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National League 2 South
DateOppositionVenue
4th September 2021Bury St EdmundsA
11th September 2021Old AlbanianA
18th September 2021WorthingH
25th September 2021RochfordA
2nd October 2021DingsH
9th October 2021BarnstapleA
16th October 2021Leicester LionsH
23rd October 2021BarnesA
30th October 2021HenleyH
13th November 2021HinckleyA
20th November 2021RedruthH
27th November 2021CliftonA
4th December 2021WestcliffH
11th December 2021EsherA
18th December 2021GuernseyH
6th January 2022Old AlbanianH
15th January 2022WorthingA
22nd January 2022RochfordH
29th January 2022DingsA
12th February 2022BarnstapleH
19th February 2022Leicester LionsA
26th February 2022BarnesH
5th March 2022HenleyA
12th March 2022HinckleyH
26th March 2022RedruthA
2nd April 2022CliftonH
9th April 2022WestcliffA
16th April 2022EsherH
23rd April 2022GuernseyA
30th April 2022Bury St EdmundsH
Invicta A
DateOppositionVenue
Postponed - 11th September 2021Old AlleyniansH
25th September 2021SevenoaksH
2nd October 2021 Old AlleyniansA
13th November 2021Westcombe ParkH
20th November 2021SevenoaksH
27th November 2021SevenoaksA
4th December 2021Tunbridge Wells 2ndsH
11th December 2021Old AlleyniansH
18th December 2021MedwayH
22nd January 2022MedwayA
12th February 2022SidcupA
5th March 2022SidcupH
12th March 2022Westcombe ParkA
26th March 2022Tunbridge Wells 2ndsA
Kent & East Sussex Devision 3
DateOppositionVenue
18th September 2021Cranbrook 2ndsA
2nd October 2021Medway 4thsA
9th October 2021Tonbridge Judds 3rdsH
16th October 2021Ashford 2ndsH
6th November 2021Snowdon 1st IXH
13th November 2021Thanet 2ndsA
27th November 2021Dover 2ndsH
4th December 2021Deal 2ndsA
11th December 2021Sevenoaks 4thsH
8th January 2022Medway 4thsH
15th January 2022Ashford 2ndsA
29th January 2022Tonbridge Judds 3rdsA
12th February 2022Snowdon 1st XVA
19th February 2022Thanet 2ndsH
6th March 2022Dover 2ndsA
12th March 2022Deal 2ndsH
26th March 2022Sevenoaks 4thsA
2nd April 2022Cranbrook 2ndsH
Kent & East Sussex Division 4
DateOppositionVenue
18th September 2021CRANBROOK 3RDS A
25th September 2021OLD GRAVESENDIANS 2NDSH
2nd October 2021SHEPPEY 2NDS A
16th October 2021GILLINGHAM 3RDS H
23rd October 2021GRAVESEND 4THH
30th October 2021NEW ASH GREEN 2NDS A
6th November 2021TUNBRIDGE WELLSH
13th November 2021LORDSWOOD 2NDS A
4th December 2021VIGO 2NDS A
18th December 2021OLD GRAVESENDIANS 2NDSA
8th January 2022SHEPPEY 2NDS H
15th January 2022GILLINGHAM 3RDS A
22nd January 2022GRAVESEND 4THA
29th January 2022NEW ASH GREEN 2NDSH
12th February 2022TUNBRIDGE WELLS 3RDSA
19th February 2022LORDSWOOD 2NDS H
12th March 2022VIGO 2NDS H
2nd April 2022CRANBROOK 3RDS H
Kent & East Sussex Division 5
DateOppositionVenue
4th SeptemberLORDSWOOD 2ndsH
18th September 2021WHITSTABLE 2NDS H
25th September 2021AYLESFORD 3RDS A
2nd October 2021FOLKESTONE 3RDSH
9th October 2021ASHFORD 3RDSA
30th October 2021KENT UNI 2NDS A
13th November 2021THANET 3RDSH
27th November 2021WEAVERING 2NDSH
4th December 2021DEAL 3RDSH
11th December 2021FAVERSHAM 2NDSA
18th December 2021AYLESFORD 3RDS H
8th January 2022FOLKESTONE 3RDSA
15th January 2022ASHFORD 3RDSH
22nd January 2022Maidstone VetsH
29th January 2022KENT UNI 2NDS H
19th February 2022THANET 3RDSA
26th February 2022Dover 3rdsH
5th March 2022WEAVERING 2NDS A
12th March 2022DEAL 3RDS A
19th March 2022Dover 3rdsA
26th March 2022Faversham 2ndsA
2nd April 2022WHITSTABLE 2NDS A
DateOppositionVenue
26th September 2021Tonbridge Juddian LadiesH
3rd October 2021Blackheath Ladies IIA
17th October 2021Cranbrook LadiesH
7th November 2021Streatham-Croydon LadiesH
28th November 2021Heathfield & W LadiesH
5th December 2021Beccehamian LadiesA
19th December 2021Guernsey LadiesH
9th January 2022Blackheath Ladies IIH
16th January 2022Cranbrook LadiesH
6th February 2022Streatham-Croydon LadiesA
6th March 2022Heathfield & W LadiesA
20th March 2022Beccehamian LadiesH
3rd April 2022Guernsey LadiesH
10th April 2022Tonbridge Juddian LadiesA

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Blast from the past – A day to remember

May 4 2019 was one of those days that I remember pretty much every moment up until the final whistle, then there were cheers, hugs, high fives and the inevitable rush to the bar……..from that point on, all else is a blissful patchwork of memory fragments. Suffice it to say, it was the best of days and apparently the best of nights……..Canterbury RFC had won the playoff and were going up to National 1, the 3rd tier of English Rugby Union. Take a bow Andy Pratt and coaching team. You and the lads did us proud. Thankfully we can rely on David Haigh’s fantastic match report to relive the key moments of the match. Are you ready to go again?

Canterbury RFCVS

May 4th 2018

Kick off – 15:00

This play-off victory opened a fresh and glorious chapter in Canterbury’s history as they completed the journey to National Division One.

Urged on by the biggest crowd ever seen at the Marine Travel Ground the city side’s defensive strength and self belief was unwavering and allowed them to take charge of the game in the second half. They fought for every inch of turf and made every tackle to control a physical Chester pack and snatch a crucial lead just before half time. That job done Canterbury turned their attention to the wider channels and built the pressure that brought them two more tries.

After going behind to an eighteenth minute try from Mike Craven, created by the powerful driving work of the Chester forwards around the fringes, the city side gave them no more leeway and as the second quarter came to a close started to make inroads. One scoring effort was held up over the line, but finally they got their reward. A catch and drive and a series of pick and goes opened a gap for scrum half Dan Smart and Harvey Young’s conversion sent them into the break with a slender two-point advantage.

Now came the second half and Canterbury’s fitness and game management was a reflection of their successful season. They moved Chester around in the wider areas, sucked the energy from their legs and in the 58th minute got the score they needed. The visitors, although handicapped by a yellow card for prop Rhodri Parry, had scrambled well in defence and were slowly moving on to the front foot when they were broken. Wing JJ Murray intercepted a laboured pass in mid-field and set off on a 60 metre run to the posts. Young converted and the city side scented a historic victory. They brought it even closer in the 62nd minute by stretching Chester on the right flank and Aiden Moss, recently arrived from the replacements bench, provided the pass for flanker Sam Rogers try. Although the conversion attempt failed the visitors had to find three scores to take the game and they never gave up the fight. The city defence, however, was rock solid against a one dimensional attack and it was not until the last play of the match that the Cheshire side found a way to put full back Sean Green over for their second try. By that time the Canterbury party had started as they crowned a magnificent season with their 25th and most significant victory.

Final score: Canterbury RFC 19 – Chester RUFC 10

Canterbury: C.Grimes (repl A.Moss), R.Mackintosh, S.Sterling, T.Best, J.J.Murray (repl C.Grimes), H.Young, D.Smart (repl K.Braithwaite), A.Cooper (repl E.Lusher),T.King, S.Kenny (repl A.Wake-Smith), R.Cadman, M.Corker, S.Rogers (repl L.Whetton), S.Stapleton, J.Stephens.

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v Chester - 4 May 2019