Sidmouth Chiefs play opening pre-season friendly at home on Saturday

PUBLISHED: 12:25 22 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:25 22 August 2013

Hands holding rugby ball

Hands holding rugby ball

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Sidmouth Rugby Club start their season tomorrow (Saturday, August 24), writes Terry O’Brien.

The Chiefs entertain Okehampton at the Blackmore in a warm-up game for the league campaign.

The kick off is 3.00pm.

Okehampton, who finished last season strongly in fourth position in the Western Counties West League, should provide stiff opposition.

This will be the first game in charge for new head coach Stephe Kruger, and chiefs captain Dan Retter will be leading the side for the first time, following in his father’s footsteps.

With several prominent players leaving to test their ability at higher levels at clubs like Plymouth Albion, Launceston, Taunton and Exmouth, the club is very much in the process of rebuilding.

Attendance at training during the summer has been excellent and a trial match played last Tuesday was very competitive and a number of players graduating from last season’s successful colts side showed much promise.

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