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Rugby World Cup: The Semi-Finals

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The first game was between England and New Zealand on Saturday 26th October. England defeated the defending champions 19-7 and are now at the top of the league tables.

England scored from 90 seconds in, and continued adding to their score throughout while the All Blacks failed to score until the second half.

The second game was South Africa against Wales and was played on Sunday 26th October. Wales lost in the semi-finals yet again this year.» >

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Khadijah Mellah: UK’s First Muslim Hijabi Jockey and Magnolia Cup Champion

Student Khadijah Mellah makes history. Photo by Mark Kerton / PA Wire

On Thursday 1st of August, Khadijah Mellah became the first Muslim Hijab wearing woman to race on a British racecourse and win. The 18 year old from Peckham, South London, made history with her mount, Haverland, as they both crossed the finish line to victory at Glorious Goodwood’s charity race, the Magnolia Cup.

The daughter of a handyman and a black belt holder in karate, she developed an interest in horses and riding at an early age but the location of her home in South London made it difficult to do anything about her love of the sport and horses.» >

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A Season of Successful Cricket

Members of the RUCC Women's Team

The summer of 2019 saw the most thrilling Cricket World Cup final and a nail-biting Ashes series. Over the past year Reading University Cricket Club (RUCC) has produced a multitude of successes on and off the pitch, from winning RUSU’s silver Accreditation award, the 1st XI men’s team winning promotion to South East Division 1B1XL and the achievement of increasing female participation. With a successful summer of Cricket having occurred RUCC could be set to see more people interested in trying out the sport.» >

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Local Sports Activities

Reading Climbing Centre

When I found out that I live less than a 5 minute walk away from a rock climbing centre I was so excited. Rock climbing is an intense full body workout, it leaves you sore from your hands to your calves but feeling so good. If you’re very new to it, it also acts as the quickest way to leave your arm muscles achy for days. The best thing about it?» >

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