Rugby

Exmouth head coach Steve Perry was understandably delighted with his team's performance at Launceston.

As the score line of 28-30 indicates, the first home game of the Western Counties West campaign for Sidmouth proved to be a closely contested and indeed, entertaining game, though there were too many errors on both sides to label it a classic, writes Terry O'Brien.

Honiton Otters went down 52-7 on their visit to Exmouth for the first league game of a new campaign.

Honiton showed real strength of character to secure their first win in the Western Counties West, beating hosts Teignmouth 26-24 thanks to a late Harry Wright try and conversion from Ollie Cave.

Withycombe Under-14s served up a superb all-round performance to inflict a rare defeat upon Exeter Saracens, beating the visitors 46-24 at Raleigh Park, writes Mark Long.

Exmouth served up arguably one of their most impressive away league performance is the past 10 years when they travelled to Launceston to the home of the Cornish All Blacks and returned having scored a dozen tries, racking up 76 points in the process!

Exmouth 2nd XV were fully deserving of their 43-27 win at Crediton.

Withycombe made a superb start to what they hope will be a short stay as a Devon One side, winning 46-10 at Buckfastleigh.

Exmouth recorded their highest scoring away win in the past decade as they thumped hosts Launceston 76-24 on matchday two of the new South West Premier season.

Sidmouth Chiefs were given clear notice that rugby in the South West League West is a big step up from last year after they went down 36-15 at Cleve on matchday one of the new term, writes Terry O'Brien.

Honiton RFC U9s seeking new players

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Honiton RFC U9s are keen to recruit some new players.

Exmouth head coach Steve Perry was delighted with the character that his Cockles side showed in the opening day 17-all draw with Ivybridge at the Imperial Ground.

Withycombe ladies went down 56-5 when they travelled to Exeter Athletic ladies who are the new ladies team at Exeter Chiefs.

Honiton Warriors Under-14s made a great start to the new season as they chalked up a 29-22 success over a large Newton Abbot team.

Honiton began life as a Tribute Western Counties West side with a 20-9 defeat at home to St Austell, writes Justin Nuttall.

Sidmouth Chiefs were given clear notice that rugby in the South West League West is a big step up after they suffered an opening day, 36-15 defeat at Cleve, writes Terry O'Brien.

Exmouth began a new season of South West Premier rugby by snatching a deserved 17-17 draw, albeit from the jaws of defeat, when they entertained Ivybridge at the Imperial Ground.

Chard made a losing start to the new Tribute Western Counties West campaign, but there was plenty in the 20-16 home defeat at the hands of Wellington to give the Chard faithful plenty of optimism about the long season ahead, writes Glyn Hughes.

Sidmouth were beaten 36-15 in their opening Tribute South West One game at Cleve.

There is a double-header of action at Honiton RFC on Saturday (September 7) with both the Lacemen's 1st and 2nd XVs in action.

Exmouth launch a new season of South West Premier Division rugby on Saturday (September 7) when they welcome Ivybridge to the Imperial Ground for a Devon derby.

Withycombe ended an 11 month wait for a victory when they ran in eight tries in an empathic pre-season success over a Crediton XV.

Honiton warmed up for their first game in the Tribute Western Counties (West) campaign this coming Saturday (September 7) with a warm-up match 36-26 success at North Tawton.

A Sidmouth Chiefs XV were 31-21 winners when they hosted Withycombe in a pre-season game, writes Terry O'Brien.

Sidmouth skipper Olly Pyne is confident the South West One new boys will hold their own following promotion last season, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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