Rugby

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The season might be over but the rugby doesn’t stop at Withycombe RFC

The Withycombe Under-12 players with 1st XV star Sam Parkin

Withycombe Under-12s completed their season with a well supported presentation evening.

Chris Bentley in action for Exeter Chiefs

Possibly the best number-eight England never had was Lawrence Connor.

Poppy Leitch, the Bicton who has been selected for trials with the Ladies England Rugby under 20’s team

Bicton College student, Poppy Leitch, 17, is preparing for two exciting opportunities ahead with the Ladies England Rugby under 20’s Team trials next month in Birmingham and a place secured at Exeter University starting this academic year.

Exmouth sign Powell

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Dan Powell is welcomed to the club by former Cockles' captain Ross Morshead:

Exmouth RFC have made their first signing of the 15-16 season with utility back and England Under 18’s trialist Dan Powell arriving from Sidmouth and Exeter College.

Topsham RFC ladies team, were 29-22 winners when they took to the pitch to face North Tawton ladies in what was their final outing of the season.

Exmouth Community College celebrate

Exeter College Rugby achieved the ‘treble’ in AoC British Colleges Rugby terms by winning the AoC British Colleges Elite Cup against Llandrillo College at Stourbridge.

Exmouth players console themselves that they took the game to the final seconds of play . Ref exsp 4545-18-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Rugby was the big winner at Exmouth’s promotion play-off game on Saturday.

Withycombe U12 tour to Cornwall

Withycombe Under-12s took part in what was a thoroughly enjoyable – and successful - Withy junior section tour to Cornwall.

Withy U11 tour to Cornwall. Daisy Assleman breaks through a challenge

Withycombe Under-11s brought the curtain down on their season by taking part in the club’s junior section tour to Cornwall.

Exmouth playing Barnes in the final. Ref exsp 4514-18-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth’s hopes of a swift return to National Division Two were shattered by an extra-time defeat by Barnes in the play-off game, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Exmouth Under-13s in Devon Sevens Festival action

Exmouth Under-13s fielded two teams, Cockles and Muscles at the Devon Seven’s tournament hosted by Topsham RFC, a competition that attracted the top junior clubs from across the county, writes Rob Masters.

Withy U11 tour to Cornwall. The touring party on parade in Cornwall.

Withycombe RFC junior section spent last weekend on tour in Cornwall.

Exmouth took on Weston at the Imperial Ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 3541-17-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth coach Jon Hill spoke the day after his team’s heart-breaking play-off extra-time defeat to Barnes.

Exmouth took on Weston at the Imperial Ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 3556-17-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth suffered play-off despair as they went down to visiting Barnes 27-22 in a match that swung both ways during a compelling first 80 minutes and then extra-time.

Exmouth took on Weston at the Imperial Ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 3576-17-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The Cockles go head-to-head with Barnes tomorrow (April 25) with the winners stepping up into National Two (S). Here we take a look at the visitor’s to the Imperial Ground where kick-off is 2.30pm.

Chris Bentley in action for Exeter Chiefs

My much publicised return to front line action with the Mighty Muff lasted all of a splendid five minutes.

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Topsham player-coach Ross Bovingdon will be looking to add some quality to the squad during the close season.

Exmouth took on Weston at the Imperial Ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 3556-17-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth have been polishing up their game plan in the final third of the field for Saturday’s promotion play-off game against Barnes on the Imperial Ground (2.30pm).

Exmouth took on Weston at the Imperial Ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 3548-17-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth’s reward for their bonus point success over Weston-super-Mare is a home tie in the play-off.

Withycombe away to Honiton. Ref exsp 5502-16-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Withycombe have enjoyed a wonderful season in both league and cup, but the league campaign ended in defeat as they went down 26-22 on their visit to Bodmin.

Exmouth Under-13s in action against Wadebridge during their tour of Cornwall.

Exmouth Under-12s had a squad of 13 for their meeting with visiting Exeter Chiefs, writes Debbie Percy.

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Withycombe Under-11s final home game of the season saw them take on reigning Devon champions Teignmouth who they beat in some style, winning a one-sided affair 45-0.

Exmouth took on Weston at the Imperial Ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 3541-17-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth went into their final league game of the season with Weston-super-Mare, knowing they could secure home advantage this coming Saturday in the winner-takes-all National Two (S) play-off, writes Chris Wright

Bentley back for big Cockles match

Friday, April 17, 2015
Chris Bentley in action for Exeter Chiefs

Chris Bentley returns to the Cockles’ engine room for Saturday’s big game at home to Weston-super-Mare.

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