Rugby

Exmouth went down to only their third home defeat of the South West Premier season when beaten 27-14 by visiting Bracknell.

Sidmouth Chiefs were 45-26 winners over Falmouth and the bonus point win they banked with the result takes the Chiefs back to the top of the Western Counties West table in what is proving to be an exciting final few weeks of the season, writes Terry O’Brien.

Honiton head into their final three games of the Tribute Cornwall & Devon season sitting just three points behind leaders Penryn and a single point above third placed Bude.

Honiton head coach Nathan Hannay knows he has a job to do keeping his 1st XV squad fixed and focused, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Exmouth return to South West Premier rugby action this Saturday (March 23) when they entertain Bracknell.

Sidmouth Chiefs suffered their third defeat in four games on their first ever visit to Winscombe, and the 25-21 loss drops them to third place and out of the league promotion/play-off places for the present, writes Terry O’Brien.

Chard RFC return to action this coming Saturday (March 23) with league fixtures for the 1st Xv and the 3rd XV, writes Glyn Hughes.

In their final league game of the 2018/19 season Withycombe ladies travelled to Chard and came away with their biggest league win of the campaign, 60-11.

Honiton, backed by a coachload of supporters, powered their way into the national semi-finals as they won the Senior Vase South and South West Divisional final, beating hosts Chesham Stags 25-12 on their own pitch in Buckinghamshire, writes Justin Nuttall.

Easter Saturday is the next big day for Honiton’s rugby players.

Sidmouth’s hopes of winning the Tribute Western Counties (W) title suffered another blow as they lost for the second successive Saturday, beaten 25-21 at Winscombe.

Honiton’s rugby players are now just 80 minutes away from a memorable day out at Twickenham after they won the South West Divisional Vase final defeating Chesham 27-12 on their own turf up in Buckinghamshire

The middle Saturday of March is another big day for Honiton RFC as the Lacemen look to take one big giant stride towards a day out at Twickenham as they contest the South West Divisional Final of the Senior Vase.

Sidmouth RFC took a tour party to North Devon for the club’s inaugural girls’ rugby tour.

Honiton Hawks Under-10s entertained their near neighbours Sidmouth on Sunday morning.

Axminster rugby player Joe Elsworth has been selected to attend the prestigious SANIX World Rugby Youth Tournament in Japan in April/May this year.

Honiton Under-8s enjoyed another excellent morning of rugby as they met Sidmouth.

With the latest Rugby Football Union (RFU) rules affecting ‘fair play’ within junior rugby, players could find themselves without game time as numbers at larger clubs increase.

Honiton 2nds were edged out 29-22 in a close encounter with Ilfracombe at Allhallows, writes Tom Churchward.

Once again the buzz word, in terms of the thoughts of Cockles head coach Steve Perry after the defeat at Bournemouth, was ‘consistency’.

Honiton powered to an 80-3 Tribute Cornwall and Devon League success over Plymouth Argaum, writes Justin Nuttall.

Honiton Warrior’s Under-13s were at a wind-swept Sidmouth for their latest action.

Exmouth 2nd XV maintained their bid for Devon Merit Table honours as they ran in no fewer than 11 tries on a 69-10 success at Paignton 2nd XV.

Exmouth Nomads won a hastily arranged friendly with Sidmouth 2nds after their original fixture – a league meeting with Exeter Engineers – was not played owing the opposition having ‘double booked’.

Exmouth went down 41-10 on their visit to champions-in-waiting Bournemouth.

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