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

Terry O’Brien and Kerin Hamill are shown receiving the certificate from RFU president Jason Leonard

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
James Grant in refereeing action

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

Withycombe versus Pirates action

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 on their way to a 24-5 victory over visiting Heathfield and Waldron. Ref exsp 13-16SH 9026. Picture: Simon Horn

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 who have launched themselves as a team. The ladies team would love to welcome new players and anyone who would like to join can contact Jason Hannay by email or call 07437 013748.

Honiton ladies rugby team are up running.

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

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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 Rhinos Under-8s after winning the Topsham tournament

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
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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.

Hawks win all six matches in tag tri-way

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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Honiton Hawks Under-7s came away from a tri-way tag rugby tournament at Chard with wins in all six of their games.

Honiton versuys Bude action. Picture: JOE KEEP

Honiton travelled to Tavistock and went down 31-11 in a vital relegation battle against fellow strugglers Tavistock, writes Jerry Rice.

Honiton 2nds during a training session at the weekend. Ref mhsp 09-16TI 1638. Picture: Terry Ife

For the third week running Honiton 2nd XV chalked up a half century of points as they won handsomely at Tavistock 2nds.


Honiton Hawks Under-7s entertained Exeter Saracens in their latest Sunday morning action.

Honiton Under-9s action against Tiverton.

Honiton Under-9s Tigers powered their way to some big wins on their visit to Tiverton.

Exeter Chiefs player Ian Whitten with Honiton Hawks and Honiton Rhinos at a midweek training session.

Honiton Hawks (Under-7s) and Rhinos (Under-8s), were treated to a training session with Ian Whitten of Exeter Chiefs last Wednesday evening.


Sidmouth suffered a big blow in their bid to beat the drop when they lost 31-23 to visiting Crediton, writes Terry O’Brien.

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Honiton 2nd ZV put Cullompton to the sword, beating the Mid Devon men 64-10, writes Phil Oaten.

Honiton Hawks Under-7s returned to action after a two-week break, entertaining Newton Abbot for a series of highly competitive and very entertaining tag rugby matches with no game having more than one try in it.

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Honiton Under-8s Rhinos had another successful morning when they hosted a Newton Abbot party that were sent home having been beaten three times.

Honiton RFC team after their win over Falmouth

Lacemen snatch victory from the jaws of defeat

Celebrations as Withycombe book their place at Twickenham with a 24-5 victory over visiting Heathfield and Waldron. Ref exsp 13-16SH 9266. Picture: Simon Horn

Saturday, March 26, 2016 will go down as one of those ‘I was there’ occasions for the masses that filled every available space around the Raleigh Park home of Withycombe to see the hosts defeat Heathfield and Waldron 24-3 to book a place in the final of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Junior Vase at Twickenham.

A large crowd were in attendance at the Blackmore Field on Good Friday for the meeting between a Sidmouth XV and an Ottery XV that the latter won 43-24, writes Terry O’Brien.

For the second time this season the Honiton Under-9 Titans inflicted a defeat on Sidmouth.

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