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Match report: Fleetwood RU 29 Wigton 34

Wigton completed a double over Fleetwood, who fell to a fifth successive defeat in the North-Lancs/Cumbria League.
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England head coach Eddie Jones (right) during the Six Nations defeat by Ireland at Twickenham

Under-fire Eddie won’t lose sleep

England 15 Ireland 24

Eddie Jones made light of being booed by disgruntled supporters after England’s defeat at Twickenham that saw Ireland crowned Grand Slam champions.

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Warren Spragg

Fylde RFC update: Coach calls for 'respect' from players leaving club

Head coach Warren Spragg has called on players who will be leaving relegated Fylde RFC at the end of the season to “respect the club” by giving their all in their final five matches in National One

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St Mary's Year 10 v Montgomery

Giving rugby union a try at Blackpool schools

Rugby union is taking centre stage for Blackpool secondary schools this half-term, with weekly tournaments for different age groups.

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Tom Carleton scored Fylde's consolation try against Blackheath

Match report: Blackheath 36 Fylde RFC 5

Fylde’s unequal battle to maintain its position in National One ended at Well Hall when they lost 36-5 to Blackheath.

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High-flying Matt Garrod has been laid low by tonsillitis

London’s calling Fylde RFC for one last time

Fylde RFC will almost certainly play their last game in London for at least 18 months tomorrow – and head coach Warren Spragg questioned the ambition of any players who think that’s good news.

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Tom Carleton scores for Fylde    Picture: Rob Lock

Match report: Fylde RFC 21 Old Albanian 31

Fylde started this National One basement battle with dash and flair, established a 14-0 lead in the first 10 minutes but fell away badly after that.
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Nick Ashcroft (left) impressed his coach

No excuses next season warns Fylde boss Spragg

Fylde RFC coach Warren Spragg has warned his young squad that expectations will be far greater next season and they will all be accountable if they fail to deliver.

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Warren Spragg

Fylde put plans in place for an immediate return

Fylde RFC revealed they have been planning for relegation for several months – and foremost among those plans is to spend no more than one season in National Two North.

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Ali Cheal was back in action for Fleetwood

Match report: Keswick 20 Fleetwood RUFC 14

Fleetwood were denied a third successive victory in the North Lancs-Cumbria League, having come under pressure  from the start at Davidson Park.

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Connor Wilkinson scored one of Fylde's three tries

Match report: Birmingham Moseley 36 Fylde RFC 21

A gutsy second-half display by Fylde saw them score three tries but they were unable to prevent defeat against powerful hosts at Billesley Common.

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Fylde were beaten when they met Hull Ionians last weekend

Fylde coach Spragg rues missed opportunities

Head coach Warren Spragg accepts his Fylde RFC side need to get better at finishing off opportunities when they come their way.

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Tom Carleton attacks for Fylde

Match report: Fylde RFC 12 Hull Ionians 14

Two of the bottom three in National One staged a closely fought, end-to-end, attacking encounter at the Woodlands, where the visitors claimed a precious victory in the relegation stakes.
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Chris Briers

Must-win game and we'll give it everything vows Fylde RFC coach

Head coach Warren Spragg is making no attempt to play down the importance of Saturday's home clash with Hull Ionians in Fylde RFC’s bid to climb off the bottom of National League One.

Fylde RFC
Mike Kelly

Match report: Tarleton 24 Fleetwood RUFC 10

Fleetwood went to Tarleton in buoyant mood bidding for a third successvie win in the North Lancs / Cumbria League.

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Greg Smith scored Fylde's only points with a penalty at Coventry

Match report: Coventry 47 Fylde 3

For 50 or so minutes, Fylde caused league leaders Coventry all kinds of problems at the Butts Park Arena before eventually losing 47-3.

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James Bailey

Coach Spragg eyes upset of the season with pressure off Fylde

Warren Spragg believes the pressure is off his Fylde RFC team away to runaway leaders Coventry on Saturday, which could help them pull off the biggest shock of the season.

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James Carty

MATCH REPORT: Fleetwood Thirds 19 Blackpool RUFC 31

Blackpool returned to winning ways as they recorded a hard fought derby victory over Fleetwood.

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Man of the match Scott Richardson

Match report: Fleetwood RUFC 18 Eccles 5

Fleetwood made it back-to-back victories in the North Lancs Cumbria League and completed a double over Eccles.

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A splashdown but no touchdown for Fylde's Connor Wilkinson

Match report: Fylde RFC 5 Ampthill and District 26

A disappointing performance against Ampthill and District saw bottom club Fylde fall to a seventh straight defeat in National One.

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