Rugby

Honiton battled well throughout their game at champions-elect Wellington, before going down 43-24, writes Jerry Rice.

Chard 2nds were 26-16 winners when they hosted Wiveliscombe 2nds, writes Gavin Smillie.

Honiton Rhinos Under-9 player Jake Downs was left feeling ‘on top of the world’ last weekend, and it was all in a great cause.

Chard RFC minis and juniors entertained teams from Bridgwater and Albion on Sunday for lots of rugby in the sunshine, writes Gavin Smillie.

Chard, on their fifth and final visit to Cornwall in the Western Counties (W) division, were 27-17 winners over Truro, a result which sees Chard end the season in seventh place in the table, one berth above the Cornish side, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton Hawks Under-9s visited Newton Abbot on Sunday morning and returned with another victory after a fine all-round show.

A crowd of 200 plus turned up to support Chard in their crucial Western Counties West meeting with Torquay Athletic and they saw the home team put in a terrific shift that led them to a 25-13 bonus point win that helps ensure they stay clear of the relegation places, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton held their annual vice presidents’ luncheon on Saturday which was then followed by the visit of Torrington for the penultimate home fixture of the season and a large Allhallows turnout was treated to a 58-0 Lacemen success, writes Jerry Rice.

A crowd of 200 plus turned up to support Chard in their crucial Western Counties West meeting with Torquay Athletic and they saw the home team put in a terrific shift that led them to a 25-13 bonus point win that helps ensure they stay clear of the relegation places, writes Glyn Hughes.

Chard third XV had the luxury of a large playing squad and so were able to use a lot of replacements as they defeated Wincanton 5-3.

Honiton Hawks (Under-9s) travelled to Taunton on Sunday morning to take part in a festival meeting.

Chard were beaten 21-17 in what was a very tight encounter between two evenly matched teams, but in the very heavy conditions, Chard could only manage to salvage a losing bonus point with the award of a late penalty try deep into injury time and will no doubt rue switching off a few times, which cost them several points, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton went down 53-14 in what was always going to be a ‘difficult’ game against local rivals Topsham.

Sidmouth and Falmouth shared 78 points in a high-scoring affair at the Blackmore, writes Terry O’Brien.

Chard RFC duo off to Japan

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Exeter College have been selected by the RFU to represent England in the Sanix world Rugby youth tournament in Fukuoka, Japan at the end of this month and included in the squad are two members of Chard Colts, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton returned from their Easter Saturday Tribute Cornwall and Devon match at mid-table Plymstock Albion Oaks with a 22-10 success, writes Jerry Rice.

The Easter weekend saw Chard 2nd XV secure a comfortable away win against Bridgwater 3rd XV in a Somerset Two South meeting, writes Glyn Hughes.

A trio of East-Devon based teenagers are all set for what will be an experience of a lifetime later this month when they take part in a rugby tournament in Japan, playing for the Exeter College Exeter Chiefs rugby academy team, who are to take part in the Sanix World Youth Invitational Tournament in Japan.

Honiton 2nd XV travelled to Sidmouth for a local derby with a good mix of old heads and younger players.

After missing the last four games due to the weather, the Honiton Under-9s Hawks boys were itching to get back into action on Sunday morning when they entertained Tiverton.

Devon rugby clubs are being encouraged to enter the Crabbie’s 2018 National Rugby Awards, which give recognition to clubs at all levels and their members for their contribution to the game.

Chard 2nd XV suffered a 67-7 defeat on their visit to Weston 4th XV.

After a rather depressing week coping with a mindless arson attack on the club’s property, Honiton RFC, with the help of some very generous friends, managed to return to the business of playing rugby, writes Jerry Rice.

Chard were beaten 19-10 by a visiting St Ives side that were crowned Western Counties (W) champions as a result of their victory, writes Glyn Hughes.

Chard 2nd XV once again fielded a mixture of youngsters and vets for their Somerset Two (S) meeting with Somerton that saw them beaten 31-7.

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