Rugby

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have published the final tables for a 2019/20 league season that was cut short by the Covid-19 crisis.

Exeter Chiefs ladies’ net success in bid to join Tyrrells Premier 15 for next season

Dave Ewers has been part and parcel of the Exeter Chiefs mix for over ten years, but the African-born forward will be extending his stay a little longer after he became the latest member of Rob Baxter’s squad to commit their future to the Devon club, writes Mark Stevens.

There can be few towns in the World which can match the iconic sports grounds of Sidmouth and their rich history, writes Terry O’Brien.

The Devon RFU competitions committee have announced the outcome of the merit table competitions for the season, writes Terry O’Brien.

A look at the hostory of Sidmouth RFC and previous occasions when the rugby season has come to a halt

In the absence of any rugby action owing to the on-going Covid-19 crisis we have delved into the archives and here bring you reports from Honiton RFC from 12 years ago.

Rugby teams involved in promotion and relegation issues in the wake of the coronavirus crisis could be left in limbo until Easter or even beyond, writes Conrad Sutclifde.

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is to set up a Task Group who will come up with a system to be used to determine how the final league tables will be decided and published.

The 2019/20 rugby season, with the exception of the Premiership, has been brought to an end by the RFU which means the campaigns for Exmouth, Withycombe, Sidmouth and Honiton rugby clubs is over.

Now rugby goes the same way as football!

Chard are due to return to league rugby action this coming weekend when they entertain Devon rivals Teignmouth, writes Glyn Hughes

It was cold and muddy on the touchline on Sunday morning, but the players warmed up quickly and started their matches, writes Nick Cunnigham.

Honiton Under-9 Diamonds made the short trip across to Topsham to play in a mini-festival with the host club and a touring side from Bradford-upon-Avon.

Honiton Hawks Under-11s entertained Topsham on Sunday morning for their latest action.

With a slight respite in the weather Saturday saw the first team entertain third place Kingsbridge at Allhallows, writes Jerry Rice.

After the recent bad weather prevented any games in February, Honiton seconds were keen to get their season going again when they entertained Exmouth at Allhallows on Saturday.

Chard’s 2nd XV were 36-0 winners when they visited Yeovil II for their latest outing.

Honiton RFC Under-8s need your help to hopefully enjoy a visit to see a game at the Sandy Park home of Exeter Chiefs.

Chard Wing Commanders made table-topping Morganians when the pair met at Crewkerne Road, writes Gavin Smillie.

Honiton suffered a 16-13 defeat on their visit to Falmouth for a Tribute Western Counties West game.

Local rugby has done better than local football as the weather won yet again on the final Saturday of February with multiple postponements across the local football leagues.

Honiton Hawks Under-11s were in action at Bicton College where they met Withycombe.

Tension was audible on Saturday as Honiton hosted local rivals Cullompton for a crunch rearranged game. Both sides sat one point apart in 12th and 13th spot in the 14 team league so there was a lot at stake. The rain had somehow held off for a few hours but obviously conditions were sticky and there was a strong wind blowing up the park to make it tricky all round. Honiton lost badly when playing away to them so it was a tough ask.

Honiton will try again to entertain Cullompton this Saturday (February 22) after last weekend’s Western Counties West fixture fell to Storm Dennis.

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