Rugby

Exeter Chiefs ladies’ net success in bid to join Tyrrells Premier 15 for next season

Dave Ewers has been part and parcel of the Exeter Chiefs mix for over ten years, but the African-born forward will be extending his stay a little longer after he became the latest member of Rob Baxter’s squad to commit their future to the Devon club, writes Mark Stevens.

There can be few towns in the World which can match the iconic sports grounds of Sidmouth and their rich history, writes Terry O’Brien.

The Devon RFU competitions committee have announced the outcome of the merit table competitions for the season, writes Terry O’Brien.

A look at the hostory of Sidmouth RFC and previous occasions when the rugby season has come to a halt

Rugby teams involved in promotion and relegation issues in the wake of the coronavirus crisis could be left in limbo until Easter or even beyond, writes Conrad Sutclifde.

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is to set up a Task Group who will come up with a system to be used to determine how the final league tables will be decided and published.

The 2019/20 rugby season, with the exception of the Premiership, has been brought to an end by the RFU which means the campaigns for Exmouth, Withycombe, Sidmouth and Honiton rugby clubs is over.

Sidmouth and Chard U18 girls played together to make up one team and played really well against a tough Crediton side, writes Louis Turley.

Sidmouth boys Under-13s hosted Withycombe in what may well prove to be both teams’ finally outings for some time given the on-going coronavirus crisis.

Now rugby goes the same way as football!

Sidmouth Chiefs produced a commanding second half performance, scoring 19 unanswered points on their way to a 29-10 success against Thornbury in a South West One West meeting at the Blackmore, writes Terry O’Brien.

Chiefs score three top quality tries as they complete the double over North Petherton

Sidmouth continued their fine recent form in the South West One West division with a win over North Petherton in a match that was switched to Sidford owing to a waterlogged Blackmore playing surface.

Local rugby has done better than local football as the weather won yet again on the final Saturday of February with multiple postponements across the local football leagues.

Sidmouth were 31-3 winners on their visit to Newton Abbot for their latest South West One West fixture, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth will travel to Newton Abbot tomorrow (Saturday) to try again to play a South West One West fixture.

Sidmouth’s away record in this season South West One West campaign stands right up there with the best of the away records in the division.

Sidmouth made it nine wins from 18 league outings as they defeated visiting Newent 20-15, writes Terry O’Brien.

A round-up of the local rugby on the second Saturday of February

Evidence, if any were needed of the development going on with girls rugby at Sidmouth RFC, comes with the news that no fewer than 10 of the club’s junior players were invited to attend trials for the Devon Under-15 girl’s team.

Sidmouth Chiefs made their first ever visit to the Regentsholme home of Lydney for a contest that produced a classic ‘game of two halves’, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Under-15s won their way into the final of the Devon RFU Plate competition after a richly deserved - if nerve-jangling - 21-20 success at the Plymstock home of Old Plymothian & Mannamedians (OPMs).

Sidmouth Rugby Club are set to run a half-term rugby camp.

Despite the wild weather Sidmouth Under-7s had good numbers for their latest action, a Sunday morning meeting with Honiton Under-7s at Sidford.

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