News

This is where we will supply you with the latest club news. training times, pitches, parties and so on. There will mainly be news connected with Exiles here. No news item is too small for us, so don´t be afraid to keep us informed. The latest articles are also visible on the Home page.

Important notice: The purpose of this page is to spread information to our members. There are a number of authors who have access to add news. None of the articles are the official views of the Stockholm Exiles rugby football club unless explicitly saying so. Board and club members writing the news are expressing their personal opinions and views. The official views of the club can be read in the minutes from the committee meetings. The minutes can be obtained from the secretary.

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Bra första dag för Tens

4 Aug 2018
Exiles har nu flyttat från Årsta och Stockholm Tens firade sitt tjugosjätte jubileum med att flytta till Skarpängen på Söder I Stockholm. Ytterligare en förändring var att Allan Mabon efter 25 år som huvudansvarig överlämnade uppdraget till Jennifer Sundquist. Ytterligare en nyhey var att för första gången Touch-rugby lag blev inbjudna.





Steve Wearing in memoriam

12 Jul 2018
The Mabon family would like to add its condolences now that news has come through of his too early death. (see main text below)





R.I.P.

12 Jul 2018
It is with great sorrow that Stockholm Exiles announce the passing on 6 July in Spain of Steve Wearing. Steve joined the club in the 1980s after working and playing rugby in Paris. He also served as chairman 1988-1989.





Not the best of days for Sweden

8 Jul 2018
The short story is that Sweden Men will almost certainly be relegated to Trophy level again next season while the Swedish Ladies just missed out on promotion to next year´s Grand Prix. On the home front the Swedish 7s Championship in Helsingborg seems to have gone off well, despite the best 24 players missing. Exiles just held on to beat Vänersborg 19 – 15 in the Ladies´ tournament while Södertälje had a more comfortable win, 31 – 5, against Hammarby. Congratulations to both the winning clubs.





7s progressing

7 Jul 2018
Exiles Ladies doing well in Helsingborg. They started off with 24 – 0 against Helsingborg, moved on to 41 – 0 against Uppsala and rounded off a good days work by defeating Pingvin 37 – 12. They win Group A followed by Pingvin and will then meet Vänersborg and Malnö in the semis. Exiles – Malmö, Vänersborg – Pingvin. In the Men the semis are Södertälje – Wexiö and Goteborg – Hammarby.





Big day for 7s

6 Jul 2018
Good luck to the Swedish girls in the Trophy in Hungary and to the men in the GP in Exeter. Exiles well represented in both teams.
Also good luck to the 16 teams playing in the Swedish 7s in Helsingborg, including the Exiles ladies. Let´s hope we have positive results to report on all fronts.





Enforced changes for Exeter Sevens

3 Jul 2018
The Swedish GP adventure has not had the best of luck so far. Players were injured for the first round in Moscow and three more had problems last week outside Paris. Sean Burke has a recurring calf problem, Fredrik Enstad had a hip problem and a nasty wisdom tooth and Jono Edwards had the misfortune to snap his Achilles heel in the final game against Spain. These three drop out this week along with Jesper Andersson. Further bad news is that Matt Mitchell, perhaps Sweden´s best player last year, is out for the season.





Final Sevens roundup

1 Jul 2018
Both the GP and the Trophy Sevens completed today, with the same outcomes as Round 1 where Ireland and Romania ran out the winners. Romania will thus be promoted to the GP next year.





Swedish error rate too high

1 Jul 2018
On Day 2 Sweden lost two games which they could have won with fewer mistakes. They lost 19 - 12 to Poland and 29 - 19 to Spain to finish last in the GP. After two rounds with two to go, Poland and Georgia are on five points and Sweden on four. The team heading for relegation will probably come from these three.





Much better effort in third game of Sevens

30 Jun 2018
Sweden raised their game considerably and could easily have won against Wales. A harsh penalty against them and some poor line-out play probably cost them the game. Strong tackling and creative running with some of the younger boys showing up well was promising and there is still a hope we can keep a place at the GP-level. In the bottom four they face Poland who played better than in the last round, while a weak Spanish team face Georgia. If we can keep off the bottom spot we can be satisfied with the weekend and work on reducing errors in the final rounds.