Wandsworth Guardian: Sport

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Harlequins: O'Shea pleased with new approach to concussion

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Director of rugby Conor O'Shea insists that coaches as well as players must sit up and take note after major changes to the way concussion is managed were announced.

House of Payne: Football comes at a fair price, but what about the BBC?

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Don’t you just love reading surveys? Apparently all of our political leaders have a negative popularity rating or – my personal favourite from recent years – most under 10s think Simon Cowell is more famous than God or the Queen.

AFC Wimbledon: Who will step into Dannie's boots?

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Dons boss Neal Ardley will be without his midfield enforcer this weekend, but one man’s misfortune is another man’s opportunity.

Harlequins: Try scorer Care pays tribute to maestro Evans

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Harlequins scrum half Danny Care paid tribute to half back partner Nick Evans after the number nine claimed the plaudits on a memorable opening night of the European Rugby Champions Cup at the Stoop.

O'Shea: Euro stage can inspire Harlequins

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea reckons tonight’s European Rugby Champions Cup opener with Castres is the perfect stage to get his side’s season firing on all cylinders.

AFC Wimbledon: Goals galore - but it is at both ends

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

AFC Wimbledon may be exciting going forward, so now Neal Ardley is turning his attention to making them miserly at the back.

Harlequins: Lowe is ready to be thrown in to Euro challenge

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

George Lowe may have barely played any rugby in the last 12 months, but that will not stop him taking on the cream of Europe.

Rosslyn Park prepare for another tough test in National League One

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Rosslyn Park exorcised a demon last Saturday when they recorded their first win at Blaydon’s Crow Trees ground since league rugby union began.

Bridge Banter: When Chelsea last met Crystal Palace the circumstances were very different.... oh yes

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Diego Costa, on target for Spain at the weekend, aims to help Chelsea avoid a repeat of the Blues’ setback at Selhurst Park in March at the weekend, when a John Terry own-goal ended a promising title challenge.

Marsden takes the lights out in his stride

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Wimbledon head coach Ben Marsden was in philosophical mood after an England Hockey Committee handed Reading the points from their abandoned clash last weekend.

Seasoned pro Pepper wins for Ranelagh

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Ham-based Ranelagh’s Jon Pepper won the battle, but his club did not win the war on the opening day of the Surrey Men’s Cross Country League season on Saturday.

Tubbs-thumping Dons can break new ground

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:11pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AFC Wimbledon stand on the brink of a milestone this season, and hitman Matt Tubbs can see success on the horizon.

Richmond make Hasler history on the Thames

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Richmond Canoe Club will celebrate their 70th year as national marathon canoe Hasler Trophy champions, writes Stuart Amos.

Corcoran and Law lead the way for Kingston & Polytechnic in Richmond Park

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Kingston & Polytechnic Harrier George Corcoran led his team home to a third place finish in the opening Surrey Men’s Cross-Country League fixture of the season.

Nyman comes from a land down under and could stay in Surbiton

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Head coach Todd Williams hopes new signing James Nyman is ready to settle down in London after a promising debut for Surbiton on Saturday. 

London Scottish: Glasgow Warriors loan star Braid ready to continue scoring run

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Connor Braid is hoping to add to the three tries that he has already scored in just two appearances for London Scottish when they host in-form Bristol Rugby on Saturday, writes Oli Shapley.

Banstead speed merchant proves to be the master of all he surveys

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:16pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Banstead racing driver Paul Rivett is the 2014 Courier Connections Renault UK Clio Cup "Masters Cup" champion following a dramatic final weekend of the season at Brands Hatch.

Tough start in the cross-country league for Tadworth and Epsom & Ewell Harriers

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:32pm Thursday 16th October 2014

There were differing fortunes for the regions runners as the 2XU Surrey Cross-Country League kicked off last weekend.

Athletes hit out at Crystal Palace stadium demolition plans

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:12am Wednesday 15th October 2014

An army of athletes is coming together to defend Crystal Palace stadium from the “greatest threat to the progress of sport” after plans to demolish it were unveiled.

Robinson celebrates with silverware and a quick spin

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:07pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Surbiton’s Mike Robinson collected the Michelin Clio Cup Series trophy at Brands Hatch on Friday and revealed getting on the start line for the championship was more by luck than judgement. 

Parsons is not willing to relinquish his record in Epsom showdown

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Boxing champion Danny Parsons reckons he has improved as a fighter since the biggest night of his career and is ready to prove it later this month.

Latest from Hercules Wimbledon: Solid start to the winter cross-country season

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Hercules Wimbledon followed up their best ever performance in the England road relay championship with a solid start to their winter cross-country programme in the opening 2XU Surrey Men's League Division One match at Farthing Downs on Saturday.

London Scottish: Promotion is realistic target for youngster Millar

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Fly-half Lee Millar believes the building blocks are in place for London Scottish to start knocking on the door for promotion to the Premiership sooner rather than later, writes Pippa Field.

Sutton & Epsom down the leaders, and there is more to come

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Sutton & Epsom scored a head-turning win at London Division One South leaders Sidcup on Saturday, but head coach Jeff Parsons insists they are not yet playing at their best.

Robertson the rookie roars to SuperCup glory

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Teenaged motorhead Charlie Robertson has rewritten the history books by becoming the first ever rookie to win the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup title.

AFC Wimbledon's deadly duo bury Bury

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:19am Monday 13th October 2014

Adebayo Akinfenwa bagged a brace in AFC Wimbledon's 3-2 win over League Two leaders Bury, taking hs tally to seven goals in six games.

Rosslyn Park rewrite the records books at Blaydon

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:21am Monday 13th October 2014

Rosslyn Park beat Blaydon 38-29 in National League One on Saturdat to lay to rest a 54-year hoodoo since their last win at Crow Trees.

Defeated Boylan challenges Goodjohn to a rematch

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:48pm Monday 13th October 2014

Ricky Boylan has vowed to come back from his first defeat in 13 bouts stronger and better for the experience.

Wimbledon prove too strong for bottom club Cobham... eventually

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:39am Monday 13th October 2014

Wimbledon eased into second place in London Division One South with, in the end, a convincing 43-10 victory over bottom-placed Cobham.

Croydon Harriers take encouragement from opening cross-country fixtures

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:04am Monday 13th October 2014

Croydon Harriers kicked off their cross-country winter campaign in encouraging fashion on Saturday at the Surrey men’s and women’s league races.

Herne Hill Harriers off to a cross-country flier

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:42am Monday 13th October 2014

Brother and sister Oscar and Saskia Millard celebrated individual victories, while Cathy Ansell was a further winner, as Herne Hill Harriers’ winter cross-country campaign burst into life on Saturday.

Esher's Millroy savours season's best result in Shanghai

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Monday 13th October 2014

Esher's Ollie Millroy had to contend with a cockpit fire as he helped Team AAI to their best ASian Le Mans Series finish of the season on Saturday.

Hersham's Shaw out to finish England job

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:00pm Sunday 12th October 2014

Hersham's Luke Shaw has backed England U21s to finish the job of securing European Championship qualification.

London Scottish: Buckland pleased with Ponty performance

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:25am Sunday 12th October 2014

London Scottish head coach James Buckland reckons Saturday's 23-17 defeat at Pontypridd was an important step in the development of a Championship promotion winning squad, writes Oli Shapley.

House of Payne: When the clubs leave home, does anyone think of the fans?

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

Somehow the suggestion that the traditionally west London club Wasps were about to up sticks from its Acton training base – and home tenure at Wycombe – to move to Coventry had seemed a little bit too bizarre to be true.

AFC Wimbledon boss Ardley asks "Can we have the CRRS bouncing?"

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

AFC Wimbledon welcome League Two leaders Bury to the CRRS this afternoon with boss Neal Ardley hoping they can maintain the momentum of a momentous week.

Bridge Banter: Fight, fight, fight - I'd pay to see Arsenal's Wenger take on Chelsea's Mourinho

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

It could be television’s future. Pay-per-view fighting between Premier League managers.

AFC Wimbledon boss: “I am so proud to deliver first win”

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Neal Ardley desperately wanted to be the man to orchestrate AFC Wimbledon’s first ever win over MK Dons, and on an emotional night just off the M1 he delivered.

AFC Wimbledon: Striker bags winner and announces: That’s for the fans

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Friday 10th October 2014

When he signed for Dons in the summer, Adebayo Akinfenwa had no idea of the depth of the rivalry between franchise club MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon – but now he does.

Rosslyn Park prepare the biggest of physical challenges

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Rosslyn Park banked another five-point win last weekend over Old Albanian, four of their tries coming in a tremendous second-half performance.

Boylan will let his fists do the talking to bring home the English title

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Champion in waiting Ricky Boylan will let his boxing do the talking when he and Tyler Goodjohn go head to head for the vacant English light welterweight title this weekend.

Wimbledon Hockey Club: Hawes, the new age captain, calls the dogs off Alistair Cook

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Wimbledon Hockey Club’s new captain Ben Hawes has slammed the pressure piled on the nation’s sporting skippers.

Records tumble on Bushy Park parkrun birthday

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

A record breaking field completed the Bushy Park parkrun to mark its 10th birthday in style on Saturday.

London Welsh: Help is close at hand

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

London Welsh might be searching for a solution to their woeful start to the Premiership season, but the answers they are looking for could be closer to home.

Harlequins: We relish going where we are hated - like Leicester

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

Harlequins captain Joe Marler, below, has revealed travelling to Leicester Tigers is the sort of game that can spark the squad into life.

School fund-raiser has kids doing the balancing act

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:01am Thursday 9th October 2014

Children at Emberhurst School in Esher took on a sports challenge on Tuesday to raise funds for NSPCC.

Latest from Hercules Wimbledon: Giles is in gold-medal winning form

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

Hercules Wimbledon's Peter Giles was in gold medal-winning form in the British Masters Road Running Championships in Cardiff.

Ardley's tactical decision behind AFC Wimbledon's momentous victory near the M1

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:06pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley admitted to high emotions after Tuesday night’s win over franchise club MK Dons, but behind the triumph was a tactical prediction that came true in devastating fashion.

Third time's a charm as AFC Wimbledon topple the franchise in their own back yard

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:21am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Neal Ardley was an emotional man last night after watching his AFC Wimbledon heroes come from behind to beat MK Dons 3-2 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Harlequins: Lowe will not be rushed back

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Harlequins coach Tony Diprose has insisted centre George Lowe will not be rushed back into Premiership action, despite making his competitive return from injury this week.







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