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Melton RFC Nomads pip East Leake RFC in cracker

Melton RFC Nomads hit the road once more to support another local side struggling to continue as a club, East Leake.

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Leon Gormley touches down as Melton turn on the style EMN-180424-110722002

Melton RFC secure Midlands One survival with stylish away win

Melton RFC secured a third consecutive season of Midlands One rugby as they completed the double over Northampton Old Scouts on Saturday.

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Melton RFC v Wellingborough EMN-180417-102046002

Melton run out of steam after promising start

After the try fest of the previous week, Melton first team headed off to Northamptonshire on Saturday to take on Wellingborough in a match which saw ninth take on 10th in the Midlands One (East) division.

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Heartbreak for Syston in top clash

Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash between Syston and Bedford Athletic had all the drama you might expect from such an important game, with Syston agonisingly missing out by just one point.

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Thompson shows the wear and tear of a tough international EMN-181104-100202002

Melton RFC forward Isaac Thompson scores crucial try on England debut

Rising Melton RFC talent Isaac Thompson made an immediate impression as he made his international debut for England Counties last Wednesday.

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Melton RFC Vets were beaten in last year's final by Loughborough and will look to go one better later this month EMN-181104-135830002

Melton RFC reach Vets County Cup final for second year running

Melton RFC booked their place in the Vets County Cup final for the second year running with a battling win at home to Leicester Forest in Saturday’s semi-final.

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A Leon Gormley break leads to another Melton try

Crushing win brings Melton RFC close to safety

Melton RFC edged closer to Midlands One East safety after a convincing win over bottom side Market Rasen and Louth on Saturday.

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Former Leicester Tigers academy player Harry is set to make his international debut for England Counties next week EMN-180327-130650002

Old Dalby front-rower called up for junior England rugby squad

Melton could field two players in an England rugby jersey next week after Harry Clayton was called up for a junior national side.

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Syston ended Melton's proud County Cup defence EMN-180130-113602002

Syston RFC set for Oadby Wyggs semi-final

Syston RFC take their next step towards a potential league and cup double when they host a big semi-final clash on Thursday evening.

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Harvey Kelsall formed an impressive partnership with Leon Gormley on Saturday EMN-180327-094354002

Melton RFC climb out of danger zone with big Leighton Buzzard win

Melton RFC First XV held on to secure a priceless win at Leighton Buzzard in their battle to avoid the drop out of Midlands One East.

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Melton RFC have been used to success in recent times with two championships and two county cups in the last three seasons

Melton RFC coach rallies troops as injury-ravaged Firsts drop into relegation zone

Melton RFC head coach Gareth Collins believes his side can get themselves out of trouble after slipping into the Midlands One East relegation places.

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Will Helliwell makes a break on his return frm Midlands duty EMN-180313-183358002

Positives without points as Melton RFC whitewashed by high-flying Kettering

Despite more late changes to deal with, Melton RFC First XI put up a spirited performance despite the heavy home defeat to title-chasing Kettering.

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James chalked up an impressive stash of medals and trophies at the 2017 county championships EMN-180703-120649002

Melton swimmer James Bartley happy to make sacrifices for Olympic dream

Rising swimming talent James Bartley is confident that making sacrifices now will pay off as he eyes the long road to an Olympic dream.

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Melton RFC Colt Isaac proudly wears the Red Rose of England EMN-180703-101221002

Melton RFC Colt Isaac Thompson earns England call-up

An impressively swift rise up the rugby ranks has earned young Melton rugby prospect Isaac Thompson an England call-up.

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Melton RFC have been used to success in recent times with two championships and two county cups in the last three seasons EMN-180603-133025002

Melton RFC crunch league clash postponed

Melton RFC were denied a chance to put some daylight between them and the Midlands One East bottom three when a key fixture was called off.

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Second row George wears the famous Leicester Tigers colours in an academy match EMN-180228-164107002

Brooksby Melton College student wins England rugby call-up

Brooksby Melton College student George Martin is hoping to make his mark on the international stage after being called up to the England Under 18s rugby squad.

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Melton RFC minis stage their own Six Nations EMN-180220-150634002

Melton RFC minis stage Six Nations event

Melton RFC Under 7s and Under 8s converged on Burton Road on Sunday for their annual Six Nations event.

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Firefighter James Marman gets in some practice for his charity marathon rugby match with collegues from the Melton station, Jamie Dawes and Steve Butterworth EMN-180223-112946001

Melton firefighter tackles world record charity rugby match

A Melton firefighter is preparing to take part in a world record attempt to play the longest ever continuous rugby match.

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Chris Rose's try brought Melton to within seven points of Bugbrooke EMN-180220-130921002

Melton RFC slip down the table as fightback falls short

Melton RFC endured another tough afternoon on Saturday with a lengthening injury list and home defeat to Bugbrooke.

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Melton RFC's Development XV show the wear and tear of a winter's afternoon EMN-180213-142524002

Melton RFC fightback falls just short at Leicester

Melton RFC’s Development XV travelled to play a powerful Leicester Lions Second XV in what turned out to be a titanic battle.

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