Rugby

Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has spoken of his delight after four of the club’s highly-rated youngsters today put pen to paper on new deals.

Sidmouth chiefs at home to Truro. Ref shsp 05-16TI 0081. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Chiefs went down 40-22 at home to Truro in their latest league match, writes Terry O’Brien.

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Sidmouth Under-12s were beaten by a powerful Topsham when they sides met.

Sidmouth RFC Under-7s pull funny faces before their latest round of matches

Sidmouth Under-7s were in action against Topsham and their meeting was switched to the drier climes of the artificial surface at the home of the Royal Marines, Lympstone, writes Simon Dunstan.

Sidmouth Under-9 squad

Sidmouth Under-9s entertained Topsham for a series of matches in what can best be described as ‘muddy conditions’.

Exeter Chiefs player Luke Cowan-Dickie

Luke Cowan-Dickie admitted he was delighted to mark his return to competitive action with victory over Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership.

Sidmouth 2nds at home to Devonport Services. Ref shsp 04-16 AW 7541. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth went down 31-11 on their visit to Devonport Services, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under 15 girls rugby

Sidmouth Under-15 girls’ were in Devon County Cup on Sunday when they travelled to Devonport, Plymouth, to meet Newton Services and they served up a superb all-round show to defeat the Plymouthians 50-36.

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Sidmouth Under-12s took part in a brief and small tournament at Honiton, on a pitch more mud than grass.

Sidmouth 2nds at home to Devonport Services. Ref shsp 04-16 AW 7580. Picture: Alex Walton

The Western Counties (N) league table shows that Sidmouth have work to do to avoid the drop.

Sidmouth Under-14s

Sidmouth Under-14s were in fine form as they powered their way to an emphatic 58-12 over Paington.

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Following her selection for the Devon Under-15 girls squad earlier in the season, Laika Swain played in all of Devon’s fixtures, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-8s

Sidmouth Under-8s took on their counterparts from Bridport in a round-robin of matches at the Blackmore.

Honiton rugby action

Sidmouth Under-9s took on teams from Bridport in muddy conditions that proved to be a real test of stamina.

Sidmouth Under-14s

Sidmouth Under-14s were in top form as they defeated Taunton 53-24, putting to rest the memory of a 40 point defeat to the same team the year before!

Sidmouth Under-7s in their smart new kit

Sidmouth Under-7s took to the pitch for their first action of 2016 with matches against Bridport.

Sidmouth beaten at home by Cullompton

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Sidmouth chiefs at home to Cullompton. Ref shsp 03-16TI  9557. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth were beaten 27-10 by Cullompton when the pair met at the Blackmore in a league game, writes Terry O’Brien.

Rugby Ball.

Two signed Rugby World Cup 2015 balls will be up for grabs at an online charity auction on Thursday (21 January).

Sidmouth 2nds at home to Wessex. Ref shsp 02-16TI 9096. Picture: Terry Ife

The value of the major improvements to the Sidford rugby pitches was illustrated last weekend when three games were staged there despite torrential rain on Friday night and Saturday, writes Terry O’Brien.

Rugby clubs invited to workshop evenings

Friday, January 15, 2016
Rugby

Rugby clubs and schools where the game is played are being urged to attend workshop evenings at Ivybridge and Crediton next month that aims to address common concerns in the game, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Our photographer's rain splattered lens gives an indication of conditions at Sidmouth Football Club on Saturday. Ref shsp 0047-01-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

Sidmouth had their Cornwall and Devon Tribute League match against Tiverton postponed when the Blackmore, like almost all the rugby and football pitches across the area, was left unfit for play through rain.

Sidmouth Chiefs home at Blackmore to Teignmouth. Ref shsp 1638-05-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Chiefs went down 32-31 in a festive encounter, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth 2nds at home to Crediton 2nds. Ref shsp 7934-50-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Chiefs slipped to their fourth successive defeat, going down 27-26 at bottom-of-the-table Penryn as the league campaign reached the midway stage, writes Terry O’Brien.

Father Christmas who officiated the Sidmouth versus Withycombe Under-7s

The whiff of a local derby was in the air as Sidmouth Under-7s welcomed Withycombe to Sidford for the latest junior action, writes Simon Dunstan.

Sidmouth Chiefs played against Torquay at the weekend. Ref shsp 5763-51-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth Chiefs went down 37-20 to Torquay Athletic, writes Terry O’Brien.

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