Kris Chesney: The ex Saracens and now Southend captain's weekly Echo rugby column

Echo: Kris Chesney. Picture: Ryo Hayashida

1:23pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

IT WAS huge for us to get our first win of the season at the weekend.

Derby victory gets Rochford Hundred up and running

Echo:

12:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ROCHFORD Hundred saw off local rivals Basildon 20-0 to secure their first London Two North East victory of the season.

Rugby round up: Southend win, Westcliff lose and Rochford Hundred triumph in local derby

Echo: Late winner - Bradley Burr held his nerve for Southend's late penalty

9:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

SOUTHEND Saxons surged back to winning ways in National Two South this afternoon, beating Dings Crusaders 52-14 at Warners Bridge.

Rugby: Rochford and Basildon go head to head in London Two North East

Echo:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

BASILDON and Rochford Hundred will go head to head in London Two North East this weekend.

Westcliff Rugby Club's Jack Jones hoping for case of third time lucky

Echo:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

JACK Jones is hoping for a case of third time lucky when Westcliff head to Hertford in National Three London & SE tomorrow.

Scrum-half Rhys Powell returns to Southend Saxons

Echo:

1:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

SCRUM-HALF Rhys Powell has returned to Southend Saxons and will go straight in to the starting line-up for tomorrow’s crunch clash with Dings Crusaders at Warners Bridge.

Southend Saxons' Tom Ashton: We beat ourselves against Shelford

Echo:

2:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SOUTHEND Saxons centre Tom Ashton was left ruing the basic errors he felt led to their 18-6 defeat at Shelford in National Two South on Saturday.

Westcliff Rugby Club frustrated by defeat that could have been avoided against Gravesend

Echo:

2:21pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WESTCLIFF were left reflecting on what could have been after suffering a 24-13 defeat to Gravesend in National Three London & SE on Saturday.

Canvey Island Rugby Club secure first win in more than a year

Echo:

2:18pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CANVEY Island secured their first win in more than a year, beating Ilford Wanderers 48-15.

New look Basildon Rugby Club edge past Diss on opening day

Echo:

2:09pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

BASILDON kicked off the new London Two North East season with a narrow 15-14 win against Diss.

Rohford Hundred's George Fouche: We showed signs of rustiness during Chelmsford defeat

Echo:

1:46pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ROCHFORD Hundred’s director of rugby George Fouche felt his side showed signs of rustiness during their 29-17 opening day defeat to Chelmsford.

Rugby round up: Southend and Westcliff both beaten

Echo: Thurrock's Sonny Gay in playing for Southend

7:23pm Saturday 13th September 2014

SOUTHEND Saxons made it two defeats from two in National Two South this afternoon, losing 18-6 at Shelford. Westcliff have now also been beaten in their opening two games after suffering a 24-13 defeat at home to Gravesend.

Rochford Hundred kick off new rugby season against Chelmsford

Echo: Try-scorer - Jon Baker got Rochford Hundred's second try

12:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

ROCHFORD Hundred kick off the new London Two North East campaign at home to Chelmsford tomorrow.

Westcliff Rugby Club's Greg Bannister ready to put boot into Gravesend if required

Echo: Greg Bannister - will be looking to keep his fine try scoring form going for Westcliff this weekend

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

WESTCLIFF’S Greg Bannister is ready to put the boot into Gravesend tomorrow.

Southend Saxons' Sam Nash: It's must win for us at Shelford this weekend

Echo: Determination – Sam Nash is held back by the Launceston defence

9:40am Friday 12th September 2014

SOUTHEND Saxons centre Sam Nash has labelled tomorrow’s clash at Shelford as ‘a must win game’ for his side.

Rochford Hundred's girls rugby team hope to see a knock-on effect

Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

ROCHFORD Hundred's girls' side are hoping England's World Cup winning heroics will inspire more youngsters to take up the sport.

Emily Scott wins England Sevens contract and hopes to inspire next generation

Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

CORRINGHAM’S England international Emily Scott hopes to see more young girls follow in her footsteps.

Kris Chesney: The ex Saracens and now Southend captain's weekly Echo rugby column

Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

IT was such a frustrating start to the season for us on Saturday and it really did feel as though we lost the game twice against Redruth.

Southend Saxons upbeat despite loss to Redruth on opening day

Echo:

12:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

SOUTHEND Saxons hooker Adam Ferrier is still confident his side can finish up towards the top of the National Two South table, despite starting their season with a 36-31 defeat to Redruth at Warners Bridge.

Westcliff Rugby Club cannot hold on to lead at Barnes on national league return

Echo:

10:20am Tuesday 9th September 2014

WESTCLIFF’s return to National Three London & SE began with a narrow 38-33 defeat at Barnes.

Lester Pollard aiming to be big hit with Southend Saxons

Echo:

9:00am Friday 5th September 2014

SOUTHEND Saxons' new scrum half Lester Pollard is out to prove himself as a real hit at the club this season.

Westcliff Rugby Club not just making up the numbers

Echo:

4:50pm Thursday 4th September 2014

WESTCLIFF skipper Ian Dartnell insists his side will not just be making up the numbers in National League Three London & SE this season.

Southend Saxons striving to surpass top eight finish

Echo:

4:44pm Thursday 4th September 2014

SOUTHEND Saxons' head of rugby Chris Green is plotting an improved season for his side.

Billy Driver makes return to Southend Saxons

Echo:

10:25am Thursday 14th August 2014

BILLY DRIVER is back at the Southend Saxons.

Basildon Rugby Club girls' prepare for season launch

Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THE fledgling girls’ section at Basildon Rugby Club are gearing up for their first season of competitive rugby.

Rankins' total too much for Rayleigh in T Rippon Mid Essex League

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

RAYLEIGH’S first team entertained neighbours Rankins first XI in a game shortened to 35 overs because of a wet pitch in the T Rippon Mid Essex League Division One.

Tom Ashton returns to Southend Rugby Club

Echo:

10:41am Thursday 24th July 2014

TOM Ashton has returned to Southend Rugby Club.

Kris Chesney: I'm here to get the Southend Saxons up

Echo:

6:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

KRIS Chesney will not be resting on his laurels at the Southend Saxons.

Rugby club changes name to Southend Saxons

Echo: Danny Cleare - chasing victory at Canterbury with Southend Rugby Club this weekend

2:53pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

SOUTHEND Rugby Club’s first team will be known as the Saxons from next season.

Southend Rugby Club sign Saracens legend Kris Chesney

Echo: Suspended: Esher lock Kris Chesney

3:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Southend Rugby Club have completed the signing of Saracens legend Kris Chesney.

Divided loyalties for Jackson Wray's mum ahead of Saracens' showdown with Toulon in Heineken Cup final

Echo: Fast  – Jackson Wray

9:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

JACKSON Wray’s mum Diane Moore will be faced with divided loyalties at the Heineken Cup final tomorrow.

Southend Rugby Club's Michael Guess looks ahead to family time after hanging up his boots

Echo: Guard of honour – the young members of Southend Rugby Club applaud Michael Guess as he  comes out for the game against Dings last weekend

3:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

SOUTHEND’S influential prop forward Michael Guess has announced his retirement from National League rugby.

Low key end to season but Chris Green happy with Southend Rugby Club

Echo: Airborne — Harry Branch takes off for Southend

3:00pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

SOUTHEND’S National Two South campaign came to a disappointing end with a 31-12 defeat against Dings Crusaders at Warners Bridge on Saturday.

Southend Rugby Club's Chris Vaughan: We want to end our season in style

Echo: Chris Vaughan touches down for Southend

1:32pm Friday 25th April 2014

CHRIS Vaughan wants Southend Rugby Club to end their season in style when they host Dings Crusaders at Warners Bridge tomorrow.

Westcliff's Charlie Brown makes England bow

Echo: Charlie Brown - labelled his international debut as amazing

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WESTCLIFF prop forward Charlie Brown has labelled his international debut as “amazing” despite England under 18s side failing to win at the Tri Nations tournament in France.

Brad Burr is the architect of Southend Rugby Club's victory against Cambridge

Echo: Late winner - Bradley Burr held his nerve for Southend's late penalty

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

BRAD Burr’s stunning display helped Southend demolish Cambridge 53-25 in National Two South.

Southend Rugby Club's David Jackson: Whoever is more up for the game will win

Echo: David Jackson - fit to return to action after recovering from a calf problem

11:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

DAVID Jackson feels whoever is most up for the game will come out on top when Southend host Cambridge in National Two South on Saturday.

Champions Westcliff seal return to National Leagues with win at North Walsham

Echo: Top team — Westcliff RFC’s first XI have returned to the national leagues after being crowned London One North champions

3:48pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WESTCLIFF clinched the London One North title and promotion to National Three London & SE with a 40-26 win at North Walsham.

Rochford Hundred end season by racking up the points

Echo: Proud — the Rochford Hundred line up

3:35pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

ROCHFORD Hundred finished their London Two North East season with a 47-26 win against Enfield Ignatians at Magnolia Road.

Sam Nash shock at Southend's defensive melt-down at Exmouth

Echo: Sam Nash

3:15pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SOUTHEND centre Sam Nash felt the Seasiders produced their worst defensive display of the season when suffering a shock 34-27 defeat at bottom-of-the-table Exmouth in National Two South on Saturday.

Basildon hold out for victory against South Woodham Ferrers

Echo: Hendon seal home success

3:06pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BASILDON ended their London Two North East campaign with a 17-15 win against South Woodham Ferrers.

Rochford Hundred finish season at home to Enfield

Echo: Rochford Hundred had plenty to celebrate at the weekend

ROCHFORD Hundred complete their London Two North East campaign at home to Enfield Ignatians tomorrow.

Southend Rugby Club's Chris Vaughan: Take nothing for granted against Exmouth

Echo: Chris Vaughan touches down for Southend

10:00am Friday 11th April 2014

SOUTHEND centre Chris Vaughan is urging his side to take nothing for granted against bottom of the table Exmouth in National Two South tomorrow.

Westcliff Rugby Club bid to seal promotion back in to National Leagues

Echo: Hendon seal home success

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

WESTCLIFF want to clinch promotion from London One North tomorrow, without having to rely on anyone else for a favour.

Billericay Rugby Club will not rest on their laurels

Echo: Billericay Rugby Club looking forward to their new campaign after winning promotion

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BILLERICAY Rugby Club are already planning for next season in London Three North East.

Southend Spartans are fighting fit - thanks to Rush Fitness deal

Echo: Pre-season training for Southend Spartans at the Rush Fitness Gym

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

SOUTHEND Spartans Rugby League side will be fighting fit for the start of the new season after agreeing a new sponsorship deal.

Southend Rugby Club smash try target set by coach Chris Green

Echo: Late winner - Bradley Burr held his nerve for Southend's late penalty

6:06pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

IT was mission accomplished for Southend’s director of rugby Chris Green after his side run home nine tries to beat Bournemouth 57-26 in National Two South on Saturday.

Rochford Hundred's try-fest wallops Yarmouth

Echo: Try-scorer - Jon Baker got Rochford Hundred's second try

5:57pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

ROCHFORD Hundred secured a fourth win in succession, beating Lowestoft & Yarmouth 65-6 in London Two North East.

Chris Dudman calls on Westcliff to finish promotion job off

Echo: Westcliff Rugby Club hope to be back in action tomorrow

5:44pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

WESTCLIFF moved back to the top of the London One North table with a 66-7 win against Letchworth Garden City on Saturday.

Sam Nash insists Southend still have plenty to play for this season

Echo: Sam Nash

3:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

Southend host struggling Bournemouth at Warners Bridge tomorrow, with centre Sam Nash insisting there is still plenty for them to play for this season.






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