Cockles welcome back Richard Bright and Matt Ryan for Camborne visit

PUBLISHED: 11:18 07 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:19 07 March 2018

Action from the Cockles home victory over Newton Abbot. Picture JAN MCCARTHY

Action from the Cockles home victory over Newton Abbot. Picture JAN MCCARTHY

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Exmouth are in home action on Saturday (March 10) when they host Camborne.

When the Cockles travelled to the Cornish side in November they snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, sealing a 22-20 win that kick-started a run of four wins in five games for the Cockles – the one blemish being defeat to table-topping Dings Crusaders.

For Saturday’s game, the Cockles are likely to welcome back outside backs Richard Bright and Matt Ryan.

In the forwards, captain Jack Fahy is back having served a three-match suspension for a tackle offence against Bournemouth.

His return to the squad is a timely one, considering Sam Richardson, who has stepped up to lead the side in Jack’s absence, is unavailable this weekend.

Charlie Gibbings will be looking to build on his impressive performance against Newton Abbot, and Tom Brown will be looking to start the fixture having impressed off the bench last time out.

Exmouth go into the game against the Cornish side sitting fifth, two places better off than Camborne and just some 10 points shy of second-placed Bournemouth with five games to play for all sides in the division after this Saturday’s match day.

Head coach Jon Hill says of the Camborne visit: “It’s certainly going to a tough game as I have no doubt that they [Camborne] will come here feeling they ‘owe us one’ after our win at their place in November.”

Saturday’s kick-off is 2.30pm and folk attending the Imperial Ground for the South West premier game can head to the clubhouse post match to take in the England versus France Six Nations game being shown on TV.

There’s an Exmouth 2nd XV fixture taking place next Tuesday (March 13) when Wessex 1st XV will provide the Imperial Ground opposition for a match that kicks off at 7.30pm.

Cockles head coach Hill says: “The Tuesday night game offers an ideal opportunity to blood a number of up-and-coming colts (Under-18s) who have been training with the senior squad recently.”

South West Premier

P W D L F A Pts

Dings Crusaders 20 17 0 3 679 323 84

Bournemouth 20 13 1 6 587 474 65

Newton Abbot 20 13 0 7 669 471 64

Maidenhead 20 11 0 9 647 655 61

Exmouth 20 10 1 9 551 586 55

Cleve 20 10 0 10 535 525 54

Brixham 20 8 2 10 508 505 48

Camborne 20 10 0 10 408 414 47

Bracknell 20 8 3 9 451 515 47

Ivybridge 20 9 1 10 485 482 44

Newbury Blues 20 9 0 11 422 404 44

Weston-s-Mare 20 7 2 11 474 585 44

Lydney 20 5 0 15 410 545 30

Hornets 20 5 0 15 380 723 29

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