Rugby: Dorchester face a Gypsy Lane crunch

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

SOMETHING has got to give at Gypsy Lane tomorrow as Dorchester and hosts Frome bid to extend their winning runs in Southern Counties South to three matches.

Rugby: Blues lack Cutting's edge in Swans reverse

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A BRIDPORT side without captain Dave Cutting were soundly beaten by the Swans in a largely one-sided Dorset & Wilts Two South encounter.

Rugby: Weymouth & Portland enjoy North Dorset romp

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

JAKE Guildford crossed for two of Weymouth & Portland’s seven tries as the visitors coasted to victory at North Dorset Thirds.

Rugby: Points cheer for Swanage & Wareham's Charlies

Dorset Echo:

3:47pm Monday 20th October 2014

CHARLIES Rowberry and Parish scored two-thirds of the Swans’ 90 points between them in their side’s 14-try demolition of Supermarine in Southern Counties South.

Rugby: Depleted Bridport crushed as Swans run riot

Dorset Echo:

3:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BRIDPORT side without captain Dave Cutting were soundly beaten by the Swans in a one-sided Dorset & Wilts Two South encounter.

Rugby: Margins are fine for Dorchester

Dorset Echo:

3:41pm Monday 20th October 2014

RUGBY matches can be won and lost by very fine margins and they didn’t come much finer than at Corsham on Saturday where Dorchester edged home by a single point.

Rugby: Puddletown’s relief as Dorchester miss conversion

Dorset Echo:

3:39pm Monday 20th October 2014

PUDDLETOWN breathed a huge sigh of relief as Dorchester missed a last-gasp conversion to snatch victory at Coburg Road.

Rugby: Dorchester aiming for repeat show

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

DORCHESTER tasted success for the first time this season last weekend and head coach Martyn Peel will be after more of the same when his team visit Corsham tomorrow (3pm).

Rugby: Blues bruised after first loss of season

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

BRIDPORT suffered their first defeat of the season in Dorset & Wilts Two South as they were well and truly put to the sword by a rampant Salisbury second XV.

Rugby: Dorchester get the better of Moody's troops

Dorset Echo:

6:20pm Monday 13th October 2014

DORCHESTER recorded their first Southern Counties South win of the season against Bradford-on-Avon, the side led by director of rugby and England World Cup winner Lewis Moody.

Rugby: Matt’s magic helps Puddletown to a treble

Dorset Echo:

4:18pm Monday 13th October 2014

PUDDLETOWN celebrated a third successive win with the help of a two-try salvo from flanker Matt Watts.

Rugby: Guildford's a hat-trick hero for Weymouth & Portland

Dorset Echo:

4:14pm Monday 13th October 2014

KEVIN Leatham’s men responded to their defeat at East Dorset by going on a try-scoring frenzy against New Milton Seconds.

Rugby: Dorchester's date with England legend Lewis

Dorset Echo:

4:00am Friday 10th October 2014

DORCHESTER have the added incentive of trying to get one over on a World Cup winner tomorrow when they go in search of their first win of the season.

Rugby: Morgan helps kick Dorchester into shield quarters

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

DORCHESTER made it through to the quarter-finals of the Dorset & Wilts 3rd XV Shield following a win over Swanage & Wareham by the slenderest of margins.

Rugby: Bridport crash out despite a late rally

Dorset Echo:

7:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

THIS eagerly-anticipated Dorset & Wilts Shield semi-final went the way of the visitors after they survived a late comeback from the Blues.

Rugby: Dorchester withdraw from cup

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

DORCHESTER will not be involved in this season’s Dorset & Wilts Cup after pulling out of tomorrow’s clash at Swanage & Wareham.

Rugby: Bad day at office as Weymouth & Portland suffer first defeat

Dorset Echo:

3:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

KEVIN Leatham admitted that Weymouth & Portland suffered a bad day at the office during their first defeat of the season at East Dorset.

Rugby: Wimborne woe for Dorchester

Dorset Echo:

3:53pm Monday 29th September 2014

FOR the second time in three weeks, Dorchester were on the wrong end of a heavy defeat in Southern Counties South.

Rugby: President looking for long-term success with Weymouth & Portland

Dorset Echo:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

CLUB president Des Quick claims that Weymouth & Portland are building a sustainable club across the board in a bid for success in the long term.

Rugby: Weymouth & Portland unveil plaque

Dorset Echo:

4:22pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

WEYMOUTH & Portland RFC have unveiled a plaque to mark the club’s change of name.

Rugby: Same old story for Dorchester

Dorset Echo:

9:12am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A NEW season, but for Dorchester it was the same old story.

Rugby: Derby-day delight for Weymouth & Portland

Dorset Echo:

9:06am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

WEYMOUTH & Portland enjoyed a dream start to their opening home fixture at Monmouth Avenue, overcoming local rivals Dorchester in the first Ridgeway derby of the season.

Rugby: Navy storm Weymouth beach to scrum down

Dorset Echo:

4:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

WEYMOUTH was the setting chosen to host the inaugural Royal Navy Beach Festival as part of the legacy for next year’s Rugby World Cup.

Football: WindowMan start with 11-goal bonanza

Dorset Echo:

2:52pm Friday 19th September 2014

NEWLY-REFORMED Window-Man kicked off their Dorset League Division Five campaign in style at Redlands.

Rugby: Leatham's men in Monmouth derby

Dorset Echo:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

MONMOUTH Avenue hosts the first Ridgeway derby of the new season tomorrow, and Weymouth & Portland skipper Kevin Leath-am is expecting a typically feisty encounter when his side take on Dorchester Seconds (3pm).

Rugby: Rory’s late kick secures victory for Bridport

Dorset Echo:

6:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

RORY Greening won a low-scoring Dorset & Wilts Two South encounter for Bridport with the last kick of the match at New Milton.

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.


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