Richmond & Twickenham Times - Sports review 2012, part one

Richmond & Twickenham Times - Sports review 2012, part one

January: Quins scrum half Karl Dickson started the year in style

February: Richmond footballer Gani Nuredini captained his country

March: Striker Joel Ledgister fractured his knee cap soon after signing for Hampton and Richmond Borough

April: London Scottish ensured Championship survival by the skin of their teeth

May: Quins lifted the Premiership trophy at Twickenham

June: Gavin Henson signed for Premiership and Oxford-bound London Welsh

First published in Sport Surrey Comet: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

The Richmond & Twickenham Times takes a brief look back at the sports stories that mattered to the borough in 2012.

January: Karl Dickson is one of a record nine Harlequins named in head coach Stuart Lancaster’s England elite player and Saxons squads for the Six Nations. Danny Care was not among them due to a series of alcohol-fuelled mis-demeanours.

February: Richmond footballer Gani Nuredini captains the England Independent Schools FA U18s team for the second time against the Royal Navy having led them to a 3-2 win over Australia in January.

March: Striker Joel Ledgister fractures his knee cap in a Middlesex Senior Cup tie less than two weeks after joining Hampton & Richmond Borough from Sutton United for an undisclosed fee.

April and May: London Scottish celebrated scoreing a bonus point try in a final  that ensured their Championship survival despite a final day defeat to Esher. Hampton & Richmond Borough were relegated from the Blue Square South, despite a final day win at Thurrock. Will Warden scored twice as Richmond won a dramatic National Division Two South promotion play-off against Caldy in extra-time. And London Welsh beat the Cornish Pirates in the Championship final.

May: Harlequins capped a memorable campaign by beating Leicester Tigers 30-23 in the Premiership final at Twickenham to be crowned champions for the first time in the club’s history.

June and July: Gavin Henson signed for London Welsh and Tony Rea returned as head coach for the London Broncos.

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