Low blow as Bassett fail to get going

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett head coach Alan Low was left fuming after his side failed to turn up against Marlow at the weekend.

RUGBY: Swindon 2nd 33 Pewsey Vale 33

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A 15-MINUTE defensive lapse at the start of the second half, during which Pewsey leaked 19 points, cost them victory before three tries in the last 15 minutes earned them the draw.

RUGBY: Marlborough 91 Cricklade 7

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

MARLBOROUGH recorded their best win of the season and their best performance as they maintained their good start to the season.

RUGBY: Corsham 6 Sherborne 21

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

CORSHAM gave one of the Southern Counties South promotion favourites plenty to think about, becoming the first side in four outings stopping their opponents from gaining a try bonus point.

RUGBY: Devizes 21 Chippenham 36

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:52am Tuesday 14th October 2014

CHIPPENHAM continue to set the pace at the the top of the table after earning Wiltshire bragging rights with victory at London Road on Saturday.

RUGBY: Curnow salutes Devizes' second string

10:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

DEVIZES 2nd captain Gavin Curnow saluted the young players in his side as they claimed a 25-13 victory over local rivals Chippenham in the quarter finals of the Dorset & Wilts 2nd XV Cup.

RUGBY: Buckingham 27 Devizes 27

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:28pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

STAND-IN captain James Gaiger pulled no punches about his side’s display despite them returning from Buckingham with three points on Saturday.

RUGBY: Fairford 25 Pewsey Vale 19

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PEWSEY mounted a last-quarter surge that made the final period of this game the most exciting of the season so far before coming up short in Dorset & Wilts One North.

RUGBY: Marlborough 48 Chippenham 2nd 7

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

MARLBOROUGH returned to winning ways as they claimed a bonus point from their Dorset & Wilts One North clash at the Common.

Low backs Bassett newcomer Joe

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett head coach Alan Low was delighted by the impact of debutant colt Joe Pettit as his side returned to winning ways against High Wycombe last weekend.

RUGBY: Corsham 18 Bradford on Avon 14

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CORSHAM grabbed the honours in the derby with a hard-fought victory at Lacock Road.

RUGBY: Chippenham 64 Buckingham 12

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CHIPPENHAM soared to the top of South West One East with an impressive performance at Allington Field.

RUGBY: Devizes 56 Bletchley 5

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chris Barter was a try scorer for Devizes against Maidenhead

3:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DEVIZES bounced back from their disappointing previous result at Windsor to comprehensively put new boys Bletchley to the sword in South West One East.

WOMEN'S RUGBY: Devizes Ladies 43 Westbury Ladies 22

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

DEVIZES Ladies earned the Wiltshire bragging rights in the South West Two North clash against county rivals Westbury on Sunday.

RUGBY: Calne 50 Pewsey Vale 20

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

MUCH-DEPLETED Pewsey, making eight changes from the previous week, fought hard, but were beaten on the wide outside as the clock ticked down.

RUGBY: Ceri’s visit toasts new facilities at Common

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

WORLD Cup winner Ceri Large helped Marlborough RFC celebrate the opening of their new bar extension and club rooms facilities at their base at The Common on Saturday.

RUGBY: Drifters 18 Royal Wootton Bassett 12

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Alan Low

9:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett failed to stick to their game plan as they succumbed to an 18-12 defeat away to Drifters.

RUGBY: Supermarine 24 Corsham 29

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:04pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CORSHAM got their season up and running with a five-try victory at South Marston.

RUGBY: Windsor 40 Devizes 21

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:02pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DEVIZES were unable to recover from a slow start as they slipped to a second defeat of the season.

RUGBY: Chippenham 24 Windsor 14

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham head coach Danny Thomas

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHIPPENHAM head coach Danny Thomas has saluted the Allington Field squad for their perfect start to the league season.

RUGBY: Devizes 32 Trowbridge 28

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DEVIZES held out for a victory in their South West One East derby after Trowbridge piled on the pressure in the second half to earn their first two bonus points of the season.

RUGBY: Corsham 3 Wimborne 35

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CORSHAM found the going tough in their opening Southern Counties South encounter of the season as pre-season favourites Wimborne secured the win at Lacock Road.

RUGBY: Cricklade 24 Pewsey Vale 20

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

UNFORCED errors and missed opportunities cost Pewsey dear as they lost out in Dorset & Wilts One North.

RUGBY: Melksham 10 Marlborough 33

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:40pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MARLBOROUGH opened their account in Dorset & Wilts One North with an undisciplined performance and unconvincing victory over county rivals Melksham.

RUGBY: Towcestrians 29 Devizes 12

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:43pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

DEPLETED Devizes launched their 2014-15 campaign with a battling defeat to a Towcestrians side expected to be battling for promotion.

RUGBY: Trowbridge 19 Chippenham 37

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:42pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

CHIPPENHAM got their South West One East campaign off to the perfect start as they claimed the derby spoils against RFU Intermediate Cup holders Trowbridge.

Rugby: Trowbridge won't shed their principles in higher league

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: James MacFarlane hoists the RFU Intermediate Cup after Trowbridge Rugby Club’s victory at Twickenham. Now the club is holding an open day on Saturday so everyone can celebrate

3:27pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Trowbridge coach Steve Ojomoh insists that his side will not change their style of play as they embark on life in South West One East on Saturday.

Rugby: Chippenham coach focusing on promotion as Trowbridge clash kicks off season

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham head coach Danny Thomas

5:32pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Chippenham head coach Danny Thomas believes short-term goals will be key to his side’s success this season.

RUGBY: Taylor to lead Saddlebacks

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: New Devizes captain Julian Taylor

1:42pm Monday 23rd June 2014

BACK row Julian Taylor has been named as Devizes captain for the 2014-15 season.

RUGBY: Danny's new brains trust

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham head coach Danny Thomas

2:00pm Friday 13th June 2014

CHIPPENHAM head coach Danny Thomas believes his club will reap the benefits of a new high-quality coaching team as they aim to bounce back to National League level rugby.

RUGBY: Chippenham unveil new coaching line-up

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham's new coaching team

9:00am Monday 9th June 2014

CHIPPENHAM tonight unveiled their new coaching team as they aim to bounce back from their relegation from National Three South West last season.

RUGBY: Jamie’s a rising star

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jamie Gibson

2:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

FORMER Marlborough College pupil Jamie Gibson has been backed for England honours by Wiltshire-based World Cup winner Lewis Moody.

RUGBY: Marlborough team toasting dream day

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marlborough U12s, pictured with England World Cup winner Lewis Moody at Twickenham on Saturday

11:00am Friday 6th June 2014

AFTER treading the same Twickenham turf with Lions Owen Farrell and George North, Marlborough head coach Adrian Wilmot says his U12 side will be forever reliving their special day out last Saturday.

RUGBY: May speaks up for England

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

3:02pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

FORMER Wootton Bassett RFC youngster Jonny May has issued a defiant response to the perception in New Zealand that England will be lambs to the slaughter by declaring: "We are not a rubbish team".

RUGBY: Dunn still stunned by final summons

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath's Tom Dunn

4:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

TOM Dunn says that he’s still pinching himself after being thrust into the thick of the action in Sunday’s Amlin Challenge Cup final.

RUGBY: Derby opener for Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham head coach Danny Thomas

2:44pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

CHIPPENHAM will make the trip to county rivals Trowbridge in the opening match of the new season.

RUGBY: Jamieson joins the Pirates

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Adam Jamieson, pictured in action for Bath United earlier this season

10:50am Saturday 17th May 2014

NESTON prop Adam Jamieson has joined Greene King IPA Championship side Cornish Pirates.

RUGBY: Twin Counties eye progress

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Neil Loader

10:18am Friday 16th May 2014

NEIL Loader, backs coach for Dorset & Wilts rugby thinks his side have a “tough ask” in qualifying for the Championship Shield semi-final.

RUGBY: May included by England

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: NO CONCERNS: England’s Jonny May, left, and Alex Goode during training yesterday

4:20pm Thursday 15th May 2014

FORMER Wootton Bassett three-quarter Jonny May has been named in the England training squad ahead of the tour to New Zealand this summer.

RUGBY: Twin Counties lose out in Plate opener

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes RFC’s Dorset & Wilts players, who featured against Berkshire on Saturday are (l-r): Rory Brown, Chris Lewis, Jorge Wadman, Moses Navunisaravi, Lewis Paget

1:00pm Friday 9th May 2014

DORSET & Wiltshire coach Don Parsons admitted his side had found it tough going as they lost their opening RFU County Championship Plate pool clash 37-18 against Berkshire at Royal Wootton Bassett on Saturday.

RUGBY: Dorset & Wilts 18 Berkshire 37

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes fly-half Rory Brown on a charge.for Dorset & Wilts

10:00am Monday 5th May 2014

THE Twin Counties suffered defeat in their opening County Championship Plate pool match at Royal Wootton Bassett RFC.

RUGBY: Dorset & Wilts set for County Championship kick-off

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

11:01am Thursday 1st May 2014

DORSET & Wilts begin their RFU County Championship Shield campaign by hosting Berkshire at Royal Wootton Bassett RFC tomorrow (3pm).

RUGBY: Trowbridge promoted after home triumph

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trowbridge full-back Jackson Szabo starts the celebrations as he goes over for his side’s third try (48658-16)

1:17pm Sunday 27th April 2014

TWICKENHAM-BOUND Trowbridge will return to South West level rugby next season after a battling display earned them a 27-19 victory over Aylesbury in Saturday's Southern Counties promotion play-off at Doric Park.

RUGBY: Devizes 2nd 37 Calne 12

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: RUGBY: Marlow 21 Devizes 32

4:08pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DEVIZES 2nd secured their survival in Dorset & Wilts One North as they saw off relegated Calne at London Road.

RUGBY: Marlow 21 Devizes 32

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

4:06pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DEVIZES wrapped up a top-half finish in their maiden South West One East season as they won a topsy-turvy clash at Marlow.

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.


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