Rugby

Withycombe RFC are busy preparing for a big day next Sunday when they hope to introduce girl’s rugby to a wider audience.

Honiton ended up having to share the spoils after an enthralling derby meeting with Topsham that left both sides wondering what might have been at the full time whistle with the scores then 25-all.

Rugby Premiership referee Luke Pearce will be talking about his career in the game at an opening evening organised by the Devon Rugby Referees’ Society as part of recruitment drive.

Honiton travelled with a depleted side to Cornwall to play Bodmin. Weddings, injuries and unavailability’s hit the Lacemen hard, writes Michael Huskins.

Honiton 2nd XV made the difficult trip to Teignmouth who boast a first XV playing two divisions above Honiton and therefore have great strength in depth.

Honiton 1st XV opened their home campaign of the season with a disappointing 34-15 loss to Cornish side Falmouth, writes Jerry Rice.

Chard did not let down the good sized crowd that turned up to watch the first home game of the season but last years runners-up Thornbury proved too big a hurdle for the inexperienced home side and in the visitors ran out comfortable 33-13 winners.

Mark Beavis has been explaining his reasons for standing down as Sidmouth coach a year earlier than planned, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Honiton’s 2016-7 campaign got of to a disappointing start when they travelled away to Tavistock for their first league fixture, writes Jerry Rice.

Honiton 2nd XV lost their opening game of the new season when beaten 41-10 by Tavistock 2nd XV.

Chard RFC Mini and Juniors held their first day back in the new season.

Honiton Rugby club finished a week of warm-up games with a tough fixture on Saturday against stern opposition Sidmouth, writes Jerry Rice.

When the season begins Chard Rugby Club will have been in existence for 140 years and it is a club which is well established in the town and is at the centre of the community in many different ways be it on or off the field, writes Glyn Hughes.

The pools and fixtures for next month’s Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s have been confirmed as Sandy Park prepares to host the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Sevens Series for the second time.

Lacemen ring the coaching changes

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Honiton have appointed Nathan Hannay as their coach for the season ahead as part of an experimental reshuffle at the club, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth RFC were honoured at an Awards Luncheon held at Twickenham before the England versus Wales match on the first Saturday in June.

Exmouth referee lands top award

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Exmouth whistle man James Grant was named referee of the year at the Devon Rugby Referees’ Society annual meeting, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Disappointed, but not deflated – Withycombe left Twickenham with their heads held high despite losing 44-22 to West Leeds in the final of the RFU Senior Vase, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Withycombe player-coach Dave Sims is aiming to bow out on a high with a winner’s medal from Saturday’s RFU Senior Vase final at Twickenham.

Honiton ladies rugby team are up running.

Honiton Hawks Under-7s played their final set of games of the season, winning both matches against touring side Matson from Gloucester.

Honiton were 24-17 winners when they travelled to Penzance to play Pirates Amateurs in their final game of the season, writes Phil Oaten.

Honiton Rhino’s, the club’s Under-8 team, were crowned winners of the Topsham tournament.

Lacemen awarded five valuable points

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Honiton’s dramatic season continues! Last Saturday they were supposed to play already-relegated Newquay Hornets at home, but being bottom of the league and in complete disarray they cancelled and, by default, this gave Honiton the valuable five points, writes Jerry Rice.

Honiton Hawks Under-7s came away from a tri-way tag rugby tournament at Chard with wins in all six of their games.

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