So Hampshire U17's travelled to Horsham RFC for a floodlit evening game today. Good preparation got the journey out of their system and they started with full throttle. It took 3 minutes in which they dominated to work their way to in front of Sussex's posts thanks to a crashing run from winger Sully Brown. From 3 metres out centre Harry Rabjohn picked and went to be stopped short of the line but scrum half Jack Philips dived in to score. Ben Sauve, fullback, converted to make it 7-0.


Hampshire dominated with strong forward play and great tactical play by fly half Tom Edmunds. They crossed the line 10 minutes later but it was deemed to be held up. Sussex managed to retain some ball and pressed the Hampshire line. Hooker Josh Fisher was yellow carded for not rolling away and Sussex used the extra man to score their first try of the game but couldn't convert. (7-5)


Hampshire stayed in control with solid defence by Sam Hughes and Ben Clayton. Harry R kicked a penalty on 33 minutes to take them in to half time 10-5 up.


Hampshire flew out their blocks again and pressed for 5 minutes but frustration led to an ambitious pass being attempted that was intercepted and Sussex ran 80 metres to score under the posts. An easy kick and they went 12-10 ahead. Hampshire got straight back to work and soon reserve fly half Ben Griffin scrambled in for a try that that Harry R converted, 17-12.


Flanker Will Strevens and No 8 Alex Georgiou were making ground with every carry. Tremendous defensive pressure by the Hampshire front five stopped Sussex from playing their forward game and errors out wide gave Hampshire the ball back. An interchange on the left wing between Sully and Harry R saw Harry touchdown under posts and Ben S converted, 24-12. 4 minutes later Sully scored his second and Be S converted 31-12. Sussex were determined not to give up on the game and after a period of determined play added 5 more points.


Hampshire had 2 minutes left to play and decided that they wanted another score. Winning the ball back after the kick-off they worked their way into Sussex 22. a series of pick and goes got them to within a metre and prop Ben Clayton crashed over. 36-17 final whistle.


Fly Half Tom Edmunds was Hampshire man of match. 



Hampshire U16 A XV  15 - 12  Surrey U16 A


Hampshire had the better of the starts producing quick ball in attack and great line speed in defence. From a series of quick rucks Hampshire moved the ball wide producing a well taken try from Jack Adams. Hampshire’s 7-0 half time lead was levelled 10 mins into the second half when missed tackles in midfield allowed Surrey to score under the posts. Surrey now with momentum managed to bundle over the line following a series of rucks on the Hampshire 5m line. Hampshire then rallied and with 15 mins to play took 3 points following a series of Surrey penalties before claiming the match with 5 mins to go with a try out wide from Josh Law. 

Great character and determination from the A team to manage the Surrey pressure before producing some excellent phase play to win the game.


Hampshire U16 B XV 5 - 31  Surrey U16 B


Very close first half with opportunities for both teams to score but solid defence at each end left a 0-0 half time score

Second half Surrey capitalized on a series of Hampshire errors to score 3 tries before Hampshire were able to respond with a well worked pattern of play that lead to a score in the corner by Max Williams. At 19-5 down the momentum appeared to have swung back to Hampshire only for the Surrey pack to produce a solid base from which to launch their number 8 for an individual bull dosing try closely followed by an equally strong run from the Surrey prop to produce their final try.

Hugh effort from the B team who had lost key player on the Saturday due to injury in the A team and players being promoted as a result.

With the female game growing at an exponential rate there is a need to grow the volunteer base that supports it - central to this are plans to attract more female volunteers to the game and to see more volunteers (male and female) supporting the female game.


Whether you already volunteer in the female game, or are interested in how to get involved – this may be as a team manager, coach, first aider, kit washer, fundraiser or recruitment officer, we are excited to invite you to BECOME UNSTOPPABLE by joining us at our regional event;


#UNSTOPPABLES: Celebrating Women in The Game

Wasps FC

Twyford Road


W3 9QA


Saturday 18th April 12.15pm


The day is set to include workshops, presentations, awards, special guests, refreshments and a ticket to watch Wasps Ladies v Richmond Ladies in the afternoon. It will be an enjoyable and exciting day, but overall a celebration of our invaluable volunteers in the game.


It would be great to see some new faces supporting your Women & Girls teams so please try to use this event to attract some of the potential volunteers that might just need a little nudge like this to put their hands up!


If you would like to attend, please book your space using the following link (spaces are limited);



Book your place by Friday 13th March to go into a draw to win 4 tickets to the Tyrrells 15s Premier Final at Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester on Sunday 31st May. Places are limited so don’t miss out!


If you have any problems with booking please do not hesitate to contact Nicola McCombe – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Follow the link below for a very poignant case study of the effects on one of Lancashire RFU players of a concussion injury and its subsequent mental health issues.




Please remember to always report a concussion or a suspected concussion to the County office.


Up to date forms can be found here...






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Forthcoming Kids First (KF) CPD's in Hampshire 


Cost: £20 


To sign up just click the link (You must have GMS ID)






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KF 13s


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KF U11s


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KF U12s


1900 - 2130

New Milton


KF U14s


1900 - 2130



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