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Blackheath visit kicks off a crucial month for Birmingham Moseley’s hopes 

25 Nov 16

Birmingham Moseley host Blackheath tomorrow.

Stourbridge RFC boss warns: Wharfedale will be no pushovers! 

21 Oct 16

Stourbridge hope to extend unbeaten home record against Wharfedale…

Sale RFC 13 Stourbridge RFC 9: The Verdict 

17 Oct 16

One moment of skill allied to one mistake was all it took for Stourbridge to lose their second game.

Stourbridge RFC chief does his homework on top dogs Sale 

14 Oct 16

Stourbridge director of rugby Neil Mitchell believes they are prepared for top-of-the-table clash.

Stourbridge 18 Harrogate 12: The Verdict 

10 Oct 16

Stourbridge squeezed past National Two Norths basement club in a scrappy affair.

Neil Mitchell tells Stourbridge stars: Your places are on the line 

7 Oct 16

Neil Mitchell has fired a warning to his players following the clubs 37-13 reverse at title challengers Leicester Lions.

Leicester Lions 37 Stourbridge 13: Stour change exposed by lethal Lions 

3 Oct 16

Stourbridge’s 100 per cent record was brought to a halt at Leicester Lions.

Stourbridge RFC 45 Scunthorpe 20: High five lifts Stour to top of the table 

26 Sep 16

Stourbridge lifted themselves to the top of National League Two North with a 45-20 win against Scunthorpe.

Scunthorpe will be no pushover, insists Stourbridge boss 

23 Sep 16

Despite racking up plenty of points during their unbeaten start, Stourbridge have also shipped a few too many tries for Neil Mitchells liking.

Stourbridge 49 Sheffield Tigers 21: The Verdict 

19 Sep 16

Stourbridge fell short of the half-century for a second consecutive week.

New technology allows Mitch to keep eye on Tigers 

16 Sep 16

Stourbridge hope to extend their winning National Two North start against Sheffield Tigers.

Luctonians 32 Stourbridge RFC 49: The Verdict 

12 Sep 16

Six of the best saw Stourbridge move up to second in National League Two North.

Stourbridge RFC preparing to put on a show of strength 

2 Sep 16

Stourbridge launch the new National Two North season tomorrow with a home clash against South Leicester.


7 Jun 16

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Macclesfield RFC 43 Stourbridge RFC 19: The Verdict 

4 May 16

Macclesfield ran seven tries past Stourbridge, who ended their season dropping down to fourth in the league.

Luctonians RFC 22 Stourbridge RFC 26: The Verdict 

25 Apr 16

Stourbridge gave as good as they got, coming away with the spoils and a try bonus point, against Luctonians.

Stourbridge RFC face rivals Luctonians after their worst display of season 

22 Apr 16

Fourth-placed Stourbridge RFC slumped to a home defeat to lowly Sale last weekend and coach Jon Higgins says his team must avoid a similar end-of-season torpor tomorrow.

Stourbridge RFC 10 Sale 23: The Verdict 

20 Apr 16

Stourbridge produced a damp squib of a display for their final home game of the season.

Otley RFC 19 Stourbridge RFC 27: The Verdict 

11 Apr 16

Stourbridge overcame an early Otley try to lead 27-7 but then allowed their hosts back into the match to create a nervy ending.

Stourbridge RFC still have target of third place 

8 Apr 16

Stourbridge are targeting the third-place finish they believe will provide momentum for a promotion push next season.

Stourbridge RFC 35 Chester RFC 17: The Verdict 

4 Apr 16

Stourbridge racked up five tries after the break, all converted by fly-half Chris Scott, with the shell-shocked visitors finding a consolation try at the death.

Stourbridge RFC host Chester as squad revolution goes on 

1 Apr 16

Stourbridge RFC host mid-table Chester in their penultimate home game tomorrow looking to extend their impressive recent home record.

Tynedale 38 Stourbridge 17: The Verdict 

21 Mar 16

Stourbridge’s slim promotion hopes virtually vanished after they took on relegation-threatened Tynedale .

Neil Mitchell realistic on ambitions for Stourbridge RFC 

8 Mar 16

Neil Mitchell is fully aware of how much would need to change for Stourbridge to prosper in English rugby’s third tier.

Stourbridge RFC 15 Sedgley Park 7: Match Report 

7 Mar 16

Stourbridge’s promotion hopes were boosted after a hard-fought victory against second-placed Sedgley Park.

Neil Mitchell signs new deal with Stourbridge RFC 

4 Mar 16

Stourbridge director of rugby Neil Mitchell has signed a new five-year contract with the National Two North club.

Stourbridge RFC 12 South Leicester 6: Match Report 

22 Feb 16

Stourbridge RFC came from behind to beat South Leicester in a tryless encounter at Stourton Park.

Stourbridge RFC are ready for Leicester forward fight 

19 Feb 16

Stourbridge will need to tame South Leicester in order to record a win this weekend.

Stourbridge RFC 25 Huddersfield RFC 19: Match Report 

15 Feb 16

Stourbridge returned to winning ways after coming from behind to beat Huddersfield 25-19.

Stourbridge RFC need to rediscover form after play-off bid falters 

12 Feb 16

Stourbridge are looking to end their three-match losing run against Huddersfield tomorrow.

Broadstreet RFC 19 Stourbridge RFC 12: Neil Mitchell plans for future as promotion hopes fade 

8 Feb 16

A third consecutive defeat has left Stourbridge’s hopes of promotion theoretical rather than practical.

Stourbridge 3 Leicester Lions 10: Promotion hopes fade for Stour after Lions mauling 

1 Feb 16

A second consecutive defeat left Stourbridge needing a meltdown by the teams around them in the National Two North promotion pack.

Neil Mitchell warns Stourbridge: Stick to the script 

29 Jan 16

Stourbridge host Leicester Lions tomorrow knowing they can afford very few slip-ups if they are to challenge for the National Two North play-off spot.

Stourbridge RFC 23 Harrogate 10: Neil Mitchell makes a crucial point despite Stour victory 

18 Jan 16

Stourbridge led all match but despite the win, director of rugby Neil Mitchell was frustrated they did not score a fourth try and gain a bonus point.

Stourbridge RFC on guard as they become the team to beat 

15 Jan 16

Stourbridge hope to continue their recent run of good form tomorrow when Harrogate visit Stourton Park.

Caldy RFC 10 Stourbridge RFC 15: Stour victory proves a defining moment for Neil Mitchell 

11 Jan 16

Stourbridge put breathing space between themselves and fourth-placed Caldy in National Two North leaving them as one of three teams battling for promotion and play-off places.

Neil Mitchell fancies Stourbridge to make things hot for Caldy 

8 Jan 16

Stourbridge RFC will face another clash crucial to the National Two North play-off race tomorrow.

Stourbridge RFC 33 Sandal RFC 15: Match Report 

4 Jan 16

Stourbridge wrapped up a five-point win against Sandal in an 11-minute try blitz.

Stourbridge RFC 27 Luctonians 18: Stourbridge are in a good place at the halfway point 

21 Dec 15

Satisfactory is the half-term report on Stourbridge, according to Neil Mitchell, after a spirited derby win over Luctonians.

Neil Mitchell: Derby is make-or-break for Stourbridge RFC’s season 

18 Dec 15

After losing narrowly at Sale in difficult conditions last weekend, Stourbridge RFC host North Midlands’ rivals Luctonians tomorrow.

Neil Mitchell’s joy as Stourbridge RFC near full fitness 

11 Dec 15

Stourbridge RFC’s director of rugby is confident that his team will pose plenty of problems for their hosts, Sale Sharks.

Stourbridge RFC 25 Otley 8: Stour in a good place as title race is blown wide open 

7 Dec 15

Third-placed Stourbridge lead the chasing pack in National Two North after a comfortable defeat of fourth-placed Otley at Stourton Park.

Neil Mitchell looking up as attacking Stourbridge RFC head north 

27 Nov 15

Stourbridge RFC seek to extend their recent run of good National Two North form at Chester tomorrow.

A victory over Tynedale could propel Stourbridge RFC into top three 

20 Nov 15

Victory at Sedgley Park last weekend means victory over tomorrow’s visitors Tynedale could propel Stourbridge into the top three.

Sedgley Park RFC 19 Stourbridge RFC 24: Stour end Sedgley’s home record in awful conditions 

16 Nov 15

Stourbridge RFC inflicted a first home defeat of the season on second-placed Sedgley Park.

No fears as Stourbridge RFC head to high-fliers Sedgley Park 

13 Nov 15

With one of the best defensive records in National Two North, Stourbridge RFC head to high-fliers Sedgley Park tomorrow with no fear.

South Leicester RFC 27 Stourbridge RFC 26: Agony for Neil Mitchell as Stour fall just short 

9 Nov 15

For the fourth time in nine matches Stourbridge RFC came within a whisker of victory in the dying moments only to fall short at the last.

Stourbridge RFC keen to extend their unbeaten run 

6 Nov 15

Stourbridge RFC head to National Two North new boys South Leicester tomorrow keen to extend their unbeaten run to four games.

Neil Mitchell aims to pull strings against yo-yo opposition 

23 Oct 15

Stourbridge RFC head to National Two North strugglers Huddersfield tomorrow with a handful of injuries.

Birmingham DJ Mykee McKenzie took lethal combination of drugs and alcohol, inquest told 

21 Oct 15

Inquest heard that Michael McKenzie, 34, known as Mykee, had sent a text to a friend saying he was going to take “lots of pills.

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