Seniors

Fixtures

1st XV

23rd Sep 2017WinchesterHomel
30th Sep 2017Old ReigatianHomel
7th Oct 2017TwickenhamAwayl
14th Oct 2017WinchesterAwayc
21st Oct 2017KCS Old BoysHomel
28th Oct 2017Farnham RUFCAwayl
4th Nov 2017AndoverHomel
11th Nov 2017CamberleyAwayl
25th Nov 2017Old TonbridgiansHomel
9th Dec 2017London ExilesAwayl
16th Dec 2017Gosport and FarehamHomel
6th Jan 2018WinchesterAwayl
13th Jan 2018Old ReigatianAwayl
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

2nd XV

23rd Sep 2017Gosport and Fareham 2Awaysl
30th Sep 2017Tottonians 2Homesl
7th Oct 2017Winchester 2Awaysl
21st Oct 2017Andover 2Homesl
28th Oct 2017Trojans 2Awaysl
4th Nov 2017Portsmouth 2Awaysl
11th Nov 2017Gosport and Fareham 2Homesl
25th Nov 2017Tottonians 2Awaysl
9th Dec 2017Winchester 2Homesl
16th Dec 2017Andover 2Awaysl
6th Jan 2018Trojans 2Homesl
13th Jan 2018Basingstoke 2Awaysl

3rd XV

23rd Sep 2017Tottonians 4Homesl
30th Sep 2017Lockheath Pumas 2Awaysl
7th Oct 2017Winchester 3Homesl
21st Oct 2017US Portsmouth 2Awaysl
28th Oct 2017Hook and OdihamHomesl
4th Nov 2017Isle of Wight 2Homesl
11th Nov 2017Portsmouth 4Awaysl
25th Nov 2017Fawley 2Homesl
9th Dec 2017Sandown and Shanklin 2Awaysl
16th Dec 2017Romsey 2Homesl
6th Jan 2018Tottonians 4Awaysl
13th Jan 2018Lockheath Pumas 2Homesl
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 2016/17

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

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

16th SepEastleigh 1528 Portsmouth
9th SepEastleigh 2814 Basingstoke

3rd XV

9th SepFarnborough 3917 Eastleigh

Social XV

16th NovEastleigh 082 Fareham Heathens (f)
Played Won Draw Lost P.For P.Against
1st XV 2 1 0 1 36 35
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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Gosport and Fareham RFC 32-27 Eastleigh

16th Sep 2017

Eastleigh narrowly lost away at Hampshire rivals Gosport & Fareham, but managed to secure 2 bonus points with a last ditch effort.

Eastleigh started well and after putting the home side under pressure in attack, the visitors were awarded a penalty for an infringement at the breakdown. Lloyd Bennett stepped up to send the ball between the posts, putting Eastleigh into an early 3-0 lead.

Eastleigh were unable to secure the ball from the kick off, and were caught offside, gifting the Gosport 10 an easy 3 points to level the score at 3-3.

Gosport came hard in attack, using their large pack to hit holes around the fringe. A well worked dummy put the hooker through a hole in the defence, and raced through to dot down for the opening try. The extra 2 was added to put the home side into the lead 10-3.

Gosport retained the ball well, working phases towards the left. The Gosport 9 threw what appeared to be a forward pass to the wing, who drew the last defender to pop back inside to the supporting 9 to score in the corner. The conversion was successful to extend Gosport's lead to 17-3.

Eastleigh pushed for the break they needed, and following an infringement, kicked for touch to take an attacking line out close to the opposition line. The driving maul splintered the home defence, and Adam Kidd was able to dive over for Eastleigh's first try. The conversion was missed to leave the score 17-8.

Immediately from the kick off, the referee awarded a penalty for offside at the breakdown, giving Gosport the opportunity to extend their lead. The 10 duly converted to increase the lead to 20-8.

Eastleigh made a break down field, simple draw and pass put Cam Steele in space down the right wing. He chipped in field to evade the sweeping defence, and Jack Berry was able to gather and dive over for Eastleigh's 2nd try. Lloyd Bennett added the conversion to close the gap to 20-15.

Gosport's scrum was proving too strong for the Eastleigh forwards, and a powerful drive, gave the 8 the opportunity to pick and drive over the line. The extra 2 was added to extend Gosport's half time lead to 27-15.

Eastleigh came firing out of the blocks in the 2nd half, and substitute Will Rigelsford put the full back under immense pressure, forcing him to fumble in to touch. Eastleigh's driving maul again proved successful, as John Williams was able to secure the ball and drive over the line for Eastleigh's 3rd try. The conversion was missed to leave the score at 27-20.

Gosport came back at Eastleigh, and following some poor first up tackles, space was found out wide for the wing to race toward the line, offloading inside to the supporting player to dot down. The conversion was missed leaving the score 32-20.

Eastleigh were making great inroads toward the Gosport line through Will Logothetis and Tom Willoughby, but were unable to find the space to create any meaningful opportunity. Gosport managed to secure the ball at a penalty with time up, however the home captain opted to tap and go, looking for their bonus point try. Eastleigh's defence proved too strong for the poorly planned attack, and turned over possession. Noticing the miss match on the right wing, long passes were sent from left to right. Simple draw and pass left Cam Steele with clear space to ghost past the desperate defence, and dot down under the posts for Eastleigh's 4th try. Lloyd Bennett bisected the posts to bring about the final whistle at 32-27.

Eastleigh were disappointed with the result on what was a very winnable game, but were rewarded for their last ditch efforts with 2 bonus points. On another day, Eastleigh could have walked away with all 5 points.

Eastleigh's Man of the Match was Paul Fudio.

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Eastleigh 9-3 Effingham and Leatherhead RFC

9th Sep 2017

Eastleigh opened their account in London 2 South West with a hard fought win over Effingham & Leatherhead at Bishopstoke Road.

The heavens opened before kick-off to put paid to any chance of fast flowing rugby, and the game quickly became a war of attrition between two physical sides.

Eastleigh made hard yards down field, and following an infringement at the breakdown inside the visitors' 22, Captain Jack Berry opted for the kick at goal. Phil Baldwin duly converted to put Eastleigh in to an early lead.

Eastleigh pushed hard for the opening try, however the wet conditions and the opposition back row meant opportunities went begging.

The visitors looked to expose the Eastleigh defence out wide, but the well drilled drift defence prevented them from breaking the line. The home side were caught offside and the referee awarded the penalty in Eastleigh's half. The visiting scrum half bisected the posts to level the score at 3-3 as the half time whistle sounded.

Eastleigh came firing out in the 2nd half and pushed hard to increase the score. Hard running lines from Tom Willoughby and Jack Berry, pushed the home side forward, and the scrambling defence were caught out and were penalised for not entering the ruck through the gate. Phil Baldwin sent the ball sailing between the the posts to put Eastleigh back in the lead at 6-3.

The home side's best opportunity for a try came when Baldwin chipped over the rushing defence, regathered, and then kicked for the line. The visiting full back just about won the foot race for the ball, and grounded to let off the pressure.

Eastleigh regained possession and again following an infringement at the breakdown, were awarded a penalty, allowing Phil Baldwin to extend the lead to 9-3.

Eastleigh's defence held firm as the minutes ticked away, and the forwards, smelling victory, pushed the visitors off their own scrum to win the ball and bring about the end of the game.

This was a dogged, hard fought game, and was testament to the hard work put in by the players in pre-season.

Eastleigh's Man of the Match was Russell Smith.

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