up a meagre losing bonus point against Frome.

RUGBY: Blues suffer heavy defeat to North Dorset

Dorset Echo: LOOKING FOR SUPPORT: Andrew Livingstone

5:10pm Monday 31st March 2014

A BAD day at the office for the Blues saw them crash to a heavy Dorset & Wilts One South defeat against North Dorset Seconds on Saturday.

RUGBY: Dorchester coach Biddle targeting Frome as a must-win game

Dorset Echo: RECOVERING: Chris Miners

5:00am Friday 28th March 2014

AFTER a disappointing run of games without a win, Dorchester have a genuine chance of claiming some league points tomorrow when they take on Frome at Coburg Road in their penultimate match of the season.

RUGBY: Bridport bag win double over the Swans

Dorset Echo: ON THE BALL: Bridport’s Rory Greening

8:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

The first meeting between the sides earlier this season saw a victory for Bridport, and the Blues repeated that feat in front of an expectant home crowd.

RUGBY: Dorchester rocked after Miners' injury

Dorset Echo: SERIOUS INJURY: Dorchester’s Chris Miners

7:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

TROWBRIDGE won this game convincingly but the result pales into insignificance given the horrendous injury suffered by Dorchester vice-captain Chris Miners.

RUGBY: Dorchester aim for a final flourish

Dorset Echo: HITTING A BRICK WALL: Dorchester’s Mark Sergison

5:00am Friday 21st March 2014

TWO wins from their last three league games is the target Dorchester have set themselves as they try to end their Southern Counties South campaign on a high.

RUGBY: Dorchester chairman hails club's never-say-die attitude

Dorset Echo: THRASHED: Dorchester Seconds (green shirts) battle in vain against Dorset Dockers on Saturday

5:00am Friday 14th March 2014

DORCHESTER chairman Peter Grassby has expressed the club’s pride in the second XV players involved in last weekend’s defeat to Dorset Dockers.

RUGBY: Friday night's alright for the Blues

Dorset Echo: EVER RELIABLE: Mike Pibworth

5:10pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

FRIDAY night rugby under floodlights turned out to be to Bridport’s liking as the Blues held on for victory against a strong and determined Sherborne side.

RUGBY: Five-try Rowberry sinks Dorchester

Dorset Echo: HELD UP: Dorchester's Carl Mitchell

5:00pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

WING wonder Charlie Rowberry was the toast of Swanage & Wareham after a five-try salvo in his side’s big victory over Dorchester in Southern Counties South.

RUGBY: Dorchester to hold post mortem after record-breaking 212-0 defeat

Dorset Echo: THRASHED: Dorchester Seconds (green shirts) battle in vain against Dorset Dockers on Saturday

2:38pm Monday 10th March 2014

DORCHESTER are set to hold a post mortem later this week into their second XV’s extraordinary 212-0 hiding at Dorset Dockers on Saturday.

RUGBY: Newsam up for a fight with Swans

Dorset Echo: DERBY DEFEAT: Dorchester’s winless run continued at Slaughtergate

5:00am Friday 7th March 2014

COBURG Road stages a league match between Dorchester and Swanage & Wareham for the first time in more than a decade tomorrow (2.30pm) – and the omens do not look good for the county town hosts.

RUGBY: Agony for Blues as Oaks take honours

Dorset Echo: LATE CHANCE: Mike Pibworth

1:11pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

BRIDPORT came agonisingly close to toppling high-flying Oak-meadians but ultimately had to settle for a losing bonus point at Brewery Field.

RUGBY: Not a good Friday for Dorchester

Dorset Echo: WELL-STRUCK PENALTY: Jamie Morgan

8:00pm Monday 3rd March 2014

THE Friday night rugby experience was not a great success for Dorchester as they left Sherborne without anything to show for their efforts.

RUGBY: Agony for Bridport as Oaks take the spoils

Dorset Echo: LATE CHANCE: Mike Pibworth

4:53pm Monday 3rd March 2014

BRIDPORT came agonisingly close to toppling high-flying Oak-meadians but ultimately had to settle for a losing bonus point.

RUGBY: Peel hopes to get that Friday feeling

Dorset Echo: DERBY DEFEAT: Dorchester were beaten by Wimborne last weekend

5:00am Friday 28th February 2014

FRIDAY night rugby is on the menu for Dorchester tonight with a tough test awaiting them at Sherborne (7pm).

RUGBY: Clark named as new Blues coach

Dorset Echo: HEAD COACH: Bridport club captain Dave Cutting, right, shakes hands with new head coach Roger Clark, left.  First-team manager Grant Connelly looks on in the centre

8:00pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

ROGER Clark has been named as Bridport’s new head coach.

RUGBY: Captain Cutting injured in disappointing defeat

Dorset Echo: NEW SKIPPER: Dave Cutting, centre

6:00pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

BRIDPORT had the ignominy of being the first team to lose to Salisbury Seconds this season, and the visitors also lost captain Dave Cutting for the rest of the campaign with a broken jaw.

RUGBY: No bonus in defeat for Dorchester

Dorset Echo: HELD BACK: Adam Makepeace

5:00pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

AS so often this season, Dorchester can take heart from yet another brave and committed performance but, in the end, they were denied even the consolation of a losing bonus point.

RUGBY: Wimborne tester for Peel's troops

Dorset Echo: HITTING A BRICK WALL: Dorchester’s Mark Sergison

5:00am Friday 21st February 2014

DORCHESTER host Wimborne tomorrow hoping to end their winless run in Southern Counties South (2pm).

RUGBY: Blues in brave fight against the leaders

Dorset Echo: SCRUM DOWN: Bridport scrum-half Ollie Everett looks on as Blandford have the put-in

3:09pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

LEAGUE leaders Blandford entertained lowly Bridport in one of only four league matches to take place in Dorset & Wilts One South.

RUGBY: Dorchester coach Peel will call on seconds for support

Dorset Echo: INJURED: Jamie Morgan suffered a facial injury in last week’s defeat at North Dorset

6:00am Friday 14th February 2014

A GROWING injury list is the last thing Dorchester head coach Martyn Peel needs right now, but he is confident he has got the players to make the step up to first-team duty at home to Wimborne tomorrow (2.30pm).

RUGBY: High fives after Dorchester triumph over Frome

Dorset Echo: LOOKING TO OFFLOAD: Lee Harvey

6:00pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

DORCHESTER picked up their third straight win of 2014 and their fifth in a row with a six-try defeat of Frome.

RUGBY: Dorchester sunk despite brave bid

Dorset Echo: DERBY DEFEAT: Dorchester’s winless run continued at Slaughtergate

6:00pm Monday 10th February 2014

ANOTHER day, another gutsy Dorchester performance full of spirit and heart, but yet another defeat.

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