Rugby

Sidmouth Chiefs were 14-13 winners when they travelled to Wellington for a pre-season game, writes John Dunn.

Exmouth began their pre-season in terms of competitive matches with a 19-7 Imperial ground win over Okehampton.

Exeter Chiefs have bolstered their squad ahead of the new 2017/18 season with the acquisition of powerful South African lock Wilhelm van der Sluys, writes Mark Stevens.

There’s a special evening planned at Withycombe RFC this coming Friday (July 14).

Experienced Army back five forward, Sam Richardson has put pen to paper with Exmouth RFC for the season ahead and is a significant boost to the Cockles.

Sidmouth Rugby Club will start pre-season training on Tuesday, July 4, at the Blackmore Field starting at 7pm, writes Terry O’Brien.

Exmouth RFC have continued their summer signing work by capturing the signature of Davy McGregor.

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.

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