It’s the big weekend of rugby and football in London for Exeter Chiefs on Saturday and Exeter City on Sunday.

It was seven years today that Exeter Chiefs finally arrived at English rugby’s top table.

Experienced National League utility back Tom Whelan becomes the first significant signing of the summer as the Cockles aim to strengthen their squad for the forthcoming season.

Ollie Dawe is set to appear in an England shirt at the forthcoming Under-20 World Cup being held in Georgia.

Having advanced to Twickenham a year ago, only to lose out narrowly to double winners Saracens, Devon’s finest again find themselves within touching distance of another big day out in the capital.

Exmouth RFC hosted the Annual Club Awards Night on Saturday night with centre Mark Wathes, back rower James Harris and prop Isaac Dalton among those picking up their awards.

Withycombe Under-13s rounded off their season with a win at Exeter Chiefs Youth.

Exmouth signed off what has been a disappointing National Two (S) season when they went down 50-5 at Worthing.

Withycombe Under-14s brought the curtain down on their season with a 29-12 home success over Risca.

Withycombe Under-14s were 32-12 winners when they met Redruth during their weekend tour of Cornwall.

Exmouth slipped to a 25th defeat in 29 National Two (S) outings when beaten 60-7 at the Imperial Ground by a Bishops Stortford side that secured promotion up a level as a result of their success.

Withycombe Under-14s powered to a 62-5 success when they visited Helston during their two-match weekend Cornish tour.

Exmouth Rugby Club’s main 1st XV sponsors Refrigerated Vehicle Rental (RVR) have been shortlisted in the category of Business Contribution to Sport Award at the upcoming Express and Echo sports awards.

Withycombe Under-14s were 28-19 winners when they entertained touring side Trojans RFC from the Eastleigh/Southampton area.

Withycombe Under-13s were involved in a 25-all draw when they travelled to Kingsbridge for their latest game.

Withycombe Under-11s were emphatic winners when they travelled to Mid Devon to face Crediton.

Withycombe Under-11s entertained Crediton without a number of regulars, but served up a superb all-round effort to claim a 45-40 victory.

Exmouth’s wait for an away win in a National Two (S) fixture looks set to go through a second successive season after the Cockles went down 20-36 at mid-table Clifton.

Withycombe served up a superb all-round performance to defeat Tribute Cornwall and Devon leaders Falmouth 17-15 at Raleigh Park.

Exmouth went down 22-8 when they entertained Canterbury in their latest National Two (S) game, but they did at least salvage some pride after their mauling the week before.

Exmouth juniors hosted teams from touring side Farnham and Sidmouth for rugby that saw action for teams from Under-7 to Under-12s.

Exmouth entertain Centerbury on Saturday in a National Two (S) league match, one that offers the Cockles the opportunity to put right some of the ‘wrongs’ that happened last weekend in the 97-7 mauling at Old Elthamians.

Last year, the Gloucestershire outfit had hosted a touring Withy and a close contest was settled late on by a conversion for the home side.

Exmouth RFC head coach Jon Hill pulled no punches when he spoke some time after the final whistle having just witnessed his team get thrashed 97-7 at Old Elthamians.

Exmouth suffered their heaviest ever National Two (South) defeat when they were beaten 97-7 on their first ever visit to Old Elthamians.

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