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Head coach Nelson on secrets of Lancashire's success ahead of Twickenham final

Head coach Mark Nelson has revealed the secret of Lancashire rugby union’s success as his team prepares for what has become an annual exodus to Twickenham for the Bill Beaumont County Championship final.

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The Fylde RFC pitch looking in excellent condition for the end-of-season county clash

County crunch time for Lancashire at Fylde RFC

Red Rose rugby returns to Fylde RFC on Saturday (3pm) as Lancashire face Cheshire with a place in the Bill Beaumont County Championship final on the line.
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Malcolm Jones

Fylde RFC mourns former chairman Jones

Everyone associated with Fylde RFC has been saddened by the death of the club’s former chairman  Malcolm Jones.

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Mike Jefferson

Jefferson takes new manager role at Fylde RFC

Mike Jefferson has been appointed to the new role of general manager at Fylde RFC, with  responsibility for all sales, marketing, PR and operational management at the Ansdell club.

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Fylde's top scorer Tom Carleton scored again

Match report: Cambridge 29 Fylde RFC 7

Fylde’s 2017-18 National One season ended where it began, with defeat against Cambridge. That September day must seem a long time ago to a young Fylde squad that lost 27 out of 30 games this season to finish 34 points adrift at the bottom of National One.

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Lancashire U20 captain Nick Ashcroft

Red Rose rugby can raise spirits of Fylde players says Spragg

Fylde RFC will be pleased to see the back of this National League season after tomorrow’s final match at Cambridge – but head coach Warren Spragg  is pleased the campaign isn’t over for many of his players.

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Tom Carleton scored one of Fylde's tries

Match report: Fylde 33 Loughborough Students 81

It was mayhem in the sun at the Woodlands as a 17-try spectacular saw Loughborough Students run riot to beat Fylde 81-33.

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Dave Fairbrother looks likely to miss Fylde's final two games

Season could have been so different for Fylde RFC says coach

Fylde RFC head coach Warren Spragg warns it will be like facing a champion team when a fully fired-up Loughborough Students team arrive at the Woodlands on Saturday fighting for their lives.

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Connor Wilkinson

Match report: Darlington Mowden Park 40 Fylde RFC 7

A combative first-half performance by Fylde asked plenty of questions of second-placed Darlington Mowden Park but the visitors were gradually worn down in the second period of this top v bottom encounter.

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Dan Bibby (left) celebrates England's medal with team-mate Tom Mitchell

Former Fylde rugby ace helps England to Commonwealth Games bronze

Former Fylde and Kirkham Grammar School rugby ace Dan Bibby helped England to medal success in the sevens at the Commonwealth Games as both the men’s and women’s teams won bronze.
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James Bailey is expected to undergo surgery

Rugby preview: No motivation issues at Fylde, special reunion at Fleetwood

Warren Spragg admits it could be a very long afternoon at high-flying Darlington Mowden Park tomorrow unless his Fylde RFC side improves fast.

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Tom Carleton scored two of Fylde's four tries

Match report: Bishop’s Stortford 71 Fylde RFC 24

Fylde RFC’s first visit to Bishop’s Stortford’s Silver Heys ground was memorable for the wrong reasons as they lost 71-24.

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Tom Grimes

Signings bring stability for final fixtures says Fylde coach Spragg

Head coach Warren Spragg is hopeful that stability will breed some confidence for the remainder of the season at Fylde RFC, with most of the players expected to take the field at Bishop’s Stortford tomorrow now signed up for next season.

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Warren Spragg is pleased to have re-signed Olli Parkinson for next season

Parkinson agrees to Fylde RFC stay

Powerful lock forward Olli Parkinson is the latest player to sign on with Fylde RFC for a second season.

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Fylde RFC's Matt Garrod

Garrod signs on for next season at Fylde RFC

Fylde RFC have continued their squad strengthening by announcing the re-signing of Matt Garrod for the 2018/19 season.

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Connor Wilinson makes a break against Esher  Picture: CHRIS FARROW

MATCH REPORT: Fylde RFC 17 Esher 32

There were plenty of promising signs for the future as Fylde contemplate life in National Two (North) next season, though they are sure to finish bottom of National One after another disappointing defeat.

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Dave Fairbrother is one of seven players Fylde have confirmed re-signing for next season

Fylde RFC v Esher preview: Tough task to keep hold of in-demand players

Head coach Warren Spragg says supporters should not underestimate how difficult it is for Fylde RFC to retain its players in a week the club has announced that seven have signed up for next season.

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Warren Spragg

Fylde RFC update: Coach calls for 'respect' from players leaving club

Head coach Warren Spragg has called on players who will be leaving relegated Fylde RFC at the end of the season to “respect the club” by giving their all in their final five matches in National One

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Tom Carleton scored Fylde's consolation try against Blackheath

Match report: Blackheath 36 Fylde RFC 5

Fylde’s unequal battle to maintain its position in National One ended at Well Hall when they lost 36-5 to Blackheath.

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High-flying Matt Garrod has been laid low by tonsillitis

London’s calling Fylde RFC for one last time

Fylde RFC will almost certainly play their last game in London for at least 18 months tomorrow – and head coach Warren Spragg questioned the ambition of any players who think that’s good news.

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