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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.

Eddie Jones defended his ongoing selection of Saracens' number eight Billy Vunipola for England's World Cup clash with the United States today (Thursday).

Dagenham got the new Essex League Division One season off to a superb start with a convincing 47-12 win at Canvey Island.

RWC: England 35 Tonga 3

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Manu Tuilagi powered England to a winning start as their World Cup was launched with victory over Tonga but the statement performance sought by Eddie Jones failed to materialise.

Owen Farrell has urged England to tap into the nation's love for big tournaments by generating a feel-good factor around the World Cup.

Barking vice-captain Luke Seeley is anticipating one of the best games of the season - despite it only being their home opener this weekend.

England will launch their World Cup quest with all guns blazing after naming their strongest available side for Sunday's clash with Tonga at the Sapporo Dome.

Barking vice-captain Luke Seeley feels newly-promoted Upminster proved a point as his side fell to a 45-12 defeat in their London Three Essex season opener, writes Jacob Ranson.

Virtual tackle body suit gives you the chance to feel the force

Dagenham completed their pre-season preparations ahead of a new Essex League Division One campaign with a third successive win in three outings at the weekend.

Vice-captain Luke Seeley believes Barking are on their way back up after some admittedly 'bad times'.

Dagenham excited for new rugby season

Friday, September 6, 2019

Dagenham are looking forward to the new season with plenty of optimism and excitement.

England are willing to risk starting Saracens' Billy Vunipola throughout the build-up to the World Cup in the belief he is at his most effective when playing regularly.

England Rugby is inviting women to 'release their inner warrior' and register now for a free place at one of more than 100 'Warrior Camps' taking place up-and-down the country this September.

The new school year isn't yet underway but already Robert Clack School have plenty to celebrate thanks to the National Rugby Awards.

Saracens new recruit Elliot Daly says England took plenty of positives from their record-breaking 57-17 win over Ireland, writes Ziad Chaudry.

Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola has urged England to stay humble as expectations over their World Cup prospects heightened with Saturday's 57-15 rout of Ireland at Twickenham.

Owen Farrell reflected on England's crushing 57-15 victory over Ireland that saw records tumble at Twickenham by declaring the best is yet to come.

England men's head coach Eddie Jones has confirmed his official 31-man squad to participate in the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan beginning next month.

May & Baker under-16s wrapped up their season with the end-of-season presentation evening.

Dagenham RFC made history as they became the first club to ever win the Essex Presidents Shield five times.

World Cup winner began his playing career with the Gale Street side

Central Park outfit finished league season with 49-6 success at Billericay

London Three Essex: Canvey Island 24 Barking 12

Gale Street outfit play their final game of the season this weekend

Dagenham seconds ended their season on a high with a 31-12 win over Mavericks in the Merit Table Six plate final.

Gale Street side beaten 43-10 at the weekend

Coach's comments come after Central Park club won 64-27 at Clacton last weekend

Gale Street outfit lost 57-5 at Braintree last weekend

Barking & Dagenham College Rugby Academy are celebrating having reached the Essex under-18 Cup final after beating Colne College in a thrilling semi-final with a last-second drop goal from captain Jimmy Moore.

Gale Street club return to action on Saturday after having last weekend off

Gale Street outfit eased to a 57-36 success on Saturday

Gale Street side won away to Millwall last weekend

Gale Street club edged to a 21-17 success at Millwall on Saturday

Gale Street club beat Campion on their last outing two weeks ago


To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

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