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STARTING SPOT: Dave McDonald (Picture: Simon Carlton)

Rugby: Lions boss Croker primed for brief team talk against Lydney

ON THE CHARGE: Swans' Rob Elford takes on the High Wycombe defence (Picture: Richard Crease)

Rugby: Swanage & Wareham suffer defeat to High Wycombe

PRAISED: Dave McDonald gets stuck in against Chippenham (Picture: Simon Carlton)

Rugby: Will Croker praises Bournemouth's steadfast show against Chippenham

SIDELINED: Wing Wyn Roberts (Picture: Simon Carlton)

Rugby: Lions boss Croker seeks bonus boost

TRY-SCORER: Callum Butler

Rugby: Ellingham & Ringwood continue winning start to 2016

FLY-HALF: Phil Graves totalled six points with the boot

Rugby: Swans boss Tomes concerned by Corsie knee injury

SOLO SCORE: Sam Hardcastle sets off on his 80m try for Bournemouth at Hornets (Picture: Simon Carlton)

Rugby: Bournemouth's narrow away-day glory delights boss Croker

INJURED: Alex Everett-Bolter

Rugby: Bournemouth's Alex Everett-Bolter sidelined for two weeks

TRY SCORER: Chloe Barrett

Women's rugby: Leaders Ellingham ease to victory over North Petherton

TRY SCORER: Adam Payne

Rugby: Payne try inspires Ellingham win

DOUBLE: Winger Wyn Roberts grabbed two tries in Bournemouth's narrow defeat to Exmouth

Bournemouth RFC boss Croker: We are the best team in this league... now the players need to believe it

NEW ROLE: Bournemouth Rugby Club

Rugby: New director of rugby to free up Bournemouth coaches

SWITCH: Lions' Scott Chislett has shifted to inside-centre

Rugby: Fly-half Gwyther drafted in as Lions boss seeks traditional approach

IN ACTION: Swanage & Wareham's Phil Graves

Rugby: Coach Tomes primed for key spell in survival bid

ON THE CHARGE: Ellingham & Ringwood's Charlie Cockram

Rugby: Three and easy for Cockram as Ellingham & Ringwood move away from trouble

HIGH AIMS: Lions will hope to sink league leaders Lydney (Picture: Simon Carlton)

Rugby: Lions boss Croker confident of adding to league leader scalps

IRISH EYES ARE SMILING: Joe Tarrant, left, has been asked to attend first-team training sessions by London Irish (Picture: Denis Murphy)

Rugby: Bournemouth's Tarrant invited to London Irish first-team training

IN POSSESSION: Swans' Phil Graves

Rugby: Swanage & Wareham bank narrow victory over Maidenhead

Rugby: Bitter blow as Bournemouth are defeated in 11th minute of added time

Rugby: Bitter blow as Bournemouth are defeated in 11th minute of added time

OPINION: Will Croker

Rugby: We must use our heads over concussions says Bournemouth boss Croker

IMPRESSIVE: Bournemouth's Joe Tarrant (left) caught the eye during a run-out for London Irish on Monday

Rugby: Irish eyes smiling on Bournemouth's rising star Joe Tarrant

BIG PLANS: Bournemouth head coach Will Croker

Rugby: Lions inching closer to top-end challenge says head coach Croker

IN POSSESSION: Swanage & Wareham's Phil Graves

Rugby: Threadbare Swans made to suffer by Quins

WIN: Will Croker

Rugby: Swift start secures win but Bournemouth miss Christmas bonus


Rugby: Bournemouth skipper Manning set for shock February comeback

NUMBER 10: Cherelle Jameson

Women's rugby: Christmas joy for Ellingham

LAST LINE OF DEFENCE: Action from Swanage & Wareham's win over Reading

Rugby: Matt finish is perfect timing for Swanage & Wareham

RISING STAR: Teenager Ben Stewart in action during Bournemouth's 17-13 win at Newton Abbot yesterday (Picture: Simon Carlton)

Rugby: Bournemouth coach Will Croker wants more ruthlessness

BOSS: Will Croker

Rugby: Croker says Bournemouth bid rests on banishing away day blues

MISSED: Charlie Rowberry

Rugby: Key trio have been sorely missed says Swanage coach

TON UP: Jack Hennings, in action against Brixham on Saturday, his 100th appearance for Bournemouth (Picture: Simon Carlton)

National Three South West: Lions coach Will Croker heaps praise on centurion Jack Hennings


Rugby: Bournemouth head coach Will Croker wants more consistency

EXIT: Charlie Rowberry starred in Swanage & Wareham's title-winning side last season (Picture: Denis Murphy)

Rugby: Swanage & Wareham on the up says captain John Sheldrake

TWO TRIES: Ellingham & Ringwood Rugby Club's Chris Frost

Rugby: Ellingham & Ringwood Rugby Club pay the penalty in Junior Vase

CENTRE OF ATTENTION: Bournemouth's Grant Hancox

Rugby: Harsh decision was turning point claims Bournemouth Rugby Club coach Will Croker

EXILES CHANCE: Bournemouth's Joe Tarrant, left (Picture: Denis Murphy)

Rugby: Lions ace Tarrant set to feature against Saracens' second string at Allianz Park

CONSOLATION: Phil Graves scored a penalty for Swanage & Wareham

South West One East: Swans sunk as Salisbury's Esnouf makes club history

TRY SCORER: Ellingham & Ringwood's Tim Linford

Rugby: Ellingham & Ringwood defeated as Fareham fight back

NICE ONE: Grant Hancox is congratulated after scoring against Barnstaple (Picture: Simon Carlton)

Rugby: Stats add up to title challenge insists Bournemouth boss Croker

HEAD COACH: Lions boss Will Croker (Picture: Jon Beasley)

Rugby: Lions learn lessons from video nasty

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Youth rugby: Bournemouth's starlets enjoy Premiership experience

SCRUM DOWN: Swanage & Wareham prepare to lock horns with Grove (Picture:Susanna Monsell)

Rugby: Swans still seeking first league win following defeat by Grove

STALEMATE: Dockers and Lions do battle at Potterne Park

Rugby: Dorset rivals battle out a rarely-seen 0-0 draw

KEY PERIOD: Lions head coach Will Croker (Picture: John Beasley)

Rugby: Croker backs Lions to battle through busy schedule


Rugby: Cup date for Lytchett Minster


Rugby: Unlucky seven for Swanage & Wareham

HONOURED: England 2015's Andy Cosslett presents the Legacy Gold Standard award to Oakmeadians' head of touch Matt McKean

Touch rugby: Oakmeadians hit the gold standard

BIG HIT: Bournemouth's Antony Fitch is tackled against Old Centralians (Picture: Jon Beasley)

Rugby: Hardcastle hits 800-point mark as Bournemouth demolish Old Centralians

CALL-UP: Joe Tarrant, left, is due to represent the London Irish A side (Picture: Denis Murphy)

Rugby: Bournemouth duo handed London Irish call-up for Bristol clash

BRIGHT FUTURE: Chairman Phil Sinkinson believes the takeover at Chapel Gate can deliver better facilities and security for Bournemouth RFC

Rugby: Bournemouth chairman Sinkinson confident club has a secure future at Chapel Gate


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