Exmouth secured their first win of this campaign, a pleasing outcome in a game that so easily could have swayed away from the Cockles, with 20-15 the final score at home to Chew Valley. 

The game opened with a penalty from each side after 12 minutes before Oli Cave crossed for the first Exmouth try.  James Harris added another with ten points from the boot of George Meadows.  

Chew Valley’s solitary try in the first forty came from Liam Evans with Tom Bryan adding five points from the tee. 20-10 at the break.   

In a second period punctuated by yellow cards, Chew Valley added the only score from Joe Cowell on 70 minutes. Charlie Passmore, on his first-team debut for Exmouth, did make a slippery break and looked set to score until a last-ditch tackle halted the attack. The Cockles are on the road to Lydney next Saturday.  

Exmouth Journal:

A see saw encounter at Brixham resulted in another bonus point win, 22-19 for the Exmouth Quins.  Although it is early season, they now sit in second place in Counties 2 Devon League.   

The emerging squad had to defend their line towards the end of the game however firmly shut the door on the hosts. This was a feisty affair between well-matched sides and both had a yellow card during the game.   

Two tries from Eddie Hooper, plus one each from Ross Matthews and James Goss, did the damage with a conversion from Elliot Fielding.  Now two from two, the Cockles Quins take on Barnstaple 2nds at Exmouth on Saturday, kick-off at 2.30 pm. 

A young Exmouth Nomads team finding their pattern of play just missed out against Bideford 3rds team in an entertaining and high-scoring game on Saturday, eventually losing 30-26 at Imperial Road.   

This was a tight game that went to the wire, with two bonus points secured for the Cockles in the Devon Merit Table 2 fixture. The Nomads entertain Barnstaple 3rds at home this Saturday, with a kick-off at 2.15 pm.  

Exmouth Rugby Club senior and junior players, with coaches, families, friends and supporters came together to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  On Saturday and Sunday, a tribute of two minutes silence and applause rang out across the home of the Cockles.