Rugby

Withycombe suffered a thoroughly disappointing second successive Tribute Cornwall and Devon defeat when beaten 23-0 at Raleigh Park by visiting Wellington.

Having played Wadebridge Camels some four weeks ago and losing heavily, Honiton 2nd XV were keen to salvage some pride, but the visitors had a very strong side that is obviously keen to travel distances to get games and they won an entertaining Allhallows encounter 40-24.

With five minutes of their South West Premier match at Camborne remaining, Cockles fly-half George Meadows coolly slotted a 25-metre drop goal, to seal the team a 22-20 victory to end a run of four straight league defeats.

A huge team spirit was demonstrated by an impressive Cockles squad south of the border to bring back victory to Devon.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Withycombe Under-15s went down 28-12 when they travelled to Totnes to contest a cup tie.

Withycombe Under-14s won what proved to be a hard-fought Devon Cup tie against Ivybridge, winning the contest 31-3 with much of the success down to a superb performance from the Withy forwards.

It’s a big weekend coming up for the senior sides at Exmouth RFC.

Exmouth suffered a fourth successive South West Premier defeat and a fifth loss in six outings when beaten at home 34-33 by Weston-super-Mare.

Withycombe Under-16s were in fine form as they recorded a 27-12 success when they travelled to Plymouth to take on Devonport Services in a Fisherman’s Cup contest.

Cockles head coach Jon Hill spoke after the side’s 34-33 defeat to Weston-super-Mare.

Withycombe Under-14s were 47-15 winners when they travelled to North Devon to meet a strong Bideford outfit.

Withycombe were 53-3 winners when they entertained Torrington in a Tribute Cornwall and Devon meeting at Raleigh Park.

Whilst Exmouth 1st XV were going down to a disappointing defeat at Bracknell other Cockles’ XVs were enjoying a degree of success.

Exmouth RFC will surely be very happy to see an end to October and hope that November brings better fortune for the Cockles in terms of their troubled South West Premier campaign, writes Steve Birley.

Exmouth RFC held a special occasion at their Imperial Ground home to thank some of their many sponsors for their support of the club.

Summer signing Lewis Cooper and former Colt Ned Mills are both set to make their Exmouth RFC debuts tomorrow (Saturday) in the South West Premier fixture for the Cockles’ at Bracknell.

Exmouth crashed to a first home defeat of the South West Premier season, and a third defeat in three outings, going down 27-17 to visiting Bournemouth that departed with a richly deserved victory leaving the Cockles with nothing to show for what proved to be a miserable afternoon for the Imperial Ground faithful.

Withy ladies win well in Cornwall

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Withycombe ladies sit proudly top of the South West South Two table after a terrific 21-0 success at St Austell.

Withycombe Under-16s were big winners when they travelled to Honiton for an East Devon derby.

Exmouth colts have been kitted out in a superb new playing strip and have also received training shirts and polo shirts.

Exmouth RFC and Withycombe RFC have combined efforts to form a single girls’ rugby group in Exmouth.

Withycombe Under-16s emerged as 37-34 winners after a classic encounter at Teignmouth.

Withycombe were 48-10 winners when they entertained Tavistock in a Tribute Cornwall and Devon meeting.

An Exmouth XV took on the Royal Navy (West) Divisional XV at the Imperial Ground and defeated the services side 52-13.

Withycombe Under-14s were 48-5 winners when they entertained Barnstaple at Raleigh Park in what was the first-ever meeting between the two sides.

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