On a wet and windy Saturday afternoon, Exmouth hosted National Two side Redruth in the Cockles’ first pre-season fixture.

Exmouth RFC are back inaction at their Imperial Ground home this coming Saturday (August 11).

The final Sunday of June saw Withycombe RFC take part in the annual NatWest RugbyForce Day, writes Adam Curtis.

After 24 years’ service in charge of senior rugby at the Imperial Ground, the Exmouth RFC director of rugby, Chris Wright, was recently honoured for his long and distinguished service

Withycombe RFC held their annual presentations for the mini and youth players.

Exmouth Rugby Club have named former Launceston player-coach and Barnstaple head coach Steve Perry as their new head coach.

Withycombe RFC Under-12s players, coaches and families all enjoyed an afternoon of sausages, burgers, bouncy castles and laughs on Saturday as they wound down their 2017/18 season with a barbecue, all very generously supplied and put together by the Saddlers Lympstone.

Exmouth head coach Jon Hill is to leave the club after eight years with the Cockles, writes Stephen Birley.

Withycombe Under-15s travelled to Caerphilly in Wales to compete for the Challenge Cup, generously sponsored by Edwards Diving Services Ltd of Caerphilly and Exeter.

Withycombe lifted the Devon Intermediate Cup when they defeated Honiton beneath blue skies and before a large crowd at Raleigh Park.

Cockles head coach Jon Hill is to leave the Imperial Ground.

Withycombe Under-12s drew their season to a close as they welcomed two touring sides from Wales to a sun-drenched Raleigh Park on the first weekend of May.

Withy Under-15s were edged out in a thrilling Devon Plate final that was played at the home of final opponents Sidmouth.

Exmouth booked a place in the 2018 Devon Cup final after a 28-8 success over Brixham under the Imperial Ground floodlights on Tuesday night.

Exmouth RFC coaches Jon Hill, Dave Bargent and Tom Whelan have made some rotational changes ahead of Tuesday night’s mouth-watering Devon Cup semi-final clash with Brixham that kicks-off at the Imperial Ground at 7.15pm.

After a superb 59-19 victory over Camborne in a rearranged game that saw the Cockles complete their South West Premier campaign – and guarantee they begin next season at the same level, head coach Jon Hill spoke of his delight.

Withycombe U16s completed their campaign in the Fisherman’s Cup league stage when they travelled to Paignton and enjoyed a big win thanks to another superb all-round show.

Exmouth continue to have the shadow of possible relegation from South West Premier hovering over them as they head into the final match of the season this coming Saturday (April 28), the home game against Camborne.

Withycombe Under-15s sent two balanced sides to compete in a 7s tournament held at Crediton RFC.

Exmouth went down for the 11th time in South West Premier Division away matches when beaten 34-18 by already relegated Lydney.

Withycombe Under-16s booked a deserved place in the Fisherman’s Cup final with an emphatic win over Crediton.

Withycombe Under-14s finished their season of friendly rugby with a fine win over a strong Bideford team last Saturday.

Withycombe warmed up for Wednesday night’s Intermediate Shield meeting with Plymstock Albion Oaks with a thumping 82-0 win over Plymouth Argaum.

Withycombe Under-15s were beaten 22-12 at the end of the hard-fought match against a well-drilled Teignmouth side.

Just seven days after reaching the heights to become only the fifth team to beat South West Premier champions Dings Crusaders, the Cockles slipped to a narrow 25-24 defeat on their visit to a Newbury Blues.

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