Rugby: Blues bruised after first loss of season

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

BRIDPORT suffered their first defeat of the season in Dorset & Wilts Two South as they were well and truly put to the sword by a rampant Salisbury second XV.

Rugby: Bridport crash out despite a late rally

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

THIS eagerly-anticipated Dorset & Wilts Shield semi-final went the way of the visitors after they survived a late comeback from the Blues.

Rugby: North Dorset are overrun by Blues

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:45pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

AFTER last’s week’s famine, Bridport enjoyed a feast of rugby as they ran in 12 tries to overrun their hard-working, but outclassed, opponents.

Rugby: Rory’s late kick secures victory for Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

RORY Greening won a low-scoring Dorset & Wilts Two South encounter for Bridport with the last kick of the match at New Milton.

Rugby: Sunday registration for young Blues

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:23pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

BRIDPORT’S junior rugby kicks off this weekend with registration from 10am to noon and then running every Sunday throughout September.

RUGBY: Top honours for Blues' aces

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WINNER: Players' Player Mike Pibworth

7:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

NINETY club members attended Bridport RFC’s annual end-of-season awards dinner last weekend.

RUGBY: Victorious finale for Herbert’s swansong

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: DANCING DAN: Dan Down skips past a Frome player to go on and score

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Blues ended their campaign in style and gave Tony Herbert the perfect send off in the hooker’s last match for the club following an incredible 28 seasons playing for the side.

RUGBY: Blues suffer heavy defeat to North Dorset

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: LOOKING FOR SUPPORT: Andrew Livingstone

5:10pm Monday 31st March 2014

A BAD day at the office for the Blues saw them crash to a heavy Dorset & Wilts One South defeat against North Dorset Seconds on Saturday.

RUGBY: Bridport bag win double over the Swans

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ON THE BALL: Bridport’s Rory Greening

8:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

The first meeting between the sides earlier this season saw a victory for Bridport, and the Blues repeated that feat in front of an expectant home crowd.

RUGBY: Blues caught cold by Wimborne blitz

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: HOLDING ON: Bridport’s Darragh McCloghlin

7:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

THREE converted tries in the first 17 minutes set Dorset & Wilts One South title challengers Wimborne Seconds on the way to a high-scoring win at the Brewery Ground.

RUGBY: Friday night's alright for the Blues

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: EVER RELIABLE: Mike Pibworth

5:10pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

FRIDAY night rugby under floodlights turned out to be to Bridport’s liking as the Blues held on for victory against a strong and determined Sherborne side.

RUGBY: Agony for Blues as Oaks take honours

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: LATE CHANCE: Mike Pibworth

1:11pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

BRIDPORT came agonisingly close to toppling high-flying Oak-meadians but ultimately had to settle for a losing bonus point at Brewery Field.

RUGBY: Clark named as new Blues coach

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: HEAD COACH: Bridport club captain Dave Cutting, right, shakes hands with new head coach Roger Clark, left.  First-team manager Grant Connelly looks on in the centre

8:00pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

ROGER Clark has been named as Bridport’s new head coach.

RUGBY: Captain Cutting injured in disappointing defeat

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: NEW SKIPPER: Dave Cutting, centre

6:00pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

BRIDPORT had the ignominy of being the first team to lose to Salisbury Seconds this season, and the visitors also lost captain Dave Cutting for the rest of the campaign with a broken jaw.

RUGBY: Blues in brave fight against the leaders

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: SCRUM DOWN: Bridport scrum-half Ollie Everett looks on as Blandford have the put-in

3:09pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

LEAGUE leaders Blandford entertained lowly Bridport in one of only four league matches to take place in Dorset & Wilts One South.

BLUES: Big award delights Bridport chairman

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CLUB HONOUR: Dorset & Wilts RFU president John Palmer, left, hands over the Club Accreditation plaque to Bridport RFC’s junior chairman Julian Hussey

6:00am Thursday 13th February 2014

BRIDPORT RFC chairman Mark Perkin has spoken of his club’s delight at achieving the RFU’s Club Accreditation award.

RUGBY: Frustration as Bridport slip up

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ON THE CHARGE: Gregor Grant takes on the Warminster defence

8:00pm Monday 27th January 2014

AN exciting match for spectators was a frustrating one for the Blues as they slipped to defeat following a convincing win against Westbury the previous weekend.

RUGBY: Power show is too much for Westbury

5:30pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

STRONG scrummaging, a solid line-out and powerful driving play saw the Blues seal a comfortable victory over West-bury in their first game of the new year.

RUGBY: Blues take bonus after defeat to Swans

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BY GEORGE: George Bowditch goes on the attack for Bridport Seconds

5:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

A LOSING bonus point was Bridport’s only reward from a Dorset & Wilts Four fixture at Swanage & Wareham that could quite easily have gone their way, writes Adrian Everitt.

RUGBY: Bridport pupils eye Twickenham

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: HAVING A BALL: Bridport Primary School tag rugby squads with coaches Guy Ferner and Faye Leins

7:00pm Monday 6th January 2014

SIXTEEN teams are gearing up for this year’s Bridport and District Schools Tag Rugby competition, with the chance of a trip to Twickenham up for grabs for the winners.

RUGBY: Safety is paramount for Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TOOK OVER THE CAPTAINCY: Dave Cutting, centre

6:00am Thursday 2nd January 2014

AN INTERIM captain, no coach and a five-point penalty for a failed fixture at the end of the previous campaign made Bridport’s start to the new season last September an inauspicious one.

RUGBY: Workshops designed to help guide coaches

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: COURSE LEADERS: Bridport vice-chairman Allan Staerck, left, with the RFU’s Nevil Jeffery

9:00am Friday 27th December 2013

BRIDPORT vice-chairman Allan Staerck has organised CPD coaching workshops at the club.

RUGBY: Broken leg woe for Bridport's Smith

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: SERIOUS INJURY: Dave Smith

8:00pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

DAVE Smith suffered a broken leg as Bridport endured an afternoon of woe at East Dorset.

RUGBY: Blues see good run halted by North Dorset

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TRY TIME: Ricky Stubbs, centre, goes for the line

6:00am Thursday 12th December 2013

THE Blues’ recent run of success hit the buffers at Slaughtergate.

RUGBY: Hat-trick man Vickery stars for Seconds

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: STAR MAN: Aiden Vickery

7:00am Thursday 5th December 2013

BRIDPORT Seconds were convincing winners against Dorset & Wilts Four rivals Weymouth Thirds in a game which saw home winger Aiden Vickery cross for a hat-trick of tries.

BLUES: Last-gasp Smith wins it for Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: MATCH WINNER: Try scorer Dave Smith

6:00am Thursday 5th December 2013

A LAST-GASP try by Bridport’s Canadian ace Dave Smith proved the difference between the sides at the end of an error-strewn Dorset & Wilts One South contest.

RUGBY: Blues end Sherborne's hot streak

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: SPOT THE BALL: Bridport’s Andrew Livingstone tries to claim possession in his side’s win against Sherborne Seconds

7:00am Thursday 28th November 2013

SHERBORNE arrived at the Brewery Field boasting a record of eight wins from eight this season in Dorset & Wilts One South, but that counted for nothing as a brilliant Bridport display saw that run come to an abrupt end.

RUGBY: London show from young Blues

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: FESTIVAL FUN: Bridport took two junior rugby teams to the London Irish leg of the Land Rover Cup

7:00pm Monday 18th November 2013

TWO junior teams from Bridport RFC did their club proud at the London Irish Land Rover Cup festival, but just missed out on a trip to Twickenham.

RUGBY: Bridport toppled by mighty Oaks

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BREAKDOWN BATTLE: Bridport get ready to stop an Oakmeadians’ attack

6:00pm Tuesday 12th November 2013

OAKMEADIANS maintained their hopes of an immediate return to Southern Counties South with a bonus-point success at home to Bridport.

RUGBY: Bridport blown away by Blandford

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: SCRUM TIME: Bridport get ready for the put in against Blandford

4:00pm Tuesday 5th November 2013

BRIDPORT’S see-saw season in Dorset & Wilts One South continued on a blustery afternoon against Blandford at the Brewery Ground.

RUGBY: Wimborne woe as Bridport crushed

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BRIDPORT MAN OF THE MATCH: James Ewert

5:00am Thursday 31st October 2013

BRIDPORT travelled to play Wimborne Seconds and came up against a team that proved far fitter and more dynamic in their approach to the game.

RUGBY: Ready for action at Scrum Factory

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: COACHING COURSE: Going through the technical points at Bridport RFC

9:00pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013

TWENTY-FIVE people took part in the Rugby Ready and Scrum Factory coaching courses at Bridport RFC.

RUGBY: Frailties exposed as Bridport beaten

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TRY SCORER: Bridport’s Ricky Stubbs

7:00pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

BRIDPORT’S defensive frailties allowed Warminster to surge into a half-time lead from which the visitors never recovered.

RUGBY: Hard-fought victory gets Blues on track

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: EVER RELIABLE: Mike Pibworth

10:03am Wednesday 9th October 2013

BRIDPORT responded to their thumping at the hands of Westbury with a hard-fought win over Salisbury Seconds.

RUGBY: Madejski magic for young Bridport stars

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: MADEJSKI VISIT: Bridport Juniors

10:00am Wednesday 9th October 2013

A GROUP of players, coaches and parents from Bridport Rugby Club Juniors travelled to the Madejski Stadium, Reading, to take part in the pre-match proceedings ahead of the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Exeter Chiefs.

RUGBY: Injury-ravaged Blues suffer Westbury woe

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CENTURY MAKERS: Five Bridport players have been awarded special ties for reaching 100 games for the club. From left, Chris Scadding, Rob Sullivan, Ricky Stubbs, club president Peter Brook, who made the presentation, Tim Edwards and Jack Edwards

4:08pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013

A BRIDPORT side ravaged by injuries really did have an afternoon to forget at Westbury in Dorset & Wilts One South.

RUGBY: Bridport display a great Cutting edge

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: JERSEY BOYS: Bridport's first home league match of the season was preceded by the presentation of the first-team's new shirt, sponsored by Creeds Printers. Creeds managing director Harry Harrison was on hand to help with the process

8:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

NEW Bridport skipper Dave Cutting led the hosts to back-to-back wins in Dorset & Wilts One South and in doing so avenged their heavy cup defeat to East Dorset a fortnight earlier.

RUGBY: Bridport triumph despite gremlins

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: LEADING THE WAY: Veteran Wayne Munroe, left, is the new captain of Bridport Seconds

9:00pm Wednesday 18th September 2013

BRIDPORT got their season off to a winning start but it did not come without its trials and tribulations.

RUGBY: Kamikaze run for young Blues

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: FIGHTING FIT: Bridport Under-16s after the gruelling Kamikaze run at Mapperton Farm

6:00am Thursday 12th September 2013

THE hills around Mapperton reverberated with the roar of the Bridport Under-16s rugby team at the weekend.

RUGBY: Krissie takes the reins with Blues

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: NEW BRIDPORT CAPTAIN: Rob Sullivan

6:00am Thursday 12th September 2013

SEEING a woman coach at any level of men’s rugby is still a rare sight these days – not at Bridport RFC.

RUGBY: Blues beaten at home in friendly

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: QUICK BALL: Bridport’s Jason Kidd gets the ball away against Crewkerne

9:15am Wednesday 4th September 2013

BRIDPORT warmed up for Saturday’s cup clash at East Dorset with a 25-17 friendly defeat to Crewkerne at the Brewery Ground.

Bridport receive Legacy boost

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport receive Legacy boost

4:05pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

BRIDPORT have been chosen as a recipient of Lead Up & Legacy posts by the RFU as part of the build-up to the World Cup, which is to be held in the UK in 2015.

Blues stepping up their training

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: FITNESS FIRST: Bridport in pre-season training

8:00am Thursday 15th August 2013

BRIDPORT are stepping up their pre-season programme ahead of the new Dorset & Wilts One South campaign.

Creeds front Blues

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: OUT OF THE BAG: Vicky Stride makes the draw flanked by club chairman Mark Perkin, right, and captain Rob Sullivan

9:00am Thursday 1st August 2013

PRINTERS Creeds will have their name emblazoned on the front of Bridport RFC jerseys next season after being picked out of the hat in the club’s sponsors’ draw.

World Cup winning star backs Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Bridport first team’s Rory Greening receives his award from World Cup winner Neil Back

5:00pm Monday 27th May 2013

WORLD Cup-winning England flanker Neil Back was on hand to give out the awards at Bridport RFC’s annual end-of-season presentation even-ing.

Weymouth edge Bridport in memorial match

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BROTHERS IN ARMS: Bridport and Weymouth took on each other in a memorial match for Gary Hayward, who passed away last year

7:00pm Friday 26th April 2013

WEYMOUTH just got the better of hosts Bridport in a memorial game remembering the late Gary Hayward, who sadly passed away last year.

Round Table kit out young Blues

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ALL KITTED OUT: Bridport Rugby Club

3:06pm Tuesday 23rd April 2013

BRIDPORT Rugby Club is extremely grateful to Bridport Round Table, who donated £2,500 to provide training tops for its Youth section.

Bridport in stylish finale

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BIG FINISH: Donald Farmer, centre

9:00pm Tuesday 9th April 2013

BRIDPORT ended their Dorset & Wilts One South season on a high, running in 10 tries to see off the hosts with the minimum of fuss.

Barclay questions Bridport's commitment

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CRASHED OVER: Liam Poole

6:00pm Tuesday 26th March 2013

BRIDPORT team manager Arthur Barclay questioned the commitment levels of some players at the club after his side’s fixture at North Dorset Seconds ended 15 minutes early.

Salisbury break to deny Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TRIES: Ricky Stubbs and Rory Greening

4:30pm Tuesday 12th March 2013

TWO breakaway tries deep into the second half proved the difference between these sides in an entertaining Dorset & Wilts One South encounter.

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