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RUGBY UNION: Veteran Ross just enjoys playing

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 29th November 2014

Gordon Ross wants to make the most of his playing return, but stressed team benefit must come first at London Welsh.

RUGBY UNION: Chinnor commitment bodes well, says Williams

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Friday 28th November 2014

MATT Williams says Chinnor have had the defining moment of their season in National 2 South.

ATHLETICS: Shield success caps super showing for Oxford City

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 27th November 2014

OXFORD City’s men led the club’s successful venture to the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Cross Country Championships at Upton Court Park, Slough.

ATHLETICS: Harcourt Hill chosen as host

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 27th November 2014

A NEW venue will host round two of the Oxford Mail Cross Country League next month.

ATHLETICS: Treadwell bags silver

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 27th November 2014

ROY Treadwell helped England to a silver medal in the British and Irish Masters Cross Country International at Wollaton Park, Nottingham.

RUGBY UNION: Weepu and Barkley on way back for London Welsh

Witney Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

LONDON Welsh could see first-choice half backs Olly Barkley and Piri Weepu return to face Northampton at the Kassam Stadium in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday.

RUGBY UNION: Leicester Tigers power past London Welsh as Thacker bags a brace

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Monday 24th November 2014

AVIVA PREMIERSHIP

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh coach Phillips has reasons to be positive

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Monday 24th November 2014

ROWLAND Phillips pointed to some encouraging signs, despite London Welsh slipping to a 12th straight defeat of the season.

RUGBY UNION: Welsh 'mauled' by Tigers

Witney Gazette:

5:20pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

AVIVA PREMIERSHIP

Live RUGBY UNION: London Welsh v Leicester

Witney Gazette: London Welsh are staying at the Kassam

2:40pm Sunday 23rd November 2014

Live updates from the Kassam Stadium where London Welsh are taking on Leicester Tigers

RUGBY UNION: Kear fulfils dream with move to London Welsh

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette: 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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette: 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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette: 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

Witney Gazette: 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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

4:47pm Sunday 9th November 2014

LV= CUP

Live RUGBY UNION: London Welsh v Gloucester

Witney Gazette: 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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette: 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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

OXFORD MAIL CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE

ATHLETICS: Moore and Clinton claim first victories at Ascott

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Thursday 6th November 2014

OXFORD MAIL CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE

RUGBY UNION: Grieve gets regional call-up

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette: 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

Witney Gazette:

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

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

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

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