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MATCH REPORT: Lions thrive in the freezing cold

On a bitterly cold day (March 17) at Bretton Park, Peterborough Lions made six changes to the side that beat Scunthorpe the previous week for the match with bottom side Old Halesonians who fresh from their moral boosting victory over Sandbach still travelled in hope rather than expectation.

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Action from Borough (lighter strip) v Paviors. Photo: David Lowndes.

MATCH REPORT: Six of the worst for Borough’s plucky young side

Peterborough Rugby Union Football Club made it six of the worst as they crashed to a 45-22 defeat at home to Paviors in Midlands Division One East of the English Club Championships.

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Lions second row forward Tom Lewis is sent flying by a Scunthorpe player. Picture: Mick Sutterby

Lions are creeping towards a promotion play-off place

Once again heroic defending kept Peterborough Lions on course for English Clubs Championship promotion on Saturday.

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Mooki Tshepo-Olebile scored a try for Borough.

MATCH REPORT: Borough pipped at the post

Borough’s poor run of results in the English Clubs Championship continued at Fengate this afternnon (March 10).

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Kaz Henderson (right) is congratulated by team-mate Tom Lewis after scoring the winning try for the Lions. Picture: Mick Sutterby

MATCH REPORT: Lucky Lions keep on winning

Peterborough Lions kept their English Clubs Championship promotion push going at Bretton this afternoon (March 10) but they were lucky winners.

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Jaco Steenberg in action for Oundle.

Oundle lads get on their bike for Jaco

A group of Oundle Rugby Club players are to take part in a sponsored bike ride all the way to Amsterdam to raise money for the Jaco Steenberg Trust.

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Will Carrington attacks for the Lions the last time they beat Scunthorpe in October 2014. Supporting him are Adam Barnard and Reggie Reid. Picture: Mick Sutterby

Bogey side Scunthorpe pose a Lions threat again

After an enforced snow break, Peterborough Lions resume their quest for English Clubs Championship success with a home game against bogey side Scunthorpe on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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Vincent Kompany (centre) celebrates Manchester City's Carabao cup success.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: A classy captain, a waste of money, arrogance before a fall, local clubs in denial

Among the cheats, fakers, foulers and moaners in the Premier League, Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany stands out as a pretty good egg so it was great to see him lift the Carabao Cup after scoring a rare goal at Wembley.

Peterborough Lions celebrate their East Midlands Cup success last season.

MATCH OFF: Lions East Midlands Cup semi-final called off

Peterborough Lions big cup match against Kettering this afternoon (February 24) was called off because Kettering claimed they couldn’t raise a side.

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The title-winning Peterborough Regional College team.

COLLEGE RUGBY: Peterborough are champions again

Peterborough Regional College were yesterday (February 21) crowned champions of their division in the English Colleges League.

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Oundle on the attack against Borough. Picture: David Lowndes

MATCH REPORT: It’s a first for Oundle as they win the big local derby

History was made at Occupation Road this afternoon (February 17) as Oundle picked up their first ever English Clubs Championship win against big rivals Borough.

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Nico Defeo slots the match-winning conversion for the Lions at Nuneaton. Picture: Mick Sutterby

MATCH REPORT: Lions nick it with a fabulous late show

Peterborough Lions performed a smash and grab raid at Nuneaton this afternoon (February 17) to keep their English Clubs Championship promotion hopes alive and kicking.

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Vernon Horne attacks for Oundle in the game against Borough at Fengate in October.

Oundle have a great chance to topple big rivals

Oundle have never beaten Borough in a league game but that could all change on Saturday.

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The Lions celebrate scoring a try in their big win over Newport a fortnight ago. Picture: Mick Sutterby

It’s a cup final every week for the Lions from here on in

Seven games to go - seven cup finals remaining.

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Jonny May on the attack for England against Wales.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Always pleasing to beat the Welsh at rugby, nothing wrong with opinions, managerial problems in the Premier League

Beating Wales at rugby union remains right up there with beating Scotland at football and Australia at cricket for true Englishmen.

Michael Bean scored Borough's try.

MATCH REPORT: Third loss on the trot for Borough

Injuries and unavailability caught up with Borough today (February 10) as they suffered their heaviest defeat of the season in the English Clubs Championship.

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Tom Gulland roars with delight as he crosses for the third Lions try. Picture: Mick Sutterby

The tough-tackling Lions win a bruising battle at Bretton

Peterborough Lions have a weekend off and boy have they deserved it.

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England's Anthony Watson (left) celebrates a try in Italy.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: A sport that’s become too brutal, divers still getting away with too much, an heroic referee

Quite a start to the Six Nations rugby union last weekend with Wales reserves pleasingly exposing Scotland’s claim for the title as over-hyped nonsense, Anthony Watson playing a thrilling, starring role in England’s eventual dismantling of Italy and a dull Ireland side supplying one last-gasp moment of excitement in their arm wrestle in France.

Sarel Pretorius scored three tries for Borough.

MATCH REPORT: Narrow defeats for Borough and Oundle

Borough and Oundle both suffered Midlands Division One defeats for the second weekend running in the English Clubs Championship today (February 3).

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Skipper Chris Humphrey celebrates scoring the second try against Newport. Picture: Mick Sutterby

MATCH REPORT: Lions give promotion hopes a massive boost

Peterborough Lions gave their English Clubs Championship promotion hopes a massive shot in the arm at Bretton this afternoon (February 3).

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