Rugby

The Cockles were excellent value for their 17-8 South West Premier win at an in-form Camborne.

Withycombe 2nd XV were 25-10 winners when they travelled to Mid Devon to take on Tiverton 3rd XV.

Withycombe are in Tribute Devon One action on Saturday (November 16) when they entertain Torrington at Raleigh Park.

Exmouth head for Cornwall on Saturday and a meeting with an in-form Camborne (2.30pm).

Exmouth RFC are thrilled that they have received re-accreditation of the coveted Rugby Football Union (RFU) Clubmark grading.

The second Saturday of November was a soggy one in terms of the Exmouth RFC action for the 1st XV game at home was postponed as were away games at Brixham for the 2nd XV and the colts.

Withycombe are in action tomorrow (November 9) at Ilfracombe for a fixture that is a 'double-header' with the teams playing the match for both league points and a place in the next round of the Devon Junior Cup following the postponement of the game last month.

The Cockles return to league action this Saturday (November 9) when they entertain Brixham at the Imperial Ground.

We are giving one lucky rugby fan the chance to carry the ball out for England Women's game against France.

Three members of the Withycombe colts section were in action for the Devon Under-18s Development XV in a match against Cornwall last Sunday, writes Adam Curtis.

Exmouth's away record in this season's South West Premier Division campaign has seen them win one and lose three of their away games.

In an eagerly awaited, yet hastily rearranged, fixture, Withycombe U14s looked to continue their excellent start to the season as they welcomed Topsham U14s to Bicton.

After a week of wet weather, Exmouth Under-9s travelled across to Mid Devon for action against Cullompton.

Like almost every other rugby club the length and breadth of England, Withycombe RFC are showing the Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa this Saturday (November 2).

Cockles head coach Steve Perry was quite candid as to what had gone wrong, certainly in the first half, of the Cockles' defeat on their South West Premier visit to Bracknell.

Exmouth 2nd XV were in fine form as they racked up an impressive 29-10 home win over Cullompton 2nds.

Exmouth Nomads went down 33-22 in their Merit Table fixture at Tiverton III.

The Withy defence was of the highest order as the table-toppers overcame second-placed Tamar Saracens in a close contest at Raleigh Park on a soggy Saturday in late October.

Exmouth failed to register a point in an away fixture for just the third time in 111 outings as they went down 12-0 at a Bracknell side who started the day at the foot of the South West Premier Division table.

Withycombe are all set for matchday six of the Tribute Devon One campaign and tomorrows (October 26) Raleigh Park meeting with the side sitting immediately below them at the top of the table, Tamar Saracens (2.30pm).

Withycombe head coach Sam Williams was delighted with his sides 24-21 win at Exeter Saracens.

Exmouth 2nd XV endured a 'tough time' when they entertained Barnstaple II.

Withycombe Under-14s were 26-10 winners when they journeyed over to Honiton for their latest outing.

Exmouth suffered their first home defeat of the league season, but they made South West Premier table-toppers Barnstaple work very hard for their sixth straight win of the campaign.

Withycombe's Jimmy Holman scored a last minute try to see the Raleigh Park men continue their 100 per cent start to the campaign as they bagged a narrow success at Exeter Saracens, writes Gerald Gifford.

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