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Double praise for the Stags as they run the leaders close

Buxton Stags showed their quality despite recent setbacks to claim a losing bonus point in a narrow home 24-18 defeat to leaders Long Eaton.

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Buxton Stags U16 seal dramatic late win over Amber Valley

Buxton Stags U16 seal dramatic late win over Amber Valley

A last second length of the field try saw Buxton Stags U16’s dramatically beat Amber Valley 26-19.

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Brave, late Hope Valley recovery scares leaders

Brave, late Hope Valley recovery scares leaders

Unbeaten leaders Ashton-on-Mersey held off a brave fightback by Hope Valley 1sts to maintain their record

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Valley romp to emphatic win on return to Division 4 East

Hope Valley 1sts started the new season in style as they marked their return to Division 4 East with an 81-7 home win over Sockport 3rds.

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Buxton Stags progress in cup

Buxton Stags progress in cup

Buxton Stags progressed to the next round of the NLD Shield with a dominant 15-10 win over newly-promoted Bakewell Mannerians at Sunnyfields.

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Buxton RUFC Director of Rugby delighted as club rise to challenge

Buxton RUFC Director of Rugby delighted as club rise to challenge

Buxton Stags’ first competitive outing of the season produced an extremely credible result after they were beaten 42-12 at National 2 Macclesfield.

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Owen Farrell and Physio Phil Pask

Physio Phil Pask credits Worksop Rugby Club and Valley School ahead of fourth British Lions tour

Phil Pask still feels a debt of gratitude to Worksop Rugby Club and Valley School as he prepares for his fourth British and Irish Lions tour.

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RUGBY SLIDESHOW: Buxton narrowly lose to Bakewell in Derbyshire Shield final

Buxton RUFC director of rugby Karl de Groot was disappointed not to have added the Derbyshire Shield to the Stags’ trophy cabinet.

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Buxton showing their superiority during the cup final.

Cup final joy for de Groot’s rampant Buxton to cap successful season

Rampant Buxton added to their pleasing league season by lifting the Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire (NLD) Plate with an emphatic 41-16 victory over East Retford.

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Buxton show their class in win over Chesterfield

Buxton showed why they are a top four side in Midlands Three with a 55-17 win over near neighbours Chesterfield Panthers.

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Buxton II who beat Chesterfield Panthers

Stags too good for Panthers in derby day test

Buxton Rugby Club’s second string maintained their 100 per cent record in 2017 with a derby win over Chesterfield Panthers.

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Action as Hope Valley see off Ashton to seal promotion

Eyes on the title after Valley clinch promotion

Hope Valley RUFC are celebrating promotion after a 42-17 victory over Ashton-under-Lyne.

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In-form Stags have silverware and a top four league finish in their sights

In-form Stags have silverware and a top four league finish in their sights

Director of rugby Karl Degroot is looking for his Buxton Stags to seal fourth place in the table and clinch some silverware over the coming weeks.

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Action from Buxtons convincing 36-14 victory at Birstall.

Delighted de Groot praises a ‘fantastic’ display by Buxton RUFC

Delighted director of rugby Karl de Groot hailed a “fantastic” performance as confident Buxton inflicted a convincing 36-14 defeat on Birstall in the National League.

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MATCH GALLERY: Shield holders Buxton march into second cup final

Buxton RUFC director of rugby Karl de Groot said he was proud of his players — and the rebuilding job at the Stags this season — as they continued their defence of the Derbyshire Shield by winning a place in the final.

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SLIDESHOW: Buxton RUFC eye top four after beating Ashfield in tough conditions

Buxton RUFC director of rugby Karl de Groot has set his sights on clinching a top four spot in Midlands 3 East (North).

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Buxton v Rolls Royce (blue)

Buxton in overdrive as Rolls Royce stall in the snow

Buxton RUFC moved up to fourth in Midlands 3 East (North), beating Rolls Royce 21-7 as snow and ice did little to dampen The Stags at Sunnyfields.

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Hope Valley v Broughton Park

Valley go top of the table after victory over league leaders

Hope Valley and Division V East leaders Broughton Park shrugged off atrocious weather for running rugby to provide a feast of eight tries and 50 points.

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Hope Valley in action.

Hope Valley veterans short of players but not courage

A depleted and ageing side battled their way to a 22-22 draw to maintain the promotion challenge of Hope Valley in Division Five East of the North-West League.

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Hope Valley back in the promotion hunt

Hope Valley RUFC underlined their promotion credentials with a 20-15 victory at Ashton-under-Lyne seconds.

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