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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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

Streatham 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.

Big names and big sunshine for the Legends Rugby Festival

Streatham Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

There were great names show at Wimbledon RFC on Saturday as the Legends Rugby Festival came to town.

Harlequins legend takes the reins at Wimbledon RFC

Streatham Guardian:

9:16am Monday 14th July 2014

Harlequins' Nick Easter has taken over as head coach at Wimbledon RFC.

Burnell: Signing World Cup winning All Black was a no brainer for Welsh

Streatham Guardian:

6:00am Friday 11th July 2014

London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell says the capture of All Black legend Piri Weepu needs no justifcation.

Scottish number eight is Bright spark for England's Commonwealth campaign

Streatham Guardian:

9:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

London Scottish number eight Mark Bright has called being  named in the England Sevens sqyad for the Commonwealth Games as the highlight of his career.

Argentinian beef on the menu at Welsh

Streatham Guardian:

3:30pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

London Welsh further strengthened thier front row for the Premiership this week with the signing of Argentina loosehead prop Pablo Henn.

Quins' next generation are ready to impress once more

Streatham Guardian:

12:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Harlequins speedster Ollie Lindsay-Hague the club’s next generation are ready to make an impression in the top flight next term.

Welsh's Singapore fling key to McCaffrey signing

Streatham Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell has revealed his side's trip to Singapore for the World Club 10s tournament paved the way for securing the signature of ACT Brumbies back row forward Lachlan McCaffrey.

Rosslyn Park's Rowland is back and raring to get going

Streatham Guardian:

11:15am Monday 7th July 2014

Rosslyn Park’s Harry Rowland is champing at the bit to pull his boots on and make the most of the new National League One season.

Scottish's Friday has feeling for success

Streatham Guardian:

3:46pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

London Scottish rubberstamped Mike Friday’s appointment director of rugby and Peter Richards as backs coach this week and both admitted they liked what they had seen so far at the Athletic Ground.

Burnell adds to Welsh strength off the field

Streatham Guardian:

5:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Not satisfied with beefing up London Welsh's on-field presence, head coach Justin Burnell reckons adding set-piece expertise to his back room staff will be just as key to his side's Premierhsip survival chances.

Richmond team up with Kingston hospital

Streatham Guardian:

4:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Richmond have moved to solve the problem of playing too much rugby by signing an apt new sponsorship deal with The New Victoria Hospital.

O'Grady is ace in Esher pack

Streatham Guardian: The man: Esher's Patrick O'Grady

9:32pm Saturday 28th June 2014

Esher chief executive Mike Schmid is set to unveil more new faces at Molesey Road this week.

Welsh sign ex-Quin Molenaar

Streatham Guardian: Ringing the changes: London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell has made 15 new signings this week

11:54am Tuesday 24th June 2014

London Welsh head coach Justion Burnell reckons the signature of former Harlequins centre Trim Molenaar is a key part of his side's top flight survival plan.

Burnell confident Welsh hatchet job is for the best

Streatham Guardian: Ringing the changes: London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell has made 15 new signings this week

5:52pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell has not ruled out more additions to his squad preparing to make its Premiership bow in September.

Rosslyn Park will embrace hard start says head coach Codling

Streatham Guardian: Mighty Quin: Park’s new man Tosh Masson

4:27pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

Rosslyn Park coach Alex Codling is expecting his side to embrace the challenge of a tough start to the new National League One season.

RAF's McNally swoops in on London Welsh switch

Streatham Guardian: Ringing the changes: London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell has made 15 new signings this week

12:00pm Friday 13th June 2014

London Welsh have handed an Aviva Premiership opportunity to Royal Air Force and Henley Hawks second row Weapons Technician, Senior Aircraftman Josh McNally.

Strength in depth key at Scottish

Streatham Guardian: Moving in: Josh Thomas Brown and James Phillips get used to their new surroundings at London Scottish

6:20am Friday 13th June 2014

London Scottish head coach James Buckland hopes the capture of Rotherham Titans second row Josh Thomas Brown and Exeter Chiefs back rower James Phillips can make his Championship top four dream a reality, writes Andy Weston.

Skipper Robshaw ready to bounce back as Quins eye up European test

Streatham Guardian: Ready: Harlequins skipper Chris Robshaw will line up against New Zealand again tomorrow    Picture: Getty Images

6:00am Friday 13th June 2014

Harlequins skipper Chris Robshaw has warned the All Blacks they have not seen the best of his England side yet.

Welsh prepare to clear the decks after mass signings

Streatham Guardian: Flying in: Olly Barkley in action for Gloucester  Picture: Action Images

5:26pm Thursday 12th June 2014

London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell will deliver the verdict on the Premiership credentials of his Championship title winners by ending the Old Deer Park careers of a host of players.

Esher considering Mines suspension appeal

Streatham Guardian: Missing: Esher prop Ollie Mines will miss the start of next season

2:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Esher chief executive Mike Schmid is hoping there is a case to appeal prop Ollie Mines’ three month suspension – because his absence will only hit the club in the pocket.






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