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Will Hurrell retains England hopes after Will Greenwood praise

Will Hurrell has revealed his hopes of a senior England debut still burn bright after a first season of Premiership rugby attracted high praise from a World Cup winner.

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Melton RFC junior players at Leicester Tigers. EMN-171005-150110002

Melton RFC juniors visit Leicester Tigers lair

Young players from Melton Mowbray RFC honed their skills with the professionals at the home of 10-time English champions Leicester Tigers.

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Applause for Syston players at the finish.

Lightning strikes twice! Badham secures last-gasp cup win for Melton RFC

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Matt Cox proposes to girlfriend Beth Pick as his teammates watch on. Photo: Tim Williams.

Love match! Melton RFC’s Matt Cox lifts the Senior County Cup before proposing to his girlfriend

Melton RFC’s Matt Cox had a night to remember after winning the Senior County Cup - and his girlfriend’s hand in marriage.

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Action from County Cup final. EMN-170905-095051002

Late rally not enough as Melton Vets are beaten

Melton Mowbray Veterans took on a strong, elusive and confident Loughborough side in the final of the Vets County Cup on Saturday.

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Melton RFC Under 7s at the county festival Pictures by Simon Hargrave EMN-170405-142006002

Melton RFC Lions unbeaten at county festival

Melton RFC Under 7s squad rounded off their season in style with outstanding performances at the County Festival at Syston RFC.

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Melton RFC Vets after their semi-final win EMN-170323-121251002

Melton RFC attempt county cup double

Cup fever will grip Melton RFC as they attempt to secure a unique county double over the next five days.

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Jubilant scenes as Melton RFC lift their first-ever County Cup at the home of the Leicester Tigers EMN-170305-121408002

Melton RFC eye more silverware in Welford Road return

Melton RFC head coach Gareth Collins believes retaining the Senior County Cup will be an even bigger achievement than last year’s epic win.

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Melton RFC Under 11s before their final assignment of the season EMN-170205-153307002

Melton RFC Under 11s end season at Tigers Challenge

Melton RFC Under 11s travelled with their clubmates to Butlins, in Minehead, for the annual Tigers Challenge tournament.

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Melton secured a try bonus point in the 30-22 loss PICTURE: Steve Draper EMN-170426-134317002

Melton RFC record highest league finish in their history

Melton RFC head coach Gareth Collins has hailed his side’s achievements as the First XV secured what is thought to be the highest league finish in the club’s history.

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Tag rugby champions Swallowdale School EMN-171104-153426002

Swallowdale Primary School crowned tag rugby champions

Swallowdale Primary School came out on top as 15 teams contested the annual Melton and Belvoir Schools Tag Rugby Tournament.

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Kieran Stone tries to shake off the attentions of his opposite number EMN-171104-083851002

Melton RFC overpowered by Midlands One East promotion chasers Kettering

Melton RFC endured a tough afternoon in their final home match of the season against a very organised and well supported Kettering side who look destined for a higher level.

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Melton edged a hard-fought win at Oakham in the County Cup quarter-final EMN-170702-165435002

Melton RFC’s county cup final rescheduled

Melton RFC must wait a little longer to defend the Senior County Cup after their Welford Road final was put back a week.

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Kieran Bugby makes some hard yards against Ilkeston EMN-170304-181554002

Midlands One: Melton RFC wear down Ilkeston resistance

Melton RFC First XV were given a few scares before overcoming Midlands One East bottom side Ilkeston on Saturday.

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Huntingdon became only the second visiting side to win at Melton in three seasons EMN-170327-092310002

Out of sorts Firsts brought back to earth

After the excitement of the County Cup last week, Melton RFC were given a dose of reality in the league with a disappointing defeat against Huntingdon.

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Melton RFC U11s in action against Nuneaton EMN-170322-115147002

Melton RFC juniors show promise for the future

Melton RFC’s Under 7s were on fine form on Sunday as they hosted a depleted visiting side from Boston.

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Melton RFC Vets after their semi-final win EMN-170323-121251002

Melton RFC Vets battle through to county cup final

Melton RFC will be gunning for a County Cup double after its Veterans XV emulated the first team by coming through a tough semi-final.

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Melton player-coach Gareth Collins has overseen two championships since taking charge at Melton RFC in the summer of 2014 EMN-170301-165240002

Melton RFC coach relishing higher league test in cup final

Melton RFC head coach Gareth Collins is happy his side will face more higher league opposition in the County Senior Cup final in May.

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Sean Lamont crosses the line during a four-year career with Northampton Saints EMN-170321-145240002

Melton RFC old boy Sean Lamont set to hang up his boots

Melton RFC’s most capped son Sean Lamont is set to retire from professional rugby after a 17-year career at the end of the season.

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Kieran Bugby's try gave Melton a vital early advantage EMN-170321-102830002

Melton RFC set up county cup final showdown after Oadby classic

Melton RFC will return to Welford Road to defend their Senior County Cup after edging a tight semi-final at in-form Oadby on Friday evening.

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