A win over near rivals Brixham is never easy, but the Cockles deserved their bonus point victory, on a day they found their rugby flair.

Six tries, scored by Brad Skinner, Jake Inglis (2), James Clarke (2) and Jack Madge. Fly-half Gareth Roebuck added 15 points from the tee made the final score 22-45.

The Fisherman did grab their four-try bonus point with scores from Jordan Watson, Bobby Wiggington, Harry Rodwell and Joel Ashworth, who also added one conversion.

At the half-time break, the Cockles were 10-31 up and cruising. Within 16 minutes of the start, Exmouth already had three tries, on 25 minutes Clarke completed his double. The second double of the day went to Inglis close to full time. Roebuck slotted all six conversion and a penalty for this haul.

A very strong team effort, the squad included a returning Ollie Dawe who started his rugby as a junior at Exmouth. With a try each from Skinner and Madge, two of the front row union provided a couple of additional highlights from a dominant pack. The side may be a little frustrated in allowing their hosts to get four tries, however it was a good day in South Devon.

Team: Jack Madge, Charlie Gibbings, Brad Skinner, Jack Fahy, Oli Mason, Toby Papp, Will Ridout, Dave Bargent, Matt Ryan, Gareth Roebuck, Jake Inglis, Ollie Cave, Nick Headley, James Clarke, Robbie Weeks. Ollie Dawe, Liam Bayley, Lee Loveridge.

On they go to a tough challenge at home to current table toppers Chew Valley RFC. This will be a cracker, the Cockles won home and away last term. With ERFC Vice Presidents in attendance, the side will look to continue their good form from Brixham.

At home, it was a tough outing for the Quins, Nomads and Colts, all losing out. Visitors Barnstaple took the honours in the senior games 7-43 and 7-52. The Colts played out a close encounter with a more experienced Tiverton Colts, going down 21-22. On to next weekend.

Saturday, October 21 will see Exmouth Quins, Nomads and Colts all on the road to South Molton, Ilfracombe and Totnes, respectively. At the club house, the Rugby World Cup Semi Finals will be screened on Friday and Saturday, including England v South Africa.