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National League 2 South
4th September 2021Bury St EdmundsA30 - 22
11th September 2021Old AlbanianA29 - 21
18th September 2021WorthingH29 - 24
25th September 2021RochfordA20 - 19
2nd October 2021DingsH 0 - 17
9th October 2021BarnstapleA10 - 22
16th October 2021Leicester LionsH30 - 27
23rd October 2021BarnesA20 - 20
30th October 2021HenleyH10 - 19
13th November 2021HinckleyAGAME POSTPONED
20th November 2021RedruthH22 - 26
27th November 2021CliftonA22 - 19
4th December 2021WestcliffH52 - 15
11th December 2021EsherA26 - 0
18th December 2021GuernseyH29 - 17
8th January 2022Old AlbanianH3 - 12
15th January 2022WorthingA33 - 19
22nd January 2022RochfordH46 - 17
29th January 2022DingsA32 - 10
5th February 2022HinkleyAGAME POSTPONED
12th February 2022BarnstapleH52 - 22
19th February 2022Leicester LionsA35 - 0
26th February 2022BarnesH21 - 12
5th March 2022HenleyA12 - 10
12th March 2022HinckleyH30 - 24
26th March 2022RedruthA49 - 10
2nd April 2022CliftonH24 - 38
9th April 2022WestcliffA19 - 33
16th April 2022EsherH11 - 33
23rd April 2022GuernseyA33 - 33
30th April 2022Bury St EdmundsH31 - 34
Invicta A
11th September 2021Old Alleynians A XVH
25th September 2021Sevenoaks 2nd XVH
2nd October 2021 Old Alleynians A XVA
13th November 2021Westcombe Park Extra A XVH
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27th November 2021Sevenoaks 2nd XVA
4th December 2021Tunbridge Wells 2nd XVH
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18th December 2021Medway 2nd XVH
22nd January 2022Medway 2nd XVA
12th February 2022Sidcup 2nd XVA
5th March 2022Sidcup 2nd XVH
12th March 2022Westcombe Park Extra A XVA
26th March 2022Tunbridge Wells 2nd XVA
Kent & East Sussex Devision 3
18th September 2021Cranbrook 2nd XVA
2nd October 2021Medway 4th XVA
9th October 2021Tonbridge Juddians 3rd XVH
16th October 2021Ashford 2nd XVH
6th November 2021Snowdon C.W.H
13th November 2021Thanet Wanderers 2nd XVA
27th November 2021Dover 2nd XVH
4th December 2021Deal & Betteshanger 2nd XVA
11th December 2021Sevenoaks 4th XVH
8th January 2022Medway 4th XVH
15th January 2022Ashford 2nd XVA
29th January 2022Tonbridge Juddians 3rd XVA
12th February 2022Snowdon C.W.A
19th February 2022Thanet Wanderers 2nd XVH
6th March 2022Dover 2nd XVA
12th March 2022Deal & Betteshanger 2nd XVH
26th March 2022Sevenoaks 4th XVA
2nd April 2022Cranbrook 2nd XVH
Kent & East Sussex Division 4
18th September 2021Cranbrook 3rd XVA
25th September 2021Old Gravesendians 2nd XVH
2nd October 2021Sheppey 2nd XVA
16th October 2021Gillingham 3rd XVH
23rd October 2021Gravesend 4th XVH
30th October 2021New Ash Green 2nd XVA
6th November 2021Tunbridge Wells 3rd XVH
13th November 2021Lordswood 2nd XVA
4th December 2021Vigo 2nd XVA
18th December 2021Old Gravesendians 2nd XVA
8th January 2022Sheppey 2nd XVH
15th January 2022Gillingham 3rd XVA
22nd January 2022Gravesend 4th XVA
29th January 2022New Ash Green 2nd XVH
12th February 2022Tunbridge Wells 3rd XVA
19th February 2022Lordswood 2nd XV H
12th March 2022Vigo 2nd XVH
2nd April 2022Cranbrook 3rd XVH
Kent & East Sussex Division 5
4th SeptemberLordswood 2nd XVH
18th September 2021Whitstable 2nd XVH
25th September 2021Aylesford Bulls 3rd XVA
2nd October 2021Folkestone 3rd XVH
9th October 2021Ashford 3rd XVA
30th October 2021University of Kent 2nd XVA
13th November 2021Thanet Wanderers 3rd XVH
27th November 2021Weavering Warriors RFC 2nd XVH
4th December 2021Deal & Betteshanger 3rd XVH
11th December 2021Faversham CastawaysA
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22nd January 2022Maidstone VetsH
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19th February 2022Thanet Wanderers 3rd XVA
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12th March 2022Deal and Betteshanger 3rd XVA
26th March 2022Faversham CastawaysA
2nd April 2022Whitstable 2nd XVA
26th September 2021Tonbridge Juddian LadiesHPOSTPONED
3rd October 2021Blackheath Ladies IIA27 - 19
17th October 2021Cranbrook LadiesH26 - 12
7th November 2021Streatham-Croydon LadiesH26 - 17
28th November 2021Heathfield & W LadiesH31 - 5
5th December 2021Beccehamian LadiesA0 - 43
9th January 2022Blackheath Ladies IIH42 - 7
16th January 2022Cranbrook LadiesA12 - 28
6th February 2022Streatham-Croydon LadiesA12 - 17
20th February 2022 Tonbridge Juddian LadiesA22 - 31
6th March 2022Heathfield & W LadiesA5 - 27
20th March 2022Beccehamian LadiesH45 - 5
10th April 2022Tonbridge Juddians LadiesHHWO
17th April 2022Guernsey LadiesH49 - 20
23rd April 2022Guernsey LadiesA11 - 60


Today, we remember

On this day, the club remembers those who served and those from our rugby family who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II :

Desmond Biggleston was a cricketer as well as a rugby player. An engineer, he was a lieutenant with 385th Battery of 97th (Kent Yeomanry) Brigade, Royal Artillery that went to France in September 1939. He died on July 1st 1942 at the 1st battle of El Alamein and is buried in the El Alamein cemetery.

Nathan Cohen from Deal was an enthusiastic rower as well as scrum half and captain of the midweek side.  In June 1940, Nat was towed in rowing boat, Golden Spray II, across the Channel to assist with the evacuation of soldiers from the Dunkirk beaches. He was a flying officer with the 464 (RAAF) Squadron and was killed on the operation against the Philips radio valve factory at Eindhoven. He is buried in Eindhoven cemetery, aged 33.

Arnold Anthony Egerton-Jones was educated at King’s, he went on to Sandhurst and was commissioned in the Dorsetshire Regiment. He also played cricket for St Lawrence.  Evacuated at Dunkirk, he served with the Durham Light Infantry and the Green Howards through the Middle East and North Africa. He rejoined the Dorsetshires in Sicily where he was given command of A Company, 1st  Battalion. The company landed at Gold Beach during the Normandy Landings. By now promoted to major, he was wounded but soon returned to his company.  He was killed by the explosion of a mortar shell during the advance on Caen.  He is buried at Hottot Les Bagues cemetery.

Clifford Hingston Rundle was a Cornishman from St Ives. He did not play for the club but was groundsman, equipment manager and committee member. He was a private in the Buffs, probably the 5th Battalion that fought at Dunkirk, in North Africa, Sicily and Monte Cassino. Clifford was killed near Ravenna Italy on 25th February 1945. He was buried in Ravenna War cemetery.

Leslie Charles Rundle was one of the players in the first team of October 12th 1929 and appeared regularly as a winger. He was a lieutenant and pilot in the RNVR, in the 755/756 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, based at HMS Kestrel, Worthy Down, near Winchester.  He was killed on war service along with his gunner, flying a Proctor, on 11th May 1942, in Gloucestershire.

Brian Taylor from Wingham, was educated at King’s, and was a good cricketer. He worked the East Kent Road Car Company as depot manager at Dover. The depot formed a Home Guard unit and he was appointed a lieutenant in the Dover Platoon. On 23rd March, he was killed in an air raid on Dover that killed 16 people. A Junkers 88 dropped an armour-piercing bomb on the East Kent Garage, killing those inside.

George Palmer West from Bridge was a civil engineer. He was a 2nd lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He was killed on 26th May 1941 when the Battalion was involved in bitter fighting near Heraklion during the Battle of Crete against the German paratroop invasion. He was buried in the Suda Bay War cemetery and his name is inscribed on Bridge War Memorial.

Gregory Dillon Wood (1912-1943) ‘Rory” Wood was a well-known Canterbury player who turned out regularly through the 1930s. On outbreak of war, he joined 5th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. The battalion was part of the British Expeditionary Force and was evacuated from Dunkirk.  After a period in Cyprus and Palestine, the battalion fought at the battles of Mersa Mutra and El Alamein. He was killed at Wadi Akarit on 6th April 1943.

Those who also served included:

  • Ernest Graham Amies RAF, squadron leader
  • Ivan Castle Sandwich Company, The Buffs; prisoner of war of the Germans
  • George E Drought 137th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery; prisoner of war of the Japanese
  • Frederick Sutherland Farquharson Army sergeant
  • Jack Fendick (Royal Engineers)
  • George Barnet (Doc) Forbes RAMC
  • Anthony Geering (Royal Artillery)
  • Francis Gilder (RAF)
  • George Graham (Tochi Scouts medical officer)
  • Maurice Spencer Iveson (RAF pilot)
  • Ian Michael Godfrey Kennedy (RAF pilot)
  • Montague Kingsford The Buffs; prisoner of war of the Germans
  • Arthur Klein (RAF pilot)
  • Eric John Macey
  • Howard Meadows captain, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry at Anzio and in Palestine
  • Frederick Nason (2nd Dragoon Guards) 8th Army North Africa
  • George Charles Phillips (Royal Artillery)
  • Reginald Pobjoy (RAF)
  • Philip Sandercock (RAF pilot)
  • Frank William Simpson (Royal Engineers)
  • Clifford Harcourt Summers (Royal Artillery)
  • Felix Wetherall (Royal Artillery/Borders Regiment)
  • John Basil Wetjen Royal Marines – wounded (1944) Grande Ferme du Buisson near Sallenelles
  • John William Patrick Yates Royal Navy)