Rugby

Two seasons ago, Honiton avoided relegation by the narrow margin of three points and yet they are now contemplating life next season in the Western Counties (West) division following this season’s runners-up finish in the Tribute Cornwall and Devon division.

Honiton closed out a superb Tribute Cornwall and Devon League campaign with a 67-26 Allhallows success over Topsham, writes Jerry Rice

The last two weekends have seen the Honiton RFC Under-8s travel to Topsham to take part in a mini festival and an away fixture at Teignmouth.

A crowd in excess of 350 turned up for the Chard versus wellington, local derby fixture, that had so much riding on it for both teams in terms of their respective tribute Western Counties (W) situations, writes Glyn Hughes.

The celebrations began in earnest in the Tavistock RFC dressing rooms after the Lacemen, who had just beaten the hosts 46-0, heard news from South Molton that Bude had been beaten and so Honiton, regardless of what happens in their final game this coming Saturday, will be promoted and so will start next season in the Tribute Western Counties (West), writes Jerry Rice.

Honiton Hunters enjoyed their involvement at the Under-9s rugby festival held at Allhallows, writes Louise Beer.

Honiton 2nds skipper Ben Welch, injured the week before, strapped himself up to come off the replacements bench to be part of a splendid 26-19 win for his side.

Honiton Under-7s took part in the Farnham Mini’s Samurai Tour Tournament that took place at Topsham.

A six week layoff after very encouraging mid season results, saw a game rusty Chard come up against a fast running Withycombe, with the game dominated by two visiting players as the Exmouth side won 60-12.

Honiton 2nd XV went down 53-23 in their meeting with hosts South Molton 2nds.

In a pulsating match that could have gone either way, Chard ladies returned to form, following their disappointing previous outing against Withycombe as they went down 34-20 at Bideford.

Honiton were excellent value for their 51-13 home win over South Molton, writes Justin Nuttall.

Chard kept their chances of Western Counties survival very much alive thanks to a superb second half performance that ultimately took them to a 29-18 home win over Truro, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton Hawks Under-10s entertained Taunton and touring team Thornbury for a three-team morning of action on a lovely spring Sunday morning.

Honiton staged an extraordinary comeback to eventually win 35-20 on their visit to Plymstock Albion Oaks for what was a vital game in terms of keeping Honiton in the Tribute Cornwall and Devon top two, writes Jerry Rice.

Honiton under-7s travelled into Somerset for their latest action, a Sunday morning meeting with Taunton Raptors.

Honiton 2nds gave a thoroughly good account of themselves as they were edged out 27-17 on their visit to Exmouth Nomads.

Honiton head into their final three games of the Tribute Cornwall & Devon season sitting just three points behind leaders Penryn and a single point above third placed Bude.

Honiton head into their final three games of the Tribute Cornwall & Devon season sitting just three points behind leaders Penryn and a single point above third placed Bude.

Honiton head coach Nathan Hannay knows he has a job to do keeping his 1st XV squad fixed and focused, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Chard RFC return to action this coming Saturday (March 23) with league fixtures for the 1st Xv and the 3rd XV, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton, backed by a coachload of supporters, powered their way into the national semi-finals as they won the Senior Vase South and South West Divisional final, beating hosts Chesham Stags 25-12 on their own pitch in Buckinghamshire, writes Justin Nuttall.

Easter Saturday is the next big day for Honiton’s rugby players.

Honiton’s rugby players are now just 80 minutes away from a memorable day out at Twickenham after they won the South West Divisional Vase final defeating Chesham 27-12 on their own turf up in Buckinghamshire

The middle Saturday of March is another big day for Honiton RFC as the Lacemen look to take one big giant stride towards a day out at Twickenham as they contest the South West Divisional Final of the Senior Vase.

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