Rugby

Chard RFC are both pleased and delighted to announce that Matt Ayres has re joined the club he played for as a junior, writes Glynn Hughes.

Honiton RFC have continued their summer work and appointed a new man to lead the 2nd XV into the coming campaign.

Chard Rugby Club entered a mix of members from across the teams in the club into the Fire Service Three Peaks Challenge (climbing the highest mountains in the UK in less than 24 hours, including the driving in between) to raise money for both the Rugby Club and The Firefighters Charity.

Honiton RFC have made a major signing ahead of the forthcoming 2018/19 campaign.

Chard RFC he Chard club were delighted and honoured to receive an award at the recent Somerset Referees Society end of season dinner, writes Glyn Hughes.

Back in July of last year Honiton started their pre-season training for the 2017-18 season, writes Jerry Rice.

Chard Rugby Football Club are delighted to introduce John Williams as their new chairman taking them into the summer preparation for the new season.

Chard U11s travelled to Trowbridge for the 2018 Land Rover Cup hosted by Trowbridge RFC in an affiliation with Bath RFC.

The second Bill Morgan memorial match was held on one of the hottest days of the year, bringing a large crowd out to support the two Chard teams.

Honiton 2nd XV went down 48-12 when they hosted a strong Tiverton side in what was their final game of the season.

Honiton Under-14s enjoyed their experience at this year’s Devon RFU U14 Festival.

Honiton RFC completed their home Tribute Cornwall and Devon season with a powerful all-round show that saw them demolish visiting Plymouth-based Argaum, chalking up a record score for the club, winning the game 107-7, writes Jerry Rise.

In an end of season feast of running rugby, Chard ladies played against a combination of local teams as well as some of their own, to ensure that the final match of the season allowed all players to show their attacking skills ready for their entry into league rugby next season, writes David Webb.

Honiton Hawks played host to the Devon Under-9s Rugby Festival on Sunday with 34 teams from the length and breadth of Devon taking part.

Honiton 2nds’ torrid season continued and, struggling for numbers for a daunting trip to an always strong Exmouth side, they ended up on the wrong end of a 62-29 score line.

Chard III went down 46-22 in a Tribute Somerset Three (S) Friday night meeting, writes, Gavin Smillie

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

Chard 2nds see off Wiveliscombe 2nds

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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.

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