Richmond: Hill extends Athletic Ground stay

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:49pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Richmond director of rugby Steve Hill reckons keeping a smile on the faces of his men is key to continued success at the Athletic Ground.

Richmond: Davies enjoying life in the back row

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

If Richmond beat National Division One title favourites Ealing Trailfinders today, the chances are number eight Chris Davies will be on the scoresheet.

Richmond: Hill's men have nothing to lose

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Director of rugby Steve Hill says now is as good a time as any to take on Ealing as Richmond maintained their winning start to the National Division One season.

Richmond: Davies stars as Hill hails best performance of the season

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Richmond number eight Chris Davies took director of rugby Steve Hill's call for his players to be more clinical on board as he ran in five tries on Saturday.

Richmond: Hill delighted as Richmond hold off Esher fightback

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Richmond held off a thrilling Esher fightback to secure a narrow 30-25 National Division One triumph on Saturday.

Richmond team up with Kingston hospital

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Richmond have moved to solve the problem of playing too much rugby by signing an apt new sponsorship deal with The New Victoria Hospital.

Hill hails incredible 2014 for Richmond

Wandsworth Guardian: Ready for rest: Richmond back Rory Damant’s try was the only score of the second half on Saturday

6:00am Sunday 4th May 2014

Richmond director or rugby Steve Hill declared himself pleased as punch with his side’s National League One campaign, despite finishing with a final day defeat at Esher.

We're saving our best for last, says Richmond chief

Wandsworth Guardian: Best so far: Steve Hill

11:24am Friday 4th April 2014

Director of rugby Steve Hill hailed Richmond’s best display of the season as they thrashed Fylde 36-0 on Saturday.

Richmond chief promises no let up during league run in

Wandsworth Guardian: Rising to the challenge: Richmond director of rugby Steve Hill

1:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

With neither promotion nor relegation on the cards, Richmond’s season could be in danger of petering out – but director of rugby Steve Hill insists there is plenty to play for, writes Paddy von Behr.  

Kirby to Richmond's rescue once more

Wandsworth Guardian: Try hero: Richmond's Rob Alexander, scored a crucial try to secure the spoils at Cinderford on Saturday

6:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Directorof rugby Steve Hill admits Richmond’s last-ditch dramatics are becoming a habit as Rob Kirby’s kick at the death sealed a nail-biting 29-28 win against Cinderford on Saturday, writes Chris Bailey.  

Richmond's Kirby saves the day and spares his flanker’s blushes in historic clash

Wandsworth Guardian: Break for history: Richmond’s Rory Damant off-loads in the tackle during the opening exchanges of Saturday’s clash with Blackheath                         SP81836

3:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

Flanker Harison Edwards might have gone from zero to hero on Saturday to rescue a share of the spoils for Richmond on Saturday, but it was a nerveless 22-year-old who spared his blushes.

Richmond comeback delights director Hill

Wandsworth Guardian: Fright night: Richmond's Rory Damant is halted by an airborne Blackheath tackler

10:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

Director of rugby Steve Hill insists he has never seen a more spirited Richmond in his time at the helm than he did as they battled to a draw with Blackheath on Saturday, writes Robert Horgan.

Hill is left cursing Richmond's luck after the cruelest of finishes

Wandsworth Guardian: Anguish: Richmond's director of rugby Steve Hill had to suffer the cruel side of sport last weekend

11:17am Friday 28th February 2014

Richmond director of rugby Steve Hill admitted the last-gasp penalty kick that cost his side a draw at Coventry was nothing short of cruel.

Richmond not out of relegation mire

Wandsworth Guardian: Will-power: Richmond’s Will Browne scored again at the weekend 	SP79880

3:50pm Friday 21st February 2014

Richmond director of rugby Steve Hill has warned his players they remain mired in a relegation battle, despite a third straight win on Saturday.

Richmond's comeback kids delight Hill

7:59am Monday 10th February 2014

Director of rugby Steve Hill hailed his Richmond comeback kids after watching them secure a valuable five points in their battle against the National Division One drop.

Hill: Freeman can lead Richmond to safety

Wandsworth Guardian: Try time: Centre Martin Freeman stretches to score Richmond's first try on Saturday

2:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

Richmond director of rugby Steve Hill has urged centre Martin Freeman to help lead his side to National League One safety.  

Hill hails Richmond dominance over Henley

Wandsworth Guardian: Opening score: Richmond's Martin Freeman touches down for his side's first try of the afternoon

11:00am Monday 3rd February 2014

Director of rugby Steve Hill hailed Richmond's most complete performance of the season at a rain-soaked Athletic Ground on Saturday, which kept his men above the National Division One dropzone.

Richmond run the Knights close

Wandsworth Guardian: Taking the positives: Steve Hill

4:00pm Friday 31st January 2014

Doncaster Knights scored twice in the last 10 minutes to deny Richmond a bonus point as the National Division One leaders beat their struggling visitors 27-9 on Saturday.

Fourth Premiership title in five years for Richmond

Wandsworth Guardian: Try time: England number eight Becky Essex

8:20am Friday 24th January 2014

A 13-try blitz led by England number eight Becky Essex and centre Jo Watmore saw Richmond win the Women’s Premiership title in style on Wednesday.

Richmond return to action with a bang

Wandsworth Guardian: Making a mark: Richmond's Rob Alexander, in action against Esher, was among the try scorers on Saturday

12:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

RICHMOND director of rugby Steve Hill praised his side’s perseverance as they marked their long-awaited return to action with victory over Hull Ionians, writes Harry Nightingale.

Dyke: New stadium is Brentford's ticket to the Championship and beyond

Wandsworth Guardian: Paying his respects: Football Association chairman Greg Dyke lays a wreath on the grave of Ebenezer Cobb Morley – the man who founded the FA – in Barnes on December 19, the date of the first game of football played under FA rules in 1863  Getty Images

6:00am Friday 3rd January 2014

Former Brentford chairman Greg Dyke believes a new stadium can catapult the Bees’ into the Championship – but feels they should already be there. The League One club were granted permission to build a 20,000-capacity stadium at Lionel Road, near Kew Bridge, by Hounslow Council on December 5 – the same week former manager Uwe Rosler quit the club for Championship side Wigan Athletic.  

Hill: Best is yet to come from Parky

Wandsworth Guardian: 100 club: Richmond prop Dan Parkinson celebrated 100 first team appearances for the club in December

6:00am Monday 30th December 2013

Richmond prop Dan Parkinson joined an exclusive 100 club last month and director of rugby Steve Hill has backed his man to remain at the forefront of his side’s forward effort, writes Lucy Lomax.  

Richmond suffer derby defeat to Park

Wandsworth Guardian: Lone scorer: Richmond's Harlequins loan star Louis Grimoldby

1:00pm Monday 23rd December 2013

With any Santa hats getting a relentless soaking, Richmond and Rosslyn Park fought out a dour and dogged derby match, the visitors claiming the bragging rights with an efficient and totally committed performance in a 28-7 win at the Athletic Ground.

Home truths do the job for Richmond

Wandsworth Guardian: Flying prop: Dan Parkinson scored on Saturday

2:00pm Friday 20th December 2013

Director of rugby Steve Hill has revealed a few home truths are behind Richmond’s revival, but has warned they are not free from the threat of relegation just yet.

Richmond's Hill wants repeat performance from Parkinson and co

6:00am Monday 9th December 2013

Richmond director of rugby Steve Hill has challenged his men to repeat their weekend performance week in, week out to preserve their National Division One statue.

Hill: Richmond have the fight to survive

Wandsworth Guardian: On the attack: Richmond director of rugby Steve Hill

6:00am Friday 6th December 2013

Director of rugby Steve Hill has insisted Richmond will not curb their attacking instincts as the threat of relegation looms.  

Richmond relief as Kirby ends losing run

Wandsworth Guardian: Relieved man: Steve Hill was pleased his Richmond men got over the line on Saturday

10:00am Friday 22nd November 2013

Fly half Rob Kirby stole the show as Richmond ended a five-match losing run with a 25-18 win at old rivals Blackheath.

Richmond trio get England call

Wandsworth Guardian: England calling: Richmond's Emma Croker in a convincing win over Six Nations rivals France at Twickenham earlier this month

6:32pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

Richmond stars Emma Croker, Claire Allan and Rebecca Essex have been named in head coach Gary Street's 27-strong England Women's rugby World Cup training squad.

Richmond slip into bottom three after last gasp defeat

Wandsworth Guardian: Short lived: Richmond prop Dan Parkinson, pictured against Coventry, scored a dramatic stoppage time try against Wharfedale only to see hopes of a draw dashed

6:00am Monday 11th November 2013

Richmond director of rugby Steve Hill was left cursing his side's luck after defeat was snatched from the jaws of a draw on Saturday.

Injuries continue to mount for struggling Richmond

Wandsworth Guardian: Injury concern: Richmond's Tom George may have added to director of rugby Steve Hill's injury woes at the weekend

6:00am Wednesday 6th November 2013

RICHMOND director of rugby Steve Hill is facing the longest injury list of his tenure but after running Old Albanians close he is certain his reserves can cut it in National Division One, writes David Jordan.

Hill: Richmond must be more precise

Wandsworth Guardian: Injured: James Falconer faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after a suffering a serious knee injury on Saturday

10:00am Thursday 31st October 2013

Richmond director of rugby Steve Hill insists the focus will be on improving their accuracy and execution after a series of errors cost them in their SSE National League One South encounter with Blaydon.  

Hill hails good spirit at Richmond

Wandsworth Guardian: On the board: Richmond’s fly half Rob Kirby was a try scorer again	SP79880

10:04am Friday 18th October 2013

Richmond director of rugby Steve Hill had feared a mauling from Doncaster Knights on Saturday, but was left waxing lyrical over his side’s display.

Kirby's move up stream to Richmond pleases Hill

Wandsworth Guardian: On form: Richmond's Rob Kirby collected a second successive man of the match award last week

1:00pm Friday 11th October 2013

It is fair to say a river has run through fly half Rob Kirby’s rugby career for much of 2013, and director of rugby Steve Hill is more than happy to have seen him move up stream this year.  

Kirby takes plaudits for Richmond

Wandsworth Guardian: Flying start: Richmond winger James Greenwood got on the scoresheet early on Saturday

12:00pm Friday 4th October 2013

Richmond fly half Rob Kirby left director of rugby Steve Hill purring after the former Esher number 10 led his side to a first victory of the National Division One season, writes Pippa Field.  

Hill: I have some sympathy for my Richmond stars after tough start

Wandsworth Guardian: Stretching for it: Richmond's Jamie Gibbs reaches to score against high-flying Coventry at the Athletic Ground on Saturday

12:00pm Friday 27th September 2013

Director of rugby Steve Hill was expected a rough ride in the opening month of the  season and has confessed to having some sympathy for his men after Saturday’s heartbreak, writes Paddy von Behr.  

Ex-Richmond man enjoys new work life balance at Wasps

Wandsworth Guardian: Buzzing: Former Richmond back row Guy Thompson arrived in the top flight with Wasps against Harlequins earlier this month

9:00am Saturday 21st September 2013

If you want to know how far former Richmond flanker Guy Thompson has come in the space of three seasons you only have to look at his post-match routine.  

Richmond dealt losing hand at Park

Wandsworth Guardian: Carded: Will Warden, pictured on the charge against Park last season, was one of two Richmond players to get yellow cards on Saturday

9:49am Monday 16th September 2013

Despite two yellow cards and an early injury, Richmond pushed ambitious neighbours, Rosslyn Park, all the way and were unlucky to finish the game with no bonus points.

Richmond director of rugby left frustrated at lack of precision

Wandsworth Guardian: Jump to it: Esher’s Cameron Gentiles gets  up ahead of Richmond’s Charles Lenygon at a line-out 	                Deadlinepix SP79128

8:00am Saturday 14th September 2013

Director of rugby Steve Hill bemoaned Richmond’s lack of precision as they lost at home to title-hopefuls Esher – despite scoring four tries.

Richmond sharpen up for tough start

Wandsworth Guardian: Nice move: Richmond new boy Greg Drew in action for Teddington

1:00pm Monday 2nd September 2013

Richmond completed their pre-season practice programme with 29-10 triumph at Division Two South promotion hopefuls Hartpury College.

Richmond soak it up in Bath to prepare for the new season

Wandsworth Guardian: Out of the Bath: Steve Hill took his charges to Bath University for some intensive training

12:17pm Friday 23rd August 2013

Richmond RFC have returned from their annual trip to Bath University and are ready for their opening pre-season friendly against London Scottish on Saturday.

Richmond's Matthews gets the nod for the women's sevens England squad

2:48pm Friday 10th May 2013

Richmond’s Francesca Matthews has been called up to the England Sevens squad ahead of the Women’s International Invitational tournament at the Marriott London Sevens this weekend.

Richmond's home season ends in the sunshine but in defeat against Esher

Wandsworth Guardian: Try man: Will Browne breaks through the Esher lines to score for Richmond      SP73028

10:53am Monday 22nd April 2013

Richmond director of rugby Steve Hill applauded his charges despite finishing their home season in National League One with a 36-17 defeat to Esher.

Richmond edge nine-try thriller against Fylde in National League One

Wandsworth Guardian: Richmond edge nine-try thriller against Fylde in National League One

11:54am Monday 8th April 2013

JP Atlee and James Greenwood are among the tries as Richmond see off Fylde in National League One.

Richmond become the National One draw specialists

7:41pm Monday 1st April 2013

Mid-table rivals Richmond and Loughborough Students, both promoted this season, fought out an entertaining National One draw on a bitterly cold Easter Saturday.

Richmond downed by last-gasp conversion

Wandsworth Guardian: Good start: Will Browne opened the scoring for Richmond against Macclesfield but the day would end in defeat

9:54am Monday 11th March 2013

Richmond went down 17-15 at home to Macclesfield's last-minute try and touchline conversion in National League One.

Richmond romp back to winning ways

Wandsworth Guardian: icing on the cake: Robbie Shaw scores the game's final try in Richmond's 32-13 win on Saturday

10:24am Monday 14th January 2013

Richmond 32 Sedgley Park 13

Grimoldby pulls the strings for Richmond revival

Wandsworth Guardian: Playmaker: Louis Grimoldby, with ball in hand, in action for Richmond against Esher

12:00am Monday 14th January 2013

Northampton Saints’ loss could well prove to be Harlequins’ and Richmond’s gain in 2013 thanks a young man called Louis Grimoldby.  

Referee leaves Richmond feeling frustrated and robbed of big win

Wandsworth Guardian: It’s all right lads: Richmond’s Steve Hill sees the positive side of frustration

3:23pm Monday 7th January 2013

Richmond were left disappointed after conceding a 15-point lead at National League One title chasers Blaydon.

Quins' Grimoldby shines as Richmond win again

3:50pm Thursday 27th December 2012

Richmond director of rugby Steve Hill will enjoy his Christmas break after watching his team beat a top five side for the second week in succession on Saturday.

Hill hails Richmond's middle men

Wandsworth Guardian: Terriers: Esher’s Mike Macfarlane is felled by the tough-tackling Richmond defence, which ensured they end their hosts’ unbeaten home league record  	SP70848

2:00pm Friday 21st December 2012

Richmond director of rugby Steve Hill could not be happier with life at the Athletic Ground after watching his side shock former Championship outfit Esher on Saturday.






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