Rugby Union

Not much in it as Lutts win but Harborough lose

Lutterworth just got the better of Huntingdon & District in a hugely entertaining Midlands One East encounter.

Lutterworth have made it to the last eight of the National Colts Cup. Pictures courtesy of Chris Shore

Colts sides both progress to make National quarter-finals

Lutterworth powered their way into the quarter-finals of the National Colts Cup with a tremendous win over Old Brodleians.

Welland Park Academy

Park life beckons for Academy

Welland Park Academy’s under-15 side will play at Saracens’ Allianz Park home having booked a place in the semi-finals of the national NatWest Vase competition.

Action from Market Harborough's defeat at Old Laurentians

Errors again prove costly as another tight loss is suffered

Market Harborough slipped to another narrow defeat in Midlands Two East (South).

Caolann Fitzpatrick was Market Harborough's man of the match

Errors continue as Wyggs get the better of poor Harborough

An error-strewn performance saw Market Harborough slip to a 33-24 league defeat on Saturday at local rivals Oadby Wyggestonian.

Market Harborough lost to a last-minute penalty try against Luton

Last-gasp heartbreak against league leaders

Market Harborough could not quite bounce back to winning ways but did give league leaders Luton a scare in Midlands Two East (South).
Steve Hanna

Lessons need to be learned from Belgrave mishap

Things are progressing well at Market Harborough – despite a sobering defeat last weekend.

Action from Market Harborough Colts latest match

Pinley are overpowered to make progress in the cup

Market Harborough battled their way to a 33-12 win against Coventry outfit Pinley in the Intermediate Cup.

Action from Market Harboroughs win over Rushden & Higham

Harborough overcome battling Rushden to open with a win

Market Harborough started their Midlands Two East (South) campaign with a hard-fought 29-6 victory at Rushden & Higham in wet and slippery conditions.

Steve Hanna

Promotion is the target as new coaches aim to take Harborough forward

Market Harborough will begin their season this weekend with a new guard overseeing their progress.

Market Harborough under-12s had a day out at Twickenham. Picture by onEdition

Youngsters have a day to remember at Twickenham

After meeting Rugby World Cup winners Martin Johnson and Lewis Moody at Twickenham this weekend, Market Harborough coach Tim Rodgers admits his under-12 side will not forget their Aviva Premiership Rugby Final experience in a hurry.

Centre, Dave Dochertry with Geordan Murphy and Martin Johnson.

Rugby World Cup winner back in Harborough for birthday bash

Anyone passing Market Harborough Rugby Club last Saturday might have seen a tall bloke rampaging round the pitch just like Martin Johnson.

The William Webb Ellis Cup

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The main attraction. (PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)

Webb Ellis trophy visits town

One of the grandest prizes in sport was on show in Market Harborough last Friday as hundreds of rugby fans turned out to catch a glimpse of the Webb Ellis trophy.


Get a picture with Rugby World Cup in Harborough

Rugby’s World Cup will be on display at a Market Harborough store this Friday.



From young gymnasts and archers to club stalwarts and undefeated netball teams, it was a night to celebrate all that is great about the district’s grassroots sporting scene.

Ed Bale, Callum Blair, Tony James, Nick Langridge, Paul Blake, Ben Rowbotham, Paul Riley, Jack Woodward, Ella Woodward and Ellen Bucknall of Market Harborough and Lutterworth Rugby Clubs get ready for World Cup countdow

Harborough and Lutterworth team up for 2015 Rugby World Cup

Market Harborough and Lutterworth Rugby Clubs are putting local rivalries to one side to help promote next year’s Rugby World Cup.


BREAKING NEWS: Great Glen school is picked as Rugby World Cup base

A Harborough district school campus has today (Tuesday) been confirmed as one of the host bases for next year’s Rugby World Cup.

Market Harborough Rugby Club's last summer ball event (picture by Chris Wells).

Rugby club’s summer ball will help support development of the sport

A black-tie summer ball which will include live music and an auction of promises is being organised by Market Harborough Rugby Club.

Market Harborough Rugby Club members, young district rugby players and Harborough District Council representatives during the official launch of Harborough's Rugby World Cup host base bid back in September 2013.

Harborough’s bid for Rugby World Cup host base status fails

Rugby fans in Harborough have been left disappointed today (Friday) after the town’s bid to be a host base for one of the teams in the 2015 Rugby World Cup was rejected by the sport’s governing body.

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