Rugby

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

It’s the big weekend of rugby and football in London for Exeter Chiefs on Saturday and Exeter City on Sunday.

It was seven years today that Exeter Chiefs finally arrived at English rugby’s top table.

Having advanced to Twickenham a year ago, only to lose out narrowly to double winners Saracens, Devon’s finest again find themselves within touching distance of another big day out in the capital.

Honiton 2nd XV ended their season with an emphatic 62-19 success visiting Okehampton III.

Saturday’s rugby at Allhallows was all staged with high drama and some sadness, writes Jerry Rice.

Honiton Hawks Under-8s were in Devon RFU tag rugby festival action at Ivybridge.

Honiton teenager Charlie Wright scored a try for England Under-18s as they defeated Ireland 39-20 in the U18 International Series at Parc y Scarlets.

The Under-9s festival, staged by Honiton RFC and held at their Allhallows home, was a huge success.

Honiton Hawks Under-8s returned from a visit to Newton Abbot with a deserved share of the spoils from a match that produced 26 tries.

Honiton duly won their home meeting with basemen side Tamar Saracens 59-0, writes Jerry Rice.

On Sunday Allhallows was awash with teams as Honiton hosted the county’s Under-9 festival, writes Jerry Rice.

This coming Sunday (April 9) Honiton RFC are hosting a big day of junior rugby.

Honiton 2nd XV emerged victorious to the tune of a 12-10 success when they entertained a Kingsbridge that sits third in the merit table.

Ben Holmes marked his first outing for Honiton Titans Under-12s with no fewer than seven tries in the teams 60-5 success over hosts Crediton.

Honiton went down 28-38 in their home meeting with Saltash, writes Jerry Rice.

Honiton Under-16s rounded off their season with an excellent all-round performance that saw them to a 24-19 win over Teignmouth.

Honiton Hawks Under-8s enjoyed a splendid morning of successful rugby, ending four games with Exeter Chiefs unbeaten.

Honiton Hawks Under-8s emerged from a morning of four games against opposition from Chard and Thornbury with three wins and a draw.

Having hauled them selves out of the relegation zone two weeks ago, Honiton had the task of keeping the momentum going, but with a difficult trip down to Plymouth to play fifth placed Plymstock Albion Oaks, it was anything but easy, and the Lacemen succumbed to a narrow – and controversial – defeat, writes Jerry Rice.

Honiton teenager Charlie Wright was again part of the England Under-18 team that took to the pitch for their third game of the season at the weekend.

Exmouth RFC head coach Jon Hill pulled no punches when he spoke some time after the final whistle having just witnessed his team get thrashed 97-7 at Old Elthamians.

Honiton 2nd XV shared 54 points with hosts Cullompton 2nds.

Honiton Hawks Under-8s were involved in a tremendous high-scoring contest when they entertained Old Plymothian and Mannamedians (OPM) RFC on Sunday morning.

Please see below a report of this morning’s matches at home against Withycombe.

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