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Trent College rugby team moves a step nearer to national final

Long Eaton’s Trent College is just one game away from the knock-out stages of the country’s most prestigious schools’ rugby competition after sealing two big wins in a week.

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WILD ABOUT HARRY -- the performance of youngster Harry Walton was one of the few shining lights for Ilkeston.

Battered Ilkeston Elks concede 15 tries in thrashing

Unavailability and injuries hit an already-depleted squad hard as the start to the rugby union season by Ilkeston went from bad to worse at Kettering.

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HISTORY BOYS -- Trent Colleges rugby union-playing Dickinson brothers, from left, George, Ben and Jack, who lined up in the same school side for the first time and helped them progress into the next round of the prestigious NatWest Schools U18s Vase.

Dickinson brothers make rugby union history at Trent College

History was made at Trent College, Long Eaton when three brothers lined up in the same victorious rugby union team.

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A HEAVY defeat for Ilkeston Elks.

Wellingborough whitewash for battered Ilkeston Elks

The miserable start to the rugby union season by Ilkeston Elks plunged to a new low when they were whitewashed by Wellingborough on Saturday.

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MATCHWINNER -- Joel Haigh, who kicked 19 points in Ilkeston Elks first win of the season.

Haigh kicks 19 points in Ilkeston Elks’ first win of the season

After defeats in each of their first four games, Ilkeston Elks’ season finally got up and running with a breakthrough win, inspired by the boot of Joel Haigh.

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GENERAL HAIGH -- Joel Haigh, who kicked four penalties and a conversion for Ilkeston Elks.

Ilkeston Elks confident that first victory is just around the corner

The first win of the season cannot be far away, insist Ilkeston Elks, despite a fourth defeat on the bounce in Division One East of the Midlands League on Saturday.

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Elks searching for first win after Paviors defeat

Elks searching for first win after Paviors defeat

The Elks are still searching for their first win of the season after they were beaten 27-7 Paviors.

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MAN-OF-THE-MATCH -- Chris Tipton, who starred in Ilkeston's defeat.

Ilkeston Elks heartened by improved performance, despite defeat

Despite suffering another defeat, Ilkeston were pleased with a much-improved performance in their second match of the new Midlands 1 East season in the National League.

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CONSOLATION TRY -- Jono Falls, who scored Ilkestons only try of the game in their defeat on the opening day of the new season.

New-look Ilkeston Elks slide to defeat in opening match

Fielding a much-changed line-up, Ilkeston started the new National League, Midlands 1 East season with a disappointing 36-7 defeat at the hands of Northampton Old Scouts.

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Schools students stunned by award from rugby legend

Schools students stunned by award from rugby legend

Students from a Kirk Hallam school were thrilled to meet a legend of England rugby union on a visit to Twickenham as part of a lifeskills programme.

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Thakor aiming to make more county records

This has been a remarkable year for Leicester and Shiv Thakor is showing every sign of making it a memorable one for him.

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A HEAVY 29-0 defeat for Ilkeston Elks.

Ilkeston Elks upset the odds to seal NLD Cup glory

Elks put in their finest display for two seasons to topple National League Scunthorpe and claim the NLD Cup for the second time in three seasons.

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AT FULL STRETCH -- Steve Quinn, who was named Ilkestons man-of-the-match in their 22-10 defeat.

Battling Ilkeston Elks foiled in last league match

A battling performance in an entertaining game was not quite enough to prevent defeat for Ilkeston RUFC in their final game of the National League season.

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DEADEYE JOEL -- the only points of a game to forget for Ilkeston as Joel Haigh kicks a penalty to open the scoring in the 32-3 defeat at home to relegation-threatened Market Rasen and Louth.

Ilkeston Elks given lesson in desire by relegation-threatened Market Rasen

Relegation-threatened Market Rasen and Louth inflicted a surprise defeat on an afternoon to forget for Ilkeston in the Midlands 1 East division of the National League.

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A HEAVY 29-0 defeat for Ilkeston Elks.

Shellshocked Ilkeston draw a blank in whitewash defeat

Their run of good form bit the dust in alarming fashion as Ilkeston RUFC sank to a whitewash defeat at Kettering in the Midlands 1 East division of the National League.

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Poll: Should tackling by banned in school rugby?

Poll: Should tackling by banned in school rugby?

A group of medical experts have petitioned the government to ban tackling from school rugby.

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LAMB CHOPS DOWN HUNTINGDON -- Ilkeston's man-of-the-match Jake Lamb (right), who inspired the fightback.

Last-minute try caps Ilkeston Elks’ great escape

Never-say-die Ilkeston were counting their lucky stars after grabbing a dramatic last-minute victory against Huntingdon and District in the Midlands 1 East division of the National League.

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TAYLOR-MADE TRY -- outside-centre Greg Taylor breaks through and crashes over with his outstretched hand to score the Elks' last points. (PHOTO BY: Rod Wetton Photography).

Superb Ilkeston Elks shock Derby to roar into NLD Cup final

Hungry Ilkeston produced a superb all-round performance to stun high-flying local-derby rivals Derby and roar into the final of the Nottinghamahire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire (NLD) Cup.

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1980 Harold Larwood and Bill Voce visit Nuncargate 2

In the year that sees the last deep coal mine close, celebrate 10 miners who became sporting heroes

With the last deep coal mine in Britain closing this year, there is no better time to celebrate those mining heroes who excelled in sport.

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VIDEO: Highlights as France narrowly pip Italy in the Six Nations opener

VIDEO: Highlights as France narrowly pip Italy in the Six Nations opener

France could count themselves somewhat fortunate to pick up victory on the Six Nations opening weekend.

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