New Colchester Rugby Coach has big ambitions

Gazette: New role - Anthony O'Riordan has taken over as Colchester Rugby Club's new head coach.

9:00am Friday 13th June 2014

The new man at Colchester Rugby Club's helm has big plans for his team.

Promotion hopes in balance ahead of crunch Colchester match

Gazette: Hendon seal home success

10:10am Friday 21st February 2014

COLCHESTER Rugby Club head coach Danny Johnston knows his team’s promotion hopes could head one of two ways in tomorrow’s crunch London League division one north game against Eton Manor.

Colchester coach Johnston wants to avoid double trouble

Gazette: SEASIDE WIN: Penybanc contined their good start to the season but were still left to rue missed chances.

10:04am Friday 14th February 2014

COLCHESTER Rugby Club head coach Danny Johnston is hoping there will be no double trouble for his side when they host Brentwood in London League division one north tomorrow.

Colchester need to raise their game

Gazette: Plan - Colchester head coach Danny Johnston knows his side has to raise their game

7:00am Saturday 25th January 2014

COLCHESTER Rugby Club head coach Danny Johnston knows his players need to raise their game when they travel to North Walsham today.

Harwich and Dovercourt, Mersea Island and Halstead prepare for action

Gazette: Hendon seal home success

7:00am Saturday 25th January 2014

HARWICH & Dovercourt Rugby Club skipper Joe Francis says his side are in confident mood ahead of today’s trip to Ipswich YM.

Crozier set to take on Portugal with England Students

Gazette: Charge – Tom Crozier shows why he’s so difficult to stop

5:00pm Friday 24th January 2014

TOM Crozier hopes to follow in big brother James’ footsteps when he makes his debut for England Students.

Injury blows for Colchester

7:00am Saturday 18th January 2014

COLCHESTER Rugby Club are set to be without two influential members of their squad when they host Letchworth Garden City in London League division one today.

Early pressure will be key for Colchester

7:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

DANNY Johnston knows early pressure could be key when Colchester Rugby Club head to Luton in London League division one north today.

Derby clash is an important game for Braintree

7:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

BRAINTREE Rugby Club will travel for one of their key games of the season today looking to put an end to some poor form on the road so far.

Colchester's winning run is halted

Gazette: Close battle - Colchester (black kit) were narrowly beaten by Westcliff in their London League division one north clash.

2:47pm Tuesday 24th December 2013

Colchester Rugby Club suffered a narrow 14-10 defeat at the hands of Westcliff in London League division one north.

Colchester coach Johnston is looking for a Christmas boost

8:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

COLCHESTER Rugby Club will be looking to break their festive hoodoo when they travel to south Essex today.

Colchester coach Johnston wants to send out a 'massive statement'

8:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

COLCHESTER RFC coach Danny Johnston wants to send out a ‘massive statement’ to their rivals.

Harwich and Dovercourt skipper Francis is staying away from bad words

7:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

FORGET four-letter words — the word “relegation” is taboo for Harwich & Dovercourt skipper RFC Joe Francis.

Johnston is expecting an attractive game

7:00am Saturday 9th November 2013

COLCHESTER Rugby Club head coach Danny Johnston is expecting an attractive game for spectators to see at Mill Road when his team face Old Haberdashers at home today.

Head coach Johnston not reading too much into Colchester defeat

Gazette: Derby duel - Colchester battle it out with Brentwood.

1:22pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

Colchester Rugby Club snatched defeat from the jaws of victory after losing 20-13 at Brentwood.

Colchester coach Johnston is looking for his side to get back to winning ways

7:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013

COLCHESTER RFC coach Danny Johnston is looking for his side to get back to winning ways.

Late surge cannot rescue Colchester

Gazette: Ready to push - Sam Whitlan readies before putting the ball in.

6:07pm Wednesday 30th October 2013

Colchester Rugby Club's first-half loss of form cost them the game after they were beaten 26-20 by fellow London League division one north high-fliers Eton Manor.

Colchester up to second in the league

Gazette: Loose ball - Colchester's Ollie White in action against North Walsham.

9:53am Wednesday 16th October 2013

Colchester moved into second place in the league with a 43-8 win over North Walsham, in London League divison one north.

Impressive display is just a starting point for Colchester

8:00am Saturday 12th October 2013

COLCHESTER Rugby Club’s win at Letchworth last weekend set a performance benchmark, but it isn’t a standard they can be content to just match when North Walsham travel to Mill Road today.

Mersea Island skipper Williams is confident ahead of Southwold clash

8:00am Saturday 5th October 2013

DESPITE a number of injuries Mersea Island RFC skipper Jon Williams is confident ahead of their clash with Southwold.

Colchester coach Johnston is looking for a big performance

8:00am Saturday 5th October 2013

COLCHESTER RFC head coach Danny Johnston is looking for a big performance from his side this weekend.

Scrum is key in Colchester win

Gazette: Key battle - Colchester's Joe McMillan carries before breaking off to score against Luton.

11:40am Wednesday 2nd October 2013

While he admits that his team hadn’t beaten Luton as convincingly as they might have done, Colchester Rugby Club head coach Danny Johnston is pleased with the constant improvements he is seeing from them.

Braintree aim to continue their momentum

8:00am Saturday 28th September 2013

LEADERS Braintree RFC will want to continue their momentum in London League division two north east.

Colchester coach Johnston believes his side are ready for big test

9:00am Saturday 14th September 2013

COLCHESTER Rugby Club head coach Danny Johnston believes his team have had the perfect preparation to face one of the biggest tests of the early part of their season.

Mersea Island will be without skipper Williams

8:00am Saturday 14th September 2013

MERSEA ISLAND RFC start their Eastern Counties League division one campaign away to Broadland-Great Yarmouth.

Smith wants to get a win over England

Gazette: Smith wants to get a win over England

4:28pm Thursday 12th September 2013

Colchester teenager Eddie Smith insists he has no qualms about trying to inflict defeat on England this weekend.

Team play is key as Colchester impress

Gazette: Spot the ball - Colchester and Romford caught in the moment as the ball is put in from a line-out.

8:47am Wednesday 11th September 2013

Danny Johnston feels his players will have seen the benefits of Colchester Rugby Club’s new coaching philosophies after they opened the London League division one north season with a win at Romford and Gidea Park.

Player power is going to be the key

9:00am Saturday 7th September 2013

COLCHESTER Rugby Club’s coaches are putting power in the hands of their players this year.

Mersea Island Rugby Club to relocate

5:08pm Wednesday 14th August 2013

Mersea Island RFC is on the move thanks to a National Lottery cash boost.

Rhinos cruise into play-offs

2:21pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

THE Eastern Rhinos rugby league side cruised into the end of season play-offs with a comprehensive win against bottom side Elmbridge Eagles.

Colchester RUFC wants to attract more involvement from the community

2:35pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

COLCHESTER Rugby Club want to make sure potential players don’t miss out on the chance to play for their local club.

Beach rugby proves to be a hit at Clacton

Gazette: Looking for the gap - Colchester's Beach Babes take on Barnet (in pink).

7:00am Wednesday 10th July 2013

CLACTON Rugby Club held their annual beach rugby competition and it proved another very successful day.

Colchester Rugby Club head coach steps down

8:48pm Saturday 22nd September 2012

Tim Grimsey has made a shock decision to step down from his role as Colchester Rugby Club’s head coach.

Taylor to represent Britain at European Championships

4:40pm Tuesday 10th July 2012

MADELEINE Taylor has selected to represent Britain at a European championships.

Colchester fall short of historic move

6:01pm Saturday 28th April 2012

Colchester Rugby Club’s bid to complete a historic move into the national leagues fell agonisingly short in the cold, wet and rain of Kent.

High alert status for Colchester's players

Gazette: Not happy - Tim Grimsey.

8:30am Saturday 10th September 2011

Colchester Rugby Club’s players will be placed on high-alert for the trip to Bury in London League division one north.

Grimsey: our early play was uglier than Freddie Krueger

Gazette: Grimsey: our early play was uglier than Freddie Krueger

11:44am Friday 9th September 2011

Colchester Rugby Club head coach Tim Grimsey had mixed feelings about the split performance he saw from his players either side of the break in their 43-10 win against Braintree.

Crozier set for next step in international rugby progression

Gazette: Crozier set for next step in international rugby progression

12:44pm Friday 1st April 2011

Colchester Rugby Club's Tom Crozier is set to take the next step of his intrenational progression on Sunday when he pulls on the shirt of the England Under-18s Clubs and Schools.

Six Nations preview

2:05pm Wednesday 3rd February 2010

Click on the link below for your 12-page Six Nations preview e-magazine.

Colchester produce best form

Gazette: Colchester produce best form

10:37am Tuesday 13th October 2009

Colchester Rugby Club’s second-half performance against Harlow was the best of the season so far according to first-team coach Tim Grimsey.

Sackey to scrum down on Clacton beach

10:03am Monday 29th June 2009

ENGLAND hero Paul Sackey is set to scrum down on the beach in Clacton.

Wilkins offered coveted position

Gazette: Wilkins offered coveted position

10:24am Thursday 18th June 2009

Budding rugby star Jessica Wilkins has been offered a coveted academy position at Northampton Saints.

Fightback cannot save Colchester from cup final defeat

10:27am Tuesday 28th April 2009

Colchester's brave second-half fightback was not enough to beat a skilful Bury St Edmunds in the Suffolk Cup final.

Grammar are all-conquering

12:27pm Friday 3rd April 2009

The all-conquering Colchester Royal Grammar School under-14s rugby machine just keeps motoring on.

Colchester RFC hosts Wymondham in big rugby clash

12:25pm Friday 3rd April 2009

Colchester Rugby Club host Wymondham tomorrow looking to put one of their worst performances of the season behind them.

Colchester Colts win Eastern Counties Cup

11:31am Thursday 2nd April 2009

COLCHESTER Rugby Club’s under-19s warmed up for their National Colts Cup semi-final at Old Albanians on Sunday by wining the Eastern Counties Cup.

Colchester are promoted

Gazette: Colchester are promoted

10:23am Tuesday 24th March 2009

Colchester secured promotion with an excellent win at West Norfolk.

Martin Johnson's plan to tame the giant French pack

5:40am Saturday 14th March 2009

Martin Johnson spent most of his playing career keeping Simon Shaw out of the England team and most of his latest incarnation as red rose manager doing the same.

Big Crowd expected at Colchester Colts encounter

10:40am Friday 13th March 2009

A PLACE in the last four of the National Colts Cup awaits Colchester Rugby Club’s under-19s if they can overcome the might of Cornwall.

Lack of discipline cost Mersea RFC at Mill Road

11:31am Friday 6th March 2009

COLCHESTER 25 MERSEA ISLAND 20 Suffolk Cup semi-final COLCHESTER edged the honours in this Suffolk Cup semi-final played under floodlights.






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