Guildford Rugby Football Club

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Guildford Grizzlies U13s Waterfall Cup Update

Remembrance Day Sunday commitments meant kick off for the GRFC U13 girls first round Waterfall Cup game against Old Reigatians was pushed back to 2pm. The newly formed GRFC Grizzlies (with some new friends from Warlingham RFC bolstering the starting lineup) took to the field against a strong & well established U13 team from ORRFC. […]

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Cullompton 10 – 12 Gazelles

Last Sunday the Gazelles had an early start as they travelled to Devon to face league leaders Cullompton in a top of the table clash. As they left the safety of their Surrey home the heavens opened and the constant rain would be a feature for the rest of the day. After the long journey […]

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Brentwood 32-38 Guildford

With four minutes remaining in Saturday’s away fixture against Brentwood, Guildford trailed by six points and were down to 14 men due to injuries in a brutal game, with their supporters calling for the sort of last minute comeback that has become a trademark of this season. By the time the referee blew the whistle […]

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Guildford 28 Wimbledon 27

Guildford achieved a dramatic come-from-behind victory against league leaders Wimbledon on Saturday, scoring a converted try at the death to secure a bonus point victory by the slimmest of margins, 28-27 to reclaim third position in the league. After last week’s disappointing loss to Westcliffe, Dave Ward’s squad were under pressure and responded in the […]

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Gazelles 13 Wimbledon 0

Guildford gazelles entertained Wimbledon last Sunday it what in previous games had been a close hotly contested affair as you would expect being a local derby. After the pre match lunch and with balcony full of well fed guests Guildford and Wimbledon made there way onto the pitch fur kick off. The conditions were damp […]

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GRFC U13 B1 vs Sutton & Epsom 11-0 Win

An awesome display of how forward play can completely dictate the outcome of a game. Good support play and opportunistic tries from our backs, but the main entertainment definitely came from 9, 10 and a united pack. All B1’s should stand proud after an utterly brilliant performance. Well done lads!

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Gazelles v Newbury

After a couple weeks off the gazelles continued their league season with an away trip to Newbury. Last season there were 2 really close games between the sides, both coming away with 1 win each so Guildford knew that they had to be at their best to come away with a victory.  Guildford have been […]

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GRFC U13 A 5 – 3 London Irish

The U13 As won a hard-fought away match against London Irish 5-3. London Irish were much improved on last season and, determined for revenge, came out the blocks strongly in the first half, going 2-1 ahead before GRFC scored two quick tries (one a great opportunist try from captain Elliot Shepherd) to go into the […]

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Guildford win 15-13 against Hertford

Guildford picked up a valuable away win 15-13 against Hertford on Saturday in a game dominated by the wet and windy conditions. Hertford were Guildford’s opponents in the final game of last season that saw Guildford retain their status in the league and finished the previous season in fifth position, so Guildford travelled knowing the […]

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1XV lose 26-31 to Sidcup

Guildford suffered a second straight defeat by a single score on Saturday, going down 25-31 to a strong Sidcup side at their Broadwater home. Guildford fielded a strong side, despite a couple of late changes when Luke Rust became a father during the week and player/coach Pete Hodgekinson dropped out of the starting line-up after […]

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Gazelles win 5-62

The gazelles travelled to recently promoted Ellingham and Ringwood last Sunday for their first league encounter of the season. The gazelles had not won an opening league fixture for 3 years but after a strong pre season were hoping to put that stat to bed. The gazelles kicked off and E&R made minor in roads […]

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1st XV lose 16-13

Guildford faced local rivals Dorking in the first away game of the season looking to build on last week’s win against Chingford. Coach Dave Ward was forced to make a number of changes due to minor injuries and unavailability, including 6 personnel or positional changes in the back line. Kyle Smith moved from full back […]

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1st XV Win 34 – 31

Guildford started their season with a thrilling win from the last kick of the game down at their Broadwater home on Saturday, after a ferocious fightback in the second half against league newcomers Chingford. It has been a busy offseason for Guilford and Dave Ward’s squad reflected this with a number of players making their […]

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Surrey Ladies Cup Final

Guildford Gazelles 21, Wimbledon Ladies 5 On a scorching bank holiday Monday the Gazelles took to the Esher 1st XV pitch to defend their Surrey Cup against Wimbledon. Having played them twice this season the Gazelles knew the dangers Wimbledon posed and also knew the game would be incredibly physical which could also have posed […]

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Guildford 1st XV v Hertford

Guildford 31, Hertford 41 Guildford hosted 4th placed Hertford at Broadwater on a bright, sunny Saturday for the final league game of the season looking to secure their future in the London and South East Premiere Division. Heading into the game Guildford knew that they just needed to get a better result in their game […]

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Tunbridge Wells v Guildford

Tunbridge Wells 24, Guildford 21 Guildford travelled to fifth place Tunbridge Wells on Saturday for their penultimate league game of the season, looking to set up the final weekend’s home game against Hertford this Saturday. Competing with Westcombe Park, who were playing the already relegated Southend Saxons, for the final spot in the division next […]

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Cullompton Ladies v Gazelles

Cullompton Ladies 10, Guildford Gazelles 38 – 4th February 2018 The Gazelles made the long trip to Devon on Sunday to take on Cullompton ladies. After the long drive it was essential the Gazelles started strongly as although Cullomptonís league position isnít great they had had decent results at home. Fortunately this was the case, playing […]

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Towcestrians v Guildford

Towcestrians 1st XV 7, Guildford 1st XV 31 Guildford 1st XV travelled to bottom club Towcestrians on Saturday off the back of a tough run against the top three teams in the league. Coach Dave Ward named a side showing a number of changes from the side that took on Tring, with skipper Joe Garner […]

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Reading Abbey v Gazelles

Women’s Championship Title Decider Reading Abbey Ladies 38, Guildford Gazelles 10 The climax of the Gazelles league season finally arrived with an away trip to second in the league Reading Abbey Ladies. Although Abbey had a game in hand in principle the winners would be crowned champions of the Championship South West 2 league. With […]

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Teddington vs Gazelles

Teddington Ladies 5, Guildford Gazelles 25 – Sunday 18th March 2018 As the season draws to its climax the Gazelles headed to Teddington for the penultimate league game of the season. Teddington had previously beaten league leaders Newbury and were out to scalp the current leaders after Guildford had handsomely beaten them earlier in the […]

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Guildford 1st XV v Tring

Guildford 1st XV 5, Tring RFC 73 – Saturday 17th March 2018 Guildford suffered a dispiriting defeat at home to Tring on the weekend, eventually going down 11 tries to 1, half of these scored in the last quarter of the game when an obviously tiring side were put to the sword. Dave Ward’s squad […]

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Gazelles v Drybrook

Guildford Gazelles 70, Drybrook Ladies 14 – Sunday 18th February 2018 On Sunday the Gazelles welcomed 4th placed Drybrook to Broadwater. It was a glorious day for rugby with a slight chill but bright sunshine giving the waiting crowd, over 100 of which had attended a sell-out pre match lunch, the hope of a high […]

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Shelford RFC v 1st XV

Shelford 1st XV 64, Guildford 1st XV 0 – Saturday 3rd February 2018 Guildford went to Shelford on Saturday with a side that showed 8 changes from the previous week enforced by unavailability and injuries including skipper and number 8 Joe Garner who suffered a knee injury in the previous weekís loss to Westcombe Park. James […]

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Guildford Vets v Richmond

Surrey League 1 Play-Off Guildford Vets 22, Richmond Heavies 42 Welshy’s Words of Wisdom “If you want a Happy ending, that depends, of course where you stop your story” Orson Wells The final day of the season was upon two of the heavy weights of Surrey Vets League 1, God had blown the rain away […]

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Gazelles v Wimbledon

Guildford Gazelles 19, Wimbledon 7 – 28th January 2018 On Sunday the Guildford Gazelles welcomed Wimbledon to Broadwater and having beaten Wimbledon earlier in the season and after toppling league leaders Newbury in the previous game, Guildford were optimistic although the usual immaculate first fifteen pitch was showing signs of wear and tear going to […]

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Guildford v Westcombe Park

Guildford 1st XV 10, Westcombe Park 17 – 28th January 2018 Guildford hosted league strugglers Westcombe Park on Saturday after a good win against Westcliffe but wary of the visitors who arrived with some new faces and off the back of a three successive victories. Guildford’s side showed only two changes from the week before […]

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Vets v Barnes Harrodian Vets

Guildford Vets 12, Barnes Harrodian Vets 12 – 27th January 2018 “Remembering what its all about…..” As we mature like a fine wine – our quality as a person suppresses our younger state and we look on life and situations with a deeper meaning- Saturday at Guildford RFC was one one of these days. Following our […]

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Guildford v Westcliff

Guildford 1st XV 29, Westcliff 22 – 20th January 2018 On Saturday, Guildford welcomed the high flying Westcliff to Broadwater with coach Dave Ward’s team looking to repeat their away victory from earlier in the season. Guildford were able to bring George Banks and club stalwart Bill Mairs into the front row but were impacted […]

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Vets v Camberley Vets

Final Score Guildford Vets 20, Camberley Vets 12 1st Round – Surrey Vets Cup Dusting off the Crimbo Cobwebs, Guildford Vets players returning from Injury and Family commitments were eager to prove their worth. With the club balcony full of supporters and a full car park (even cars parked on the further fields) surely the […]

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Guildford v Sidcup

Sidcup 47, Guildford 1st XV 26 –  13th January On Saturday, Guildford travelled to Sidcup with several changes enforce by absence and injury and although they managed to capture a bonus point by scoring four tries, they were unable to overcome some indifferent discipline and eventually went down to the hosts 47-26. Guildford started brightly […]

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S&E v GRFC Colts

Final Score Sutton & Epsom Colts 19, Guildford Colts 33 -14th January
 (1st Round – Quins Cup) Guildford Colts travelled to Sutton & Epsom RFC for the first game in the Quins Cup, the new Surrey Rugby competition. The squad, again comprising of just four U18s, were bolstered by the return of some players yet […]

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S&E v GRFC Colts

Final Score Sutton & Epsom Colts 19, Guildford Colts 33 -14th January
 (1st Round – Quins Cup) Guildford Colts travelled to Sutton & Epsom RFC for the first game in the Quins Cup, the new Surrey Rugby competition. The squad, again comprising of just four U18s, were bolstered by the return of some players yet […]

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Gazelles v Newbury

Final Score Newbury Ladies 14, Guildford Gazelles 20 – 14th January Guildford’s Gazelles travelled to undefeated league leaders Newbury on Sunday looking to avenge a narrow loss earlier in the season at home knowing that only their best would do. The Gazelles kicked off and their forwards set their stall out early by aggressively counter […]

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Wildcats vs Gazelles

Warlingham Wildcats 5 v Guildford Gazelles 65 – Ladies Cup (1st Round) The Gazelles travelled to Warlingham on Sunday for the first round of the Surrey Cup. Although dry, a strong and bitterly cold easterly wind was sure to play a part in the proceedings. The Wildcats are a recently formed team and the Gazelles […]

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1st XV v Southend Saxons

Final Score 31 – 25 Guildford got off to a great start to 2018 with a bonus point for Joe Garner and his men at their Broadwater home against Southend, fielding a strong side that welcomed several regulars back from niggling injuries after the Christmas break. Southend started the match and kicked off downhill to […]

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