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Eton Manor skipper Tryson Goodchild (pic: Martin Pearl)

Manor have a big game looming against Chingford next week, but first they must down rivals

Wanstead and Eton Manor under-14s face the camera

Under-14s on top in derby friendly

Martin J Ward (left) hits out against Ronnie Clark during their British super featherweight title bout at the SSE Arena, Wembley (pic Steven Paston/PA)

A look back at some of our stories over the past week

Eton Manor's Matt Oaks tries to get past a Sudbury opponent (pic: Martin Pearl).

Chelmsford visit New Wilderness this weekend off the back of a 106-0 defeat to Brentwood, but won’t be taken lightly

Eton Manor's Chris Smith crosses over for a try at Sudbury (pic: Martin Pearl).

Wanstead-based club made it six games without defeat at the weekend, though were made to fight for victory

Ilford Wanderers win again!

Monday, November 28, 2016
Ilford win line-out ball against West Norfolk (pic Colin Brown)

Ilford 57 West Norfolk 26

Eton Manor defend well against North Walsham at the New Wilderness (pic: Martin Pearl).

New Wilderness outfit in good form ahead of visiting Whittome Field, though taking nothing for granted this weekend

Ilford Wanderers captain Jason Taylor scored a try in the win at Lowestoft

London Three North East: Lowestoft 24 Ilford Wanderers 29

Barking head coach Ollie Smith (pic Paul Page)

After tough games before break, Gale Street club look to hit back at Ruislip

The new rugby union season is well underway (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The Highams club travel to Norfolk this weekend, and coach hopes they make most of their journey

Eton Manor's Jack Sullivan runs forward with the ball despite close attention from a Letchworth Garden City rival (pic: Martin Pearl).

New Zealander has challenged New Wilderness squad to finish 2016 on a high with five straight victories

Eton Manor's New Wilderness home (pic: George Sessions).

Father and son will do duathlon challenge at the New Wilderness on Saturday to help raise funds for defibrillator for local school

Eton Manor attack at Saffron Walden (pic Martin Pearl)

New Wilderness club showed good character last weekend, but made things hard for themselves at Springate

Eton Manor captain Tryson Goodchild works his way past his Thurrock rivals (pic: Martin Pearl).

New Wilderness captain delighted with 18-8 victory over Thurrock and feeling good after difficult 2015/16 campaign

England's Dan Sarginson is tackled by New Zealand's Thomas Leuluai during the Ladbrokes Four Nations match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield (pic Dave Howarth/PA)

England return to capital on November 13, needing a win over World Cup holders

Eton Manor's Misiona Evagelia scores a try against Thurrock (pic: Martin Pearl).

Misiona Evagelia and James Osborn cross over to hand New Wilderness outfit hard fought 18-8 success

The new rugby union season is well underway (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Initiative was a great success during first year

Dan Sarginson in action for England against New Zealand in 2014 (pic England RL)

Sarginson selected as England face New Zealand

Eton Manor's Matt Oaks tries to bring down a Letchworth Garden City opponent (pic: Martin Pearl).

Thurrock visit Wanstead-based club this weekend and it could be another thrilling encounter

Eton Manor winger Ollie Phillips sprints past a Letchworth Garden City opponent on his way to scoring (pic: Martin Pearl).

Impressive blend of defence and attack results in Jamie Connors squad earning more success in the division

Eton Manor's Misiona Evagelia in action against Old Priorians (pic: Martin Pearl).

New Zealander reflects on start to the new campaign and what Manor must improve on ahead of upcoming fixtures in division

Eton Manor's Michael Eghan on the attack against Dover in pre-season (pic: Martin Pearl)

New Wilderness club have had various injury problems and therefore Saturday off has occured at right time of the season

Eton Manor's Misiona Evagelia in action against Old Priorians (pic: Martin Pearl).

New Zealand coach full of praise for debutant Freddie Hatton and strength in depth at the New Wilderness

‘Wake-up call’ for Wanstead

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wanstead's seconds face the camera

Ilford and Woodford also lose

Pupils from 100 schools across England have been chosen to design their very own Canterbury team rugby shirt at workshops this autumn, before the final product is unveiled at Rugby HQ and then worn at school fixtures next season (pic: CBRE All Schools).

Local children were at a design workshop at Thurrock RFC last week to take part in the CBRE All Schools programme

Eton Manor's Tom O'Connor grabs the ball from a line-out against Old Priorians (pic: Martin Pearl).

Strong team display sees Wanstead-based club score 10 times at the New Wilderness to earn third victory of the campaign

Ian Edwards in action for Eton Manor during his playing career (pic: Martin Pearl).

Ex-captain reveals last injury news at New Wilderness clyb and looks ahead to weekend’s home fixture

The new rugby season has just begun (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Wanstead director of rugby James Reyburn insists there is still room for improvement ahead of Saturday’s trip to Ely in London Three North East, despite putting 78 points past West Norfolk last time out.

Eton Manor's John Robinson manages to get over the try line against Brentwood (pic: Martin Pearl).

New Wilderness outfit lost at home to Brentwood last weekend, but former captain is confident they will turn things around

Manor lose at home to rivals

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Damian Horton and Matt Oaks do their best to pull down a Brentwood opponent (pic: Martin Pearl).

London One North: Eton Manor 14 Brentwood 32

Eton Manor coach Jamie Connors (left) looks on during pre-season training (pic: Martin Pearl)

New Wilderness outfit return home to face team which finished third in the table last season and expect a tough afternoon

Woodford chase more of the same

Friday, September 30, 2016
The new rugby season has just begun (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Head coach Tom Redfern after a similar display from squad after beating Epping Upper Clapton

The new rugby season has just begun (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Roding Lane North club don’t want a repeat of last year’s thrashing

Eton Manor's Rory Moore tackles a Fullerians opponent with Matt Oaks supporting (pic: Martin Pearl).

Ollie Phillips scored five tries at the weekend and New Wilderness head coach hopes to see him continue his good form

Eton Manor's Ollie Phillips crosses the line once again for another try against Fullerians (pic: Martin Pearl).

Jamie Connors watches his players send message to rivals after securing biggest overall win in the division this season

Bath Rugby seek backing of Londoners

Monday, September 26, 2016
Bath Rugby's Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Guy Mercer and Dave Attwood at Twickenham Stadium to announce

Club to face Leicester in capital

Eton Manor head coach Jamie Connors alongside two of his coaching staff (pic: Martin Pearl).

New Wilderness club travel to Fullerians after first victory in over a year

Eton Manor under-11s are competing in the Land Rover Cup (pic: onEdition)

Under-11s compete in festival at Saracens

Wins for Manor and Barking

Monday, September 19, 2016
Eton Manor head coach Jamie Connors alongside two of his coaching staff (pic: Martin Pearl).

Barking edge out Saffron Walden to give Ollie Smith a first success since taking over as head coach

Rugby growth is 2015 World Cup legacy

Sunday, September 18, 2016
England rugby player Christian Wade attending a tag rugby tournament for youngsters in Millwall Park

Sport sees increase in participation

Old Cooperians won their first match of the new season (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Coops flanker looking forward to pitting wits against a team he says has ‘pedigree’

Eton Manor coach Jamie Connors (left) looks on during pre-season training (pic: Martin Pearl)

New Zealander unhappy with display in derby defeat at Chingford and wants squad to step up and get back to winning

Connors disappointed with defeat

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Eton Manor's Tryson Goodchild tackles a Chingford rival (pic: Martin Pearl)

John Robinson saw red at Waltham Way on Saturday as Manor suffered a second consecutive defeat in the division

Ilford lose on London League debut

Monday, September 12, 2016
Scrummaging action from Ilford's clash with Southwold (pic: Colin Brown)

Wanstead and Woodford win openers

The new rugby season has just begun (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Woodford head coach hopes to show there’s no place like home on Saturday

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