Seniors

Fixtures

1st XV

20th Oct 2018KCS Old BoysAwayl
27th Oct 2018Old ReigatianHomel
3rd Nov 2018Old CranleighansAwayl
17th Nov 2018Old AlleyniansHomel
1st Dec 2018London ExilesAwayl
8th Dec 2018Old TonbridgiansHomel
15th Dec 2018Gosport and FarehamAwayl
5th Jan 2019Old EmanuelHomel
12th Jan 2019Farnham RUFCHomel
26th Jan 2019TwickenhamAwayl
9th Feb 2019KCS Old BoysHomel
16th Feb 2019Old ReigatianAwayl
23rd Feb 2019Gosport and FarehamAwayhb
2nd Mar 2019Old CranleighansHomel
9th Mar 2019Old AlleyniansAwayl
23rd Mar 2019London ExilesHomel
30th Mar 2019Old TonbridgiansAwayl
6th Apr 2019Effingham and LeatherheadHomel

2nd XV

20th Oct 2018AlresfordAwayhp
27th Oct 2018Tottonians 2Awayhp
3rd Nov 2018MillbrookAwayhp
17th Nov 2018BasingstokeHomehp
1st Dec 2018BognorAwayhp
8th Dec 2018New Milton and District 2Homehp
15th Dec 2018Gosport and Fareham 2Awayhp
5th Jan 2019Sandown and ShanklinHomehp
12th Jan 2019AlresfordHomehp
26th Jan 2019Fareham HeathensHomehp
9th Feb 2019Portsmouth 2Awayhp
16th Feb 2019Tottonians 2Homehp
2nd Mar 2019MillbrookHomehp
9th Mar 2019BasingstokeAwayhp
23rd Mar 2019BognorHomehp
30th Mar 2019New Milton and District 2Awayhp
6th Apr 2019FordingbridgeHomehp

3rd XV

20th Oct 2018Trojans 3Awayhl
27th Oct 2018Romsey 2Homehl
3rd Nov 2018Lockheath Pumas 2Homehl
17th Nov 2018Farnham RUFC 4Awayhl
1st Dec 2018Gosport and Fareham 3Awayhl
5th Jan 2019Tottonians 3Awayhl
12th Jan 2019Fawley 2Homehl
26th Jan 2019Alton 2Awayhl
9th Feb 2019Chineham 2Homehl
16th Feb 2019Fordingbridge 2Awayhl

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First XV
First XV 2018/19

Second XV
Second XV 2018/19

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

13th OctSandown & Shanklin 079 Eastleigh
6th OctEastleigh 64Twickenham
29th SepFarnham RUFC 2016 Eastleigh
22nd SepOld Emanuel 1018 Eastleigh
15th SepEastleigh 48Gosport & Fareham
8th SepEffingham & Leatherhead 754 Eastleigh

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

2nd XV

6th OctFareham Heathens 5Eastleigh
29th SepEastleigh 76Portsmouth
22nd SepSandown & Shanklin 15Eastleigh
15th SepEastleigh 5512 Gosport & Fareham
8th SepFordingbridge 2514 Eastleigh

3rd XV

6th OctEastleigh 83Ventnor
22nd SepSandown & Shanklin 1914 Eastleigh
15th SepEastleigh HWO Southampton

Social XV

6th OctEastleigh 4014 Fordingbridge (f)
Played Won Draw Lost P.For P.Against
1st XV 5 4 0 1 200 42
2nd XV 5 3 0 2 157 64
3rd XV 3 2 0 1 97 22
Social XV 1 1 0 0 40 14

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Sandown and Shanklin 0-79 Eastleigh

13th Oct 2018

Eastleigh travelled to the Isle of Wight with an experimental side to face Sandown & Shanklin in the Hampshire Bowl.

The visitors started well from the kick off, running the ball back through Will and Panos Logothetis. As Eastleigh inched closer and closer to the try line, Will Rigelsford threw a dummy, and darted through the hole in the defence to dive under the posts. The conversion was scored by Matt Lovell to give Eastleigh an early 0-7 lead.

The visiting forwards were making hard yards, debutant Sam Pickering, swatting tacklers as he set up strong attacking position for the Eastleigh back line. The ball was moved quickly wide, and simple hands gave Matt Lovell the opportunity to score. Lovell converted his own try to extend the lead to 0-14.

Eastleigh were making yards on every attack. Quickly recycled ball set the platform to expose the gaps in the leaky defence, as offload after offload ultimately ended with Will Rigelsford dotting down for his 2nd, and Eastleigh's 3rd try. The conversion was missed, leaving the score 0-19.

The score board was matching the minutes played as Eastleigh pushed forward again. The visitors dragged the home defence right, and then quick passing found Steffan Murray wide on the left to dive over unopposed. The conversion was missed, but Eastleigh's lead was increased to 0-24.

Eastleigh had time for 2 further scores in the first half, as Tyson Peters found a gap in the defence to power through for his 1st, and round the scrambling defence for his 2nd. Matt Lovell converted 1, to extend the half time lead to 0-36.

With the win all but secured, Eastleigh were keen not to concede, and pressed forward from the kick off.

Close quarter play tied up the home defence, allowing Steffan Murray to score his 2nd following quick passing along the back line. Lloyd Bennett added the extra 2, extending the lead to 0-43.

In a rare attack for the home side, another debutant, Chris Bucket, timed his move to perfection, tipping the pass up in to the air, and regathering to run the length of the field to score. Lloyd Bennett converted to bring up the half century.

Eastleigh scored directly from the following kick off, as Tyson Peters set off an a mazy run, slicing through the home defence to complete his hat-trick. The conversion was missed, but the score was ticking over at 0-55.

Shortly after, Chris Bucket added his 2nd wide on the left as quick hands and fast feet exposed the tiring home defence. Lloyd Bennett added the extra 2, extending Eastleigh's lead to 0-62.

Eastleigh's 11th try came following a series of offloads out of the tackle. Adam Kidd make a break, offloading out of the tackle to Charlie Boyes in support. Boyes found Aaron Barnes on the short pop to gift Barnes with the simplest of scores.

Despite all the scores coming from the backs, Eastleigh's forwards were keen to get in on the act, as Will Logothetis brushed off the last tackler to dot down. The conversion was missed.

Eastleigh scored their 13th and final try, as Tyson Peters finished off a well worked move to score his 4th try. Lloyd Bennett converted to bring about the final whistle at 0-79.

The heavy score line emphasised the strength in depth at the club, as 3 players made their 1st XV debuts, in Chris Bucket, Sam Pickering, and Gareth Jones, with not a single player looking out of place. A very pleasing result for the club, as Eastleigh move into the semi final.

Eastleigh's Man of the Match was Charlie Boyes.

Eastleigh 64-5 Twickenham RFC

6th Oct 2018

Eastleigh ran in 10 tries as they thrashed a lacklustre Twickenham side at Bishopstoke Road.
After a disappointing loss last weekend against rivals Farnham, Eastleigh were keen to get back to winning ways. They started strong and were instantly on the scoreboard through Will Rigglesford’s try. Matt Lovell converted to give his side an early 7-0 lead.
Moments after the restart, Charlie Boyes was shown a yellow card after arguing with the referee. However, Twickenham were unable to take advantage of the extra man and Connor Frain powered over for the score. Matt Lovell converted the try to take the score to 14-0.
Eastleigh’s early dominance continued throughout the half; strong carries from Paul Fudio and Tom Willoughby edged the home side forward. Vincent Morse crashed over the try and once again Matt Lovell converted, 21-0.
Morse was soon at it again; it was Tom Willoughby who broke through the defensive line and Morse’s support line enabled him to receive the offload and dive underneath the posts. Matt Lovell converted to bring about the half time whistle, with a 28-0 advantage.
Half Time: Eastleigh 28 - 0 Twickenham
The home side were eager to continue where they left off and were given a bit of help when the Twickenham hooker was awarded a yellow card for repeated infringements. After a few phases, Will Rigglesford’s cheeky step allowed him to score his second of the match. The conversion was missed but the scoreboard showed 33-0.
Rigglesford’s second was shortly followed by a Panos Logothetis try to extend the lead. Matt Lovell’s conversion was missed but nevertheless, Eastleigh were still 38-0 in front.
Terry Papworth and Tyson Evans ran hard at the Twickenham defence but it was Paul Fudio who added the next score to his name. His perfect line meant he ran in unopposed to score underneath the sticks; Matt Lovell’s conversion was successful and to take the score to 45-0.
Having just returned to the full 15, Twickenham were once again reduced to 14 men, but this time it was permanent. The Twickenham player was shown the red card and given his marching orders for use of language towards the referee.
Eastleigh exploited the extra space on the pitch and Jack Berry’s strong performance was rewarded with his first try of the game. The conversion was missed but the home side led 50-0.
Ricky Gormley and Dan Achilles were fighting hard in the midfield; Eastleigh edged forward and skipper Terry Papworth went over for the score. Matt Lovell duly converted, 57-0.
Multiple infringements at the breakdown resulted in a harsh yellow card for Ricky Gormley; hands down the left flank resulted in a 2 on 1 which allowed the Twickenham winger to dive over in the corner. A tricky conversion was missed to leave the score at 57-5.
But it was Eastleigh who had the last say in this entertaining encounter. Strong carries up through the middle allowed Jack Berry to smash over for his second of the match. Matt Lovell conversion meant the final score was 64-5.

There were a lot of outstanding performances out on the park from the likes of Paul Fudio, Jack Berry and Tom Willoughby but man of the match went to Ricky Gormley.

Report by Joshua Devereux

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