Rugby

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, will visit Exmouth on

Cushion signs on for the Cockles

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Dave Rogers of Cobalt Computer Solutions (left), welcomes new signing, Ruairi Cushion, to Exmouth RFC.

Former Plymouth Albion scrum-half and captain Ruairi Cushion will be turning out in National League Three next season for Exmouth, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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Honiton RFC have started their planning for next season and have re-appointed Callum Hill as their player coach for the 2015/16 campaign.

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Exmouth RFC have announced dates for pre-season matches.

Former All Black forward Jerry Collins has died in a car accident in France in the early hours of Friday morning, New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Club members speak of their delight the day New Zealand star came to town.

Former All Blacks rugby player Jerry Collins has died in a car crash in France. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

The former All Blacks star once made an appearance playing for Barnstaple RFC in 2007.

Exmouth RFC award winners with their trophies

Exmouth RFC held their 2015 Awards Evening to honour the stars of the campaign on and off the Imperial ground turf, writes Jan McCarthy.

Simon Lane (left) hands over the presidential bell and gavel to new Devon Rugby Referees Society (DRRS) president Derek Blackburn

Sidmouth’s Derek Blackburn has been voted in as new president of the Devon Rugby Referees Society, writes Conrad Sutcliffe

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The season might be over but the rugby doesn’t stop at Withycombe RFC

The Withycombe Under-12 players with 1st XV star Sam Parkin

Withycombe Under-12s completed their season with a well supported presentation evening.

Sidmouth Rugby by Club awards

Dan Rugg was a winner twice over at Sidmouth’s end of-season awards evening.

Chris Bentley in action for Exeter Chiefs

Possibly the best number-eight England never had was Lawrence Connor.

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Chard RFC held their players and awards dinner at the clubhouse last Friday evening .

Sidmouth Under-14s after winning the Devon County Cup.In the attached picture, back row left to right are: 
Lloyd Wright, Ollie Upperdine, Max Peacock, James Emmett,  Josh Allen, Dan Palfrey, Jack Syrad, Ben Shorthouse, Tom Osbourne(capt), Louis Morel,  Dominic Pierson Lovesey, Archie Cruze, Torin Benson.
Front Row left to right are: Aaron Rowland, Sam Kennaugh, Callum Budge, Will Bugler, Tom McCaig, Cian Warren, Will Kennaugh, Jed Reid, Sam Gardener, Liam Thurley, Henry Williams

Sidmouth RFC Under-14s capped a magnificent season with victory in the Devon Cup final.

Poppy Leitch, the Bicton who has been selected for trials with the Ladies England Rugby under 20’s team

Bicton College student, Poppy Leitch, 17, is preparing for two exciting opportunities ahead with the Ladies England Rugby under 20’s Team trials next month in Birmingham and a place secured at Exeter University starting this academic year.

Exmouth sign Powell

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Dan Powell is welcomed to the club by former Cockles' captain Ross Morshead:

Exmouth RFC have made their first signing of the 15-16 season with utility back and England Under 18’s trialist Dan Powell arriving from Sidmouth and Exeter College.

Topsham RFC ladies team, were 29-22 winners when they took to the pitch to face North Tawton ladies in what was their final outing of the season.

Exmouth Community College celebrate

Exeter College Rugby achieved the ‘treble’ in AoC British Colleges Rugby terms by winning the AoC British Colleges Elite Cup against Llandrillo College at Stourbridge.

Honiton captain Harry Wright with the losers shield after the Lacemen lost 22-0 to Barnstaple in the Devon Colts Cup final at Sandy Park. It was Honiton's  first appearance in the final since 1985 when, coincidentally, they also lost to Barnstaple.

Honiton went down 20-0 in the Devon Colts Cup final, but won plenty of admirers for the way they played in what was an entertaining game.

Sidmouth Under-16s

Sidmouth Under-16s brought the curtain down on their season, and indeed their time in youth rugby, with a 22-10 home defeat at the hands of Kingsbridge.

Exmouth players console themselves that they took the game to the final seconds of play . Ref exsp 4545-18-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Rugby was the big winner at Exmouth’s promotion play-off game on Saturday.

Withycombe U12 tour to Cornwall

Withycombe Under-12s took part in what was a thoroughly enjoyable – and successful - Withy junior section tour to Cornwall.

Refs recognise Barum hosts

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Barnstaple chairman John Courtenay (left) is presented with the Dave Smith Memorial Cup by Devon Rugby Referees' Society president Simon Lane. Picture: Submitted

Barnstaple’s warm welcome for rugby referees has been recognised for the second year running.

Testimonial is a tussle at Barum

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Barum All Stars defeated a Barnstaple President’s XV 26-10 in a testimonial game for prop Mark Berry.

Withy U11 tour to Cornwall. Daisy Assleman breaks through a challenge

Withycombe Under-11s brought the curtain down on their season by taking part in the club’s junior section tour to Cornwall.

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