Rugby

Exmouth made it three successive home wins at the start of a new South West premier season as they defeated Weston-super-Mare 27-13.

Withycombe U16s hosted Barnstaple U16s in the first game of the new season, and the first round of the Fisherman’s Cup.

Withycombe colts put in a terrific effort before being edged out 31-21 in a friendly match at Topsham.

Exmouth Nomads claimed a five point bonus win from Tiverton thirds, who arrived for the game with just seven players.

Exmouth 2nds powered their way to an emphatic 36-5 win at Tiverton 2nds.

Withycombe were 34-24 winners when they entertained Hayle in a Tribute Cornwall and Devon League match.

We caught up with Cockles’ head coach once the weekend dust had settled on his side’s 31-24 win over University and, first up, we asked what his thoughts were, in general, of the performance.

Exmouth produced a fine all-round performance to end one of three remaining 100 per cent starts to the new South West Premier League when they defeated Exeter University 31-24.

Topsham’s ladies secured their second win of the season with an emphatic 56-5 win over Withycombe.

Withycombe Under-16s went down 24-0 when they travelled to face Topsham in the opening game of a new season.

Mixed fortunes for Withy teams

Thursday, September 13, 2018

There were mixed fortunes for the Withyclombe senior sides on matchday two of the new campaign.

Withycombe colts were 44-0 winners when they visited Exmouth for a Devon Colts Merit Table derby meeting, writes Richard Blyth.

We spoke to Cockles head coach Steve Perry on Monday night after the dust had settled in his side’s narrow defeat at Drybrook.

The Cockles ‘away day blues’ continued as they went down to a narrow 18-17 defeat at Gloucestershire-based Drybrook.

Topsham ladies powered to a 66-17 win at Winscombe ladies in their opening league game of a new campaign, writes Katie Lunnon.

Exmouth head coach Steve Perry was delighted with the all-round performance of his new charges in their opening day Imperial ground win over Cleve.

Withycombe made a superb start to the new league season, recording a 50-15 home win over a Lanner side playing their first season in the Tribute Cornwall and Devon League.

Exmouth made a superb start to both a new South West Premier League season and the tenure of new head coach Steve Perry, beating Cleve 38-22 before a good turnout of support at their Imperial ground home.

Exmouth return to league rugby action this Saturday (September 1) when they entertain Cleve at the Imperial Ground (2.30pm).

There’s an intriguing contest taking place on Thursday (August 23) night at the Imperial ground.

On a wet and windy Saturday afternoon, Exmouth hosted National Two side Redruth in the Cockles’ first pre-season fixture.

Exmouth RFC are back inaction at their Imperial Ground home this coming Saturday (August 11).

The final Sunday of June saw Withycombe RFC take part in the annual NatWest RugbyForce Day, writes Adam Curtis.

After 24 years’ service in charge of senior rugby at the Imperial Ground, the Exmouth RFC director of rugby, Chris Wright, was recently honoured for his long and distinguished service

Withycombe RFC held their annual presentations for the mini and youth players.

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