Rugby

Withycombe Under-14s were eventually out muscled and out manoeuvred throughout by a very big and very capable well-drilled Cullompton side that won the match 56-0.

Exmouth head coach Jon Hill, sponsored by SoftWorks, spoke after the Cockles single point 33-32 defeat at Redruth.

Exmouth followed up their superb all-round show in the win over Henley by serving up, arguably, an even better performance to come within a whisker of defeating Redruth on their own patch, ultimately succumbing to a 33-32 reversal.

Sidmouth RFC is staging a Girls Rugby Fun Day early next month.

Withycombe Under-13s returned from a visit to Tavistock with a richly deserved 35-5 victory.

Withycombe Under-15s were good value for a 22-5 win on their visit to Tavistock.

Sidmouth Quins, making their first outing of the new year, served up a spirited show that combined attacking verve and determined defence as they defeated Bideford 39-22 at the Blackmore.

The Chiefs see-saw season continued after they suffered a 12-8 defeat at bottom club Bude – a result that comes just seven days after the fine win against Wadebridge Camels, writes Terry O’Brien.

Where better to follow England’s progress in the upcoming Six Nations Rugby Tournament than in the atmosphere and rugby environment of Sidmouth Rugby Club enjoying a drink of your choice?

Withycombe made it four wins in a row with a 39-14 success over Plymouth Albion Oaks.

Four Exmouth Community College youngsters were part of the Devon Under-15 side that completed their season unbeaten after they defeated Bristol in A and B matches recently.

Honiton 2nd XV went down 36-26 in their Allhallows meeting with league leaders Teignmouth 2nds.

The ups and downs continue for the Lacemen as, just a week after their terrific victory over Bodmin they succumbed to an 11-7 defeat on their visit to Topsham, writes Terry O’Brien.

Withycombe Under-14s were treated to special coaching session at the weekend.

Honiton Hawks Under-8s returned to action after the Christmas break with a series of tag rugby matches against visiting Cullompton.

Honiton Tigers U10s were given an early year boos when Exeter Chiefs winger Matt Jess took a coaching session at Northcote Lane.

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has spoken of his delight after landing England international Matt Kvesic as his first new signing for next season.

Withycombe began 2017 with a 21-3 success at Topsham to continue their upward progress in the Tribute Cornwall and Devon League.

Sidmouth Under-10s entertained Paignton for a series of matches.

Exmouth head coach Jon Hill spoke after the Cockles 59-34 defeat at London Irish Wild Geese.

Honiton 2nd XV went down 48-21 on their visit to Crediton.

Honiton made a superb start to their 2017 programme with an emphatic 56-0 home win over mid-table Bodmin, writes Jerry Rice.

Boxing Day saw the Imperial Ground, Exmouth, play host to a very special sporting occasion.

A big Boxing Day crowd was present to watch the annual encounter between the Sidmouth 1xt XV and a President’s XV, a contest played out in perfect conditions and won 41-26 by the President’s XV, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-11s entertained Newton Abbot at Sidford on another glorious winter’s morning.

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