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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Gallagher, community insurance broker and proud title partner of Premiership Rugby, is on the hunt for its first ever 'Rugby Club of the Season'.

Barking captain Joe Forde is looking forward to a clash with rivals Old Cooperians this weekend.

Barking under-13s suffered a 25-10 defeat to Wanstead in their Essex League clash with both teams producing some good quality rugby at the weekend.

Apology: Portuguese Rugby Union

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

In last week's Barking and Dagenham Post we incorrectly reported that Jack Kendall has been hired by the Portuguese Rugby Union as a coach.

World Cup: England 12 South Africa 32

Saturday, November 2, 2019

England were stunned by South Africa's relentless intensity as their World Cup quest ended with a crushing defeat in the final at International Stadium Yokohama.

Jonny Wilkinson offered drop-goal guidance to Owen Farrell as England put the finishing touches to preparations for Saturday's World Cup final against South Africa.

England appear in their fourth Rugby World Cup final when they face South Africa at the International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday.

Anthony Watson and Manu Tuilagi will be part of England's World Cup glory bid on Saturday after their triumphs over prolonged injury adversity.

Eddie Jones repeated the mantra "no fear" as he lit the fuse for the final of a World Cup he does not want to end.

Dagenham picked up a 21-6 friendly victory over Sevenoaks after their Essex League Division One clash with Writtle Wanderers was given as a home walkover.

Ben Spencer was feeding his children at home when he took a phone-call that could change the Saracens scrum-half's life.

England captain Owen Farrell will deliver his final team talk on the eve of Saturday's World Cup final against South Africa to a captivated audience encouraged to speak their minds.

Jamie George views England's dramatic triumph in the Cricket World Cup final as an example of the precision that will be needed to dispatch South Africa on Saturday.

England men's head coach Eddie Jones has named an unchanged starting XV to play South Africa in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final at Yokohama Stadium on Saturday.

Courtney Lawes insists England need to be "ready for anything" in Saturday's World Cup final against South Africa.

World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson believes England were "inspired" in their stunning display against New Zealand to set up another tilt at global glory.

Kyle Sinckler will be ready to explode into Saturday's World Cup final after learning how to adjust his psychological approach to big games.

World Cup: Bring it on says Billy

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

England number eight Billy Vunipola has responded to South Africa's promise of all-out aggression in Saturday's World Cup final by declaring "bring it on".

Former England wing Mark Cueto will be willing Eddie Jones' men to victory in Japan on Saturday, even if it means him losing his claim to fame.

England assistant coach John Mitchell has billed Saturday's World Cup final between his side and South Africa as a collision of the sport's two most powerful teams.

Eddie Jones insists England must be ready for South Africa's forward-led onslaught in Saturday's World Cup final while guarding against the possibility of an ambush.

Saracens' Billy Vunipola has revealed that England wanted to "shock" New Zealand in the opening 20 minutes of their unforgettable World Cup semi-final performance.

England produced a superb display to beat New Zealand 19-7 in their World Cup semi-final in Yokohama on Saturday.

Eddie Jones does not care if England are now World Cup favourites after their stunning semi-final win over New Zealand.

World Cup: England 19 New Zealand 7

Saturday, October 26, 2019

England produced one of their greatest-ever displays to storm into the World Cup final with a 19-7 victory over New Zealand that reduced the reigning champions to a rabble.

Barking captain Joe Forde wants his players to look in the mirror ahead of this weekend's clash with Harlow after a heavy defeat to Chelmsford last weekend.

England have addressed their indiscipline issues by punishing players who make mistakes worthing of conceding a penalty during training.

Eddie Jones has likened England's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in Yokohama on Saturday to a heavyweight boxing fight, declaring: "We are ready to go."

England head coach Eddie Jones has named six Saracens in his starting line-up for their World Cup semi-final against New Zealand on Saturday.

World Cup: England 40 Australia 16

Saturday, October 19, 2019

England stormed into the World Cup semi-finals as two tries from Jonny May underpinned a record-equalling victory over Australia at Oita Stadium.

Ben Youngs has urged England to "fight right until the end" when they collide with Australia in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final at Oita Stadium.

Barking captain Joe Forde wants to build on their first league victory when they return to league action against Chelmsford, writes Jacob Ranson.

England have sprung a major surprise for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Australia by dropping George Ford and naming Owen Farrell at fly-half.

England rate Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola as 'very likely' to be available for their World Cup quarter-final against Australia at Oita Stadium on Saturday.

England have sought to overcome any loss of momentum caused by the cancellation of their World Cup group decider by engaging in a full-blooded training session on the day they would have been facing France.

Barking captain Joe Forde was 'relieved' to pick up a first victory of the London Three Essex season as they secured a 32-27 win over Kings Cross Steelers.

England insist their World Cup bid will not be blown off course by the threat Super Typhoon Hagibis poses to their Pool C decider against France on Saturday.

Dagenham maintained their fine start to the season with a 38-17 win at Sidcup seconds on Saturday.

Billy Vunipola appears increasingly unlikely to play any part in England's final World Cup group game against France.

Owen Farrell dismissed concern for his wellbeing after he was the victim of a dangerous tackle to the head in England's victory over Argentina at Tokyo Stadium.

Barking captain Joe Forde is hoping for a big reaction as they look to pick up their first win of the season at home to Kings Cross Steelers.

England are considering whether to fast track Mako Vunipola into their starting line-up for Saturday's pivotal World Cup group clash with Argentina.

Contests between Ilford Wanderers and Barking go back to the 1940s but few could have been as hard fought, tense and exciting as the London Three Essex meeting on Saturday.

Barking captain Joe Forde says his side are not far away from being very competitive in London Three Essex ahead of their clash with Braintree, writes Jacob Ranson.

Rugby World Cup: England 45 USA 7

Thursday, September 26, 2019

England's progress through the group phase gathered momentum as they overpowered the United States in a match marred by a savage challenge on Owen Farrell that produced the first red card of the tournament.

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