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Kendal chief Steve Whitehead keen to see his troops perform in a game situation with first warm-up match this weekend

10:45pm Thursday 5th June 2014

KENDAL Hornets Director of Rugby Steve Whitehead is chomping at the bit ahead of the club’s opening warm-up match of pre-season this weekend.

'A credible season': Kendal RUFC's Director of Rugby Steve Whitehead reflects on positive campaign

The Westmorland Gazette: Unimprssed: Steve Whitehead

10:41am Thursday 17th April 2014

DIRECTOR of Rugby Steve Whitehead firmly believes the overriding sense of positivity surrounding Kendal RUFC’s season acts as a line in the sand after the barren years of the recent past.

Skipper Matt Hughes revels in Kirkby Lonsdale's history-making season as campaign ends with tenth straight home win

The Westmorland Gazette: Club captain: Matt Hughes

2:54pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

CLUB captain Matt Hughes is revelling in his side’s history-making season after Kirkby Lonsdale scaled new heights and concluded their campaign with a tenth successive home victory.

Rugby Union: Kirkby Lonsdale 27-8 Wilmslow

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby Union: Kirkby Lonsdale 27-8 Wilmslow

5:44pm Monday 14th April 2014

SCRUM-HALF Ben Walker made the scoresheet twice as Kirkby Lonsdale recorded their highest-ever league position with victory against Wilmslow – as Simon Dowker bid farewell to Underley Park.

Rugby Union: Kendal 12-29 Wirral

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby Union: Kendal 12-29 Wirral

5:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

ALI Baker touched down twice in the first half as Wirral secured the bonus-point victory they required to seal the North One West league title and secure promotion.

Retiring Kirkby Lonsdale second row Simon Dowker aims to bow out on top in final Underley Park curtain call

The Westmorland Gazette: Retiring Kirkby Lonsdale second row Simon Dowker aims to bow out on top in the final Underley Park curtain call

4:57pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

AS Simon Dowker prepares to take the Underley Park stage for the final time, the experienced second row is determined to bow out of the game on top.

Importance of finishing season on a high not lost on Kendal RUFC stalwart Garry Holmes - with a fast start next term the aim

The Westmorland Gazette: Kendal leading try-scorer Garry Holmes points to Black and Ambers' pack mentality

11:43am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE importance of his side securing victory in their final game of the season is not something Kendal RUFC stalwart Garry Holmes is prepared to brush under the carpet.

Rugby Union: Wigton 36-15 Kirkby Lonsdale

The Westmorland Gazette: Port prove stubborn opposition as Knutsford play their first game in a month

2:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

WIGTON shrugged off any lingering relegation fears to confirm their North One West status for another season after seeing off a depleted Kirkby Lonsdale at Lowmoor Road.

Rugby Union: Wilmslow 26-20 Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Hendon seal home success

10:22am Monday 7th April 2014

OUTSIDE centre Oli McCall crossed the line twice in the second half to lay the foundations for a Wilmslow success before a late Kendal surge ensured a bonus point.

Experienced campaigner Ian Voortman relishes contributing to Kendal RUFC cause while helping develop club's youngsters

The Westmorland Gazette: Centre: Ian Voortman

4:52pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

EXPERIENCED campaigner Ian Voortman is relishing the expectancy of contributing to the Kendal cause while at the same time playing his part in the development of the club’s youngsters.

Club captain Matt Hughes keen to accept plaudits heading Kirkby Lonsdale's way after emphatic Widnes victory

The Westmorland Gazette: Club captain: Matt Hughes

2:09pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

CLUB captain Matt Hughes will gladly accept the plaudits heading Kirkby Lonsdale’s way after another exhilarating performance in the victory over Widnes.

Sedbergh skipper James Christie proud of team despite falling short in Rosslyn Park Sevens silverware bid

The Westmorland Gazette: Sedbergh Skipper James Christie proud of team despite falling short in Rosslyn Park Sevens silverware bid

3:05pm Monday 31st March 2014

SEDBERGH captain James Christie insists his side can hold their heads high despite coming up short in the final of the Open Plate competition at this year’s Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens.

Rugby Union: Kendal 36-24 Wigton

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby Union: Kendal 36-24 Wigton

11:09am Monday 31st March 2014

NUMBER eight James Thompson made it double figures for the season with two touchdowns as Kendal took full advantage of results elsewhere to move third in North One West.

Rugby Union: Kirkby Lonsdale 46-12 Widnes

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby Union: Kirkby Lonsdale 46-12 Widnes

2:36pm Monday 31st March 2014

RYAN Holmes came out of retirement to produce a stirring display as Kirkby Lonsdale showcased their attacking brand of rugby to dispatch third-placed Widnes and return to winning ways.

Director of Rugby Steve Whitehead refuses to be too downcast following Kendal's defeat to Widnes

The Westmorland Gazette: Unimprssed: Steve Whitehead

12:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

DIRECTOR of Rugby Steve Whitehead refused to be too downcast following Kendal’s defeat to Widnes, insisting such defeats are a by-product of his side’s development.

'Bad day at the office': Kirkby Lonsdale scrum-half Ben Walker not reading too much into defeat at Broughton Park

The Westmorland Gazette: Kirkby scrum-half Ben Walker

4:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

KIRKBY Lonsdale scrum-half Ben Walker is not reading too much into his side’s defeat at Broughton Park, despite the loss halting the club’s four-game winning run.

Rugby Union: Widnes 36-29 Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Port prove stubborn opposition as Knutsford play their first game in a month

2:09pm Monday 24th March 2014

Skipper Dave Welsh scored twice as Widnes avenged their last-gasp defeat at Mint Bridge in November to steal a march in the race for third in North West One.

Kirkby Lonsdale RUFC to host rugby camp weekend in association with Aviva Premiership side Newcastle Falcons

The Westmorland Gazette: Port prove stubborn opposition as Knutsford play their first game in a month

3:01pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Kirkby Lonsdale RUFC in association with Premiership side Newcastle Falcons will host a rugby camp weekend on April 14 and 15 at Underley Park for boys and girls aged 6-16.

Head coach Simon Mulholland rules out complacency ahead of Sedbergh's bid to retain Rosslyn Park Sevens

The Westmorland Gazette: Sedbergh head coach Simon Mulholland rules out complacency ahead of Rosslyn Park Sevens

4:15pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

HEAD coach Simon Mulholland has ruled out any hint of complacency as Sedbergh head to the 75th anniversary of the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens as defending champions.

'All that is good about Kirkby Lonsdale rugby': Fly-half Dave Barton revels in huge Liverpool St. Helens win

The Westmorland Gazette: Influential Kirkby Lonsdale fly-half Dave Barton targets back to back wins for first time this season as Vale of Lune head to Underley Park

9:19am Wednesday 12th March 2014

FLY-HALF Dave Barton believes Kirkby Lonsdale’s performance in the mammoth victory over Liverpool St. Helens highlights the quality of rugby currently on show at Underley Park.

Kendal RUFC senior coach Nick Milner concedes Broughton Park defeat frustrating in more ways than one

The Westmorland Gazette: Kendal RUFC senior coach Nick Milner believes continued progression of backs division is crucial

11:09am Tuesday 11th March 2014

SENIOR coach Nick Milner accepts Kendal’s defeat to Broughton Park was a source of frustration in more ways than one after results elsewhere were taken into consideration.

Rugby union: Kirkby Lonsdale 70-12 Liverpool St. Helens

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby union: Kirkby Lonsdale 70-12 Liverpool St. Helens

5:13pm Monday 10th March 2014

AUSTRALIAN Sam Latu scored a hat-trick of tries as Kirkby Lonsdale completely demolished Liverpool St. Helens at Underley Park to record their fourth straight victory.

Rugby union: Kendal 37-38 Broughton Park

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby union: Kendal 27-38 Broughton Park

11:27am Monday 10th March 2014

BLAKE Mahovic marked his selection for the Great Britain rugby league student squad’s summer tour of New Zealand with two tries as a depleted Broughton Park stunned Kendal at Mint Bridge.

Gloucester and England wing James Simpson-Daniel discusses Sedbergh, his club career and any lingering international regrets

The Westmorland Gazette: England international: James Simpson-Daniel

12:53pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

While attending a veterans’ game on his old stomping ground, Gloucester and England wing James Simpson-Daniel discusses time spent at Sedbergh, his domestic club career and any lingering international regrets with Ross McLean.

Kendal talent pool epitomised by emergence of loosehead prop Glen Chesher, says Director of Rugby Steve Whitehead

The Westmorland Gazette: Unimprssed: Steve Whitehead

8:56am Thursday 6th March 2014

KENDAL’s season has been underpinned by the emergence of several younger players with Director of Rugby Steve Whitehead keen to highlight the performance of loosehead prop Glen Chesher.

'Unbeaten for rest of season': Skipper Matt Hughes issues rally cry as Kirkby Lonsdale make it three wins on the bounce

The Westmorland Gazette: Club captain: Matt Hughes

12:10pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

AFTER his birthday celebrations were buoyed by a win at Leigh, club captain Matt Hughes is backing Kirkby Lonsdale to go unbeaten for the remainder of the campaign.

Rugby Union: Liverpool St. Helens 14-36 Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby Union: Liverpool St. Helens 14-36 Kendal

3:22pm Monday 3rd March 2014

KENDAL remain in hot pursuit of third-placed Widnes after overcoming a tenacious Liverpool St. Helens at Moss Lane as skipper James Gough ran in the last of five tries.

Rugby Union: Leigh 36-50 Kirkby Lonsdale

The Westmorland Gazette: Influential Kirkby Lonsdale fly-half Dave Barton targets back to back wins for first time this season as Vale of Lune head to Underley Park

7:00pm Saturday 1st March 2014

Kirkby Lonsdale ran in seven second-half tries to complete a remarkable comeback and ensure Leigh still await their first home win of the season.

Club captain Matt Hughes applauds defensive prowess of Kirkby Lonsdale as Underley Park side records back-to-back wins

The Westmorland Gazette: Club captain: Matt Hughes

12:13pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

CLUB captain Matt Hughes has applauded Kirkby Lonsdale’s resilience after his side once again asserted their defensive prowess during Saturday’s win over Vale of Lune.

Kendal leading try-scorer Garry Holmes points to Black and Ambers' pack mentality

The Westmorland Gazette: Kendal leading try-scorer Garry Holmes points to Black and Ambers' pack mentality

5:09pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

HE may be Kendal’s leading try-scorer but flanker Garry Holmes is not interested in personal glory, preferring instead to point to the pack mentality.

Rugby Union: Kirkby Lonsdale 17-13 Vale of Lune

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby Union: Kirkby Lonsdale 17-13 Vale of Lune

5:15pm Monday 24th February 2014

Extending their winning streak at Underley Park, flanker Sam Chesney-Benson scored the decisive try as Kirkby Lonsdale edged a tight contest against Vale of Lune to once again take derby day spoils.

Rugby Union: Kendal 26-19 Leigh

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby Union: Kendal 26-19 Leigh

4:09pm Monday 24th February 2014

GARRY HOLMES maintained his status as Kendal’s leading try-scorer as the Black and Ambers returned to winning ways with a solid victory against Leigh at Mint Bridge.

Kendal hooker Duncan Green relishes return to action as Black and Ambers bid to blow away derby day blues

The Westmorland Gazette: Kendal hooker Duncan Green points to greater squad unity for upturn in form

12:20pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

DENIED the opportunity to return to winning ways due to Saturday’s postponement, hooker Duncan Green insists the Black and Ambers are straining at the leash for a return to action.

Influential Kirkby Lonsdale fly-half Dave Barton targets back to back wins as Vale of Lune head to Underley Park

The Westmorland Gazette: Influential Kirkby Lonsdale fly-half Dave Barton targets back to back wins for first time this season as Vale of Lune head to Underley Park

5:34pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

INFLUENTIAL fly-half Dave Barton is targeting a season’s first this weekend as Kirkby Lonsdale host Vale of Lune – back to back victories.

Kendal Director of Rugby Steve Whitehead takes painful Kirkby Lonsdale loss on the chin

The Westmorland Gazette: Unimprssed: Steve Whitehead

4:18pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

NOT for the first time this season, Kendal’s Director of Rugby Steve Whitehead was forced to be magnanimous in defeat after his side’s derby day loss to Kirkby Lonsdale.

Try-scoring skipper Matt Hughes revels in derby day success and points to Kirkby Lonsdale's composure and desire

The Westmorland Gazette: Club captain: Matt Hughes

4:03pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

TRY-SCORING captain Matt Hughes highlighted the composure and desire of his side as primary factors in Kirkby Lonsdale completing a league double over derby rivals Kendal.

Rugby Union: Kirkby Lonsdale 8-5 Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby Union: Kirkby Lonsdale 8-5 Kendal

7:47pm Saturday 8th February 2014

SKIPPER Matt Hughes touched down for the hosts as Kirkby Lonsdale produced a strong and disciplined performance to edge a tight derby clash at Underley Park.

Former Kendal RUFC star Mark Wilson reflects on Cumbrian rugby life after century-making milestone with Newcastle Falcons

The Westmorland Gazette: Former Kendal RUFC star Mark Wilson reflects on Cumbrian rugby life after century-making milestone with Newcastle Falcons

5:21pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

REFUSING to allow his milestone to slip under the radar, former Kendal RUFC back row forward Mark Wilson brought up his Newcastle Falcons century in headlining style.

Scrum-halves Ben Walker and James Gough preview the big Kirkby Lonsdale v Kendal derby

The Westmorland Gazette: Kirkby scrum-half Ben Walker

11:06am Thursday 6th February 2014

IT is not quite irresistible force meets immovable object but this weekend sees the much-anticipated derby between Kirkby Lonsdale and Kendal, with two in-form sides going head to head at Underley Park.

Carlisle 13-10 Kirkby Lonsdale

The Westmorland Gazette: Carlisle 13-10 Kirkby Lonsdale

12:38pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

FOR the second time this season the boot of Glen Weightman delivered the decisive blow as Carlisle narrowly edged out Kirkby Lonsdale, this time courtesy of a last-gasp penalty.

Kendal 22-10 Vale of Lune

The Westmorland Gazette: Kendal 22-10 Vale of Lune

11:38am Monday 27th January 2014

JAMES Gough’s late try sealed a bonus point victory for dominant Kendal who move to within five points of third-place Widnes in League North One West.

Kendal hooker Duncan Green points to greater squad unity for upturn in form

The Westmorland Gazette: Kendal hooker Duncan Green points to greater squad unity for upturn in form

11:06am Thursday 23rd January 2014

WITH Vale of Lune next up at Mint Bridge, hooker Duncan Green highlights greater unity within the Kendal squad as a major driving force behind recent form.

Black and Ambers claim third straight win: Altrincham Kersal 17-48 Kendal

8:57am Monday 20th January 2014

IN-FORM Kendal produced an explosive first-half performance to claim their third successive win against bottom of the table Altrincham Kersal as flanker Garry Holmes crossed the line four times.

Pack to the future with Kendal Rugby Club's front row trio

The Westmorland Gazette: Pack to the future with Kendal Rugby Club's front row trio

4:00pm Thursday 16th January 2014

ANY Kendal RUFC hall of fame would be sure to include three names which will go down in club folklore – Billy Coxon, Duncan Green and Richard Harryman.

Rugby Union: Kendal 31-20 Carlisle

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby Union: Kendal 31-20 Carlisle

7:10pm Saturday 11th January 2014

GARRY HOLMES and James Thompson scored two tries apiece as Kendal finally overcame relegation-threatened Carlisle – who for large parts belied their lowly league position – to surge into fourth-place in League North One West.

Rugby Union: Kirkby Lonsdale 44-10 Warrington

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby Union: Kirkby Lonsdale 44-10 Warrington

7:13pm Saturday 11th January 2014

Full report to follow......

Pack strength and Andrew Boardley kicking underpins Kendal win at in-form Warrington

11:29am Monday 6th January 2014

Warrington 10 Kendal 32

Rugby Union: Kendal 15-20 Birkenhead Park

The Westmorland Gazette: Rugby Union: Kendal 15-20 Birkenhead Park

9:58am Wednesday 18th December 2013

A TRY from Birkenhead Park hooker Stu Brown contributed to Birkenhead Park’s second-half comeback, despite Kendal outscoring their high-flying opponents at Mint Bridge.

Poor starts are costing Kirkby Lonsdale dear, says skipper Matt Hughes

The Westmorland Gazette: Club captain: Matt Hughes

5:01pm Thursday 14th November 2013

WITH an important home match against Broughton Park looming large this weekend, Kirkby Lonsdale skipper Matt Hughes accepts his side cannot keep starting games poorly.

Skipper Matt Hughes concedes Kirkby Lonsdale shooting themselves in the foot by starting games poorly

The Westmorland Gazette: Club captain: Matt Hughes

4:22pm Thursday 14th November 2013

WITH an important home match against Broughton Park looming large this weekend, Kirkby Lonsdale skipper Matt Hughes accepts his side cannot keep starting games poorly.



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