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RUGBY UNION: Kear fulfils dream with move to London Welsh

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Saturday 22nd November 2014

Elliott Kear says he has achieved a long-held ambition by switching codes to sign for London Welsh yesterday.

RUGBY UNION: Cahill's happy to be an Exile

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

SHANE Cahill has no regrets about signing for London Welsh, despite their dismal losing run.

RUGBY UNION: Corker still relishing the struggle

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

MATT Corker says he would not swap London Welsh’s Premiership struggles for Championship victories.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh will improve for Leicester Tigers test, says Ross

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 21st November 2014

London Welsh assistant coach Gordon Ross has promised an improvement when they host Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday, writes Ed Mezzetti.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor hooker Townsend ruled out for the season

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 21st November 2014

CHINNOR hooker Jamie Townsend has been ruled out for the rest of the season after a nasty leg injury.

RUGBY UNION: Atkinson's in as Quins face table-toppers

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 21st November 2014

FRESH from his Major Stanley’s XV appearance against Oxford University, hooker Hamish Atkinson comes in for Oxford Harlequins’ trip to National 3 South West leaders Redingensians tomorrow.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Oxford RL star Morris to join London Broncos

The Oxford Times:

9:33pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

Sean Morris has left Oxford Rugby League after signing a one-year professional contract with Championship club London Broncos.

RUGBY UNION: Oxford University captain Taylor dismayed by side's poor display

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

Oxford University captain Jacob Taylor could not hide his dismay at their unexpected 26-26 draw with the Major Stanley’s XV.

RUGBY UNION: Matt Corker says London Welsh are not a lost cause

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

Matt Corker admits London Welsh were embarrassed by their horror show at Wasps, but says all hope is not lost.

ATHLETICS: Wilkins lands unsung award

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

ABINGDON AC coach Bernard Wilkins has won the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award for the South East Region.

ATHLETICS: League in SOS for new manager to keep going

The Oxford Times: Woodstock Harriers’ James Bolton (right) battles it out with Oxford City’s Les Newell in the Oxford Mail Cross Country League at Cirencester

8:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

THE Oxford Mail Cross Country League may not take place next season unless a successor to manager Luke McNeill comes forward.

ATHLETICS: Fernandez and Bunn bag Abingdon title double

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

PAUL Fernandez and Fiona Bunn pulled off an Abingdon AC double at the Rugged Radnage 10K.

RUGBY UNION: Oxford University held to a draw by Stanley's XV

The Oxford Times:

6:59pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

Oxford University 26, Maj Stanley's XV 26

RUGBY UNION: We're pulling together, says London Welsh centre Nic Reynolds

The Oxford Times: rugby generic

7:00am Saturday 15th November 2014

Nic Reynolds says London Welsh remain a united squad as they seek to turn around their nightmare season.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh lock Dean Schofield is up for survival battle

The Oxford Times:

7:20am Saturday 15th November 2014

Dean Schofield faces one of the biggest challenges of his long career as he looks to help London Welsh survive in the Aviva Premiership.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor can bury their Canterbury bogey

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 14th November 2014

CHINNOR will need to be at their best if they are to break new ground at Canterbury tomorrow.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh are a stronger side now, says Matt Ferguson

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

Matt Ferguson says London Welsh are stronger now than when they started the season, despite their poor form.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh are a stronger side now, says Matt Ferguson

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

Matt Ferguson says London Welsh are stronger now than when they started the season, despite their poor form.

RUGBY UNION: Fun factor key as Henley Hawks target promotion again

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

HENLEY Hawks head coach Pete Davies wants his players to have fun as they challenge for the National 2 South title.

RUGBY UNION: Wheatley's home tie

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

WHEATLEY will host Abingdon in the Oxfordshire Shield semi-finals as they seek to improve on last season’s runners-up spot.

RUGBY UNION: Ross rues one that got away for London Welsh

The Oxford Times: Gordon Ross

8:00am Monday 10th November 2014

GORDON Ross described London Welsh’s 18-9 home defeat to Gloucester as a missed opportunity.

RUGBY UNION: New faces promised at London Welsh

The Oxford Times: Bleddyn Phillips denied Witney plan was used as a bargaining tool

8:00am Monday 10th November 2014

LONDON Welsh chairman Bleddyn Phillips has revealed the club will soon be announcing some new signings.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh 9, Gloucester 18

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Monday 10th November 2014

London Welsh    9 (pens Robinson 3) Gloucester    18 (pens A Thomas 6)

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh edged out by Gloucester

The Oxford Times:

4:47pm Sunday 9th November 2014

LV= CUP

Live RUGBY UNION: London Welsh v Gloucester

The Oxford Times: London Welsh are staying at the Kassam

1:50pm Sunday 9th November 2014

Live updates from the Kassam Stadium where London Welsh host Gloucester in the LV= Cup

RUGBY UNION: New London Welsh defence supremo Phillips won't be rash

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 8th November 2014

ROWLAND Phillips has ruled out a revolution after taking over as London Welsh defence coach.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh are getting better, insists Corker

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 8th November 2014

MATT Corker says London Welsh are definitely improving as they seek to avoid a tenth straight defeat.

ATHLETICS: Alchester's super start

The Oxford Times:

6:26pm Thursday 6th November 2014

Alchester's ladies got off to a strong start in round one of the Oxford Mail Cross Country League at Ascott-under-Wychwood.

RUGBY UNION: Witney ring the changes

The Oxford Times: star man Jake Thomas

8:00am Friday 7th November 2014

WITNEY have made 12 changes for tonight’s Oxfordshire Cup preliminary round clash with Oxford University Greyhounds at Iffley Road (8).

RUGBY UNION: Tongan forward Molitika poised for Chinnor debut

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Friday 7th November 2014

CHINNOR have boosted their squad with the signing of Tonga-born forward Loti Molitika.

ATHLETICS: Bampton and Humphreys lead the way

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

OXFORD MAIL CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE

ATHLETICS: Moore and Clinton claim first victories at Ascott

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

OXFORD MAIL CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE

RUGBY UNION: Grieve gets regional call-up

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

BANBURY centre George Grieve will be Oxfordshire’s sole representative at the RFU South West Division under 18 trials.

RUGBY LEAGUE: O'Keefe signs for more

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

GRAHAM O’Keefe has followed up his Ireland debut by re-signing for Oxford Rugby League.

MOTOR CYCLING: Bradley Smith aiming to end season on a high

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Wednesday 5th November 2014

OXFORD’S Bradley Smith hopes his recent form at Valencia can spur him on to a podium finish in the final MotoGP of the season.

ATHLETICS: Wonder Webb hits top form at Ascott

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Wednesday 5th November 2014

Jessica Webb led the way for Woodstock Harriers with a second-placed finish in round one at Ascott-under-Wychwood on Sunday.

RUGBY UNION: Rowland Phillips eager to make his case for London Welsh defence

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Tuesday 4th November 2014

Rowland Phillips is relishing the opportunity after being unveiled as London Welsh’s new defence coach.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh sign new defence coach

The Oxford Times: London Welsh are staying at the Kassam

9:24am Monday 3rd November 2014

LONDON Welsh have today announced Rowland Phillips as their new defence coach.

RUGBY UNION: May looks to lead London Welsh by example

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

TOM May is determined to lead by example as London Welsh look to turn their season around.

RUGBY UNION: Burnell - Rotation is not a luxury for London Welsh

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

LONDON Welsh head coach Justin Burnell says squad rotation has now become a necessity.

RUGBY UNION: Injury-hit London Welsh may need more signings

The Oxford Times: Justin Burnell

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

JUSTIN Burnell says London Welsh may have to bring in some new players to cope with their mounting injury problems.

LONDON WELSH: Piri Weepu plays down injury concerns

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

LONDON Welsh scrum half Piri Weepu yesterday played down concerns about the ankle injury that has left his right foot in a protective boot.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Smith's tribute as Benson ends reign

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Adrian Smith paid tribute to Tony Benson after the New Zealander stepped down as Oxford Rugby League head coach.

ATHLETICS: Bellinger and Moore star to make frame at Stroud

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

DARRELL Bellinger and Diane Moore flew the flag for Oxfordshire with strong showings at the Stroud Half Marathon.

ATHLETICS: City veterans retain crown

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

OXFORD City retained their vet 55-64 title at the British Masters Athletic Federation (BMAF) Cross Country Relay Championships.

ATHLETICS: Rendell claims Great victory

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

SARAH Rendell produced a personal best performance to take victory at the Bupa Great South Run 5K in Portsmouth.

ATHLETICS: Bridges third at Candleford

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

DENISE Bridges finished third in the ladies only Candleford Canter 10K.

ATHLETICS: Rendell leaves rivals in the shade

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Sarah Rendell produced a personal best performance to take victory at the Bupa Great South Run 5K in Portsmouth on Saturday.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh face unfair deal on funding, claims MP

The Oxford Times: London Welsh are staying at the Kassam

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

LONDON Welsh are facing an unfair lack of funding from the Aviva Premiership, an MP will tell Parliament.

CRICKET: Brooks out to make the most of his Lions chance

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

JACK Brooks says he will have to raise his game further to take full advantage of his England Lions call-up.

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