Rugby

In very tricky conditions, Honiton entertained mid-table Plymouth-based Albion Oakes on Saturday. Persistent rain during the morning meant any hope of free-flowing rugby was lost and it was always going to be a hard slog in the mud for both sides, writes Jerry Rice.

After a well below par performance against Sidmouth last weekend Chard got back to winning ways with an effective display against a competitive Paignton side, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton 2nds, struggling with numbers because of unavailabilities, were beaten 52-17 on their visit to South Molton, writes James Foot.

Honiton Hawks Under-9s produced some excellent rugby – and results – when they entertained near neighbours Sidmouth on Sunday morning.

Honiton consolidated their top four berth in the Tribute Cornwall and Devon Division with a 27-10 success on their visit to Plymouth Argaum, writes Brendon Finlay.

Honiton Colts secured their first win of the season with a 28-12 victory over visiting Devonport HSOB.

Honiton Hawks Under-9s were involved in some entertaining matches when they travelled to meet teams from Exeter Saracens.

Honiton 2nd XV went down 57-14 when they travelled to face a young, fit, and pacey Exeter Engineers University XV.

Honiton chalked up a half century of points as they recorded a 51-3 victory in their Tribute Cornwall and Devon League Allhallows meeting with Penzance.

The Axe Valley Academy U14 boys’ rugby team played West Exe School in the Exeter and East Devon Rugby Plate Cup quarter-finals and won a pulsating contest 34-27.

Honiton Hawks Under-9s entered a new phase of their rugby development on Sunday when they journeyed to Exmouth to take on teams from Withycombe.

Honiton saw their five match-winning start to the Tribute Cornwall and Devon campaign ended as they slipped to a 20-13 defeat at Allhallows to visiting Lanner, writes Keith Jenkins.

Honiton Hawks Under-9s started their season in fine style in a series of matches against visiting Exmouth, winning all six of their games.

Honiton 2nds suffered a 54-17 defeat on their visit to Withycombe 2nds.

Honiton continued their perfect start to the Tribute Cornwall and Devon League campaign by claiming a fifth straight success, seeing off East Devon rivals Withycombe 23-22 after a compelling 80 minutes of rugby at Allhallows, writes Jerry Rice.

Honiton seconds, like the 1st XV, also travelled down to Cornwall for their longest away fixture against the Waybridge Camels, writes Mike Huskins.

Honiton made the long trip to Hayle for their first Cornish trip of the season and, in previous seasons, any games in Cornwall have proved unsuccessful; however, on the back of an unbeaten three-game start for the Lacemen and a bit of an indifferent one for the Hayle, Honiton travelled in confident mood, writes Mike Huskins.

Honiton 2nds, missing a swathe of regulars owing to a stag celebration, went down 83-5 on their visit to Kingsbridge.

The Lacemen made a confident start and took an early lead courtesy of an Oli Cave penalty, following good approach play from the forwards.

Honiton RFC are to run another ‘taster Session’ for their youngest age group this coming Sunday (September 17).

Honiton powered their way to an emphatic 64-0 win when they visited Wessex for their second Tribute Cornwall and Devon League game of the season.

Chard made it two wins in a row with a very competent display, beating the only other Somerset side in Western Counties West division, Burnham-on-Sea, 31-13.

Chard 1st XV 26 - 24 Truro.

Despite the many alternative bank holiday attractions, a large crowd turned out at the Blackmore Field for a cracking local derby between Sidmouth and Honiton that saw both clubs playing their final games in preparation for the competitive season, which starts on Saturday (September 2), writes Terry O’Brien.

There has been a great atmosphere at Chard RFC for the three British Lions games so far with numbers increasing with each game.

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