RUGBY: Shane's a real hero

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Former Wales and British Lions Star Shane Williams at the coaching session he gave Royal Wootton Bassett U8s at Ballards Ash on Tuesday

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett’s U8s youngsters had a training session to remember on Tuesday when Wales and British Lions legend Shane Williams dropped in to the Ballards Ash club.

RUGBY: Avonvale 3 Marlborough 50

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jonny Mantle starts an attack for Marlborough

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MARLBOROUGH completed their unbeaten league season as they dispatched top-three side Avon Vale with another half-century of points.

RUGBY: Pewsey Vale 56 Combe Down 2nd 12

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Phil Vallis scored a try in Pewsey’s first league win of the season

2:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PEWSEY’s encouraging end to the season gave them a chance of avoiding the Dorset & Wilts One North drop.

RUGBY: Towcestrians 35 Devizes 0

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hendon seal home success

1:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

DEVIZES fell away in the second half of their penultimate game of the South West One East season The first half was a fairly even affair, highlighted by the match being scoreless until the 39th minute.

RUGBY: Old Centralians 41 Chippenham 36

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham scrum-half Lewis Surry makes a break during Saturday’s win over Old Centralians

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHIPPENHAM bowed out of National Three South West with a heroic second-half fightback that narrowly ended in failure in Gloucestershire.

RUGBY: Melksham 5 Minety 32

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: SEASIDE WIN: Penybanc contined their good start to the season but were still left to rue missed chances.

12:04pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MINETY concluded their Dorset & Wilts One North campaign with a bonus-point triumph that left them just short of lifting the title, but should secure them a promotion place.

RUGBY: Bradford crowned champions after thrilling final day

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hendon seal home success

10:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

BRADFORD on Avon were crowned champions of Dorset & Wilts North after a dramatic final day of the season yesterday.

RUGBY: Devizes are well placed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes fly-half Rory Brown goes in for a try during his side’s 42-19 victory over Swindon on Saturday – their final South West One East home match of the season

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

OUTGOING skipper Tom Collins says Devizes have proved they belong at South West level rugby after ending their home campaign with an emphatic 42-19 derby win over Swindon.

RUGBY: Perfect days secure cup triumphs

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Corsham U11s

4:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CORSHAM and Chippenham both celebrated landmark victories at Dorset & Wilts finals day at Salisbury RFC on Sunday.

RUGBY: Devizes 42 Swindon 19

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lewis Paget (left) scored twice for Devizes

1:30pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

DEVIZES delivered their best of the season in their final home match of the campaign.

RUGBY: Pewsey Vale 28 Chippenham 2nd 7

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: SEASIDE WIN: Penybanc contined their good start to the season but were still left to rue missed chances.

1:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

PEWSEY gave themselves an outside chance of avoiding relegation in Dorset & Wilts One North with a bonus-point win against their mid-table opponents.

RUGBY: Chippenham 27 Old Patesians 29

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ian Cook was a try scorer for Chippenham

12:48pm Monday 7th April 2014

RELEGATED Chippenham contrived to blow a 27-0 lead in the final quarter as Cheltenham visitors Old Patesians produced a stunning turnaround to secure their own National Three South West future at Allington Field.

RUGBY: Snapping him up

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kevin Snape

1:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

CORSHAM chairman Jon Brennan says his club cannot believe their luck after securing Kevin Snape as their new director of rugby.

Win a family ticket to Bath v Brive in the Amlin Challenge Cup this Sunday

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Win a family ticket to Bath v Brive in the Amlin Challenge Cup this Sunday

9:20am Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE Gazette & Herald has teamed up with Bath Rugby to offer you the chance to take your family to watch Sunday’s Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final against French side Brive at the Rec (2pm).

RUGBY: Devizes 2nd 7 Melksham 29

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hendon seal home success

9:29am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

DEVIZES second string’s place in the division is all but secure for another season despite defeat to their local rivals on Saturday.

RUGBY: Lydney 71 Chippenham 17

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hendon seal home success

2:30pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE last rites on Chippenham’s two-year stay in National Three South West were read on Saturday amid Lydney title celebrations.

RUGBY: Snape takes up director's role at Corsham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham’s senior playing chairman Kevin Snape hopes the club’s second team will be allowed promotion

12:52pm Monday 31st March 2014

FORMER Chippenham team chief Kevin Snape has returned to rugby after being appointed director of rugby at nearby Corsham RFC.

RUGBY: Chippenham 3rd 12 Marlborough 62

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mori Nailago makes a break for Marlborough during Saturday’s cup triumph over Abingdon

4:30pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

MARLBOROUGH are closing in on a near-flawless title-winning campaign after another sackful of points on Saturday.

RUGBY: Pewsey Vale 37 Calne 19

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hendon seal home success

3:40pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A THIRD home win in a row for Pewsey lifted them from the bottom of the table, where they were replaced by Saturday’s opponents.

RUGBY: Minety 2nd 22 Swindon 3rd 20

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hendon seal home success

3:30pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

DESPITE having few experienced three-quarters available, a makeshift Minety second string battled through for a narrow win over Swindon 3rd in Dorset & Wilts Three North.

RUGBY: Minety 14 Devizes 2nd 7

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hendon seal home success

3:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

MINETY stayed neck and neck with co-leaders Bradford on Avon in Dorset & Wilts One North – but were left to rue a lost opportunity to take a bonus point.

RUGBY: Devizes 19 Reading 15

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rory Brown kicked five points for Devizes

2:30pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

DEVIZES returned to winning ways as they kept their bid for a top five finish in their maiden South West One East campaign intact at London Road.

RUGBY: Worcester Wanderers 21 Chippenham 7

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham head coach Danny Thomas

2:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

CHIPPENHAM were nudged closer to the relegation trapdoor despite a battling display on Saturday.

RUGBY: Duo leave strugglers

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kevin Snape (centre) has left Chippenham

2:30pm Friday 21st March 2014

FORMER Chippenham team chief Kevin Snape believes the Allington Field outfit needs to take a “fresh look’’ at their ambitions after he and assistant coach Dale Burn parted company with the club.

YOUTH RUGBY: Shining stars at mini festival

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: U11 Chief plate competition winners Chippenham Red (left) celebrate

12:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

FORMER England and British Lions full-back Tim Stimpson presented the trophies and medals at the second of Chippenham RFC’s minis festivals on Sunday.

RUGBY: Buckingham 44 Devizes 10

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: James Gaiger was a try scorer for Devizes

9:50am Wednesday 19th March 2014

DEVIZES never recovered from a 17-0 deficit at half time as Buckingham gained ample revenge for their defeat in Wiltshire earlier in the season.

RUGBY: Royal Wootton Bassett 22 Reading Abbey 20

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hendon seal home success

9:36am Wednesday 19th March 2014

JOSH Lewanituva scored a magnificent solo try deep into injury time on his debut to give Royal Wootton Bassett a narrow win over Reading Abbey at Ballard’s Ash on Saturday.

RUGBY: Bath Saracens 5 Marlborough 95

2:08pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

DORSET & Wilts Two North champions Marlborough showed few signs of slowing down despite their title win.

RUGBY: Chippenham ring changes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham head coach Danny Thomas (right) with asstant Dale Burn

10:04am Monday 17th March 2014

CHIPPENHAM have shaken up their senior section management in the wake of the club's likely relegation to South West level rugby at the end of the season.

RUGBY: Points machine

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marlborough's Nathan Morgan

3:30pm Friday 14th March 2014

MARLBOROUGH’S Nathan Morgan celebrated a record-breaking performance after scoring a whopping 81 points as his side clinched the Dorset & Wilts Two North title last weekend.

RUGBY: We’re not doomed just yet

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham head coach Danny Thomas

2:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

CHIPPENHAM head coach Danny Thomas has no intention of throwing in the towel on the Allington Field side’s survival battle despite them slipping to the bottom of National Three South West.

RUGBY: A day to shine at Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Red Cup winners Chippenham U10s

12:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

TALENTED youngsters from across the South West descended on Allington Field on Sunday for the first of Chippenham RFC’s minis rugby festivals, writes Carl Field.

RUGBY: Combe Down 31 Minety 26

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hendon seal home success

2:00pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

MINETY were made to pay for missed tackles and kicking away possession as free-running Combe Down outscored them five tries to four in Dorset & Wilts One North.

RUGBY: Chippenham 5 Brixham 28

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham try scorer Bobby Lyons in action during Saturday's defeat (Picture by Diane Vose (DV1147-001)

1:30pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

CHIPPENHAM head coach Danny Thomas was frustrated to see his side fail to make the most of their chances as fourth-placed Brixham clinched a bonus-point triumph at Allington Field.

RUGBY: Oxford Harlequins 29 Devizes 5

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes captain Tom Collins

1:00pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

RUTHLESS leaders Oxford Harlequins came away with the points, but understrength Devizes took a lot of credit from their South West One East clash.

RUGBY: Marlborough 103 Supermarine 2nd 3

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: SEASIDE WIN: Penybanc contined their good start to the season but were still left to rue missed chances.

5:00pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

MARLBOROUGH emphatically buried their disappointment at missing out on a possible Twickenham final by storming to the brink of the Dorset & Wilts Two North title.

RUGBY: Pewsey Vale 51 Swindon 2nd 14

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Phil Vallis scored a try in Pewsey’s first league win of the season

4:30pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

PEWSEY claim the best win of a difficult season with a deluge of second-half points.

RUGBY: Devizes 17 Newbury Blues 11

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes captain Tom Collins

3:00pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

DEVIZES bounced back from the previous week’s home defeat by Maidenhead to maintain their bid for a superb fourth-placed finish in their debut South West One East season.

RUGBY: Minety 24 Trowbridge 2nd 12

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Minety's Tom Windle runs in for the first of his two tries

2:30pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

MINETY put in a barnstorming second-half performance to turn a 12-point deficit into an emphatic win over their visitors and reclaim top spot in Dorset & Wilts One North.

RUGBY: Bracknell 43 Chippenham 12

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham scrum-half Lewis Surry makes a break during Saturday’s win over Old Centralians

2:00pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

CHIPPENHAM’S hopes of beating the National Three South West drop took a turn for the worst as they were thumped at second-placed Bracknell.

RUGBY: Long week of hurt

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marlborough coach Chris Budgen

2:00pm Friday 28th February 2014

MARLBOROUGH coach Chris Budgen says his players are chomping at the bit to right the wrongs from last weekend’s Junior Vase failure.

RUGBY: Pittams’ sorrow as visitors’ dream dies

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marlborough captain Jamie Pittams saw his side’s hopes of a Twickenham final ended emphatically at the hands of Longlevens

11:00am Friday 28th February 2014

MARLBOROUGH skipper Jamie Pittams issued an apology to his side’s travelling fans after they crashed out of the National Junior Vase at Longlevens last weekend.

RUGBY: Weston super Mare 22 Chippenham 13

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hendon seal home success

3:00pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

CHIPPENHAM’S mini league revival was halted as their hosts ended their own run of seven matches without a win in National Three South West.

RUGBY: Minety 2nd 31 Melksham 3rd 25

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hendon seal home success

4:00pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

BOLSTERED by some excellent young Academy players, Minety’s second string came from behind to win a lively encounter with Melksham’s third team.

RUGBY: Devizes 20 Maidenhead 22

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rory Brown kicked five points for Devizes

12:00pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

RUSTY Devizes slipped off the pace in the battle for fourth place as Maidenhead secured the spoils at London Road.

SOUTH WEST JUNIOR VASE FINAL Longlevens 40 Marlborough 0

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chris Budgen

1:17pm Monday 24th February 2014

MARLBOROUGH's dreams of a trip to Twickenham were dashed at the national last-eight stage for the second season in a row as they found Gloucester side Longlevens too hot to handle on Saturday.

RUGBY: ‘It will be all or nothing’

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jamie Pittams

3:00pm Friday 21st February 2014

MARLBOROUGH captain Jamie Pittams concedes the glamour of a potential Twickenham outfit has been too hard to ignore but says his side will be fully focussed for this weekend’s South West Junior Vase final.

RUGBY: Danny’s delight at brighter prospects

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham's Tom Knight goes on the charge against Barnstaple last weekend

11:00am Friday 21st February 2014

HEAD coach Danny Thomas senses an increased hunger in his squad after they achieved back to back wins for the first time this season to significantly boost their survival prospects.

RUGBY: May poised to retain England place

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Former Wootton Bassett RFC player Jonny May makes his first senior start for England this weekend

9:25am Wednesday 19th February 2014

FORMER Wootton Bassett three-quarter Jonny May is expected to be named in the England starting XV for the third consecutive match when the national team is revealed tomorrow.

RUGBY: Calne 12 Minety 17

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hendon seal home success

4:30pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

DEPLETED Minety hung on for a narrow win to return to the top of the table.




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