Rugby

The draw has been made for the 2017/18 Devon RFU Under-15 Cup.

It was seven years today that Exeter Chiefs finally arrived at English rugby’s top table.

The Sidmouth Rugby clubhouse was packed for the annual Presentation Evening, writes Terry O’Brien.

Having advanced to Twickenham a year ago, only to lose out narrowly to double winners Saracens, Devon’s finest again find themselves within touching distance of another big day out in the capital.

On Bank Holiday Sunday, seven teams contested the Sidmouth RFC Charity Sevens to draw the curtain on the 2016-17 season at the Blackmore Field in damp conditions, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-15s rounded off their season by hosting a London Division side Old Emmanuals, situation in South-West London close to Wimbledon, and defeated them 7-5.

Sidmouth juniors travelled to Dorset for an end of season tour to the Weymouth area to attend a festival.

Sidmouth Chiefs finished the league season with a well-deserved 16-9 win against Burnham-On-Sea to end the campaign on a positive note, writes Terry O’Brien.

A special memorial match was played at the Blackmore, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs ended their Tribute Western Counties campaign with a 16-9 Blackmore success against visiting Burnham-on-sea.

A good crowd was in attendance for what proved to be an entertaining holiday game between Sidmouth Quins and a team selected from the Ottery St Mary area with the ‘home’ team winning, scoring 42 points to the Otters’ 28, writes Terry O’Brien.

A lacklustre start proved costly to the Chiefs in a close and exciting game, the result of which was more important to Tiverton, who needed the win to be sure of avoiding relegation; the Mid Devon side winning 32-30, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Colts were emphatic 67-12 winners when they entertained Torquay on a sunny afternoon at Sidford.

Sidmouth RFC chairman Lester Willmington welcomed 86 members, guests and sponsors, who attended a Gala Dinner, sponsored by Canterbury, in the clubhouse, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs slipped to their fourth consecutive home defeat, in which they have conceded an average of 34 points, going down 48-16, enabling St Austell to leapfrog them into seventh place in the league, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-10s have played host two sets of touring teams over the past fortnight.

Sidmouth Chiefs went down 10-6 at home to Wellington, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs were knocked out of the Devon Senior Cup by the narrowest of margins in an exciting and entertaining quarter-final match against Bideford from the South West league, a tie that the visiting side won 32-31, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-15s went down 34-19 to Withycombe in a contest that was a lot closer than the 154 point final margin suggests.

Sidmouth Under-15s went down 27-12 in a contest that was much closer than the score line suggests.

Sidmouth went down 47-23 when they entertained title chasing Exeter University, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-15s bounced back from their defeat the week before to Honiton, by bagging an emphatic win at Bridport.

Sidmouth Under-15s were beaten 35-26 when they entertained Honiton for their latest action.

Sidmouth Colts produced their best performance of the season to beat Plymouth-based Stonehouse Sharks 24-5 in the Devon Colts Plate League, writes Terry O’Brien.

The Sidmouth 1st Team were given a walkover to the quarter-finals of the Devon Senior Cup by Exeter University, who could not raise a team, writes Terry O’Brien.

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