Rugby

Sidmouth Chiefs continued their winning run win with a 27-20 Devon Intermediate Cup victory at Crediton, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth player-coach Dan Retter hopes that the side has turned a corner now after a patchy start to the season, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

On the same weekend England played Australia, and Exeter played Harlequins, arguably the main event of the weekend was Sidmouth Rugby Football Club U7s verses Cullompton U7s at the Sidford playing fields, writes Simon Dunstan.

Sidmouth Chiefs produced a tactically assured performance in difficult conditions to achieve their third win of the season, winning 15-5 at Crediton to climb off the bottom of the league table, writes Terry O’Brien

Player availability had reached crisis point when the Chiefs travelled to Burham-on-Sea, where a win could have lifted them from the bottom of the league table, writes Terry O’Brien.

Withycombe Under-15s took on a combined team of players from home club Newton Abbot and Exmouth Under-15s for a 13-a-side game.

Sidmouth Under-9s locked horns with local rivals Exeter Youth on Sunday morning and produced easily their best display of the season – an achievement they appear to be accomplishing week on week, much to the pleasure of coaches Matt Barrett and Sarah Burston.

Sidmouth Chiefs suffered another defeat, when fellow strugglers Truro managed the conditions better to turn around a half-time deficit on a soggy Blackmore Field before departing with a 23-13 success, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth went down to a 44-12 defeat on their visit to St Ives, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-13 girls travelled to Weston-super-Mare for a festival where they played three matches.

Sidmouth Chiefs find themselves at the bottom of the Western Counties West League after a fourth successive league defeat, this time a 27-17 reversal at the hands of hosts Torquay Athletic, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Quins were 31-20 winners when they hosted Torquay 2nds.

Withycombe ladies marked their first-ever home league outing with a 22-5 victory over Plymouth Albion Oaks ladies.

Sidmouth Under-8s had their first outing of the season when they took on close rivals Withycombe.

Sidmouth girls’ Under-15s win well

Friday, October 13, 2017

Sidmouth Under-15s played their part in an entertaining day’s ‘festival of girls’ rugby’ hosted by Sidmouth RFC at Sidbury.

Sidmouth Under-7s played their first matches of the season when they entertained Withycombe at Sidford.

Sidmouth Under-11s met teams from Withycombe for a morning that saw the players each involved in two matches.

Sidmouth girls’ Under-18s took part in the Sidmouth RFC ‘girls’ rugby festival’ held at Sidbury.

Sidmouth RFC girls’ section had a wonderful turnout for their festival of girls’ rugby they hosted last weekend.

Youngsters from Sidmouth RFC played a part in creating history as they participated in this weekend’s Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, hosted by Exeter Chiefs.

Sidmouth Under-15 girls were 46-40 winners when they met Exeter Saracens at home.

Sidmouth RFC welcomed four new life members to their ranks with special presentations made during the Patrons Lunch that was held before the league meeting with Tiverton at the Blackmore, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-11s took part in the Land Rover Cup, hosted by Exeter Chiefs.

Sidmouth RFC girl’s section sent four players to the Devon county trials.

Sidmouth suffered another narrow defeat, beaten 20-18 by visiting Tiverton and that, on top of a five-point deduction for playing an unregistered player, leaves the Chiefs just one place off the bottom of the league table, writes Terry O’Brien.

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