Rugby

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.

There’s a girl’s tag rugby festival being held at Withycombe RFC at the end of April.

Withycombe Under-13s were emphatic winners when they met Sidmouth at Raleigh Park, winning the contest by 13 tries to two.

Withycombe Under-14s were 19-12 winners when they met Sidmouth.

The second Exmouth stint in National Two (S) is heading towards a similar conclusion to their first stay at the higher level as, following Saturday’s 36-12 Imperial Ground defeat at the hands of Cinderford, they are now 14 points adrift of safety and there remain just 25 points to be played for.

Withycombe were 33-19 winners when they entertained Tavistock for their latest Tribute Cornwall and Devon League fixture.

Withycombe ladies powered to a big clean sheet win when they took on Teignmouth, thumping the South Devon side 52-0.

Ricky Pellow insists he and his Exeter Chiefs side are ‘ready for battle’ ahead of Sunday’s Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final against Harlequins at Sandy Park (3pm), writes Mark Stevens

Withy were dominant from the opening exchanges and the home team were unable to cope with their power and pace.

Withycombe’s Tribute Cornwall and Devon match at Paignton was abandoned on the hour mark when the match official walked off after a major brawl broke out involving the forwards from both teams.

Cockles’ head coach Jon Hill spoke after his side’s narrow 33-28 defeat at Bury St Edmunds.

Exmouth scored a late fourth try to ensure that their long trip to Suffolk was not all in vain as they slipped to a narrow 33-28 defeat at Bury St Edmonds.

Withycombe Under-11s returned from a first ever meeting with Bridport having beaten the Dorset side 35-5.

Exmouth return to National Two (S) League action this Saturday (March 4) with a a trip to Bury St Edmunds.

Withycombe Under-13s continued their fine form this season with a stylish performance that saw them defeat Kingsbridge 50-5.

Withycombe Under-14s gave a good account of themselves in a tough encounter with a much larger opposition in Totnes.

Withycombe Under-11s were treated to a coaching master class from Exeter Chiefs back row Sam Skinner.

Withycombe Under-13s were in terrific form as they outscored hosts Topsham by 16 tries to nil, playing at the Topsham Bonfire Field in spring-like conditions that were ideal for running the ball around.

Withycombe Under-14s were beaten 43-0 by a well-drilled Topsham side who commanded most of the game.

Exmouth 2nd and 3rd XVs are enjoying a successful season.

Cockles head coach Jon Hill spoke after the Barmnes win.

A last minute Mark Wathes try gave Exmouth a vital bonus point victory as they defeated fellow National Two (S) strugglers Barnes 32-25, writes Hannah Gregory.

Cockles coach staying positive

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Exmouth suffered a big blow to their National Two (S) survival hopes when beaten 13-6 at Barnstaple.

Withycombe Under-14s brushed aside the challenge of the newly formed Exmouth and Teignmouth team to the tune of a 50-15 score line.

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