DHSOB and OPMs have Rugby World Cup role to play in Plymouth

WORLD CUPDHSOB and OPMs have been selected as ‘hub clubs’ for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup.

During the tournament, which starts on September 18, the two city sides will be offering coaching and ‘Return to Play’ sessions.

DHSOB’s director of rugby Mike Freeman said:  “We’re really pleased to be chosen as a hub club for the Rugby World Cup. We have been selected and so have OPMs.

“I think Plymouth City Council are planning on showing matches on the Piazza and they want us there to do a bit of coaching.

“We will also be doing the RFU’s ‘Return to Play’ initiative. The aim is to get people who are over 22 years-old and who used to play but gave up back into the game.

“We’ll be running training session at Stonehouse Creek every Wednesday during the World Cup for anyone who wants to return to the game.”

He added: “We are a community club, who have got a great youth section. We are definitely here for the love of the game and we embrace all abilities and ages.

“I’m really pleased OPMs have been selected as well. They cover Elburton and that side of town.”

Both DHSOB and OPMs are teams that are always looking for new players and after disappointing campaigns in 2014/15 could do with a boost.

DHSOB are hoping to form a link with Plymouth Fjij Rugby, who have recently played two games against Ivybridge and Devonport Services.

The Stonehouse Creek-based club will have a chance to show themselves off to a larger audience this weekend when they play Cornish side Camelford at Brickfields as part of Plymouth Albion’s ‘Festival of Rugby’.

The Old Boys’ game will kick-off at 7pm.


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