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Blues chop Chobham down to size to cruise into a week off on a high

Chichester RFC have time to rest and reflect on a morale-boosting victory over relegation-threatened Chobham.


The Blues head into a weekend off on the back of a convincing 39-22 victory over the second bottom side in front of a decent home crowd at Oaklands Park.


The bonus point win gave Chi a five point tally and lifts them up to ninth in the 14 team London South One.


With all of the bottom three losing, it also means that Blues have now put a bit of breathing space between them and the drop zone.


With just four matches of the season to play, Chi should be confident that the nine point gap is enough to guarantee another season at this level.


A trip to bottom side Hove next weekend (March 23) awaits Blues next and, after putting a series of tries past Chobham, they will be firm favourites to return along the A27 with the win.


In Hampshire Premier, Bognor – who also have a week off – kept up the pressure on the top two with a bonus point victory over Fareham Heathens.


The Purple and Greens have turned Hampshire Avenue into a fortress this season and kept up their fine home form with a convincing win over their coastal visitors.


Darren Bidwell opened the scoring for Bognor before prop Tom James bowled over the whitewash to make it 14-0 at the break.


Fellow prop Chris Webb rounded off a fine all-round performance to charge through for a third try. Then it was over to winger Paddy Burnett to wrap up the bonus point.


Joshua Riggall and Webb rounded off the scoring to seal a comfortable win for Bognor.


–Chichester’s Jess Breach is on the verge of helping the Red Roses to a Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam.


England’s right-wing continued her phenomenal switch from sevens to the 15-a-side game during a stunning 55-0 victory over Italy.


Breach scored two tries and might have had a hat-trick in front of a record-breaking crowd at Exeter’s Sandy Park.


The Harlequins winger now has an astonishing 18 in six Tests and will look to add to that tally tomorrow when the Red Roses face off against Scotland at Twickenham (7.30pm).

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