Rugby

Sidmouth Under-10s entertained Paignton for a series of matches.

A big Boxing Day crowd was present to watch the annual encounter between the Sidmouth 1xt XV and a President’s XV, a contest played out in perfect conditions and won 41-26 by the President’s XV, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-11s entertained Newton Abbot at Sidford on another glorious winter’s morning.

Sidmouth Under-10s embraced a festive theme for their matches against visiting Newton Abbot teams.

Sidmouth Under-10s embraced a festive theme for their matches against visiting Newton Abbot teams.

Sidmouth Under-11s entertained Exmouth at the Sidford ground.

Sidmouth RFC Under-9s entertained Newton Abbot at the club’s Sidford pitches and, despite sickness amongst the young players, the hosts were still able to field a squad of 20 enabling them to field two teams, both to play a pair of games.

The Sidmouth U13 girls had their final training session before Christmas.

A weakened Chiefs team were convincingly beaten 38-20 at Truro despite staging a spirited second half performance, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs produced one of their most complete performances of the season to defeat old rivals Tiverton 20-0 and reach the mid-point of the league campaign just above halfway in seventh position, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-10s made the short trip to Exmouth for their latest action.

The Sidmouth Under-13 girls’ team showed just how much they continue to improve as they came up against a powerful and experienced Kingsbridge side who beat them, but were made to work hard for the success.

For the first time this season Sidmouth, who sport good numbers at this age group, were outnumbered with Exmouth’s 23 player quad being two more than the home club fielded.

Sidmouth Under-8s made their coaches, Matt Barrett and Sarah Burston, proud as they played some delightful rugby in what turned out to be an entertaining draw with Exmouth.

Sidmouth Under-15s travelled to Exmouth for their last game of 2016 and the contest proved to be one between two well-matched sides that ended all square at 24-24.

It seems to be two steps forward and one step back for the Sidmouth Chiefs this season as they went down 29-11 at St Austell, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-10s ‘Big Shows’ shared the spoils in an entertaining contest with Cullompton.

Sidmouth Under-13 girls travelled to Cullompton for their latest action.

Sidmouth Chiefs produced one of their best all-round performances of the season in an entertaining game to overturn a 13 point deficit and record an emphatic 45-18 victory at Wellington, a result that lifts them above midway in the league, writes Terry O’Brien.

There were terrific numbers of Sidmouth Under-7s on parade for the latest series of matches which were against hosts Topsham RFC.

Sidmouth Under-9s had yet another magnificent turn out for the Under-9 age group with 23 players itching for action when the club journeyed to Topsham for their latest Sunday morning matches.

Sidmouth Under-10s fielded three teams for matches against Exeter Chiefs.

Sidmouth Under-10s fielded three teams for matches against Exeter Chiefs.

Sidmouth Under-10s fielded three teams for matches against Exeter Chiefs.

Sidmouth Under-9s had good number for their matches away at Exeter Youth.

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