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RUGBY UNION: Welsh form must come first for Tongan Taione

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

TAIONE Vea says he can’t let playing in the World Cup with Tonga distract him from London Welsh’s Aviva Premiership challenge.

RUGBY UNION: Exiles willing to grind it out

Witney Gazette: Long-term agenda: Ollie Smith at London Welsh

7:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

AVIVA PREMIERSHIP

Smith keeps the faith as Welsh look to stop the rot

Witney Gazette:

6:50am Thursday 18th September 2014

DEFENCE coach Ollie Smith admits it has been a testing start to the season, but is backing London Welsh to put things right.

ATHLETICS: Fernandez and Pank rule the roost

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

PAUL Fernandez and Michelle Pank powered to dominant victories at the Finstock 10K.

ATHLETICS: Bunn to scale new heights

Witney Gazette: Fiona Bunn clocked the sixth fastest time at Mansfield

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

FIONA Bunn will compete for England at Saturday’s British and Irish Junior Mountain Running Championships.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor sign up Pirate Parker

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

CHINNOR have signed back-row forward Jake Parker on loan from Greene King IPA Championship club Cornish Pirates.

RUGBY UNION: Exiles must show true colours, says McCaffrey

Witney Gazette:

8:20am Saturday 13th September 2014

London Welsh are desperate to make amends when they visit Bath today.

RUGBY UNION: Bath clash should be a spur , says London Welsh coach Ross

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

London Welsh should have no lack of motivation when they visit Bath in the Aviva Premiership today.

CRICKET: Horspath out to cap great season in final

Witney Gazette: Horspath’s Will Eason bowled a miserly spell of 1-11 off nine overs during their 55-run defeat at Oxfordshire rivals Great & Little Tew on Saturday

7:00am Friday 12th September 2014

BERNARD TOLLETT OXFORDSHIRE CUP

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor can test Henley's ambitions in Oxon derby

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

HENLEY Hawks can expect an early test of their promotion credentials when they host Oxfordshire rivals Chinnor in National 2 South tomorrow.

RUGBY UNION: Oxford out to make their mark again

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

OXFORD RFC are back up and running with a series of friendly fixtures.

RUGBY UNION: Four get academy calls

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

FOUR Banbury juniors have been selected for the Northampton Saints and Wasps academies.

RUGBY UNION: Taylor banking on experience in Russia

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

OXFORD University captain Jacob Taylor has named 13 Blues in his 30-man squad to tour Russia.

RUGBY UNION: Smith targets top-half finish

Witney Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

WALLINGFORD have signed ten players ahead of the Southern Counties North season, which starts on Saturday.

RUGBY UNION: Wheatley recruit nine

Witney Gazette: rugby generic

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

WHEATLEY have recruited nine new players after being promoted to this division.

RUGBY UNION: Prunier's in at Harwell

Witney Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

BB&O CHAMPIONSHIP

ATHLETICS: Ahmet leads Radley trio in Euro medal haul

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

RADLEY athletes collected six medals when representing Great Britain at the European Veterans Championships in Izmir, Turkey.

ATHLETICS: RARE race for Harwell

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

ENTRIES are open for a RARE running event at Harwell, near Didcot.

Ross backs Weepu to be Welsh's driving force

Witney Gazette:

9:10am Wednesday 10th September 2014

GORDON Ross has tipped Piri Weepu to be a driving force for London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership.

RUGBY UNION: Burnell urges walloped Welsh to fight back

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Justin Burnell says London Welsh’s players must get their heads up straight away after their opening day nightmare against Exeter.

RUGBY UNION: Burnell: we must learn our lessons

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Monday 8th September 2014

JUSTIN Burnell said London Welsh must learn lessons from their 52-0 home hammering by Exeter if they are to compete in the Aviva Premiership.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh hammered by Exeter

Witney Gazette:

4:16pm Sunday 7th September 2014

AVIVA PREMIERSHIP

Live RUGBY UNION: London Welsh v Exeter Chiefs

Witney Gazette:

1:04pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Live action from the Kassam Stadium where London Welsh host Exeter Chiefs in their Aviva Premiership opener

RUGBY UNION: Molenaar's expecting a battle for centre spots

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

TIM Molenaar insists he and Tom May cannot take their places in London Welsh’s midfield for granted.

RUGBY UNION: Crane backs Welsh spirit to prove the critics wrong

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Rhys Crane says London Welsh are out to prove their doubters wrong in the Aviva Premiership this season.

CRICKET: Tew won’t change anything for historic Lord’s showdown

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Friday 5th September 2014

DAVIDSTOW VILLAGE CUP FINAL PREVIEW - GREAT & LITTLE TEW V WOODHOUSE GRANGE

CRICKET: Slatter's so excited

Witney Gazette: cricket generic

8:00am Friday 5th September 2014

DAVIDSTOW VILLAGE CUP FINAL PREVIEW - GREAT & LITTLE TEW V WOODHOUSE GRANGE

CRICKET: Horspath up for title fight

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

WILL Eason admits leaders Horspath have the toughest test possible as they seek to clinch the Division 2 title tomorrow.

CRICKET: Rowant focused on staying up

Witney Gazette: Oxfordshire batsman Chris Watling gets some legside runs past Berkshire wicket-keeper Stewart Davison during his side’s victory at Bicester & North Oxford

7:00am Friday 5th September 2014

SURVIVAL is vital for Aston Rowant who have a day of destiny at Tring Park in Division 1 tomorrow.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh coach can't wait for the roar

Witney Gazette:

9:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

JUSTIN Burnell has urged fans to keep roaring on London Welsh when they begin their Aviva Premiership campaign at home to Exeter on Sunday.

ATHLETICS: Bellinger and Moore end on a high note

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

MOTA-VATION SERIES

ATHLETICS: Bolton claims Headington crown

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

JAMES Bolton added another title to his impressive collection with victory at the Headington 5.

RUGBY UNION: Williams drafts two-year Chinnor promotion plan

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

NATIONAL 2 SOUTH

RUGBY UNION: Henley recruit 18 for title tilt

Witney Gazette: Nigel Dudding

8:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

NATIONAL 2 SOUTH

RUGBY UNION: Quins bring in a brace of Aussies and Kiwis

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

NATIONAL 3 SOUTH WEST

RUGBY UNION: White and Cali head Grove imports

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

SOUTH WEST 1 EAST

RUGBY UNION: Witney trio back in the fold

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

SOUTH WEST 1 EAST

FEATURE: Didcot duo seek to build on the highs of Glasgow

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

DAN Rivers and Ben Watson hope their Commonwealth Games success will be the shape of things to come.

RUGBY UNION: Piri relishing life at Welsh

Witney Gazette:

9:30am Friday 29th August 2014

World Cup winning superstar Piri Weepu is more than happy to muck in at London Welsh.

CRICKET: Rowant positive for showdown against Henley

Witney Gazette: Aston Rowant opener Chris Watling plays on against Dinton

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Aston Rowant are confident they can beat Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 1 title favourites Henley at Butts Way tomorrow and boost their survival hopes.

CRICKET: Ryan proud of his players in defeat

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Oxfordshire captain Luke Ryan praised his side’s character after their narrow Unicorns Counties Trophy final defeat to Devon at Wormsley.

CRICKET: Keegan's heroics prove in vain for Oxfordshire

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Chad Keegan’s man-of-the-match performance was not quite enough as Oxfordshire lost by seven runs to Devon at Wormsley yesterday.

Live CRICKET: Unicorns Counties Trophy final

11:18am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Live coverage from Wormsley as Oxfordshire take on Devon in their first Minor Counties Trophy final

CRICKET: Ryan relishing 'fantastic' final

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

UNICORNS COUNTIES TROPHY FINAL PREVIEW

CRICKET: We've got all bases covered, says Cater

Witney Gazette: Jonny Cater hits out during his 92

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

UNICORNS COUNTIES TROPHY FINAL PREVIEW

CRICKET: Eason wary of Chesham threat

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

HORSPATH captain Will Eason expects no easy ride at basement boys Chesham tomorrow as the leaders continue their Division 2 title push.

CRICKET: Rowant ready for key battle

Witney Gazette: Nick Ferraby

7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

ASTON Rowant face a “massive” game at Gerrards Cross tomorrow as they bid to avoid the drop from Division 1.

RUGBY UNION: Tombleson is 'significant' appointment for England

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

TRIPLE Oxford Blue Tom Tombleson has been appointed as England’s strength and conditioning coach.

RUGBY UNION: World Cup winning quartet's Henley link

Witney Gazette: Witney fly half Ted Landray goes through a gap during their 25-11 victory over Maidenhead

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

FOUR former Henley players helped England to victory over Canada in the Women’s World Cup final in Paris.

ATHLETICS: Fajemisin bags southern gold

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

SOPHIE Carter stormed to victory by more than four minutes in the Burnham Beeches Half Marathon.

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