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Welcome to the 1st XV web page. Here you will find all the information you need. 

Look out for team announcements and any other info from your captain and coaches.

Weekend selection will be posted below once the selectors have published their teams.

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The senior player selection policy is available here as a PDF or here as Word.

Team Contacts

Alex Hibdige
Alex Hibdige
Captain
TBC
TBC
Manager
Carl Sievewright
Manager
Carl.Sievewright@gmail.com
07769 578 708

Andy Waite
Andy Waite
Head Coach
AndyFWaite@hotmail.co.uk
07831 250 667
Senior Coach
Ross Newton
Senior Coach
07703 634 804
Senior Coach
Tel Watkins
Senior Coach
07808 138 277
Coach
Michael Francis Pollin
Player Profiling, Learning and Development
07979 577 455

Latest News

1st XV v Twickenham - 24/03/2018

Andover 13 Twickenham 50

Despite an improved performance for much of this game, Oakwood sponsored Andover once again were well beaten at home and are now firmly in the relegation zone of London South West Two.

In the end the high flying visitors had too much fire power for a brave home side, who ran out of steam in the final quarter.

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1st XV v Eastleigh - 17/03/2018

Andover 7 Eastleigh 29

Oakwood sponsored Andover plunged back into the murky depths of a relegation battle last Saturday with a disappointing performance at home to fellow strugglers Eastleigh.

Although still in the driving seat to survive, Andover must now win at least one of their final three games to have any chance and on this form that will be a tall order.

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1st XV v Old Reigation - 10/03/2018

Old Reigatians 71 Andover 7

Oakwood sponsored Andover made the long journey to promotion chasing Old Reigatian last Saturday and came away thoroughly beaten by the impressive home side.

Andover were a shadow of the side that famously avoided relegation on this ground last season and continued their topsy-turvey form of late.

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1st XV v Gosport & Fareham - 17/02/2018

G and F 20 Andover 24

High drama in an incredible last few minutes, saw Oakwood sponsored Andover complete the league double, over Hampshire rivals Gosport and Fareham away from home last weekend. 

A large, noisy and very partisan home crowd was stunned into silence, as Andover kept their cool to score with the last play of the game and go a long way to protect their London South West Two status.

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1st XV v Effingham & Leatherhead - 03/02/2018

Andover 17 Effingham and Leatherhead 44

Injury and unavailability finally caught up with Oakwood sponsored Andover last weekend as they crashed to an alarming home defeat to fellow relegation battlers Effingham and Leatherhead.

Games between these two sides are normally fairly close affairs, but that was not to be the case this time as Andover were run ragged in a very disappointing first half. 

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1st XV v London Exiles - 27/01/2018

Exiles 25 Andover 30

In a never say die display,  Oakwood sponsored Andover grabbed a vital if unlikely five point win away to London Exiles last weekend.

Once again having to come from behind, a cobbled together Andover side produced a brilliant second half performance, to overcome their old rivals in atrocious conditions and once again it was the young 'All Blacks'  who stole the headlines.

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1st XV v Old Tonbridgians - 13/01/2018

Andover 26 Old Tonbridgians 32

There was late drama last Saturday at the Goodship ground, as Oakwood sponsored Andover staged a comeback to snatch a lifeline in this London south west two encounter, thanks to the most unlikely of heroes.

With Andover kicker Harrison Pape off injured and no one else to kick, young flanker Finlay Waite, stepped up and struck two conversions, to give Andover a vital extra bonus point, having never kicked in a senior game before.

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1st XV v Camberley - 06/01/2018

Camberley 75 Andover 7

The elation of Oakwood sponsored Andover's pre Christmas win over local rivals Winchester was quickly forgotten last weekend by a strong and well organised Camberley side.

Whilst the home side looked hungry, Andover had the appearance of a side who had enjoyed the break too much as they struggled to make any impact in the game.

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1st XV v Winchester - 23/12/2017

Andover 17 Winchester 15

The young guns of Oakwood sponsored Andover delivered an early Christmas present for the watching Goodship faithful, beating local rivals Winchester in the league for the first time in twelve years and taking a massive step away from the London South West two relegation zone in the process.

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1st XV v KCS Old Boys - 09/12/2017

Andover 10 KCS OB 17

A much improved performance from Oakwood sponsored Andover was still not enough to give them an elusive win at the Goodship ground last Saturday.

Andover had fourth placed visitors KCS on the rack for much of this game, but just could not provide the knock out blow and in the end had to settle for a losing bonus point.

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1st XV v Twickenham - 25/11/2017

Twickenham 61 Andover 10

A much changed Oakwood sponsored Andover made the journey to west London last weekend to face third placed Twickenham, who are much improved and flying high this season. 

Injury and unavailability meant a number of significant changes for Andover, who gave league debuts to youngsters Charlie Deavall, Jack Cooper and Harrison Pape and had many players playing out of position.

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1st XV v Old Reigatian - 12/11/2017

Andover 7 Old Reigatian 50

It was a really poor day at the office for Oakwood sponsored Andover as they went down to a heavy home defeat to high flying Old Reigatian.

The visitors look nailed on for a top two spot and a shot at promotion, but in truth it was a woeful first half hour from Andover that must have had them rubbing their hands with glee, as they ran in six unanswered first half tries.

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1st XV v Eastleigh - 04/11/2017

Eastleigh 25 Andover 13

The last time these two old rivals met in the league was three seasons ago, in a game that ended in a defeat for Andover that cost them the London South West three title.

On this occasion there was more at stake for the home side as they desperately needed to win to lift them away from the relegation zone and once again they proved too much for the ‘All Blacks.’

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1st XV v Gosport & Fareham - 28/10/2017

Andover 42 Gosport and Fareham 21

In a superb all-round display, Oakwood sponsored Andover overcame adversity and some tough uncompromising opponents, to run out comfortable winners over Gosport and Fareham at Foxcotte park last weekend.

With Gosport having been in higher divisions it has been many years since the Hampshire rivals met in the league, but after a shaky start, Andover swept the challenge of the South Coast club aside, to emphasise the improvement they have made in the last few seasons.

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1st XV v Effingham & Leatherhead - 21/10/2017

Effingham and Leatherhead 25 Andover 27

In a hard-fought game made even more difficult by the strong winds of Storm Brian, Oakwood sponsored Andover ground out a second away win of the season at Effingham and Leatherhead, gaining a try bonus point to boot.

In a tense affair Andover had to fight their way back from a 13-point deficit and survive a late scare from the home side, to secure a victory that looked improbable five minutes before half time.

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1st XV v London Exiles - 07/10/2017

Andover 23 London Exiles 21

In a close thrilling encounter, Oakwood sponsored Andover gained their first win over Exiles at the Goodship, after four years of trying.

These two sides always serve up real humdingers with their clashing styles and this was no different as the lead swung one way then the other.

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1st XV v Old Tonbridgians - 30/09/2017

Old Tonbridgians 41 Andover 14

It was a bad day at the office for Oakwood sponsored Andover as West London side Old Tonbridgians proved too strong for the visitors.

A terrible last half hour undid some very good work by Andover, as once again poor game management cost them dear.

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1st XV v Camberley - 23/09/2017

Andover 28 Camberley 59

Progress can be measured in very small amounts sometimes and with that in mind, a terrific second half from Oakwood sponsored Andover, saw them gain a bonus point for the first time in three attempts against high flying Camberley.

The illustrious visitors are hot favourites to win this league having only failed to gain promotion in the play off last time and they have strengthened since.

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1st XV v Winchester - 16/09/2017

Winchester 34 Andover 13

In a hugely disappointing performance, Andover lost out comfortably to local rivals Winchester last Saturday.  

The home club, rejuvenated under their new coach, were well organised but Andover had great hopes of upsetting them after a fine performance at Farnham last week.

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1st XV v Farnham - 09/09/2017

Farnham 31 Andover 33

Having survived in London South West two in the final game of last season, Andover travelled to newly promoted Farnham to begin this campaign in confident mood and came away with a pulsating win on the road.

The Oakwood sponsored ‘All Blacks’ slogged it out with the hosts in their fine new stadium and in front of a large noisy crowd, who were to be stunned into silence at the final whistle as Andover took the spoils.

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Pre-season update - 05/08/2017

Andover enjoyed a really positive end to a solid pre season for the first team squad last Saturday, with a 41-33 win over Swanage and Wareham. 

The visitors are a level above Andover in the South West division, but after a poor first half Andover ran in six tries to one in the second, to take the honours with Johnny Rogers grabbing a hat trick, Ioan Gwynne Davies a brace and single scores from Nic Reed and Hartbury student Stanley North on his first team debut. 

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1st XV v Old Reigation - 08/04/2017

Old Reigatian 24 Andover 34

They’ve done it, Andover are staying up.

In an incredible display of rugby, easily their best of the season, Andover pulled off the great escape at high flying old Reigatian last Saturday and sent old rivals Portsmouth crashing through the trap door.

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1st XV v KCS Old Boys - 01/04/2017

Andover 29 KCS Old Boys 5

Oakwood sponsored Andover ensured the relegation battle in London South West two goes to a final day shoot out, with a superb performance against a strong KCS Old Boys outfit last Saturday.

It’s now a three way ‘do or die’ battle between Andover, Effingham and Leatherhead and Portsmouth for the final place in the drop zone and with all three having tough looking away games, it promises to be a real nail biter.

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