Rugby

Withycombe Under-14s served up a superb all-round performance to inflict a rare defeat upon Exeter Saracens, beating the visitors 46-24 at Raleigh Park, writes Mark Long.

Exmouth served up arguably one of their most impressive away league performance is the past 10 years when they travelled to Launceston to the home of the Cornish All Blacks and returned having scored a dozen tries, racking up 76 points in the process!

Exmouth 2nd XV were fully deserving of their 43-27 win at Crediton.

Withycombe made a superb start to what they hope will be a short stay as a Devon One side, winning 46-10 at Buckfastleigh.

Exmouth recorded their highest scoring away win in the past decade as they thumped hosts Launceston 76-24 on matchday two of the new South West Premier season.

Exmouth head coach Steve Perry was delighted with the character that his Cockles side showed in the opening day 17-all draw with Ivybridge at the Imperial Ground.

Withycombe ladies went down 56-5 when they travelled to Exeter Athletic ladies who are the new ladies team at Exeter Chiefs.

Exmouth began a new season of South West Premier rugby by snatching a deserved 17-17 draw, albeit from the jaws of defeat, when they entertained Ivybridge at the Imperial Ground.

Exmouth launch a new season of South West Premier Division rugby on Saturday (September 7) when they welcome Ivybridge to the Imperial Ground for a Devon derby.

Withycombe ended an 11 month wait for a victory when they ran in eight tries in an empathic pre-season success over a Crediton XV.

Withycombe head coach Sam Williams was pleased with what he saw as his team were edged out 31-21 in a pre-season game at Sidmouth.

Exmouth have lost two of last year's South West Premier Division squad, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Cullen appointed club captain at Withycombe RFC

Exmouth Rugby Club celebrated their annual awards by hosting a gala evening at which over 160 guests enjoyed a meal and large dance party that went on until the early hours.

Withycombe Under-16s held their awards in a marquee on the clubs Raleigh Park ground.

The season may be over in terms of the on-pitch drama - and celebrations - at Honiton RFC, but the club has one mighty big engagement to get through this coming Saturday (May 25).

Withycombe hosted their first Festival of Youth Rugby with the aim of the day being to showcase the high level of talent of local youth grassroots rugby, and the day was a huge all-round success.

We're on the lookout for fans who are travelling far and wide for Honiton's game at Twickenham on Sunday.

Withycombe Under-15s finished of the season in style, winning the final of the Devon Plate, defeating a determined Devonport Services 26-14 at Bitton Park Teignmouth.

Withycombe Under-13s signed off for their season on Sunday at Raleigh Park with two very different games, both of which resulted in superb performances for varying reasons.

Exmouth RFC U14s finished their season in fine style with an impressive 32 points to 5 victory over visiting St Marys Old Boys from Bristol writes Tristan Bassett.

Topsham Under-14s are the new holders of the Devon Cup after they defeated Crediton 15-5 in what was a compelling final.

Cockles head coach Steve Perry had yet to see the match video when the Journal spoke to him a day after the Cockles 61-22 defeat in the final of the Devon Cup at Barnstaple.

Exmouth were beaten in the final of the 2019 Devon Cup, going down 61-22 to Barnstaple.

Exmouth could not quite end the season on a high with some silverware as they went down in the final of the Devon Cup, beaten 61-22 by a powerful Barnstaple side.

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