Rugby

Exmouth Nomads were beaten 22-0 at home by a strong Sidmouth 2nd XV side that top the league table having suffered just two defeats all season.

Exmouth Colts were edged out by a margin of a single score as they went down 24-19 on their visit to Bideford, writes Taylor Masters.

Exmouth Nomads made it two from two in 2019 with a hard fought 44-24 win over Topsham at the Imperial Ground.

We caught up with Cockles head coach Steve ‘Pez’ Perry once the dust had settled on his side’s 13-all draw at Weston-super-Mare. First up we asked for his thoughts on the overall performance and the score.

Chard ladies were involved in a thrilling 36-all draw when they entertained Topsham ladies in their first outing of 2019, writes Gavin Smillie.

Withycombe Under-16s lost their Fisherman’s Cup meeting with Topsham, going down 15-0.

For the second week running the Cockles bagged a share of the spoils from an away game as they drew 13-all on their visit to Weston-super-Mare.

Exmouth Colts were edged out by a margin of a single score as they went down 24-19 on their visit to Bideford, writes Taylor Masters.

Exmouth Nomads kicked off 2019 with a maximum haul of five points, beating Tiverton III XV 43-22 in a game that was much closer than the final score suggests.

Exmouth RFC was saddened to hear the news of the death of Roger Stuckey on Boxing Day, aged 81.

Withycombe ladies started their 2019 fixture schedule with a superb all-round show that saw them score eight tries in a 50-5 win at Totnes.

Exmouth returned from their South West Premier ‘local derby’ visit to Topsham with a share of the spoils after they shared 48 points with hosts Exeter University.

Exmouth RFC 1st XV will be trying to achieve something they have not managed since 2013 when they visit Exeter University on Saturday (January 5) to contest their first South West Premier fixture of 2019.

Exmouth completed the year with a resounding 41-29 victory over Drybrook from Gloucestershire, scoring six tries in the win.

Exmouth company MPS Windows, have become sponsors to Devon Rugby.

Exmouth will play host to Drybrook again this coming Saturday (December 22) after their scheduled South West Premier meeting last Saturday was called off just before kick-off by the match referee.

Withycombe Under-16s met Topsham in a Fishermen’s Cup tie that was moved to Bicton as the Tops’ Bonfire Field was unfit for action.

The Cockles have now lost seven and won six of their first 13 games in what will be a 26 match season.

Withycombe will sit bottom of the Tribute Cornwall and Devon table at Christmas, but their latest outing offers real hope that, once the new year kicks in, a great escape from a bottom spot finish can be achieved.

Much has been written about the away form of the Cockles in their South West Premier division campaign.

Withycombe Under-16s were 41-12 winners when they entertained Exeter Saracens.Withycombe Under-16s were 41-12 winners when they entertained Exeter Saracens.

First up this week we asked the Cockles head coach for his thoughts on what sounded like a thrilling contest at Camborne – but one in which, yet again, his side were beaten, suffering a fifth straight defeat in the process.

Withycombe battled through another ‘difficult day at the office’ as they went down 32-5 at Pirates Amateurs, a side that started the day sitting immediately above them in the table, writes Adam Curtis.

The final score of the Cockles’ latest South West Premier Division game saw them beaten 43-38 and so they have now suffered five straight defeats in a National Three (S) league season for the first time in many seasons.

The newly formed Exmouth and Withycombe junior girls’ rugby team has bagged itself a super sponsorship following news that the Exmouth branch of RGB Building Supplies is to back them.

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