Rugby

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Honiton RFC have started their planning for next season and have re-appointed Callum Hill as their player coach for the 2015/16 campaign.

Chris Bentley in action for Exeter Chiefs

Possibly the best number-eight England never had was Lawrence Connor.

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Chard RFC held their players and awards dinner at the clubhouse last Friday evening .

Poppy Leitch, the Bicton who has been selected for trials with the Ladies England Rugby under 20’s team

Bicton College student, Poppy Leitch, 17, is preparing for two exciting opportunities ahead with the Ladies England Rugby under 20’s Team trials next month in Birmingham and a place secured at Exeter University starting this academic year.

Exmouth sign Powell

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Dan Powell is welcomed to the club by former Cockles' captain Ross Morshead:

Exmouth RFC have made their first signing of the 15-16 season with utility back and England Under 18’s trialist Dan Powell arriving from Sidmouth and Exeter College.

Exmouth Community College celebrate

Exeter College Rugby achieved the ‘treble’ in AoC British Colleges Rugby terms by winning the AoC British Colleges Elite Cup against Llandrillo College at Stourbridge.

Honiton captain Harry Wright with the losers shield after the Lacemen lost 22-0 to Barnstaple in the Devon Colts Cup final at Sandy Park. It was Honiton's  first appearance in the final since 1985 when, coincidentally, they also lost to Barnstaple.

Honiton went down 20-0 in the Devon Colts Cup final, but won plenty of admirers for the way they played in what was an entertaining game.

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Honiton Community College student Charlie Wright has just returned to East Devon having played for the England Under-16 rugby team who dealt Wales a heavy 34-0 defeat.

Honiton at home to Withycombe. Ref mhsp 5500-16-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton Under-11s went down 40-20 to visiting Tiverton, but there was much form the Lacelads coaching staff to be pleased about in the performance.

Exmouth took on Weston at the Imperial Ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 3548-17-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth’s reward for their bonus point success over Weston-super-Mare is a home tie in the play-off.

Honiton Tigers under-8s ended the regular season on a high when they won three of the four matches they played against visiting South Molton.

Exmouth action from Redingensians match

Exmouth will boosted by the return of Chris Bentley to the second row for Saturday’s showdown with Weston on the Imperial Ground.

There can’t be many occasions when Chard have scored more than 40 points away from home and come away with no more than a four-try bonus point, but the 64-41 defeat at Old Centralians in National Three South West was one of them.

Honiton at home to Withycombe. Ref mhsp 5547-16-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

What could have been a non-event turned out to be an entertaining 22-all draw when Honiton entertained Withycombe in their penultimate league game of the season, writes Roger Dance.

Honiton Colts edged out at Newton Abbot

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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A 26-27 defeat away to Newton Abbot means Honiton Colts are not yet in the final of the Devon Colts Cup, writes Paz Parratt.

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FORWARD power paved the way for Wellington to beat Sidmouth 27-15 for the bonus point win that ensures they avoid relegation.

Sidmouth cashing in on World Cup

Sunday, April 5, 2015

SIDMOUTH are Rugby World Cup winners – and the tournament doesn’t start for months.

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HONITON U11s tuned up for the looming Devon Festival with a 35-15 win over visiting Wellington in a mud bath.

HONITON defeated Ivybridge 45-26 in an end-to-end encounter that takes them one step closer to the Devon Colts final at Sandy Park next month, writes Paul Parratt.

Away form needs to improve next term

Friday, April 3, 2015

HONTON went down 20-5 away to Hayle in a Cornwall & Devon Division mid-table non-event between two teams already sure of staying up, writes Roger Dance.

Chard put up better show after interval

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Chard upped their game in the second half against Hornets to avoid what looked like a drubbing.

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Honiton Tigers U8s took a squad of ten players to Exeter Saracens on Sunday and produced some decent rugby to claim two wins, a draw and a defeat in the four matches they played.

Honiton safe from relegation worries

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Honiton achieved a dramatic last-gasp win on Saturday to secure their survival in the Cornwall & Devon Division for another season, writes Roger Dance.

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As the Lacemen’s Colts licked their wounds from their recent defeat by a strong Barum outfit, they travelled to Okehampton for a must-win game and produced the goods in a 25-15 result, writes Paz Parratt

Tomorrow (Saturday) Sidmouth Rugby Club will be marking the climax of this season’s exciting Six Nations Championship with a series of events leading up to England match against France, which will decide the outcome of the competition.

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