Rugby

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.

Exmouth RFC coaches Jon Hill, Dave Bargent and Tom Whelan have made some rotational changes ahead of Tuesday night’s mouth-watering Devon Cup semi-final clash with Brixham that kicks-off at the Imperial Ground at 7.15pm.

Honiton RFC completed their home Tribute Cornwall and Devon season with a powerful all-round show that saw them demolish visiting Plymouth-based Argaum, chalking up a record score for the club, winning the game 107-7, writes Jerry Rise.

After a superb 59-19 victory over Camborne in a rearranged game that saw the Cockles complete their South West Premier campaign – and guarantee they begin next season at the same level, head coach Jon Hill spoke of his delight.

In an end of season feast of running rugby, Chard ladies played against a combination of local teams as well as some of their own, to ensure that the final match of the season allowed all players to show their attacking skills ready for their entry into league rugby next season, writes David Webb.

Sidmouth RFC are gearing up for a busy weekend both at their home ground and elsewhere in Devon.

Honiton Hawks played host to the Devon Under-9s Rugby Festival on Sunday with 34 teams from the length and breadth of Devon taking part.

Honiton 2nds’ torrid season continued and, struggling for numbers for a daunting trip to an always strong Exmouth side, they ended up on the wrong end of a 62-29 score line.

Withycombe U16s completed their campaign in the Fisherman’s Cup league stage when they travelled to Paignton and enjoyed a big win thanks to another superb all-round show.

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