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Rugby Union

Jackson Wray - helped to train Thurrock Rugby Club this week

Thurrock Rugby Club start season with help from Saracens star Jackson Wray

Westcliff new boy - Jeff Meredith looks set to figure this weekend

Westcliff Rugby Club hope to make memorable start to new season

Rugby World Cup - heading to Westcliff Rugby Club this weekend

Rugby World Cup coming to Westcliff

Sam Stanley (right) - has been left overwhelmed by the support he has received since becoming the first English rugby union player to come out as gay

Sam Stanley amazed by positive reaction since coming out as English rugby union's first gay player

Jamie George - spent time on loan at Southend at the start of his career

Former Southend loanee Jamie George selected in England squad for Rugby World Cup

Back in business - Southend Saxons won at Harrogate last weekend

Rugby pre-season round up: Southend Saxons, Westcliff and Rochford Hundred all win

Gym warriors – the Southend Saxons team at the Formidable Fitness gym

Pre-season work delighting Southend Saxons' director of rugby Chris Green

Emily Scott - among those not lining up for the T-Birds next season

T-Birds fury as England stars are taken away

Krijn Twight - has joined Southend Saxons after a spell in France

Dutch international Krijn Twight joins Southend Saxons

Emily Scott - back in action after five months out with a broken leg

England Rugby star Emily Scott back from leg break

Meeting his new squad – Gary Street addresses the Basildon players at his first training session

England Women's World Cup winning coach Gary Street appointed by Basildon Rugby Club

David Jackson - has left Southend Saxons to help boost Canadian club rugby

David Jackson leaves Southend Saxons for new role in Canada

Jack Daly - back at Southend Saxons

Scrum half Jack Daly agrees a return to Southend Saxons

Phallus Warriors triumphed at the most successful ever Aaron Lewis Rugby 10s held at Westcliff Rugby Club.

Warriors triumph at the most successful ever Aaron Lewis Rugby 10s

Kicking off in September - Southend start against Chinnor in September

Southend Saxons' director of rugby Chris Green feels tough start could suit side

Jackson Wray (right) lifts the Premiership trophy with Saracens' team-mate George Kruis

Jackson Wray labels winning Premiership final with Saracens as best moment of his career so far

Jackson Wray with the Premiership trophy at the end of the game

Jackson Wray helps Saracens beat Bath in Premiership final at Twickenham

Jackson Wray -  hoping to help Saracens come out on top at Twickenham

Jackson Wray believes Saracens could have edge in Premiership final

Daniel Legge - scored two tries for Southend against Redruth

Losing bonus point enough to keep Southend Saxons up

Wilson Copeland scores one of Westcliff's tries against Romford

Westcliff Rugby Club's under-19s get their hands on Essex Cup

Adam Ashton - kicked a penalty for Rochford Hundred

Rochford Hundred disappoint in county cup final defeat

Southend Saxons chief Chris Green urges team to be positive in vital trip to Redruth

Southend Saxons chief Chris Green urges team to be positive in vital trip to Redruth

George Fouche - takes charge of Rochford Hundred for the last time this weekend

Rochford Hundred take on Campion in Essex Cup final

Meeting their hero - Westcliff's under 10s meet Saracens and former Westcliff star Jackson Wray

Westcliff Rugby Club's under 10s do themselves proud

Tough decision - but Westcliff's under 17 and under 19 teams will contest the Essex finals this weekend

Westcliff Rugby Club are forced to make tough finals call

Harry Hudson scores his first try of the game

Southend Saxons' fight for survival goes to last day of the season after narrow defeat to Bishop's Stortford

Rochford Hundred - finished the season sixth in London Two North East

Rochford Hundred finish season with disappointing defeat at Saffron Walden

Westcliff celebrate their victory at the final whistle

Westcliff Rugby Club stay up after stunning last day success against Barnes

Sam Reynolds - believes Westcliff will need a bonus point victory against Barnes to avoid relegation

Westcliff Rugby Club's Sam Reynolds feel bonus point victory is needed to avoid relegation

The FiftyFourPlates seen here with Southend Rugby Club's Mark Williams and Chris Green

Southend Saxons aiming to hit the right notes on and off the pitch this weekend

Chris Green - elieves his side will need to win one of their two remaining matches to avoid relegation

Southend Saxons' Chris Green: We need to win one more match to make sure we stay up

Rochford Hundred - complete their London Two North East season with a trip to Saffron Walden

Rochford Hundred complete season with trip to Saffron Walden

Full of smiles - Southend Rugby Club's under 15 team

Southend Rugby Club clinch three Essex crowns

Southend's fourth team in action against Thurrock's thirds

Rugby clubs flock to Westcliff for Merit Finals Day

Sonny Gay - scored a try for Southend in their defeat at Taunton

Southend Saxons' Sonny Gay urges side not to dwell on Taunton defeat

Brett Smith - was again among the try scorers for Rochford Hundred

Rochford Hundred unable to upset champions Chelmsford

Greg Bannister - currently playing in Australia

Greg Bannister tries his luck in Oz

Sam Reynolds - bagged his 21st try of the season

Westcliff Rugby Club face final day survival battle despite Chichester victory

Aston Bevans-Royston with his player of the season awards

Southend Saxons' Aston Bevans-Royston aims to end a memorable week with a shock win at Taunton

Gavin Tusini - back in action for Rochford Hundred this weekend

Rochford Hundred aim to upset champions Chelmsford

Ross Merrick - ready for what he feels is Westcliff’s biggest game of the season when they travel to Chichester tomorrow

Westcliff Rugby Club's Ross Merrick: This is our biggest game of the season so far

Full of pride – Paul Cooper with his England shirt

Paul Cooper proud to be facing Wales for England's deaf rugby team

Canvey Island were edged out 22-14 by Maldon in the semi-final of the Essex Presidents Shield.

Canvey Island fall at semi-final stage of the Essex Shield

On the up - Alex Brown is making a name for himself at Exeter

Ex FitzWimarc School pupil Alex Brown staying with Exeter Chiefs

Chasing the trophies - Jackson Wray is hoping Saracens' season ends in glory

Saracens star Jackson Wray dreams of winning some of rugby's most prized trophies during big run in

Crushing blow - for India Harvey and the T-Birds

India Harvey and her T-Birds gutted to miss out on Premiership spot

Canvey Island - edged out against Writtle Wanderers in Essex One

Canvey Island Rugby Club fall flat against bottom side Writtle Wanderers

George Parmenter - kicked a last gasp penalty to fire Westcliff to victory

Westcliff Rugby Club give survival hopes shot in arm with shock win against East Grinstead

Tom Corbet - bagged two tries for Rochford Hundred

Rochford Hundred sign off home campaign with comfortable win against Enfield Ignatians

Brothers in arms - Craig, Mitchell and Alex Webb

Mitchell ends family case of near misses with Twickenham final appearance

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