Harlequins: O'Shea fears Saracens have scarred Quins for season

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:50pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Director of rugby Conor O’Shea fears Harlequins may feel the effect of last week’s humiliation by Saracens all season.

London Welsh: Burnell still smarting over individual errors

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell was left smarting after the Exiles shipped 50 points for a second time in six days, but remains adamant the club can compete in the Aviva Premiership.

Richmond: Hill delighted as Richmond hold off Esher fightback

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Richmond held off a thrilling Esher fightback to secure a narrow 30-25 National Division One triumph on Saturday.

Esher: It will be hard to stay on top this term says Schimd

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Esher might be at the summit of National Division One already, but director of rugby Mike Schmid admits it is going to take plenty of hard work to stay there.

Harlequins 0-39 Saracens: O'Shea fumes as Saracens crush Quins

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:59pm Friday 12th September 2014

Quins' title ambitions suffered a shattering mental blow as they were handed a harsh lesson in a 39-0 trashing from Saracens on Friday night.

World Cup and new clubhouse can usher in new era at Teddington

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

Teddington chairman Gareth Cross is hoping a new clubhouse can help the club cash in when the rugby World Cup arrives in Twickenham next term.

Sincock has big hopes for London Cornish

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

London Cornish head coach Tom Sincock is promising fans a fast brand of rugby this season when London Division Two South West kicks off on Saturday.

Park Preview: Codling calls on fans to get behind Rosslyn Park ahead of derby clash

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Rosslyn Park host Blackheath tomorrow [Saturday] in a potentially cracking National League One London derby.

Harlequins: Lindsay-Hague in fine form to cover Ugo blow

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

No wonder Conor O’Shea was pleased to see Ollie Lindsay-Hague on the scoresheet on Saturday with Quins set to lose winger Ugo Monye to injury for three months.

London Scottish: Scots are nowhere near their peak says Lydon

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:56pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Peter Lydon has warned London Scottish’s Championship rivals their impressive win over Rotherham Titans last week is the tip of the iceberg for director of rugby Mike Friday’s men, writes Oli Shapley.

Harlequins: O'Shea has no concerns over skipper Marler

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Director of rugby Conor O'Shea has told new Harlequins captain Joe Marler he has no issues with his discipline.

Sutton & Epsom's late gift proved a kick in the teeth

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:08pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Sutton & Epsom snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in their London Division One South opener at home to Guildford last weekend.

London Welsh: Burnell vows to learn from Exeter lesson

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:36am Tuesday 9th September 2014

London Welsh must learn the lessons of their heavy defeat to Exeter Chiefs and quickly, says head coach Justin Burnell.

Rosslyn Park open campaign with a thrilling win at Coventry

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:27am Monday 8th September 2014

Rosslyn Park ran out 32-30 winners in the National League One curtain raiser at Coventry in a dramatic match that was in the balance until the very last second.

London Welsh: Exiles ready to fight fire with Welsh fire

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

London Welsh May have welcomed a host of new signings to Old Deer Park this summer, but at least the recruits and director of rugby Justin Burnell are singing from the same hymn sheet, writes Josh Doherty.

London Scottish: Stevenson ready to get shirt back

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

London Scottish scrum half Jamie Stevenson cannot wait to put the nightmare of last term behind him and win his number nine shirt back, writes Andy Weston.

Skipper is confident the future is Bright for London Scottish

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:40am Friday 5th September 2014

After enjoying the elation of representing England at the Commonwealth Games, Mark Bright is back to doing the hard yards in the Greene King IPA Championship, and the London Scottish player is relishing every minute of it.

Quins skipper Marler happy to be strong silent type - for now

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Few eyebrows were raised when Chris Robshaw was handed the captaincy at Harlequins.

Codling’s tough joy for Rosslyn Park

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Rosslyn Park head coach Alex Codling said a tough start to the new National League One season is the perfect recipe for his team.

Wimbledon RFC are ready, waiting and ahead of where Easter expects

Wimbledon Guardian:

6:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Head coach Nick Easter says his Wimbledon RFC side go into the London Division One South curtain raiser this weekend in a better position than he expected.

Elmbridge's Italian job - Italy, Wales, Fiji & Namibia are hoping Elmbridge can help their World Cup dreams

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Elmbridge is no stranger to rugby, but Cobham RFC chairman Tony Balkwill believes the rugby World Cup will find a wider audience when it visits the borough in 2015.

London Scottish put Best foot forward for Warriors challenge

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Neil Best has assured London Scottish supporters that they will rise to the challenge when they host Glasgow Warriors this Saturday, writes Oli Shapley.

London Welsh: Entertainer Weepu lightens exiles mood

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

All Black legend Piri Weepu has lightened the mood at London Welsh as much as anything, says director of rugby Justin Burnell, writes Stuart Amos.

Harlequins: Skipper Marler backs Sinckler to be next big thing

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:50am Friday 29th August 2014

Joe Marler knows strength comes from within, which is why he is tipping fellow prop and Quins clubmate Kyle Sinckler for a big season this term.

Richmond receive professional boost to title defence

Wimbledon Guardian:

11:02am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Richmond's chances of retaining their women's Premiership title this season have been handed a major boost with six players being handed full time contracts with the RFU.

London Welsh: Exiles have come a long way since Henley

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

London Welsh have come a long way since their opening pre-season friendly with Henley Hawks, says Seb Stegmann.

Nick has last Scott at Welsh starting slot

Wimbledon Guardian:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

London Welsh’s friendly with Pontypridd on Saturday is the players’ last chance to stake a claim for a starting place against Exeter Chiefs, says winger Nick Scott.

Gidlow ready for Scottish return

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Centre PJ Gidlow is confident London Scottish will learn a lot from a 40-5 thrashing from Premiership runners-up Saracens, writes Oli Shapley.

Sutton & Epsom RFC head coach gets prepared to go again

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Sutton & Epsom coach Jeff Parsons has a target in mind for next season, but he admitted he is entering the unknown, yet again.

Kench: Esher ethos is priceless commodity

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Esher skipper Ian Kench believes team spirit and the return of Mike Schmid as director of rugby can see his side mount a National Divisino One title challenge this term.

Quins have reasons to be cheerful at World Club Sevens

Wimbledon Guardian:

12:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Jack Maslen believes his young Harlequins colleagues can be proud of their performance at 2014 World Club Sevens over the weekend in Twickenham despite losing in the final of the Shield competition.

Graduates win the Women's Rugby World Cup

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:52am Monday 18th August 2014

University of Roehampton graduates Margaret Alphonsi and Alex Matthews are the queens of world rugby after helping England to the Women’s Rugby World Cup glory on Sunday.

Quins’ Easter takes on a double identity

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:30am Monday 18th August 2014

Nick Easter is going to be working on two rugby fronts this season, but he insists his main priority is Aviva Premiership glory with Harlequins.

Quins look for more comfortable run to play-offs this time

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Harlequins' summer transfer activity has placed a lot of emphasis on youth and nowhere is that more evident than in the second row where Charlie Matthews is now a senior figure, writes Jack Skelton.

Codling fine tunes Rosslyn Park to find perfect harmony

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:42pm Friday 15th August 2014

Alex Codling is fine tuning his Rosslyn Park side ahead of the new National League One campaign.

Roehampton duo are one step away from World Cup glory

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:15pm Friday 15th August 2014

Two of Roehampton University's finest are preparing for World Cup glory with the England women's rugby team.

London Scottish coaching set-up wins over Claassens

Wimbledon Guardian:

2:04pm Friday 15th August 2014

London Scottish summer signing Errie Claassens has praised the exiles’ new coaching set-up ahead of their push for a top four finish in the Championship.

Harlequins make a triple change to World Club Sevens squad

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:17pm Friday 15th August 2014

Harlequins have made three changes to the squad that will play in the World Club Sevens this weekend at Twickenham stadium.

Kwasnicki signs on for London Scottish

Wimbledon Guardian:

10:40am Friday 8th August 2014

London Scottish have extended the contract of a "Premiership" quality hooker according to head coach James Buckland after Adam Kwasnicki committed himself to the club for a further year.

Quins Brown is feeling his age in the face of the Premiership Sevens youth

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:00am Friday 8th August 2014

When it comes to the Premiership Sevens, Harlequins full back Mike Brown is starting to feel his age.

Harlequins name Marler as skipper to "relieve pressure" on Robshaw

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:29am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Chris Robshaw has been relinquished of the Harlequins captaincy to allow him to relieve the double dose pressure on his shoulders.

Eldridge looks to old heads at London Welsh

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

London Welsh conditioning coach Lee Eldridge wants the club’s stalwarts to guide the youngsters through the dreaded first four weeks of pre-season training.

Chisholm's health push ahead of Harlequins Sevens showdown

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

For up and coming rugby stars, the Premiership Sevens are a shop window to impress watching coaches, but for Harlequins number eight, he will be pleased just to keep his food down.

Amor is feeling the Commonwealth Games pride in defeat

Wimbledon Guardian:

3:42pm Thursday 31st July 2014

England’s rugby sevens head coach Simon Amor came away from the Commonwealth Games with the consolation Plate prize, but he wanted gold.

Quins' Chisholm out to add Premiership Sevens title to golden summer

Wimbledon Guardian:

1:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Harlequins number eight James Chisholm is determined to cap off an unforgettable summer by adding the Premiership Rugby Sevens title to the Junior World Championships trophy he won earlier this year - and he insists that his side have the players to do it, writes Sacha Clayton.

Rosslyn Park's Rowland give the inside track

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Harry Rowland is Rosslyn Park through and through, so he is best placed to reveal how last season’s disappointment at missing out on promotion to the Championship will affect this year’s campaign.

Burnell gets Down for Welsh

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:18am Thursday 24th July 2014

Head coach Justin Burnell has backed lock James Down to satep up a level at London Welsh this season.

Championship ambition key to Commins' Esher switch

Wimbledon Guardian:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

Scrum-half Stuart Commins has revealed the prospect of securing promotion to the Championship with Esher was behind his decision to switch to Molesey Road.

Sutton & Epsom coach: Until we meet again, Mr Renwick

Wimbledon Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Sutton & Epsom RFC coach Jeff Parsons admitted he is looking forward to facing his old mate Shawn Renwick when the pair clash this season.

Lowe prepared for Quins comeback

Wimbledon Guardian:

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Harlequins might have already signed Whitgift School old boy Marland Yarde and Fiji international Asaeli Tikoirotuma this summer, but backs coach Mark Mapletoft reckons there is one more “new face” ready to make a mark.






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