Rugby

Sidmouth Quins were 46-14 winners when they entertained Exeter Engineers, a team of students from Exeter University.

Sidmouth Under-13 girls made the long journey to Bideford to play a combined Bideford and South Molton side.

Sidmouth Under-15 girls were in action at Bideford where they took on a combined Bideford and South Molton side.

Paignton Under-18s provided the opposition for the first home outing of the season for the Sidmouth Under-18s.

Sidmouth Under-11s took to the pitch for their first taste of action in the new season when they faced Honiton.

Sidmouth Under-9s experienced their first ‘full contact tackling’ action of the season when they hosted Honiton.

Sidmouth Chiefs returned to the top of the Western Counties (W) table thanks to a 39-20 bonus point win against Wadebridge Camels, while close rivals Crediton drew at Falmouth, writes Terry O’Brien.

The four words ‘so far, so good’ sums up the start that the Sidmouth Under-16s have made to their season, writes Mark Williams.

Sidmouth Under-13 girls played their first match of the season when they took on a combined Exeter Saracens/Withycombe/Newton Abbott side.

Sidmouth 2nd XV were 15-3 winners when they entertained Exmouth III, writes Bryn Thomas.

The action at Truro that saw an end to the 100 per cent start by Sidmouth Chiefs this new league season, was not the team’s finest 80 minutes as they let slip a lead they held until the 75th minute and, by then, they could, indeed should, have been holding an unassailable lead, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs confirmed their credentials for potential league success with a convincing 27-7 win against third-placed Tiverton despite five changes to the pack from the previous game, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth never quite reproduced the sparkling form they have shown in their two games on the Blackmore, but they were still good enough to come away from St Austell with a 20-13 victory, writes Clive Dwerryhouse.

Sidmouth Chiefs secured their second league win against newcomers Winscombe, but the 36-7 final score does not reflect the balance of the game in terms of both possession and field position, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs made a flying start to the new season’s league campaign with a ten-try win against newly promoted Saltash, beating the Cornish side 64-7 at the Blackmore, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth launch a new season of league rugby on Saturday (September 1) at home to Saltash.

Sidmouth 2nd XV went down to a narrow 31-28 defeat to hosts Honiton 2nds in a pre-season close encounter between the teams at Allhallows, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs received an early wake-up call in advance of the league season as they relinquished their hold on the David Turner Cup after holding it for several seasons, going down 27-26 to hosts Honiton, writes Terry O’Brien.

Two primary schools did East Devon Proud in the recent countywide Tag Rugby Finals in Plymouth where 16 top teams met to compete.

The 1st XV Player of the Year award was presented to Sione Livai and the 2nd XV Player of the Year honour was presented to Ryan Davies while the Sidmouth Colts Player of the Year award went to Tom Woodruff.

Sidmouth RFC girls have had a terrific season of continued development, on and off the pitch.

The Chiefs finished the season in style, winning the Devon Intermediate Cup in dramatic fashion against South West League Cullompton at Stafford Park, defeating the Mid Devon men 27-24, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth RFC are gearing up for a busy weekend both at their home ground and elsewhere in Devon.

Sidmouth Chiefs finished the league season in style and gained a confidence boost before Saturday’s Devon Intermediate Cup final against Cullompton with an outstanding performance against third-placed St Austell, ultimately defeating the Cornish side 67-17 in perfect conditions, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth RFC played host to a contingent of young rugby players from across the channel this weekend.

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