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Melton RFC U15s sweep to Syston 7s victory

There was more success for Melton RFC’s junior set-up when their under 15s side entered the Syston 7s tournament and won the cup.

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Melton RFC U14s added a splash of colour to a successful weekend at Minehead EMN-180515-174525002

Melton RFC U14s lift Leicester Tigers Challenge Bowl

Melton RFC Under 14s met some Leicester Tigers legends after landing silverware at a popular rugby festival.

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Melton RFC's two sides were hungry for tries at the county festival. Picture courtesy ofSimon Hargrave

Melton RFC U7s sign off in style at county festival

Melton RFC Under 7s finished off their first season in style at the County Tag Festival at Syston.

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Melton RFC players James Marman (right) and Craig Simpson celebrate with their children after helping break the world record for the longest continuous rugby match EMN-180805-161521001

Melton men help shatter world record for longest ever rugby match

A firefighter and a soldier from Melton have helped break a world record by playing in the longest ever continuous rugby match.

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Tag rugby winners Swallowdale EMN-180205-173043002

Swallowdale and Stathern pupils claim Melton and Belvoir titles

Swallowdale Primary School pupils will go up against the best tag rugby teams in the county after winning the area finals.

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Melton RFC won four of their last five games after slipping into the bottom three EMN-180205-123502002

Melton RFC set for rebuilding after clinching Midlands One safety

After three years of emphatic success, Melton RFC head coach Gareth Collins believes this season’s troubled campaign will strengthen the club.

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Melton RFC Foxes bounced back from defeat to chalk up four straight wins EMN-180105-122316002

Melton RFC U11s bounce back with impressive run on county stage

Both Melton RFC Under 11s sides performed strongly at this year’s Leicestershire County Festival, held at Leicester Lions.

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Melton RFC Vets probe for an opening against Hinckley EMN-180105-113132002

Melton RFC Vets fall just short in County Cup final

Melton RFC Veterans XV were the bridesmaids once more as they fell to another slender County Cup final defeat at Market Bosworth on Saturday.

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Melton RFC Under 8s were unbeaten at the county festival EMN-180105-120600002

Melton RFC U8s unbeaten at county festival

Melton RFC Under 8s bowed out of the season in style with an impressive performance at the County Festival.

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Melton RFC Nomads and East Leake line up together EMN-180424-174845002

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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