Thursday, November 26, 2015

Andreas Sotiri scored a try on his debut for Haringey Rhinos’ Under-14s as a side featuring a number of young players put in an encouraging performance, despite their defeat to Chingford.

Chris Dan (centre) scored three of Belsize Park's tries. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Belsize Park enjoyed a clean sweep of victories for the second weekend in a row as all of their teams recorded wins.

Joe Crossman (right) scored UCS Old Boys' winning try. Pic: Nick Cook

UCS Old Boys threw away a 14-point lead and found themselves trailing against Bank of England in Herts/Middlesex Division One – but they came from behind and Joe Crossman grabbed a late winning score in a 22-19 victory.

Hampstead head coach Peter Breen. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Head coach Peter Breen says Hampstead’s 56-14 victory over Woodford was among the best he has ever been involved with, and he believes his side could be on course for their best season yet.

Duncan Taylor of Saracens goes over  (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Saracens took complete control of Pool One by coming away from the Kingspan Stadium with a hugely impressive 27-9 win over Ulster to bring Mark McCall’s side two wins from two in the European Rugby Champions Cup.

Saracens' Duncan Taylor in action against Toulouse. Pic: Matthew Impey/

Saracens centre Duncan Taylor has challenged his side to build on their 100 per cent start to the season tomorrow (Friday) when the Premiership champions travel to Belfast to face Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium in the Champions Cup.

Belsize Park's Miran Serdarevic. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Belsize Park moved level with Hackney in second place in London North-West Division Three after a hard-working 20-3 win over St Albans.

Hampstead's Dan Wigley (centre). Pic: Paolo Minoli

Dan Wigley’s second-half try was not enough for Hampstead as their five-match unbeaten run was brought to an end in a 15-8 defeat aaway against league leaders Fullerians in London North-West Division Two.

Captain Cian Hynes scored Hendon's points but his efforts were in vain. Pic: Paolo Minoli

League leaders Hendon were handed a wake-up call in Herts/Middlesex Division Two as Watford inflicted their first defeat of the season, triumphing 22-6.

Dan Stewart

Fly-half Dan Stewart’s 22-point haul guided UCS Old Boys past bottom-of-the-table Old Millhillians with a 43-22 win in Herts/Middx Division One.

Chris Wyles (centre) tries to hack the ball through during Saracens' Premiership victory over Northampton Saints on Saturday. Pic: Matthew Impey/

Chris Wyles believes Saracens have shown a range of qualities in their perfect start to the Premiership season – and he feels their ability to win in different ways can help them to challenge in the Champions Cup as they start their European campaign.

Hampstead's Lilly Hunt (left) heads for the try-line. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Club captain Lilly Hunt scored a hat-trick as Hampstead Ladies ended a run of four straight defeats by beating Romford and Gidea Park 26-15 in Women’s Championship South East Division Two.

Jack Parker (left) captained Haringey Rhinos for the first time and scored three tries. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Haringey Rhinos made a winning start to life under new head coach Sinan Rabee, with Jack Parker captaining the team for the first time and scoring three tries in a 22-10 win away against Harlequin Amateurs in Herts/Middlesex Division Two.

Alex Jayne scored UCS Old Boys' first-half try. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys

UCS Old Boys were defeated away at Barnet Elizabethans in a classic game of two halves, with the wind being a big factor as they lost a half-time lead and went down 13-7 in their Herts/Middlesex Division One encounter.

Nathan Ladd (centre) touched down but Belsize Park were defeated. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Belsize Park tumbled from the top of the table and dropped to fourth place in London North-West Division Three after an upset away at Hemel Hempstead.

Brian O'Regan scored Hendon's fourth try, which secured the bonus point that took them one point clear at the top of the table. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon brushed away the cobwebs after a month’s break by scoring six tries in a 43-8 victory away against West London and extending their lead at the top of Herts/Middlesex Division Two.

Hampstead captain Andy McEwen scored three of his side's five tries. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead’s head coach Peter Breen has hailed the club’s progress over the last two years after a fourth victory from the opening six games took them up to second place in London North-West Division Two.

Owen Farrell of Saracens (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Saracens director or rugby Mark McCall dismissed Owen Farrell’s clash with England team-mate Tom Wood as “handbags” as his young fly-half kept his nerve to kick his side to victory.

Saracens' George Kruis. Pic: Matthew Impey/

George Kruis says Saracens are braced for a backlash from Northampton on Saturday after the Saints’ slow start to the season.

Members of the Hampstead Under-13 and Under-14 squads performed rugby drills in central London in the build-up to the World Cup final

Hampstead Rugby Club’s juniors were treated to a special training session on a purpose-built pitch in the middle of Trafalgar Square as part of the RFU’s build-up to Saturday’s World Cup final.

Alastair Hargreaves of Saracens poses for a portrait during the Aviva Premiership Season Launch. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images for Aviva)

Saracens have named their team to face London Irish at Allianz Park in Saturday’s round three Aviva Premiership clash.

Mike Ellery in action for Saracens. Pic: Matt Impey (Wired Photos)

Saracens’ backs coach Kevin Sorrell believes winger Mike Ellery has the potential to fill David Strettle’s boots after scoring three tries in his first two games this season.

Matt Jacobs scored UCS Old Boys' first try. Pic: Paolo Minoli

A damaging 20-minute spell left UCS Old Boys with an uphill task as they suffered a 29-18 home defeat against the side that were relegated alongside them last season, Old Streetonians.

Captain Andy McEwen was Hampstead's man of the match against HAC. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead have made their best ever start to a league season after triumphing 20-10 away against HAC in London North-West Division Two on Saturday.

Lotomau Komiti (left) frees Ben Parker for the first of his two tries against Hackey. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Director of rugby Zach Webb was pleased to see Belsize Park’s long-serving stalwarts shining again as a 34-8 home win over Hackney took them top of the table in London North-West Division Three.

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