Seniors

Fixtures

All matches for this season have been played. Please check back nearer to the start of next season for future fixtures.

First XV
First XV 2017/18

Second XV
Second XV 2016/17

Third XV
Third XV 2016/17

2018/19 season

Senior Coaching Team

Head Coach

Phil Osman

Assistant Coaches

Christian Longhurst
Glenn Lawrence
Dave Turnbull

First XV Captain

Terry Papworth

Manager

Terry Papworth

Second XV Captain

Lloyd Bennett

Manager

James Hixon-Broad

Third XV Captains

Glenn Lawrence / Dave Turnbull

Managers

Glenn Lawrence / Dave Turnbull

Results

1st XV

14th AprEffingham & Leatherhead 3917 Eastleigh
7th AprEastleigh 2824 London Exiles
24th MarOld Tonbridgians 3639 Eastleigh
17th MarAndover 729 Eastleigh
10th MarEastleigh 2223 Camberley
17th FebEastleigh 1315 Farnham RUFC
3rd FebKCS Old Boys 1215 Eastleigh
27th JanEastleigh 2210 Twickenham
13th JanOld Reigatian 3824 Eastleigh
6th JanWinchester 2115 Eastleigh
16th DecEastleigh 712 Gosport & Fareham
9th DecLondon Exiles 3220 Eastleigh
25th NovEastleigh 2222 Old Tonbridgians
11th NovCamberley 70Eastleigh
4th NovEastleigh 2513 Andover
28th OctFarnham RUFC 34Eastleigh
21st OctEastleigh 1320 KCS Old Boys
7th OctTwickenham 26Eastleigh
30th SepEastleigh 038 Old Reigatian
23rd SepEastleigh 543 Winchester
16th SepGosport & Fareham 3227 Eastleigh
9th SepEastleigh 9Effingham & Leatherhead

Visit the official RFU site for a full list of results and the league table.

2nd XV

14th AprGosport & Fareham 2527 Eastleigh
7th AprAndover 1438 Eastleigh
24th MarEastleigh 52Basingstoke
17th FebEastleigh 1927 Portsmouth
3rd FebTrojans 1517 Eastleigh
27th JanEastleigh 1720 Tottonians
13th JanBasingstoke AWO Eastleigh
6th JanEastleigh 17Trojans
16th DecAndover 1914 Eastleigh
9th DecEastleigh HWO Winchester
25th NovTottonians 1516 Eastleigh
11th NovEastleigh 1429 Gosport & Fareham
28th OctTrojans 1519 Eastleigh
21st OctEastleigh 1929 Andover
7th OctWinchester 2430 Eastleigh
23rd SepGosport & Fareham 2717 Eastleigh
16th SepEastleigh 1528 Portsmouth
9th SepEastleigh 2814 Basingstoke

3rd XV

28th AprEastleigh 2119 Kingsclere
21st AprEastleigh 2414 Romsey
3rd FebHook & Odiham 15Eastleigh
28th OctEastleigh 828 Hook & Odiham
7th OctEastleigh 1015 Winchester
30th SepLockheath Pumas 2566 Eastleigh
23rd SepEastleigh 353 Tottonians
9th SepFarnborough 3917 Eastleigh

Social XV

16th NovEastleigh 082 Fareham Heathens (f)
Played Won Draw Lost P.For P.Against
1st XV 21 7 1 13 350 530
2nd XV 0 0 0 0 0 0
3rd XV 0 0 0 0 0 0
Social XV 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Effingham and Leatherhead RFC 39-17 Eastleigh

14th Apr 2018

Having made sure of safety from relegation last time out against London Exiles, Eastleigh travelled to Effingham and Leatherhead seeking a ‘fun’ game of rugby.
The visitors started poorly and Effingham were able to take advantage of Eastleigh’s mistakes as they quickly recorded two converted tries through quick hands and good line breaks to give them an early 14-0 lead. A converted penalty shortly followed to extend the gap to 17-0.
From this setback, Eastleigh had seemed to have woken up and skipper Jack Berry put them on the front foot, breaking the defensive line with every carry. With half time fast approaching, the visitors were eager to get something on the scoreboard and they did just that. A step in field from Aaron Enock saw him race to the line to dot down for the try. Matt Lovell duly converted to leave the score showing 17-7.
Half Time: Effingham and Leatherhead 17-7 Eastleigh
The visitors started the second half strongly and their efforts were soon rewarded. Some great carries from Connor Frain and Matt Lovell edged Eastleigh closer to the try line and Captain Jack Berry was able to bulldoze over for the score. A tricky conversion from the touchline was converted by Matt Lovell.
John Williams and Ricky Gormley drove hard towards the try line and an infringement at the breakdown gave Matt Lovell a simple penalty to convert. He executed the placement kick to tie the scores up at 17-17.
However, just when it looked like Eastleigh were going to come away with something from the game, it all went downhill from now. A high tackle from Aaron Enock saw him serve 10 minutes in the bin and Effingham exploited the space caused by having the extra man.
Hands down both flanks created simple scoring opportunities for the home side as they were able to score a further two tries in quick succession to put them in control of the game at 29-17.
Fantastic tackles from Paul Fudio, Jack Berry and Connor Frain helped prevent any further scoring however the home side’s pace and power proved too much for Eastleigh as Effingham went on to score two more tries to make sure of the victory at 39-17.
Full Time: Effingham and Leatherhead 39-17

Despite the loss, decision for Man of the Match was unquestionable and was awarded to Jack Berry who was everywhere on the pitch, putting in tackle after tackle.

Report by Josh Devereux

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Eastleigh 28-24 London Exiles RFC

7th Apr 2018


Eastleigh guaranteed London 2 South West league rugby at Bishopstoke Road next year with a superb bonus point win over London Exiles.

The home side, knowing that a win and other results going their way would guarantee survival, started strong from the kick off. Hard running from the forwards drove play towards the visitors’ try line. As Eastleigh approached the Exiles 5m line, a training ground move saw Tom Willoughby receive a disguised pass from Will Rigelsford, to crash over for the opening score. Phil Baldwin added the extra 2 to give Eastleigh an early 7-0 lead.

The visitors took the early setback in their stride, and came back strong against Eastleigh. Powerfully carrying and effective ball retention found Eastleigh having to defend wave after wave of attack. A penalty at the breakdown gave the visitors an opportunity to kick for the line deep in Eastleigh’s half. With the ball secured, Exiles drove the maul toward the line and crashed over for the score. The conversion was added to bring the scores level at 7-7.

Eastleigh we’re struggling to maintain possession, and having to defend the line from constant pressure. The home defence held firm until eventually the overlap was exposed out wide on the left for the try. The conversion from the touchline was successful, putting the visitors into a 7-14 lead at halftime.

Eastleigh knew they had to dig deep within themselves to produce the performance needed to win the game, and found the equalising score when Will Rigelsford deftly slid the ball through the onrushing defence, for Arron Enock to dive on the ball for the try. Phil Baldwin added the extras to level the score at 14-14.

The balance of play was swinging one way then the next, and the visitors again found themselves in possession deep in the Eastleigh half. A penalty for offside gifted Exiles an easy 3 points, and led to a yellow card for Arron Enock. The home side found themselves down in numbers and on the scoreboard at 14-17.

Eastleigh found themselves on the wrong end of a strange decision, as a clear knock on in the centre of the park was missed. The ball hacked downfield, was met by the visiting winger from an offside position, to dive over for the try. Despite the home side’s protestation, the score stood, and the conversion was added to leave Eastleigh staring at a 10 point deficit at 14-24.

Strong running from Tyson Evans and Terry Papworth pushed Eastleigh toward the opposition try line. An infringement at the breakdown gave the home side the line out 5 metres from the Exiles’ line. The ball was secured and the maul was driven to the line. As the maul came to a halt, quick thinking and fast feet from Will Rigelsford, allowed him to snipe through a hole in the defence to dive over for the score. Phil Baldwin converted the score to bring Eastleigh back within 3 at 21-24.

Eastleigh’s future in the league was in the balance as the clock ticked over to time up. A penalty gave Eastleigh one last attacking opportunity. Captain Jack Berry elected for the line out, knowing that a win was so desperately needed. Paul Fudio secured the ball, and the subsequent driving maul gathered pace toward the try line. Seeing the maul was slowing, the Eastleigh backs joined the charge, adding extra weight to the drive. The try line inched closer and closer, but was stopped illegally, leaving the referee no option but to award a penalty try.

The score meant an automatic 7 points, and brought about the final whistle with the score reading 28-24. The jubilant supporters and players alike cheered the fantastic result secured with the last play of the game.

Eastleigh’s performance since Christmas showed that despite being bottom of the table, they could mix it with the best, and managed to produce the results that led to well deserved survival in London 2 South West.

Eastleigh’s Man of the Match was Rich O’Donnell.

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