Boxing Day action at the Imperial Ground home of Exmouth RFC

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Boxing Day (11am) sees the annual Cockles fixture of Young Ones versus Old One’s.

Exmouth director of rugby Chris Wright says: “I am not sure my body is going to allow me to play in this one. I know I say that every year and someone, by hook or by crook, and thanks to endless embrocation and strapping, I do make it out onto the surface, if only for a cameo appearance! However, this year I am having awful trouble with my ankle since damaging a tendon a couple of months back and I think my consultant would go absolutely, and understandably, nuts if I did any more damage to it!”

He continued: “However I have to say that the draw to want to play in this year’s match is enormous. My two sons will be in the Young One’s line-up and it’s not often that Dad gets the chance to put one over on his lads on a rugby pitch and Boxing Day morning does provide such an opportunity! I may well sneak onto the pitch in some capacity. One thing I don’t doubt is that the Old One’s dressing room will be reeking of horse liniment and embrocation and I suspect there will be a mile or three of strapping used too!”

The Boxing Day game kicks off at 11am and the clubhouse bar will be open throughout the day.

0 comments

Photo Orders
Letters
Competitions
Subscriptions
Follow us on Facebook
View or book a notice

Join our newsletter

Local Search 24 – East Devon
Looking for a:

Location:

Search radius:

Exmouth's trusted business directory