Rugby

Two primary schools did East Devon Proud in the recent countywide Tag Rugby Finals in Plymouth where 16 top teams met to compete.

Chard Rugby Club entered a mix of members from across the teams in the club into the Fire Service Three Peaks Challenge (climbing the highest mountains in the UK in less than 24 hours, including the driving in between) to raise money for both the Rugby Club and The Firefighters Charity.

The final Sunday of June saw Withycombe RFC take part in the annual NatWest RugbyForce Day, writes Adam Curtis.

Honiton RFC have made a major signing ahead of the forthcoming 2018/19 campaign.

Chard RFC he Chard club were delighted and honoured to receive an award at the recent Somerset Referees Society end of season dinner, writes Glyn Hughes.

After 24 years’ service in charge of senior rugby at the Imperial Ground, the Exmouth RFC director of rugby, Chris Wright, was recently honoured for his long and distinguished service

Back in July of last year Honiton started their pre-season training for the 2017-18 season, writes Jerry Rice.

Withycombe RFC held their annual presentations for the mini and youth players.

Exmouth Rugby Club have named former Launceston player-coach and Barnstaple head coach Steve Perry as their new head coach.

Withycombe RFC Under-12s players, coaches and families all enjoyed an afternoon of sausages, burgers, bouncy castles and laughs on Saturday as they wound down their 2017/18 season with a barbecue, all very generously supplied and put together by the Saddlers Lympstone.

The 1st XV Player of the Year award was presented to Sione Livai and the 2nd XV Player of the Year honour was presented to Ryan Davies while the Sidmouth Colts Player of the Year award went to Tom Woodruff.

Exmouth head coach Jon Hill is to leave the club after eight years with the Cockles, writes Stephen Birley.

Withycombe Under-15s travelled to Caerphilly in Wales to compete for the Challenge Cup, generously sponsored by Edwards Diving Services Ltd of Caerphilly and Exeter.

Withycombe lifted the Devon Intermediate Cup when they defeated Honiton beneath blue skies and before a large crowd at Raleigh Park.

Cockles head coach Jon Hill is to leave the Imperial Ground.

Chard Rugby Football Club are delighted to introduce John Williams as their new chairman taking them into the summer preparation for the new season.

Sidmouth RFC girls have had a terrific season of continued development, on and off the pitch.

Withycombe Under-12s drew their season to a close as they welcomed two touring sides from Wales to a sun-drenched Raleigh Park on the first weekend of May.

Chard U11s travelled to Trowbridge for the 2018 Land Rover Cup hosted by Trowbridge RFC in an affiliation with Bath RFC.

The second Bill Morgan memorial match was held on one of the hottest days of the year, bringing a large crowd out to support the two Chard teams.

Honiton 2nd XV went down 48-12 when they hosted a strong Tiverton side in what was their final game of the season.

Withy Under-15s were edged out in a thrilling Devon Plate final that was played at the home of final opponents Sidmouth.

Exmouth booked a place in the 2018 Devon Cup final after a 28-8 success over Brixham under the Imperial Ground floodlights on Tuesday night.

The Chiefs finished the season in style, winning the Devon Intermediate Cup in dramatic fashion against South West League Cullompton at Stafford Park, defeating the Mid Devon men 27-24, writes Terry O’Brien.

Honiton Under-14s enjoyed their experience at this year’s Devon RFU U14 Festival.

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