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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 will host Loughborough in the county cup final in May 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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Melton player-coach Gareth Collins has overseen two championships since taking charge at Melton RFC in the summer of 2014

County Cup holders Melton RFC confident of semi-final repeat

Melton RFC First XV will face familiar foes tomorrow (Friday) as they look to book a return trip to Welford Road for the County Senior Cup final.

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Melton RFC on the offensive against Bugbrooke EMN-170703-111942002

Melton RFC survive scare to see off Bugbrooke

Melton RFC withstood a ferocious Bugbrooke fightback to maintain their impressive home record at Burton Road.

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Action as Melton RFC take on Ilkeston EMN-170103-105156002

Meltobn RFC U11s hit form at Ilkeston

Melton RFC Under 11s enjoyed a morale-boosting trip to Ilkeston on Sunday for a triple-header.

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Jubilant scenes as Melton RFC lift their first-ever County Cup at the home of the Leicester Tigers EMN-170117-121240002

Melton RFC and Oadby Wyggs set for county cup semi-final repeat

Oadby Wyggs stand in Melton RFC’s way of a return to Welford Road and a second consecutive County Cup final appearance.

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Dan Evans is head and shoulders above the rest at Paviors EMN-170220-163357002

Paviors bring Melton RFC back down to earth

After their stunning win over Old Northamptonians, it was back down to earth on Saturday as Melton were beaten by in-form Paviors.

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Melton's line holds as both sides showed attacking intent in tough conditions

Melton RFC target top four spot as title challengers are beaten

Melton RFC will enter the season’s run-in with renewed confidence, according to head coach Gareth Collins, after toppling Midlands One East title challengers Old Northamptonians.

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Matt Cox kicked 11 points in Melton's bonus point win against promotion challengers Old Northamptonians EMN-170213-175127002

Melton RFC turn on the style against Midlands One East title hopefuls

Melton RFC produced one of their finest team performances of the season to topple title hopefuls Old Northamptonians in emphatic fashion.

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Melton RFC won every home league game in their last two seasons and have a 100 per cent record in the first half of this campaign EMN-170301-170030002

Melton RFC bid to halt title challengers

Melton RFC First XV return to the main business of the Midlands One East league on Saturday as they entertain promotion-chasing Old Northamptonians.

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A depleted Melton punch a hole in the Oaks defence EMN-170702-165435002

Melton RFC edge out Oakham to reach county cup semis

County Cup holders Melton RFC endured a nervous finale before coming through a close quarter-final at their old Rutland rivals Oakham.

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Chris Rose sets Melton on the front foot as possession is secured EMN-171001-095558002

Injury-hit Melton RFC pip Northampton Old Scouts

Melton RFC survived a tense finale to earn a gutsy unattractive, but deserved Midlands One East win in Northampton on Saturday.

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