Rugby

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.

The Chiefs notched up their best win of the season against third placed Devonport Services to dent their opponents promotion hopes in an exciting game at the Rectory Field that saw the Chiefs win 28-23, writes Terry O’Brien.

Ottery St Mary claimed a first clean sheet away success of the Macron League Division Four season, winning 2-0 at St Martins, and it could not have come at a more opportune time!

In what was a classic game of two halves, Sidmouth Chiefs, who led 19-3 at one stage, saw their advantage whittled away until they were left with not even a bonus point for their contribution to an entertaining and exciting game, one won by visiting Cullompton 30-22, writes Terry O’Brien.

Exeter Chiefs, England and British Lions forward Geoff Parling will be the guest of honour at a Gala Dinner to be held in the Sidmouth RFC clubhouse on Wednesday, April 5.

Exeter Chiefs have today strengthened their options at scrum-half with the addition of Welsh international Martin Roberts, writes Mark Stevens.

The Devon Rugby Referees’ Society is about to launch a new fast-track course for potential whistlemen.

There was a blank day last Saturday for all the Sidmouth Chiefs’ teams as waterlogged pitches took their toll across the area.

Sidmouth Rugby Club’s Girls’s Rugby Fun Day was a total success with large numbers of girls drawn to the event.

Sidmouth Rugby Club is to celebrate the opening weekend of the Six Nation Championship on Saturday (February 4), writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs managed to complete a season’s league double over Crediton, beating the Mid Devon men 13-7 on their own patch, thanks, in the main, to stubborn defence and a remarkable feat of continuity, which produced an injury time try to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-13s travelled to face Exeter Saracens with enough players to field three teams for matches against the home side.

Sidmouth Under-13s travelled to face Exeter with enough players to field three teams for matches against Saracens.

Sidmouth Under-13 girl’s were involved in a terrific match against Paignton and Newton Abbot.

Sidmouth RFC is staging a Girls Rugby Fun Day early next month.

Sidmouth Quins, making their first outing of the new year, served up a spirited show that combined attacking verve and determined defence as they defeated Bideford 39-22 at the Blackmore.

The Chiefs see-saw season continued after they suffered a 12-8 defeat at bottom club Bude – a result that comes just seven days after the fine win against Wadebridge Camels, writes Terry O’Brien.

Where better to follow England’s progress in the upcoming Six Nations Rugby Tournament than in the atmosphere and rugby environment of Sidmouth Rugby Club enjoying a drink of your choice?

Sidmouth Under-10s entertained Paignton for a series of matches.

A big Boxing Day crowd was present to watch the annual encounter between the Sidmouth 1xt XV and a President’s XV, a contest played out in perfect conditions and won 41-26 by the President’s XV, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-11s entertained Newton Abbot at Sidford on another glorious winter’s morning.

Sidmouth Under-10s embraced a festive theme for their matches against visiting Newton Abbot teams.

Sidmouth Under-10s embraced a festive theme for their matches against visiting Newton Abbot teams.

Sidmouth Under-11s entertained Exmouth at the Sidford ground.

Sidmouth RFC Under-9s entertained Newton Abbot at the club’s Sidford pitches and, despite sickness amongst the young players, the hosts were still able to field a squad of 20 enabling them to field two teams, both to play a pair of games.

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