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H&B rally strongly in away defeat

Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club showed plenty of fighting spirit in a defeat away to top three opposition.

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Tucker White in possession during last weekend's defeat against Crowborough. Picture courtesy Andrew Pratt

H&B coach ‘really pleased’ with start to season

Chris Brooks is ‘really pleased’ with Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club’s start to the season, despite last weekend’s defeat.

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Tom Waring on the charge for Hastings & Bexhill against Crowborough. Picture courtesy Andrew Pratt

Skipper returns from injury in H&B defeat

After a six-week lay-off with a broken nose, this was probably not the welcome back Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club skipper Joe Umpleby had planned for himself.

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Chaz Ackerley in possession during Hastings & Bexhill's last home game, against Old Williamsonians, a fortnight ago. Picture courtesy Karen Walker

H&B looking like seasoned campaigners

Chris Brooks believes Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club looks like seasoned campaigners rather than league new boys after its splendid start to the season.

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Dan Suggitt scored Hastings & Bexhill's opening try in the victory away to Crawley. Picture courtesy Jon Smalldon

H&B power to splendid away win

Despite seven squad changes and a late reorganisation because of vehicle problems, Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club secured a bonus point away win on Saturday.

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Jake Stinson in possession for Hastings & Bexhill against Old Williamsonians last weekend. Picture courtesy Karen Walker

We had a bad day, admits H&B coach

Hastings & Bexhill coach Chris Brooks admitted ‘we had a bad day’ after the rugby club lost for the first time this season.

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Chaz Ackerley takes on the Old Williamsonians defence. Picture courtesy Karen Walker

H&B suffer first defeat as club remembers Len

Len Bolton was remembered at Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club on Saturday.

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Two Hastings & Bexhill players combine to make a tackle during last weekend's 14-14 draw away to Folkestone. Picture courtesy Nigel Baker

H&B coach: We’ve proven we can compete at this level

Hastings & Bexhill coach Chris Brooks believes the rugby club has already proven it can compete at its new level.

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Hastings & Bexhill talent Tim Sills tries to step away from a Folkestone tackler. Picture courtesy Nigel Baker

H&B still unbeaten after hard-fought draw

Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club’s first away fixture of the season finished in a hard-fought draw.

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Tom Vincent makes a tackle during Hastings & Bexhill's victory at home to Park House last weekend. Picture courtesy Jon Smalldon

Table-topping H&B enjoying the high life

The season may be very much in its infancy, but Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club is relishing being top of London Three South East for the first time.

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Lars Thorkildsen (centre, facing camera) after leaving the field in Lodz.

Bexhill ace stars for Europe

A talented player from Bexhill represented Rugby Europe against Poland on Saturday.

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Tom Waring dashes clear of a despairing Park House tackle to score a try. Picture courtesy Jon Smalldon

H&B strike late to make it two out of two

Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club made it two league wins out of two with a very good victory at home to Park House on Saturday.

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Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club head coach Chris Brooks.

H&B coach lauds ‘fabulous team performance’

Hastings & Bexhill head coach Chris Brooks lauded a ‘fabulous team performance’ after the rugby club made a flying start to the new season.

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Sussex Sports Awards 2016 Young Sports Personality of the Year winner Archie Davis & Oldest Living Olympian Bill Lucas

Nominations Set to Open for Annual Sports Awards

Active Sussex is set to launch nominations for the annual Sussex Sports Awards that recognise and celebrate the achievements of the county’s sports stars and athletes, coaches, teams and volunteers.
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Harry Walker ran in a couple of tries during Hastings & Bexhill's convincing win over Bromley.

H&B off to a flyer with big home victory

In a last hurrah of summer sunshine, newly-promoted Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club carried on where it left off last season.

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Chris Stern in possession during H&B's final league fixture of last season, away to HSBC. Picture courtesy Nigel Baker

Promoted H&B aiming for more than just survival

Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club is aiming to consolidate its promotion with a mid-table finish during the 2017/18 season.

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Action from the final game of Hastings & Bexhill's 2016/17 Kent One title-winning campaign away to HSBC. Picture courtesy Nigel Baker

H&B start season with home double

Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club will begin life at the next level up with back-to-back home fixtures.

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Steve McManus scores H&B's opening try in the Sussex Shield final. Picture courtesy Nigel Baker

H&B coach savours most successful season

Hastings & Bexhill head coach Chris Brooks called it ‘the best season I can remember’ after the rugby club completed a league and cup double.

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John Hanagarth runs at the Burgess Hill defence. Picture courtesy Karen Walker

H&B power to cup final glory

Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club stormed to victory in the Sussex Shield final on Saturday.

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The Beeney family receive their award at Hastings & Bexhill's presentation night alongside club president Roy Wake. Picture courtesy Peter Knight

H&B aiming to make it a double

Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club will be aiming to complete a league and cup double today (Saturday).

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