Rugby

A group of former players and committee men at Exmouth RFC are better known as the Cockles league of old gentlemen society (CLOGS).

The draw has been made for the 2017/18 Devon RFU Under-15 Cup.

The draw has been made for the 2017/18 Devon RFU Under-15 Cup.

Exmouth’s Ollie Dawe was involved in the final of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Georgia on Sunday.

Next season promises to be another eventful year for Withycombe RFC.

Exmouth’s Ollie Dawe has been named in the England side for the final pool game of the 2017 World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia (5.30pm BST, live on the World Rugby Facebook page/highlights on ITV4).

Topsham Rugby Club is leading the way in developing the new sport of Walking Rugby, and sessions, open to all, are now being held at the club every Thursday from 5pm to 6pm.

The Exmouth RFC team building continues with the news that Royal Navy front rower Harrison Marsh has put pen to paper with the Cockles for the 2017/18 season and is being sponsored by TDW Builders Ltd.

Exmouth RFC have secured a third new signing with the news that highly rated six-foot-four-inch back five forward Lewis Cooper has signed for the club.

The new man will be sponsored by Devon Contractors.

Topsham’s rugby starlets had a day to remember as they not only rubbed shoulders with World Cup winner Jason Robinson, but played a starring role in Saturday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby final at Twickenham.

Exeter Chiefs winger Jack Nowell has made sure to throw his hat into the ring for a starting place in the British & Irish Lions side, according to World Cup winner Jason Robinson.

Richard Bright has been welcomed back to the Imperial Ground as the Cockles continue their summer work prior to a new season back in the regional division.

It was seven years today that Exeter Chiefs finally arrived at English rugby’s top table.

Experienced National League utility back Tom Whelan becomes the first significant signing of the summer as the Cockles aim to strengthen their squad for the forthcoming season.

Ollie Dawe is set to appear in an England shirt at the forthcoming Under-20 World Cup being held in Georgia.

Having advanced to Twickenham a year ago, only to lose out narrowly to double winners Saracens, Devon’s finest again find themselves within touching distance of another big day out in the capital.

Exmouth RFC hosted the Annual Club Awards Night on Saturday night with centre Mark Wathes, back rower James Harris and prop Isaac Dalton among those picking up their awards.

On Bank Holiday Sunday, seven teams contested the Sidmouth RFC Charity Sevens to draw the curtain on the 2016-17 season at the Blackmore Field in damp conditions, writes Terry O’Brien.

Withycombe Under-13s rounded off their season with a win at Exeter Chiefs Youth.

Sidmouth Under-15s rounded off their season by hosting a London Division side Old Emmanuals, situation in South-West London close to Wimbledon, and defeated them 7-5.

Exmouth signed off what has been a disappointing National Two (S) season when they went down 50-5 at Worthing.

Withycombe Under-14s brought the curtain down on their season with a 29-12 home success over Risca.

Sidmouth juniors travelled to Dorset for an end of season tour to the Weymouth area to attend a festival.

Sidmouth Chiefs finished the league season with a well-deserved 16-9 win against Burnham-On-Sea to end the campaign on a positive note, writes Terry O’Brien.

Withycombe Under-14s were 32-12 winners when they met Redruth during their weekend tour of Cornwall.

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