Rugby

Withycombe Under-15s eased their way into the last four of the Devon Plate with an excellent 18-12 success at Teignmouth.

It is said that the sporting field can be a place where dreams come true and this was certainly proven to be the case at the Sandy Park home of Exeter Chiefs for a squad of 28 Exmouth RFC Under-6 players on the second Sunday of the year.

Withycombe Under-16s marched on in their Fishermen’s Cup campaign with a 48-5 victory over Paignton at Raleigh Park.

Withycombe Under-14s were impressive as they recorded a handsome success at Teignmouth to book a Devon Cup semi-final berth.

Withycombe RFC were recently presented with a prestigious rugby award.

Withy 2nd XV see off Exmouth Nomads

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Withycombe 2nds emerged as 19-10 victors after a terrific Raleigh Park tussle with cross-town rivals Exmouth Nomads (the Cockles’ third team).

Honiton 2nds went down 45-10 in their meeting with an impressive Exeter Engineers side that play out of Exeter University and draw their team from a playing base of 450 and sit top of the merit table.

Healey marks Cockles debut with try

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Exmouth recovered from a 14-0 deficit after 23 minutes of their latest South West Premier Division game to go on and eventually defeat Maidenhead 30-24 at the Imperial Ground.

Cockles head coach Jon Hill spoke after the team’s impressive home victory over Maidenhead, who had inflicted a rare defeat on champions-in-waiting Dings Crusaders just seven days before.

Withycombe 2nds won their first game of 2018, securing a 14-7 success at Crediton III.

Withycombe Under-12s have bagged themselves a super sponsorship following a linking up with local business M and D Autocare.

Exmouth head coach Jon Hill was candid in his assessment of the Cockles’ defeat at bottom of the table Hornets.

Withycombe turned round a half-time deficit to visiting Hayle to begin 2018 in winning style, recording a 20-9 victory over the Cornish side.

Exmouth head coach Jon Hill pulled no punches when talking of his sides performance in the defeat at bottom of the table Hornets.

Exmouth’s hopes of a top two finish in the South West Premier table took a big hit as they became only the third team this season to lose to Hornets.

Exmouth begin their 2018 fixture schedule with the game at Hornets looking to do something that they have not managed since January 2013 – win the first game of a new year!

The Withycombe record in first games of a new year is a mixed one over recent seasons.

Local company Solve-IT have once again come to the aid of a sporting team with news of their sponsorship of new playing shirts for the Withycombe Under-15s.

Exmouth have a great chance to start 2018 on the front foot when they return to action after the festive break with a South West Premier League game away at basement side Hornets on Saturday (January 6).

Despite the inclement weather, a good crowd were in attendance at the Blackmore Field for the annual Boxing Day game and were treated to a close and entertaining encounter before heavy rain brought matters to a premature conclusion with the Sidmouth 1st XV leading the President’s XV 27-26, writes Terry O’Brien.

Exmouth Rugby Club turned out in good numbers for the annual Boxing Day Imperial Ground meeting.

The first-ever outing of the new combined Exmouth/Withycombe girls’ Under-15s team proved to be a massive success.

Ahead of what is going to be a busy festive period for the Exeter Chiefs, stars from the Aviva Premiership club today took time out to pay a special visit to the Bramble Children’s Unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Exmouth RFC head coach Jon Hill is expecting his side to show greater consistency in the second half of the South West Premier League season when the Cockles return to league action on January 6.

Exmouth RFC had no fewer than five of their players on duty for the Devon Under-18s when they took on Oxfordshire in the final county game of the season, a contest played at the home of Hornets RFC.

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