Rugby

The cast list of Exeter’s promotion-winning heroes of 2010 may be dwindling, but one of them is at least set to extend his stay with the Chiefs for a while longer, writes Mark Stevens.

Withycombe Under-15s have been keeping active during lockdown with various challenges and, last week saw them cross the finish line in arguably their biggest challenge to date, writes Adam Curtis.

The forward-thinking of Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has hit a new level with confirmation that he has signed 30 of his senior squad to new long-term deals at Sandy Park, writes Mark Stevens.

Facundo Cordero is ready to hot-step his way into Sandy Park, just like older brother Santi did back in 2018, after he today agreed to join Gallagher Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs, writes Mark Stevens.

Here we begin a feature written for us by Terry O’Brien of Sidmouth RFC.

Exeter Chiefs have added to their playing ranks with the capture of promising fly-half Jack Walsh, writes Mark Stevens.

Exeter Rugby Club chairman and chief executive, Tony Rowe OBE, says he has been overwhelmed by the support already shown by the club’s season ticket holders during the current COVID-19 pandemic, writes Mark Stevens.

We have reached number two in terms of the top 10 seasons enjoyed by Sidmouth RFC through the thoughts of Terry O’Brien.

Continuing our series from Sidmouth RFC of the ‘top 10 seasons’ for the club through the eyes – and pen – of Terry O’Brien.

So who travels the furthest in terms for the four East Devon-based rugby clubs playing next season in their respective leagues.

Honiton will travel a distance of 1,280 miles and spend almost 30 hours on the road in their 2020/21 Western Counties West campaign.

Premiership rugby is making every effort to return to action with Saturday, August 15 the proposed ‘restart date’.

Continuing our on-going series of the top 10 seasons for Sidmouth RFC, as compiled by the club’s Terry O’Brien.

Premiership and Championship clubs have been given provisional authorisation to begin non-contact training amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Exmouth will face new opposition next season in the South West Premier division following an announcement of the make-up of the South West rugby divisions for the 2020/21 season.

A recent meeting of the South West Division Competitions Committee has confirmed the composition of the South West One league for the 2020-21 rugby season.

Exeter Rugby Club chief executive, Tony Rowe OBE, insists there is a ‘real desire’ from within the club and from Premiership Rugby to ensure the 2019/20 season is completed, writes Mark Stevens

We continue our on-going look at the top 10 seasons for Sidmouth Rugby Club with Terry O’Brien.

Chard RFC have announced that Aaron Chapman will be joining the club for the 2020/21 season as player/backs coach, writes Glyn Hughes.

Chard RFC have appointed captains for the next season of rugby.

It’s been a year since Honiton secured the RFU Senior Vase at the home of English rugby so we are taking a trip down memory lane to remember the day through the eyes of our sport reporter, Sam Cooper.

Selecting the top ten seasons from the 136 years since the foundation of Sidmouth Rugby Club has not been too difficult a task, albeit I have stretched matters by selecting 11 with ‘joint’ 10th places, writes Terry O’Brien.

At the start of the 2019/20 season, Exeter Chiefs player Jack Yeandle began his association with the Blackmore club as joint head coach with Phil Dolman with a specific brief to look after the forwards and defensive department.

Sidmouth RFC undertook an overseas tour in 1980 that began at Dallas, Texas in the United States of America, writes Terry O’Brien.

Having organised these tours, I am able to report on them from first-hand experience, though time and alcohol consumed at the time may lead to some blurring of the detail for which I apologise in advance. My solicitor has duly been warned, writes Terry O’Brien.

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