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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 RFCs Development XV show the wear and tear of a winters 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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Melton RFC's Will Helliwell EMN-180131-125256002

Melton RFC trio picked for Midlands trials

A trio of up-and-coming Melton RFC youngsters have been selected for Midlands trials after impressing for Leicestershire.

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Hurrell joined newly-promoted Bristol from Doncaster in the summer of 2016 EMN-180131-121414002

Melton rugby pro Will Hurrell joins Bath on loan

Melton professional rugby player Will Hurrell has made a swift return to the Premiership after joining English powerhouses Bath on loan.

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Charlie Loveday lines up a tackle against maurauding Syston EMN-180130-113551002

Melton RFC suffer more derby blues as Syston impress

Melton RFC will be glad to see the back of Midlands One East leaders Syston as they were hammered by their derby rivals at Burton Road on Saturday.

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Last-gasp Melton RFC edge into Vets County Cup semi-finals

Melton RFC progressed to the semi-finals of the Vets County Cup with a hard-earned victory at South Leicester last weekend.

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Syston attempt to stop Market Rasen's Matt Ashton EMN-180123-101305002

Syston RFC extend winning run to 14 with Rasen whitewash

Syston RFC extended their winning league run to 14 matches as they brushed aside bottom side Market Rasen and Louth 59-0 on Saturday.

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Harvey Green was forced off with a first-half hamstring injury EMN-180123-094349002

Melton RFC give high-flying Peterborough tough test

Head coach Gareth Collins was given plenty of positives to take into this weekend’s derby clash despite suffering defeat at high-flying Peterborough.

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Juniors fly the flag for Melton RFC at Welford Road

Young players from Melton Mowbray RFC shared matchday with the Leicester Tigers earlier this month as they made up the guard of honour to welcome the teams at Welford Road.

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Melton RFC U12s battle back against Oakham

Melton RFC Under 12s took on local rivals Oakham on Sunday with mixed results.

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Paviors on the charge against Melton EMN-180116-100326002

Melton RFC downed by promotion-chasing Paviors

Melton RFC became the latest team to encounter the full force of the Paviors point-scoring machine as they succumbed to their heaviest defeat of the season on Saturday.

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Charity thanks well-wishers as Matt Hampson recovers from serious illness

A charity run by inspirational paralysed fundraiser Matt Hampson has thanked well wishers after his condition improved following his recent serious illness.

Sam Badham's drive set up Melton's opening try at Oundle EMN-180901-092011002

Melton RFC buried by first-half Oundle onslaught

Injuries to key players took their toll as Melton RFC fell to a heavy 47-17 defeat at Oundle on their return to league rugby on Saturday.

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Junior Sportsman of the Year winner Will Graham with finalists Tom Chandler (left) and Paul Warrington (right), and Dinah Hickling of Melton Mowbray Town Estate EMN-180301-124625002

Melton Times Sports Awards 2017: Nominations close at midnight

There’s just a few hours left before the deadline for nominations for the 2017 Melton Times Sports Awards, but that’s still enough time for you to tell us about your local sporting hero.

Sportsman of the Year winner Simon Price with finalists Jamie Haines (right) and Antony Hart (left), and Alan Pearson of SAQ International EMN-180301-124636002

Melton Times Sports Awards 2017: Time running out to nominate

There are just three days left for you to nominate your sporting hero for one of our 11 categories in this year’s Melton Times Sports Awards.

Action from Melton RFC's Boxing Day match EMN-180301-104840002

Melton RFC: Seniors hold the edge in Boxing Day fundraising match

Melton RFC players and supporters toasted club members past at their annual fundraising match on Boxing Day.

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Junior Team of the Year Melton RFC Under 9s with finalists Mowbray Rangers Under 15s and Melton RFC Under 16s, and Martin Foster of Brooksby Melton College EMN-160630-231517002

Melton Times Sports Awards 2017: Just a few days left to nominate

It’s time to tell us who you think is worth one of our 2017 sports awards, with just days left before the window for nominations closes.

Melton's best result of the season came with a homr win against fifth-placed Peterborough EMN-171221-133203002

Melton RFC head coach targets strong second half

Melton RFC head coach Gareth Collins believes the club are still in touch with their pre-season targets despite a disrupted first half of the campaign.

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Last year's fixture was played in aid of the late Savanaca Koroibulileka Picture: Jonathan McGrady/JM News EMN-171214-150608002

Melton RFC’s annual Boxing Day match to fund life-saving equipment

Melton RFC players past and present will employ the unusual warm-up method of a glass of port before their traditional Boxing Day club match.

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Melton RFC U12s shine in the gloom

Melton RFC Under 12s travelled to Whetstone on Sunday despite the frost to take on the Vipers.

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