RUGBY UNION: Jewell calls on Welsh to keep cool heads

Seb Jewell in action against Leeds Carnegie

Seb Jewell in action against Leeds Carnegie

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Seb Jewell said London Welsh cannot not let their dramatic victory over Leeds Carnegie go to their heads as they chase a Premiership place.

Jewell and his Exiles teammates were jubilant after securing a last-gasp 60-58 aggregate win in the Greene King IPA Championship play-off semi-final at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium on Sunday.

But it is business as usual today as they return to training to prepare for the two-legged final against Bristol, with the first leg at the Kassam Stadium on Wednesday, May 28, with the return in Bristol a week later.

“We don’t want to get too carried away with ourselves, but we dug deep,” said centre Jewell.

“When you dig deep and pull off that sort of performance, you are going to celebrate.

“It might not seem like we behaved nicely to Leeds – and if that’s the case we apologise – but It did mean a lot.

“We turned around for the second leg seven points down and everyone has written us off. At the beginning of the season we didn’t have a chance, but we proved that we are good.”

Success of Danny Hylton is no surprise to ex-Oxford United head coach Gary Waddock

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2:00pm Friday 27th February 2015

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1:00pm Friday 27th February 2015

NO further contract talks are expected at Oxford United until the club’s Football League status is secured.

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11:00am Friday 27th February 2015

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RUGBY UNION: Weepu leaves London Welsh to join Wasps for rest of season

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10:52am Friday 27th February 2015

Lonodon Welsh's New Zealand World Cup winning scrum half Piri Weepu has quit London Welsh to join Aviva Premiership rivals Wasps until the end of the season.

Michael Appleton: Oxford United should relish Fratton Park stage

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9:20am Friday 27th February 2015

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RUGBY UNION: Chinnor chucked out of Oxfordshire Cup final for fielding ineligible player

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9:00am Friday 27th February 2015

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Maturing Callum O'Dowda aiming to stay on his upward curve at Oxford United

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9:00am Friday 27th February 2015

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Danny Hylton reveals his Oxford United penalty plan

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