Rugby

Withycombe Under-13s launched a new season in fine style, scoring no fewer than 17 tries in a big win over Teignmouth at Raleigh Park.

Sidmouth went down 8-7 on their visit to Wadebridge Camels, writes Clive Dwerryhouse.

Withycombe’s ladies launched a new season with a 48-17 victory over Honiton ladies.

Exmouth Colts were beaten 25-20 in their first league outing of the new season with the home teams game management the decisive factor, writes Ian Urmston.

Withycombe Under-15s powered their way to an impressive 34-0 victory over Paignton.

Withycombe claimed their first win of the new season with a 24-12 Raleigh Park success over Topsham.

Exmouth suffer third straight defeat - next up a visit to Henley

Withycombe Under-14s were edged out in a titanic battle with Sidmouth, the game ending with 46 points having been scored and just two separating the sides.

Rugby Premiership referee Luke Pearce will be talking about his career in the game at an opening evening organised by the Devon Rugby Referees’ Society as part of recruitment drive.

Honiton travelled with a depleted side to Cornwall to play Bodmin. Weddings, injuries and unavailability’s hit the Lacemen hard, writes Michael Huskins.

Exmouth head into Saturday’s home game against London Irish Wild Geese looking to avoid a third straight defeat after they went down 59-10 at Taunton Titans last weekend.

Exmouth Rugby Club may have missed out on a prestigious prize at the home of English rugby, but they are counting their blessings after reaching the final of the Crabbie’s National Rugby Awards.

The first league game of the season on the Blackmore Field provided an entertaining and exciting encounter played at a furious pace throughout and it ended with visiting Trurto winning by a margin of justg two points at 26-24, writes Terry O’Brien.

Honiton 2nd XV made the difficult trip to Teignmouth who boast a first XV playing two divisions above Honiton and therefore have great strength in depth.

Withycombe ladies are all set to return to action.

Exmouth were soundly beaten on their visit to Taunton Titans, going down 59-10 to the Somerset side.

Honiton 1st XV opened their home campaign of the season with a disappointing 34-15 loss to Cornish side Falmouth, writes Jerry Rice.

Withycombe Under-14s made a powerful start to a new season of competitive rugby when hosted Torquay to contest a Devon Cup first round tie and came away 32-12 winners, writes Iain Cooper.

Exmouth Colts travelled to Torquay Athletic with a large squad and were able to lend the home side numbers so a 15-a-side game could be played, a contest that the Cockles won 39-5, writes Ian Urmston.

Mark Beavis has been explaining his reasons for standing down as Sidmouth coach a year earlier than planned, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Exmouth Colts see off Newton Abbott Colts

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Exmouth Colts made a winning start to the new season with a 19-7 success over Newton Abbot Colts, writes Ian Urmston.

Exmouth 2nd XV were emphatic 61-19 winners when they travelled to meet Bideford 2nds.

Exmouth suffered their first home defeat for 18 months when beaten 22-10 by Worthing in the first game of a new National Two (South) campaign.

Sidmouth lose opener at Burnham-on-Sea

Thursday, September 8, 2016

With several players unavailable for various reason, the Chiefs travelled to Burnham-on-Sea for the first league game of the season with a much rearranged side, including six debutants and went down 22-7, writes Terry O.Brien.

Gareth Steenson says a return to home comforts can help provide the perfect lift he and his Exeter Chiefs team-mates need after losing to Wasps in their seasonal opener at Wasps at the weekend, writes Mark Stevens.

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