Bully’s positive outlook for Wimbledon RFC

Sutton Guardian: Frustration: James Ogilvy-Bull has endure an up and down season

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Wimbledon RFC coach James Ogilvy-Bull is taking the positives from a season of ultimate frustration.

O'Shea: Quins still have it all to do

Sutton Guardian: Hanging in there: Director of rugby Conor O'Shea's Quins are still in the race

8:41am Saturday 19th April 2014

Quins director of rugby Conor O'Shea knows two more wins might not be enough to secure a top four Premiership finish but his men will fight all the way.

Quins beat Leicester to stay in Premiership race

Sutton Guardian: Hanging in there: Director of rugby Conor O'Shea's Quins are still in the race

9:54pm Friday 18th April 2014

England full back Mike Brown's try proved decisive as Harlequins beat Leicester Tigers 24-20 to stay in the race for a top four Premiership finish.

Quins chief O’Shea tells fans to get behind his men for Tigers showdown - Let's be having you

Sutton Guardian: Show me love: Ugo Monye leads the celebrations during a win over London Welsh last season and Conor O’Shea wants more of the same tonight	SP70080

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Director of rugby Conor O’Shea has called on Quins fans to roar his men on to the Premiership play-offs as they go big game hunting.

Sutton & Epsom coach left frustrated by a season of injury woe

Sutton Guardian: Man with the boot: Sam Hurley                All pictures: Dave Jackson

5:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Sutton & Epsom RFC’s head coach Jeff Parsons has felt the frustration of a difficult return to London Division One South.

Rosslyn Park must wait for title decider

Sutton Guardian: Break away: Park’s Will Bowley gets away from the Hull defence 	         Picture: David Whittam

4:36pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Rosslyn Park fans face an agonising wait before the defining weekend of the National League One season.

Battersea Ironsides need you to raise the roof

Sutton Guardian: None shall pass: Colin O’Keeffe will lead his Battersea Ironsides out on Saturday hoping they can overcome the final hurdle and reach the national final of the RFU Junior Vase at Twickenham

4:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Battersea Ironsides skipper Colin O’Keeffe is calling on all rugby fans in the area to descend on Garratt Green this weekend and cheer the side onto Twickenham.

Battle lines drawn in Esher for season ending derby clash

Sutton Guardian: Pride on the line: Esher coach Craig Chalmers

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Esher coach Craig Chalmers reckons his men have plenty to play for in their final game of a disappointing National Division One campaign – local pride.  

Baillie: New signings can fire Scottish to Championship top four next year

Sutton Guardian: Delighted to have him: London Scottish coach James Buckland is pleased with the capture of Peter Lydon

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

London Scottish chief executive Kenny Baillie reckons the capture of Stade Francais full back Peter Lydon is a sign of the club's ambition to break into the Championship top four next term.

Quill happy to put finishing touches on Welsh win

Sutton Guardian: Running with the ball: London Welsh flanker John Quill bursts through the jersey defence at the Kassam stadium on Saturday

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

John Quill made the most of his first start for London Welsh to lay down a marker ahead of the club’s Greene King IPA Championship semi-final next month.

Rosslyn Park do all they can, but the Doncaster still hold all the cards

Sutton Guardian: Try: Scott Sneddon gets on the scoresheet at Hull Ionians                        Pictures: David Whittam

11:26am Monday 14th April 2014

Rosslyn Park could not have done more to state their case as potential National League One champions than a 10-try, 60-12 win at Hull Ionians.

Buckland excited by Millar time in the Scottish centres

Sutton Guardian: Twinkle toes: Lee Millar will try out a new position today

8:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

London Scottish head coach James Buckland is excited to be unleashing Lee Millar in the centres for the first time, write Andy Weston.  

Tonga'uiha out to repay Welsh faith

Sutton Guardian: On the charge: Hudson Tonga'uiha in action against Cornish Pirates during the 2012 Championship play-offs

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Centre Hudson Tonga’uiha is out to repay London Welsh’s patience by taking the exiles back to the Premiership, writes Damian Dolan.  

Evans: Quins' Sharks clash is like a cup final

Sutton Guardian: Spot on: Quins fly half Nick Evans is back to his place kicking best after a slow start to the season

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Quins fly-half Nick Evans knows his men are in the Premiership’s last chance saloon.  

Care's revenge mission can boost Quins play-off campaign

Sutton Guardian: Talking point: Quins Danny Care was speaking on behalf of HSBC at the HSBC National Schools Sevens

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Danny Care’s summer plans may yet save Harlequins’ Premiership campaign, writes Pippa Field.  

Rosslyn Park keep pace with the Knights, but time is running out

Sutton Guardian: Bang: Harry Broadbent bursts through to score for Park in Saturday's win over Coventry          Picture: David Whittam

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Rosslyn Park head coach Alex Codling reckons the final five minutes of Saturday's 32-10 win over Coventry encapsulated everything about their season.

Sutton & Epsom end home campaign on a winning note

Sutton Guardian: In your face: Shawn Renwick throws the ball up to celebrate his try against Hove     All pictures: Dave Jackson

8:47am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Sutton & Epsom brought their London Division One South home fixtures to a conclusion with a workmanlike 34-17 victory over Hove last Saturday.

Welsh chief will continue to tinker for Premiership promotion bid

Sutton Guardian: Fiddling on: London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell will continue to tinker with his starting line-up

7:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Head coach Justin Burnell will keep rotating his squad – even when the Championship play-offs get under way, writes Stuart Amos.  

Twickenham fail to clinch league title in thriller at Parkfields

Sutton Guardian: Decisive score: Old PRiorians celebrate their fourth try that clinched Saturday's encounter and secured a crucial bonus point to boot

1:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

Twickenham suffered at the hands of bogey team Old Priorians for the fourth time in their past four encounters to concede the advantage in the London Division Two North West title race on Saturday.

Old Walcountians' relegation fight will go to the wire

Sutton Guardian: Bang: Centre Freddy South breaks through to open the scoring for Walcountians                 All pictures: Alun Stockton

12:19pm Monday 7th April 2014

Old Walcountians gained valuable points in their struggle to avoid relegation from Surrey One when they defeated fellow strugglers Old Freemen’s 27-12 at Clock House on Saturday.

Rosslyn Park's bonus point keeps pace with the Knights, but time is running out

Sutton Guardian: Bang: Harry Broadbent bursts through to score for Park in Saturday's win over Coventry          Picture: David Whittam

10:09am Monday 7th April 2014

Rosslyn Park got the bonus point win they needed with a four-try 32-10 win over third-placed Coventry.

Esher exit was for the best - Ex-head coach Ollie Smith happy to have left Molesey Road

Sutton Guardian: Smith exit: "I’m thankful for the opportunity I was given and everything Esher did for me, but leaving was the best move I could have made"

7:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Former Esher head coach Ollie Smith has revealed he did not handle his Molesey Road exit well, but is confident it has worked out for the best.

Esher crumble continues, leaving Chamlers red-faced

Sutton Guardian: Embarrassed: Esher coach Craig Chalmers

4:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

Esher coach Craig Chalmers is urging his troops to rediscover their early season form fast after an embarrassing 43-0 defeat to Coventry.

Twickenham title rests on beating bogey team

Sutton Guardian: Leading from the front: Twickenham skipper Richard Moses 	SP81888

11:27am Friday 4th April 2014

Senior secretary of rugby Andy Rees is hoping Twickenham finally beat their bogey team when they meet in the London Division Two North West title decider on Saturday.

College will emerge stronger after rugby sevens defeat

Sutton Guardian: Enjoy it: Epsom College’s U17s girls team

11:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Captain Ben Woollams could not lead Epsom College to success at this year’s Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens, but he insists they will emerge stronger for the experience.

John Fisher School will have their revenge at Twickenham

Sutton Guardian: Runners up: Purley-based John Fisher School missed out in the Rosslyn Park HSBC National School Sevens open final

8:00am Friday 4th April 2014

They may have lost in the open final of the Rosslyn Park HSBC National School Sevens, but John Fisher School pupil Seaghan Davet is already eyeing his revenge at Twickenham in just over a month’s time.

Rosslyn Park prepare for Coventry, and hope Knights slip up

Sutton Guardian: Seal: Jack Gash scores the final try in last weekend's win over Doncaster Knights                            Picture: David Whittam

8:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Rosslyn Park’s 21-18 win over Doncaster Knights takes them within four points of the National League One leaders – and it would have been within three but for a late Doncaster try.

King’s College exceed skipper’s expectations in his final playing days

Sutton Guardian: Not this time: King’s College skipper Will van Klaveren

7:00am Friday 4th April 2014

It was a case of so near yet so far for King’s College School at the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens – but captain Will van Klaveren admitted they still exceeded all expectations.

Quins' Brown eyes up French fancies

Sutton Guardian: Welcome back: England full back Mike Brown scored on his return to Quins colours on Saturday

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Harlequins full back Mike Brown slipped back into the same old routine on Saturday and knows he must keep up his rich vein of form for more reasons than one.  

Baxter: Scottish prop Francis has potential to be strong Premiership performer

Sutton Guardian: On his way: Exeter-bound London Scottish prop Tomas Francis is felled in Sunday's defeat to London Welsh

1:25pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter says he is looking to unleash the huge potential on offer in new signing Tomas Francis.

Graveney School come up short at Twickenham, but coach sees a bright future

Sutton Guardian: At the home of rugby: Graveney School in action at Twickenham

7:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Graveney School’s rugby stars sat in the same Twickenham dressing room as England’s national heroes on Saturday, but it could not inspire them to glory in the U15 NatWest Schools Vase final.

Marler: I did not hesitate to pledge future to Quins

Sutton Guardian: Future sorted: Quins prop Joe Marler during Saturday's win over London Irish at the Stoop

3:18pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

England prop Joe Marler has revealed he never thought of quitting Harlequins before committing his furture to the club for another two seasons.

Park do the business over Knights to keep National League One title hopes alive

Sutton Guardian: Opener: Hugo Ellis gets over for Park's first try against Doncaster Knights             All pictures: David Whittam

9:42am Monday 31st March 2014

Rosslyn Park’s largest home gate of the season was treated to a match well worthy of its billing as a title decider.

Quins beat Irish to keep Premiership hopes alive

Sutton Guardian: Making a point: Departing Quins winger Sam Smith scored on Saturday, while his replacement next season Marland Yarde was sin-binned

8:00am Monday 31st March 2014

Tries from fly-half Nick Evans, Sam Smith and Mike Brown helped Harlequins keep their hopes of a top-four Premiership finish alive with victory over  London Irish on Saturday.

London Welsh secure top four Championship finish

Sutton Guardian: On target: London Welsh fly half Alex Davies slots a second half penalty to put his men 25-14 up at the Athletic Ground

4:06pm Sunday 30th March 2014

London Welsh secured a top four Championship finish with a 32-21 triumph at London Scottish on Sunday and for head coach Justin Burnell it was job done.

Moments of madness cost Esher in the derby clash

Sutton Guardian: Spot the ball: Rosslyn Park’s Sam Shires manages to ground the first of his two tries down at Esher on Saturday 	All pictures: David Whittam

1:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

Forwards coach Ricky Nebbett was left to rue six minutes of madness as Esher let victory slip through their hands at home to Rosslyn Park.

Love: Welsh clash will be close but Scots can win

Sutton Guardian: Beef on the bone: London Scottish stars Mike Doneghan, Miles Mantella, Tommy Spinks, Paul Spivey, and James Love promote Sunday’s Ladies Day at the Athletic Ground.

1:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

London Scottish winger James Love expects Sunday’s eagerly anticipated clash with near neighbours rivals London Welsh to go down to the wire, writes Andy Weston.  

Tiffs champions as Kingston rally

Sutton Guardian: Local rivalry: Old Tiffs clash with Kingston last year

10:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Old Tiffinians secured a spot in the RFU’s London leagues with a 37-24 win over Old Whitgiftians on Saturday.

Ex-Quin Smith uncertain over Welsh future

Sutton Guardian: Waiting game: London Welsh assistant coach Ollie Smith

10:00am Friday 28th March 2014

London Welsh assistant coach Ollie Smith has admitted his future is far from certain even if he helps the exiles return to the Premiership.  

O'Shea: Harlequins will fight to the death

Sutton Guardian: Back in harness: Harlequins Mike Brown is back to face London Irish after some time off in the Middle East 	SP80755

8:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea has no regrets over resting his England boys providing they fire his team to the Premiership play-offs and the Amlin Cup semi-finals.

Rosslyn Park prepare for the top of the table battle with the Knights

Sutton Guardian: Still trying: Sam Shires goes over for Park at Esher last weekend             Picture: David Whittam

6:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Rosslyn Park put in a grandstand finish in their derby at Esher last weekend, scoring three tries in the last 15 minutes and grabbing a bonus point.

Job done, but Parsons feels the frustration at Sutton & Epsom

Sutton Guardian: Frustration: Sutton & Epsom coach Jeff Parsons                          SP79012

6:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

Sutton & Epsom head coach Jeff Parsons has overseen mission accomplished this season, but he remains a frustrated man.

Graveney School prepare to grace the hallow turf of Twickenham

Sutton Guardian: Winners: Graveney School’s U15 rugby team celebrate reaching the final of the NatWest Schools Vase

7:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Graveney School are one match away from glory after reaching the final of this year’s U15 NatWest Schools Vase.

Rosslyn Park are flying high with their soaring belief

Sutton Guardian: Watch out: Rosslyn Park skipper Hugo Ellis on the charge against Esher        Picture: David Whittam

2:11pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Head coach Alex Codling believes Rosslyn Park’s soaring belief helped pull the team through at the death against Esher.

Five alive - Bonus time for Rosslyn Park at derby rivals Esher

Sutton Guardian: Still trying: Sam Shires goes over for Park at Esher last weekend             Picture: David Whittam

1:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

A sensational last 15 minutes saw Rosslyn Park win a match that had looked like slipping away from them, having been faced with a strong and physical Esher side.

Wimbledon defeat to Sidcup comes in three stages

Sutton Guardian: Five-point man: Gary Crowe got on the scoresheet against Sidcup

10:06am Monday 24th March 2014

Wimbledon's 36-29 defeat by Sidcup in London Division One South was not so much a game of two halves as one of three parts.

Brown gets the nod as RBS Six Nations player of the tournament

Sutton Guardian: Superman: Mike Brown dives to score his second try in the RBS Six Nations win over Italy      Picture: Clive Rose/Getty Images

3:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

Mike Brown has been named as the RBS Six Nations player of the tournament.

Wimbledon coach Ogilvy-Bull prepares to return to action after a much-needed hiatus

Sutton Guardian: Back into the action: James Ogilvy-Bull of Wimbledon RFC

Wimbledon RFC head coach James Ogilvy-Bull admitted that last weekend’s break from rugby was well timed following the injury to Jack Fishwick.

Rosslyn Park prepare to get all intense for the business end of the season

Sutton Guardian: Rivalry: When Esher and Rosslyn Park met in November, Park took the derby bragging rights in a 38-31 win                     SP80765

11:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

After a week off, Rosslyn Park are set to embark on the most intense three weeks of their season.

Battersea Ironsides rule London, and now for Twickenham

Sutton Guardian: You beauty: Battersea Ironsides celebrate victory in the London final of the RFU Junior Vase.... now for a shot at Twickenham                 All pictures: SP83603

4:28pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Battersea Ironsides skipper Colin O’Keeffe may have started the Surrey Division One season with only the league in mind, but now he is thinking of lifting silverware at Twickenham.








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