Rugby

Sidmouth RFC is staging a Girls Rugby Fun Day early next month.

Withycombe Under-13s returned from a visit to Tavistock with a richly deserved 35-5 victory.

Withycombe Under-15s were good value for a 22-5 win on their visit to Tavistock.

Withycombe made it four wins in a row with a 39-14 success over Plymouth Albion Oaks.

Four Exmouth Community College youngsters were part of the Devon Under-15 side that completed their season unbeaten after they defeated Bristol in A and B matches recently.

Withycombe Under-14s were treated to special coaching session at the weekend.

Withycombe began 2017 with a 21-3 success at Topsham to continue their upward progress in the Tribute Cornwall and Devon League.

Exmouth head coach Jon Hill spoke after the Cockles 59-34 defeat at London Irish Wild Geese.

Boxing Day saw the Imperial Ground, Exmouth, play host to a very special sporting occasion.

Withycombe Under-13s see off PaigntoWithycombe Under-13s were 35-10 winners when they hosted Paignton at Bicton for what was an entertaining encounter.

Withycombe brought their year of league rugby to a glorious end as they put in a terrific all-round shift to defeat Plymouth Argaum 54-5 at a rain-sodden Raleigh Park.

Withycombe Under-14s signed off their 2016 action with a visit to Paignton where they were beaten 26-17, but put up a good effort given they travelled with a bare 15 man squad owing to a combination of players being either away or injured.

Exmouth suffered a 14th defeat in 16 National Two (S) outings and remain a dozen points from safety after losing 40-15 to visiting Taunton Titans before a terrific turnout of 300 at the Imperial Ground.

Fresh from lifting the AASE Championship at Allianz Park last week as captain of Exeter College and Exeter Chiefs Academy, back five forward Dan Swain has signed for Exmouth RFC and goes straight into the match day squad for Saturday’s game against Taunton Titans at home (2pm kick-off).

Withycombe Under-13s were beaten 55-20 when they entertained Teignmouth at Raleigh Park.

After the 38-7 defeat at Bishops Stortford, Cockles head coach Jon Hill said: “Whilst the score line may not suggest a reasonably tight game, that is exactly what it was, and Bishops were certainly made to work extremely hard for their bonus point victory.

A woeful first half show cost the Cockles dearly as, despite a terrific second half comeback, they were beaten 34-21 by visiting Clifton in their latest National Two (S) match.

Exmouth RFC head coach Jon Hill pulled no punches when he spoke following the Cockles defeat to Clifton.

Exmouth Colts went down 29-17 when they travelled with a small, but resolute squad, to Launceston for a warm-up game as they prepare for the next phase of the Devon Colts competition that starts on December 17, writes Ian Urmston.

Withycombe Under-14s produced an excellent second half show to overturn a half-time deficit and defeat visiting Okehampton 40-24.

Withycombe ladies were 21-0 winners when they travelled to Chard for their latest game.

Exmouth entertain Clifton in their latest National Two (S) match this Saturday (December 3).

Withycombe Under-13s were 55-5 winners when they hosted Brixham at Raleigh Park.

Cockles head coach Jon Hill spoke after seeing the team score 38 points and return to Exmouth with another away day bonus point after the visit to Canterbury.

Exmouth’s large contingent of travelling support will surely not forget the Cockles National Two (S) trip to Canterbury where the team looked, for some time, as if they would finally break their duck and secure a first away win at this level.

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