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Esher Bishops brave 33 degree heat and attend the Topsham Walking Rugby Festival

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Written by Maxine Thompson On Saturday 13th August, Esher Bishops, the ERFC Walking Rugby squad took a team of 15 players plus supporters to the annual Topsham Walking Rugby Festival. Attending teams from around southern UK were split into two "Pools" – one for all the Devon based teams to play for the Devon Cup and one for all the visiting clubs e...

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Esher Walking Rugby Squad win the Cup at the Burgess Hill WR Festival!

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Written by Maxine Thompson Esher Walking Rugby attended the Annual Burgess Hill Walking Rugby Festival on Sunday 17th July. In the steaming heat they Played 4 games Won 4 games Scored 22 Trys Let in 5 Trys Try Difference of +17!!!! Culminating in winning the overall cup!! Well done E's!!! Esher Bishops, our Walking Rugby squad, meet twice a week on...

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Surrey Walking Rugby Festival at Esher Saturday, 30th April

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On Saturday, 30th April, the inaugural Surrey Walking Rugby Festival was hosted by Esher Rugby with 10 teams playing friendly matches to win cups, bowls and trophies. Esher, Chobham, Old Guildfordians, Old Reigatians, Amesbury, Kingswood, North Bristol, Richmond and Wimbledon Walking Rugby Clubs all took part. Well done to Esher for hosting and con...

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Walking Rugby break for Christmas

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By Maxine Thompson It was a great last walk out for Esher Walking Rugby today.  The core group braved the cold for a 90 minute training session followed by mulled wine and festive sweet treats. Next training session on 7th January ... everyone is welcome! Have a safe and Merry Christmas!

Esher remembers Paul McClean - Esher 1st XV Tight head prop

Paul McClean former Esher 1st XV Prop sadly passed away on Tuesday after a 15 year fight with brain cancer. We send our sincere condolences to the McClean family who have a very strong history with Esher Rugby. Paul Stevens writes: 'Paul played under my captaincy in the mid 1980's and was a great player, well liked and very strong! He was a gr...

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Esher Rugby loses club stalwart Wally Grey - Funeral details announced

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Wally Grey the face of Esher Rugby for many years, volunteer and former Secretary of the club sadly passed away on Friday. Wally was fighting MND and died of heart failure. We will publish more details as we find out. Our thoughts are with his wife and family For many years Wally would be seen on match days sitting at the entrance to the groun...

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Esher Rugby Princess Alice Hospice Charity Shirt

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We have had a number of requests for additional shirts, now is your chance to purchase your own personalised Princess Alice Hospice Charity Shirt. Get your order in by Tuesday 29th June Download PDF File Here File Name: Proforma-order-for-personalised-match-day-shirt-NEW-_20210611-133007_1 File Size: 187 kb Download File Pictured below .... Es...

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Esher Rugby Surrey Cup Winners 2020/21

Saturday saw a fantastic day of Rugby at Esher. We hosted Barnes 1st XV, 2nd XV and Colts for a full day of Rugby with Spectators gratefully allowed and with socially distanced hospitality in place. The day started with the Colts winning a highly competitive match on the 1st XV pitch, as the game wore on Esher Colts really started to gel and c...

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Esher Touch Rugby Social Tournament - Mixed & Men's Competitions - Saturday 17th July 2021

Surrey Cup Final - Esher 1st XV to wear Princess Alice Hospice charity shirts against Barnes on Saturday

Esher 1st XV will be wearing the charity shirts in aid of Princess Alice Hospice for the Surrey Cup Final against Barnes The charity shirts should have been worn back in February 2020 however the scheduled fixture was postponed due to the weather and poor pitch conditions and then cancelled due to the pandemic All those who successfully bid on the ...

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Latest Covid Regulations Esher Rugby Specific

In line with Government and RFU guidelines as the country opens up we will keep you informed of the position is at Esher rugby and what we are able to offer on site. We will keep this updated as we hear more. The bar is currently open every evening and at weekends with tables outside for those that want to pop down and see the club and one or two f...

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Esher Rugby is delighted to announce that Neil Hallett is to be the new backs coach for the 1st XV squad

Esher Rugby is delighted to announce that Neil Hallett is to be the new backs coach for the first team squad, replacing Paul Roberts Neil was an outstanding attacking full back for the club two decades ago, with a metronomic boot that won Esher many matches. He has been coaching at Wimbledon in recent years, but said he was thrilled to be returning...

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PRob says farewell - but not entirely

Paul Roberts, a key player and coach for Esher Rugby over recent seasons, is leaving his role as backs coach to take charge of rugby at Trinity School, Croydon, and also to help with the Saracens Academy A former player at Bath, Plymouth and Doncaster, Paul played some outstanding rugby for the club at outside-half before, switching to a coaching r...

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Invers' incredible Ruminations

By Will Kelleher Daily Mail - Thursday 8th April

So what’s happening with Esher’s Walking Rugby group during lockdown?

Esher Walking Rugby is an inclusive group for men and women over 50 ranging from ex players to people who have never picked up a rugby ball!! Pre lockdown, this group trained weekly at the club with an average of 16 players per session and even entered a few competitions and festivals. The atmosphere and ethos is always to have fun, get some exerci...

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London Scottish to stay at the Athletic Ground

London Scottish have decided, following the past year of uncertainty related to the Covid pandemic, to play one final season, starting in September 2021, at the Richmond Athletic Ground. The club announced that after 127 years, it 'didn't feel right' to leave without one last full season at the RAG The agreed deal to play at Esher will be kept...

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Esher Rugby going Green

Whilst we have been in lockdown we continue to move forward off the field. As well as converting the majority of our lighting to LED we have now installed Solar Panels on the club roof to reduce costs, improve our green energy credentials and improve our carbon footprint. We are just waiting for the sun to shine!

Former Esher Fullback Rob Kirby names his dream team

 Former Esher fullback, fly half and kicking supremo Rob Kirby names his dream team in the Rugby Paper and includes a number of Esher heroes: Jack Clifford, Charlie Walker, Mark Atkinson and Tom Cheeseman

Rugby's coming home!

A decade ago this shirt was part of a framed collection of John Inverdale's tour shirts hung in the Downey suite at Esher Rugby but it mysteriously disappeared after one Saturday afternoon of rugby - removed, as used to happen in that era, as a trophy by one of the visiting teams. It was spotted a few years later ...

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Following yesterday's Government announcement, all community rugby is suspended until further notice

Read more here  (16) England Rugby on Twitter: "Following yesterday's Government announcement, all community rugby is suspended until further notice. This means a return to Stage A on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap. For more guidance, support and details please follow the link below." / Twitter