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Royals beat Millwall as they continue promotion charge

Reading eased to their biggest away win of the season with a clinical display at struggling Millwall to further consolidate their position in the Championship play-offs.

Although the Lions are languishing near the foot of the table this season, a trip to the hostile New Den is certainly one of the more intimidating places to visit, for both players and fans alike, yet the Royals brushed aside their opponents to secure an emphatic 3-0 win.» >

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Plans underway for new astro pitch and pavilion on UoR Whiteknights Campus

A new Astro Turf pitch will be in place on Whiteknights campus for the start of the 2014/2015 academic year.

The announcement has been met with widespread approval with many of those connected to sport at the University of Reading. Among the delighted parties is Josh Cave, the RUSU Student Engagement Officer. He said: “The new STP is a long awaited win for many of our sports teams. It is also great to see the University and the Student Union continuing to work in partnership.» >

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An interview with Hugo Sheehan

Hugo Sheehan is the social secretary of the tennis club, and has agreed to share some of his experiences and opinions on the club, sport, and university life in general.

“It is a desire to stay healthy and push myself that has got me into tennis.

“It’s a sport that caters for all abilities and tennis is a sport that you’ll be able to play through nearly all your life.”

Specifically concerning Reading University Tennis Club, Hugo has detailed some exciting things to look forward to this year, as well as good memories and experiences so far,

“This year one of the main things to look forward to is the club’s tour to Brighton.» >

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Men’s Lacrosse team back to winning ways

Reading’s Men’s Lacrosse team returned to their early season winning form against Chichester on Wednesday 4th December.

Having lost their last two matches, the Knights were looking to get back into their stride against a team they had beaten in a close finish earlier on this year.

Chichester arrived with 10 men (no subs), and a weakened team. The game started with two quick Reading goals, but then the shooting percentage dropped and poor defence let Chichester pull ahead to a 3-2 lead at the half.» >

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Sports Personality of the Year 2013

It’s that time of year again; Sports Personality is on the horizon. Its an award that sportspeople really do appreciate because it is voted for by the public. The personality of the person is still important and if anyone showed that it was Bradley Wiggins last year. Cycling is a minority sport still in the UK but his cheeky chappy attitude was a big factor in that success. Not many have a personality like Wiggins, but all the contenders have as good a sporting appetite.» >

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Campus Sports 11-a-side league round-up: Week 7

The final weekend of action before the Christmas break threw up some big scorelines as teams looked to assert themselves at the halfway stage in the intramural competition. C.F. Wessex Freshers continued to lay down a marker to the rest of Division A with a 4-1 defeat of Law Society, but Bulmershe remain hot on their tails after a 3-1 victory over Mackinder, as do Badger FC after a 7-1 thrashing of Windsor Hall.» >

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Reading compete at first ever British Quidditch Cup

On the weekend of 9th-10th November, the Reading Rocs Quidditch team travelled to Oxford to compete against 15 of the best Quidditch teams in the country at the inaugural British Quidditch Cup.

The rules of “Muggle Quidditch” don’t stray far from the game detailed in the Harry Potter books. There are 7 players of mixed gender: 3 Chasers, 2 Beaters, a Keeper and a Seeker.

Chasers try to shoot the quaffle (a volleyball) through one of the opponent’s three hoops. » >

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Reading lose Big One in round of cup matches

The Men’s football 1s suffered a gutwrenching defeat at the hands of Coventry in the first of the year’s ‘Big One’ events. Supporters, chearleaders, and student media all added to the atmosphere to watch Reading lose on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the last 32 cup match. A full match report will be in the next edition of the newspaper.

Elsewhere in last week’s BUCs fixtures, the Men’s Rugby 1s also suffered a tough defeat, conceding a try in the last minute to condemn them to yet another loss.» >

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