Rugby

Sidmouth RFC are the pride of the town this Easter after they completed a league and cup double, winning the Devon Intermediate Cup, beating Crediton 39-19 before the biggest turnout seen at the Blackmore in many a year.

It’s a SUPER SATURDAY across the board for our local rugby teams with three East Devon-based sides in cup final action on Easter Saturday!

In winning the Western Counties West League in the last game at Saltash on Saturday, Sidmouth Chiefs won their first league title for 14 years, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs secured the Western Counties West league championship with a convincing 40-11 success at Saltash, writes Terry O’Brien.

The Quins suffered their first home defeat of the season in this Dave Butt Cup semi-final played in front of a crowd of more than 200 spectators at the Blackmore Field, going down 29-8 to Torquay Athletic 2nd XV.

Sidmouth Chiefs kept their place at the top of the Tribute Western Counties (W) table and ensured that the Devon Intermediate Cup final against Crediton will be played on the Blackmore Field after a workman-like 28-10 win against Paignton, which also consigned their opponents to relegation, writes Terry O’Brien.

This coming Sunday promises to be a big day – and hopefully a successful one – for all connected to Sidmouth 2nd XV, writes John Hamill.

Sidmouth Chiefs kept their league championship aspirations alive with a dramatic comeback at High House where three tries in the final 25 minutes enabled them to claw back a 14-point deficit to defeat hosts Kingsbridge 31-26 and so record a vital bonus point win, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs were 45-26 winners over Falmouth and the bonus point win they banked with the result takes the Chiefs back to the top of the Western Counties West table in what is proving to be an exciting final few weeks of the season, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs suffered their third defeat in four games on their first ever visit to Winscombe, and the 25-21 loss drops them to third place and out of the league promotion/play-off places for the present, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth’s hopes of winning the Tribute Western Counties (W) title suffered another blow as they lost for the second successive Saturday, beaten 25-21 at Winscombe.

Sidmouth RFC took a tour party to North Devon for the club’s inaugural girls’ rugby tour.

Axminster rugby player Joe Elsworth has been selected to attend the prestigious SANIX World Rugby Youth Tournament in Japan in April/May this year.

Crediton overtook Sidmouth Chiefs at the top of the Tribute Western Counties (W) league table following a hard-fought, close encounter at Exhibition Road that saw them win 18-10, writes Terry O’Brien.

England Women’s Marlie Packer and Lagi Tuima have visited Sandy Park ahead of round four of the Women’s Six Nations where England will take on Italy on Saturday (March 9), with kick-off at 12.05pm.

Sidmouth Chiefs gained a much-needed confidence boost with a 44-17, bonus point win against Chard, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs remain top of the Tribute Western Counties West table after the matches on the first Saturday of March.

Sidmouth Under-15s girls were emphatic 60-7 winners when they took on Winscombe at a sun-kissed Sidford.

Chard RFC are on the lookout For a new head coach following the news that current head coach, Jim Wagstaff, is to stand down at the end of the current campaign, writes Glyn Hughes.

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby Rob Baxter insists he’s edging ever closer to putting in place his squad for next season after two more of his current stars agreed new contracts with the club, writes Mark Stevens.

The indifferent form being suffered by Sidmouth Chiefs of late continued as they saw their challenge for the Western Counties (W) title suffer a serious setback as they were beaten 21-7 at a Bideford side that began the day sitting in the bottom four, writes Terry O’Brien.

For the second game in succession, Sidmouth Chiefs had to rely on their outstanding defence to avoid defeat and come away with two league points to keep them at the top of the table as they drew 11-11 with visiting Wellington, writes Terry O’Brien.

Sidmouth Chiefs have what looks to be a mouth-watering home fixture tomorrow (Saturday) with Wellington the visitors to the Blackmore (2.30pm).

The Quins Merit Table aspirations suffered a blow in a below-par performance against Exeter Engineers at Topsham where the Quins were beaten 17-15, writes Terry O’Brien.

The Sidmouth Chiefs Western Counties (West)rearranged match at Winscombe was called off as the pitch was unfit for play, writes Terry O’Brien.

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