Exeter Chiefs tackle some tug-of-war during their two-day stay at the River Dart Park complex

Holne Park House and CRS Adventures, based on the River Dart Country Park in Devon, ran a two-day training programme for the Exeter Chiefs in preparation for the squad’s pre-season campaign.

Rob Baxter has been handed the perfect pre-season boost with the news that three of his Exeter Chiefs stars have all agreed new deals with the Aviva Premiership club.


Sidmouth Rugby Club pre-season training starts next Tuesday, July 5, writes Terry O’Brien.


The pools and fixtures for next month’s Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s have been confirmed as Sandy Park prepares to host the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Sevens Series for the second time.

Terry O’Brien and Kerin Hamill are shown receiving the certificate from RFU president Jason Leonard

Sidmouth RFC were honoured at an Awards Luncheon held at Twickenham before the England versus Wales match on the first Saturday in June.

Exmouth referee lands top award

Thursday, May 26, 2016
James Grant in refereeing action

Exmouth whistle man James Grant was named referee of the year at the Devon Rugby Referees’ Society annual meeting, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth RFC secretary Terry O’Brien hands over a cheque for £470 in favour of Children's Hospice South West. Receiving the cheque is Mike Fanzo of Carling Technologies Ltd. The money was raised at the Sidmouth Rugby Club Charity Sevens held on Sunday, May 1. Also in the photo are Rhianne Thornewill and Emlyn Harris, who are taking part in the ride and have been the liaison with SRFC.

Sidmouth Rugby Club have handed over an exceptional amount of money following their charity sevens held earlier this month.

Sidmotuh RFC awards

Sidmouth Rugby Club held the Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards in the clubhouse on Saturday, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs were at home to Penryn on Saturday. Ref shsp 16-16AW 2906. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth Chiefs finished the season on a positive note, although leaving it to the last minute, by completing an East Devon double over Tiverton, writes Terry O’Brien

Rugby Ball.

Sidmouth U14s warmed up for Sunday’s Devon Cup final against Topsham at Cullompton with a game against Exeter Saracens.

Sidmouth Chiefs were at home to Penryn on Saturday. Ref shsp 16-16AW 2950. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth Colts defeated Teignmouth 34-15 at Sandy Park in the final of the Devon Plate.


Sidmouth U9s closed their season with mini-tour to North Devon and a series of games against Bideford.

Rugby Ball.

Sidmouth U9s defeated arch-rivals Honiton four tries to nil to win the Plate competition at the Devon Festival.


Sidmouth U12s got plenty of rugby in during a weekend tour to the south Midlands.

Hands holding rugby ball

Sidmouth U11s returned undefeated from their two-match tour to Cornwall.

Sidmouth Chiefs were at home to Penryn on Saturday. Ref shsp 16-16AW 2905. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth Cheifs were 25-24 winners when they entertained Penryn, writes Terry O’Brien.


Sidmouth suffered a big blow in their bid to beat the drop when they lost 31-23 to visiting Crediton, writes Terry O’Brien.

A large crowd were in attendance at the Blackmore Field on Good Friday for the meeting between a Sidmouth XV and an Ottery XV that the latter won 43-24, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-12s

Sidmouth Under-12s had a superb turnout in numbers for their meeting with Honiton.

Sidmouth 3rds were at home to Cullompton at the weekend. Ref shsp 10-16AW 0034. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth were edged out by the odd point in 21, going down 11-10, when they travelled to Okehampton, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth 3rds were at home to Cullompton at the weekend. Ref shsp 10-16AW 0076. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth Quins notched up their second Merit Table win of the season against a strong Brixham team in a very entertaining game, emerging victoriuos to the tune of a 29-24 score line, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-13s

Sidmouth Under-13s powered their way into the final of the Devon Cup with a 13-7 success over Devonport Services.

Sidmouth Under-12s

SidmouthUnder-12s were not at their best when they hosted Withycombe at Sidford.

Sidmouth Under-15 girls

Sidmouth Under-15s entertained Tewkesbury in the final of the RFU Spoon competition.

Sidmouth 3rds were at home to Cullompton at the weekend. Ref shsp 10-16AW 0048. Picture: Alex Walton

There was a great atmosphere in a packed Sidmouth Rugby Clubhouse as England held off a strong Welsh comeback to win the Triple Crown and, with France losing to Scotland the next day, the Six Nations Championship, writes Terry O’Brien.

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