Seniors

Fixtures

1st XV

3rd Mar 2018AndoverAwayl
10th Mar 2018CamberleyHomel
24th Mar 2018Old TonbridgiansAwayl
7th Apr 2018London ExilesHomel
14th Apr 2018Effingham and LeatherheadAwayl

2nd XV

3rd Mar 2018Tottonians 2Homesl
24th Mar 2018Basingstoke 2Homesl
7th Apr 2018Andover 2Awaysl
14th Apr 2018Gosport and Fareham 2Awaysl

3rd XV

3rd Mar 2018Portsmouth 4Homesl
24th Mar 2018Fawley 2Awaysl
7th Apr 2018Sandown and Shanklin 2Homesl
14th Apr 2018Farnborough 2Homesl

l League game, hb Hampshire Bowl game, f Friendly, jv RFU Junior Vase, mt Merit Table, c Cup game, sl Solent League game

First XV
First XV 2017/18

Second XV
Second XV 2016/17

Third XV
Third XV 2016/17

2016/17 season

Senior Coaching Team

Head Coach

Phil Osman

Assistant Coaches

Dave Cradock
Oonagh Knight
Christian Longhurst
Hugh Noonan

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Rob Sutherland

First XV Captain

Paul Fudio

Second XV Captain

Ian Scott

Third XV Captain

Gareth Jones

Fourth/Social XV Captain

Danny Roche

Results

1st XV

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

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

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 17 4 1 12 232 441
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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Eastleigh 13-15 Farnham RUFC

17th Feb 2018

Eastleigh snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as they were undone by a last minute penalty goal against Farnham at Bishopstoke Road.

Eastleigh were hoping for the vital win needed to lift them out of the relegation zone, but were caught out by 2 sucker punch tries in the first half.

A clearing kick in the Eastleigh 22 was charged down by the onrushing Farnham defence, and the visitors won the foot race to the line to dive on the loose ball for the opening score. The conversion was missed to put the visitors in to an early 0-5 lead.

Eastleigh came back hard, and a well worked 2 on 1 wide on the right had the visiting defence scrambling. Arron Enock chipped deep downfield and tackled the covering fullback 5 metres out from the Farnham line. Supporting defenders were up quick and Adam Kidd forced the penalty as the tackled player refused to release the ball. Eastleigh opted for the scrum, and moved the ball left to open a gap in the defence. Quick ruck ball edged Eastleigh closer and closer to the line, until John Williams crashed over for the equalising score. The conversion was missed to leave the scores level at 5-5.

Eastleigh were matching the far bigger Farnham pack for strength, and repelled wave after wave of attack. The referee awarded a penalty for an infringement at the breakdown, and the Farnham scrum-half acted quickest to tap and go from 5 metres out to dive over the line. The extra 2 was added to put the visitors back in the lead at 5-12 and bring about the half time whistle.

Eastleigh started the 2nd half strong, and put the visitors under pressure. Persistent offside penalties at the breakdown forced the referee to show a yellow card to the offending Farnham player, giving Eastleigh a man advantage for the next 10 minutes.

Eastleigh created a fantastic scoring opportunity as strong pick and go play sucked the defenders in toward the breakdown. Spotting the overlap, the ball was quickly moved left, leaving a 2 on 1, only for the last pass to be thrown in to touch.

Eastleigh were awarded another penalty in the Farnham 22, and Jack Berry opted for the kick at goal. Phil Baldwin duly converted to cut the deficit to 8-12.

A collision in the air forced Eastleigh into a change, as Rich O’Donnell replaced Arron Enock on the right wing, and this quickly paid dividends. A fantastic break downfield by Panos Logothetis had the visiting defence clutching at shadows, and a well placed cross field kick found O’Donnell unmarked wide on the right to dive over in the corner for the score. The conversion was missed but put Eastleigh into the lead for the first time at 13-12 with only minutes remaining.

Eastleigh knew they had to keep the visitors at arms length to avoid giving the opportunity to score, however soft tackling in the midfield gave Farnham the platform deep into the home half. The scrambling defence was forced into an error, as a high tackle gave the visitors a simple shot at goal. The Farnham kicker held his nerve to put the visitors back in to the lead at 13-15.

Eastleigh had one last opportunity to score, and having been awarded a penalty in their own half, kicked for touch.

The Farnham defence was quick off the mark in the line and disrupted play enough for the ball to be put in to touch, and bring about the final whistle.

Eastleigh were disappointed to come away with only a losing bonus point to show for their efforts, as they felt a much needed win was within grasp.

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KCS Old Boys RFC 12-15 Eastleigh

3rd Feb 2018

Eastleigh registered their first away win of the season in a dogged effort against 4th place KCS.

Eastleigh came out of the blocks firing, and put the home side under significant pressure. Strong close quarter play drove Eastleigh close to the line, and quickly moved ball found its way to Russell Smith on the right wing to dive over for the opening score. The conversion was missed to give Eastleigh an early 0-5 lead.

The home side came straight back, and a defensive error created the space for the centre to exploit, and dive over for the equalising score. The conversion was missed leaving the score 5-5.

With the half time whistle approaching, Eastleigh retained the ball for phase after phase, inching closer to the KCS line. An infringement at the breakdown gave the visitors a penalty, and Captain Jack Berry opted for the shot at goal. Phil Baldwin duly converted to give Eastleigh a 5-8 half time lead.

Another defensive error gave the home side a way back into the game, and the KCS player dived over under the posts. The extra 2 was added to put the home side into the lead at 12-8.

The visitors kept pushing for the winning score, and as they drove play closer to the KCS line, Phil Baldwin found a gap in the defence to dive over for the score. Baldwin converted his own try to put Eastleigh into a 12-15 lead.

Eastleigh’s discipline was faultless as they kept the home side at bay, waiting for the error that would bring about the final whistle. Eastleigh’s rash defence forced the error, and Will Rigelsford kicked the ball off the pitch to bring about the final whistle.

Eastleigh showed tremendous composure and belief to produce a winning performance.

Eastleigh’s Man of the Match was Panos Logothetis.

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