Exmouth RFC's Henry Goldson , who is set to play Centre against an Exeter Chiefs xv this Thursday, 6.45pm kick off

Exmouth are set to come face to face with an England International when an Exeter Chiefs XV travel to the Imperial Ground this Thursday (6.45pm), for a pre-season game being sponsored by Ashfords LLP.

Exeter Chiefs

Luke Cowan-Dickie admitted it was nice to ‘dust off the cobwebs’ as he helped Exeter Chiefs make it two wins from two in pre-season with Saturday’s 25-19 victory over Ulster Rugby at Sandy Park, writes Mark Stevens.

Cockles Man of the Match Matt Ryan with match sponsors mascot (from match sponsors Mini's Academy).

Exmouth put on a Super Saturday at their Imperial Ground home, staging two pre-season matches against XVs from Hornets and Bargoed.

South Beach Complex Manager Mike Jones welcomes Chris Gibbons to the club, outside the restaurant at Devon Cliffs.
The South Beach Complex will be the Gibbons sponsor for the coming season.

Exmouth RFC continued their team building last week with the signing of a new front row player.

Mini's Academy are sponsoring the Exmouth RFC Junior Acadmey this season

Mini’s Academy will be sponsoring this weekend’s Cockles’ double-header of warm-up matches.

Jim Massey is welcomed to the Imperial Ground by Cockles forwards coach Stuart Lowe

Exmouth RFC continued to add to their forward options with another new signing pitching up at the Imperial Ground last week.

Tuesday's firs half captain for the Cockles against Plymouth Albion, Jack Fahy, is congratulated by his team mates during a game last season.

Exmouth Rugby Club has been given a glowing endorsement by England flanker Chris Robshaw after being nominated for Lawson Keys Male Rugby Team of the Year at September’s National Rugby Awards, writes Katie Falkingham.

Exeter Chiefs tackle some tug-of-war during their two-day stay at the River Dart Park complex

Holne Park House and CRS Adventures, based on the River Dart Country Park in Devon, ran a two-day training programme for the Exeter Chiefs in preparation for the squad’s pre-season campaign.

Cockles sign Gosling

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Trae Gosling with Mike and Angie at their Globe Inn pub, Lympstone.

Back five forward Trae Gosling has signed for Exmouth RFC for the forthcoming National Two season following a three year spell at Brixham Rugby Club.

Exmouth action

South West Truck and Trailer Parts (SWTTP) have become a brand new sponsor of Exmouth RFC and will feature on the Cockles’ new 1st XV and change strip in the forthcoming National League Two campaign.

Rob Baxter has been handed the perfect pre-season boost with the news that three of his Exeter Chiefs stars have all agreed new deals with the Aviva Premiership club.


Withycombe RFC are looking to introduce rugby to a wider audience and are set to stage a ‘pitch up and play’ session later this month.

Newly appointed scrum coach at Exmouth RFC, Altan Ozdemir

Exmouth RFC have made another signing, this time appointing a new man to the coaching team.

Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter is expecting another ‘exciting’ European Champions Cup campaign after his side were pitted against familiar foes in Pool 5 of this season’s tournament, writes Mark Stevens.

Cockles sign Bedford

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Exmouth RFC new signing Tom Bedford shakes hands with Nunn Rickard Managing Partner Stephen Nunn outside their Exeter office.

Exmouth have signed former Exeter Chiefs, Newcastle, Bedford, Cornish Pirates and Plymouth Albion centre or wing Tom Bedford for their forthcoming National Two campaign, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Exmouth RFC head coach Jon Hill with Exeter Nissan Group sales director, Matthew Holcombe.

Exmouth RFC and Exeter Nissan have agreed a unique partnership and will be working closely together in the 2016/17 season.


The pools and fixtures for next month’s Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s have been confirmed as Sandy Park prepares to host the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Sevens Series for the second time.

Rob Gurnett

Exmouth RFC have made their third signing of the summer with the arrival of utility back Rob Gurnett from Bridgwater and Albion RFC.

Milo Reynolds signs for the Cockles sitting in the Spoken Cafe.

Exmouth RFC have stepped up their recruitment with the arrival of six-foot-five second row Milo Reynolds from National One outfit Cinderford.

Withycombe ladies with sponsors van

Withycombe RFC Ladies took some time out, at the end of their first season, to say a massive thank you to their sponsors.

Exeter Chiefs

The appearance of Exeter Chiefs in their first-ever Aviva Premiership final is not the end of the journey, but merely the start according to head coach Rob Baxter.

Exmouth referee lands top award

Thursday, May 26, 2016
James Grant in refereeing action

Exmouth whistle man James Grant was named referee of the year at the Devon Rugby Referees’ Society annual meeting, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Gallery: Withycombe at Twickenham

Sunday, May 8, 2016
Withycombe at Twickenham against West Leeds RUFC. Ref exsp 19-16AP 0327. Picture: Andrea Parkin

Pictures of Withies trip to Twickenham

Withycombe versus Pirates action

Disappointed, but not deflated – Withycombe left Twickenham with their heads held high despite losing 44-22 to West Leeds in the final of the RFU Senior Vase, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Withycombe on their way to a 24-5 victory over visiting Heathfield and Waldron. Ref exsp 13-16SH 9026. Picture: Simon Horn

Withycombe player-coach Dave Sims is aiming to bow out on a high with a winner’s medal from Saturday’s RFU Senior Vase final at Twickenham.

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