Rugby

Chard 2nd XV ‘Wing Commanders’ were 20-12 winners when they travelled to Minehead to renew rivalries with a team they beat convincingly earlier in the season at Crewkerne Road, writes Gavin Smillie.

Honiton bagged another fine away win, but ended the latest matchday slipping off top spot in the Tribute Cornwall and Devon table, which now sees the top four teams separated by just four points, writes Jerry Rice.

Chard ladies went down 51-15 on their visit to Topsham ladies for their latest league outing, writes David Webb.

The players and the significant number of Chard supporters who travelled to take part and watch the game at Paignton, will have been very frustrated and disappointed with the final score of 18-7 to then home side, but, on the day, Chard, who scored the only try of the game, were really the architects of their own downfall and tactically Paignton got things right in the muddy, but certainly playable, conditions, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton bagged another fine away win, but ended the latest matchday slipping off top spot in the Tribute Cornwall and Devon table which now sees the top four teams separated by just four points, writes Jerry Rice.

Chard Third XV were beaten 87-0 in their meeting with Tor.

Chard set for Paignton test

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Chard get back to league action next Saturday (February 9) when they take on Paignton in what will be a big game for both teams who each find themselves at the wrong end of the Western Counties (W) Division, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton booked a place in the area final of the Senior Vase competition after a 19-15 win at Penryn, writes Jerry Rice.

Chard ladies were 29-12 when they travelled to Totnes for their latest fixture, writes David Webb.

Rob Baxter will tell you that his retention plans often outweigh that of a huge recruitment drive, such is his desire to ensure that continuity runs smoothly for both him and his players at Exeter Chiefs, writes Mark Stevens

Withycombe Colts travelled to Somerset to play North Petherton in a friendly fixture and returned having won 31-7 after putting on a terrific all-round show.

Honiton sit proudly on top of the Tribute Cornwall and Devon table after recording a splendid 30-0 home success over a Bude side that had been the table-topping team at kick-off, writes Justin Nuttall.

Exmouth have five players involved with the Devon squad who will begin their Jason Leonard Under-20 County Championship campaign on Sunday (February 3) when they travel to St Austell to take on Tamar rivals Cornwall (1.30pm).

Honiton Under-8s enjoyed a great morning of tag rugby on Sunday morning when they met Exeter Saracens, despite a strong wind blowing in a biting chill.

Rob Baxter’s forward-planning is gathering pace after the Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby last night confirmed three more of his current squad have agreed new deals with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Honiton 2nd XV were excellent value for a 43-29 victory over Tiverton Athletic at Allhallows, writes Phil Bird.

Honiton-based, long-serving rugby referee Richard Steggall is just one game away from chucking his kit bag in the attic and hanging up his whistle for good, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Chard went down 35-18 in their Western Counties (W) meeting with Crediton, writes Gavin Smillie.

Chard ladies were involved in a thrilling 36-all draw when they entertained Topsham ladies in their first outing of 2019, writes Gavin Smillie.

Honiton recorded a terrific 57-3 win on their visit to Hayle and now sit second in the Tribute Cornwall and Devon table, writes Jerry Rice.

Chard 2nd XV were beaten 31-17 in their Somerset II South home meeting with table-topping Taunton III XV,

Chard Rugby Club are sad to announce that Nick Urch, a former secretary of the club, passed away on Saturday, January 5, at St Margarets Hospice in Taunton, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton 1st XV were with out a fixture on Saturday as Cornish side, ninth placed Lanner, cried off at the eleventh hour, writes Jerry Rice.

Chard claimed their first league success since the October win over Paignton when they defeated visiting Winscombe 27-20, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton RFC (HRFC) juniors will be back in action this month after the Christmas break.

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