Seniors

Fixtures

1st XV

27th Jan 2018TwickenhamHomel
3rd Feb 2018KCS Old BoysAwayl
17th Feb 2018Farnham RUFCHomel
3rd Mar 2018AndoverAwayl
10th Mar 2018CamberleyHomel
24th Mar 2018Old TonbridgiansAwayl
7th Apr 2018London ExilesHomel
14th Apr 2018Effingham and LeatherheadAwayl

3rd XV

20th Jan 2018Winchester 3Awaysl
27th Jan 2018US Portsmouth 2Homesl
3rd Feb 2018Hook and OdihamAwaysl
17th Feb 2018Isle of Wight 2Awaysl
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

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

6th JanEastleigh 17Trojans
16th DecAndover 1914 Eastleigh
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 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 14 2 1 11 180 404
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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Old Reigatian RFC 38-24 Eastleigh

13th Jan 2018

Eastleigh travelled to Reigate hoping to cause an upset at promotion chasing Old Reigatian.

The first half found Eastleigh on the wrong end of a very clinical performance from the home side, using the scrum and driving maul to their advantage to create a 31-0 lead at half time.

The home side scored a 6th try early in the 2nd half to open the lead to 38-0, however after that, Eastleigh decided to turn up.

A quick tap and go penalty by debutant Matt Lovell brought the visitors within 5 metres of the home try line. Quickly recycled ball gave Charlie Boyes a simple 2 on 1 to put Arron Enock over in the corner for the opening score. The conversion was missed to leave the score 38-5.

The home side seemed rattled, and hard running from Dan Dunbar and Jack Curtis was driving Eastleigh up the field. As the visitors edged closer and closer to the try line, quick ball allowed Paul Fudio to power over for Eastleigh’s 2nd try. The extra 2 was added by Phil Baldwin.

Eastleigh’s 3rd try came shortly after, as Tom Willoughby picked the ball from the ruck on the half way line, and ran through a hole in the defence. Willoughby showed great speed in a foot race to the line, and dove over for the score. The conversion was missed to leave the score 38-17.

Eastleigh were made hard to work for the bonus point 4th try, as numerous controversial decisions went against them, allowing the home side back in to Eastleigh’s half. Eastleigh combated the driving maul, however the referee took umbrage to the manner of this, and flashed a yellow card at Russell Smith, reducing the visitors to 14 men for the next 10 minutes. The visiting defence held firm, and cleared down field to relieve the pressure.

The effort finally paid off when a loose pass by the home side was kicked deep by Matt Lovell, who then showed the pace and composure to kick the ball over the try line, and dive on the ball for the score. The conversion was scored by Phil Baldwin to close the gap to 38-24.

Having secured 1 bonus point, Eastleigh sensed they may leave with 2 if they could score 1 more try, however with time up, the referee awarded a penalty to the home side at the breakdown, bringing about the final whistle.

Eastleigh showed great endeavour to come back from 38-0 down to secure a try scoring bonus point, but will be disappointed to have not performed in the first half.

Eastleigh’s Man of the Match was Dan Dunbar.

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Winchester RFC 21-15 Eastleigh

6th Jan 2018

Eastleigh's first game of 2018 saw a short trip to Hampshire rivals Winchester, with Eastleigh needing a win to push themselves out of the relegation zone.
Eastleigh found themselves on the wrong side of the law, as overzealous rucking was penalised, and the home side took an early shot at goal to create an early 3-0 lead.
Eastleigh pushed back into the Winchester half, and following an offside infringement, Jack Berry opted for the shot at goal, which Phil Baldwin duly converted to level the score 3-3.
Eastleigh were receiving little in the way of constructive advice from the referee, and were on the wrong side of a number of contentious decisions, which culminated in a questionable yellow card being shown to Steffan Murray.
The muddy conditions made handling difficult, and following a misplaced pass, Eastleigh found themselves facing an attacking scrum from the heavy weight home pack just short of the try line. The Winchester scrum drove hard for the line, and as the ball crossed the line, the visiting defence was able to clear the ball, however the referee awarded a penalty try, extending Winchester's lead to 10-3.
Eastleigh again found themselves reduced to 14 men, when Dan Achilles was shown a yellow card for an infringement at the breakdown. Winchester were awarded another penalty in Eastleigh's half, gifting another easy 3 points to extend the home side's lead to 13-3 at half time.
Eastleigh started the 2nd half still down to 14 players, but a great team move made light of the number disadvantage. Quick hands exposed the gap on the right, giving Paul Fudio a foot race down the right wing towards the try line. The scrambling defence caught up, however quick recycled ball moved the visitors closer and closer to the try line, until Will Rigelsford was able to dummy the flat footed defence to dart over the line for the try. The conversion was missed leaving the score 13-8.
Eastleigh were now in the ascendency and were enjoying some possession of the ball. The visitors were exposing the tiring home defence, making hard yards, only for a wayward pass to sit up in the boggy conditions, allowing Winchester to kick deep downfield and capitalise to score a sucker punch try. The conversion was missed to restore the home side's lead to 10 points at 18-8.
Eastleigh again ventured into the home half, only for the ball to be lost. Quick thinking by substitute Dan Dunbar forced the turnover, and offloaded to Steffan Murray to power through soft tackling to score Eastleigh's 2nd try. The extra 2 was added by Phil Baldwin to close the gap to 18-15.
Winchester attacked the Eastleigh line and were able to retain possession well, but the visiting defence held firm, with huge hits from Phil Baldwin and Tom Willoughby. Eastleigh found themselves hard done by, when the home side was awarded the penalty following a fantastic ruck clear out by Paul Fudio. Winchester extended their lead to 21-15 from the tee.

Eastleigh fought tooth and nail to move up the field, looking for the opportunity to snatch a late win, however with time up, a loose pass was dropped and brought about the final whistle. The final score was 21-15, with Eastleigh having to settle for a losing bonus point.

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