Plymouth’s Henry Slade confirmed in England’s World Cup squad
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Plymouth’s Henry Slade confirmed in England’s World Cup squad

PLYMOUTH’S Henry Slade has been confirmed in England’s 31-man Rugby World Cup squad. The 22-year-old Exeter Chiefs player, who only made his full England debut less than two weeks ago, has got the nod ahead of the more experienced Luther Burrell. Utility back Slade started playing rugby at Ivybridge RFC and starred for the Plymouth … Continue reading

Cornwall duo set for first Plymouth Albion appearances against Newton Abbot
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Cornwall duo set for first Plymouth Albion appearances against Newton Abbot

MATT SHEPHERD and Jon Dawe are set to make their first appearances for Plymouth Albion on Friday night when the National One club host Newton Abbot in their final pre-season match (7.30pm). The former Launceston pair, who helped Cornwall win the County Championship this year, have missed Albion’s other warm-up games due to holiday and … Continue reading

Fannon misses out on world final, despite sub-23 second swim
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Fannon misses out on world final, despite sub-23 second swim

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Tom Fannon swam under the 23-second mark for the 50m freestyle event but it was not enough for him to reach the World Junior Championships final. Fannon clocked 22.92 seconds in the semi-finals of the championships in Singapore. However, the Plymouth College pupil was ranked 11th overall from the two semis. His time … Continue reading

Play-off chasing Plymouth Devils sign Swedish star Eklof
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Play-off chasing Plymouth Devils sign Swedish star Eklof

PLYMOUTH Devils have signed former Leicester and Belle Vue rider Linus Eklof. The 26-year-old Swede will make his debut in Friday’s Premier League match against Newcastle at the St Boniface Arena (7.15pm). Eklof comes into Plymouth’s declared one to seven on a 5.76 average in place of James Wright and slots into a reserve position … Continue reading

Leander sprinter Fannon makes World Junior progress
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Leander sprinter Fannon makes World Junior progress

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Tom Fannon reached the semi-finals of men’s 50m freestyle event at the World Junior Championships in Singapore. The Plymouth College pupil clocked 23.14 seconds for the ‘splash and dash’ to finish 12th in the overall rankings from 85 starters. However, club and Great Britain team-mates Laura Stephens and Joe Hulme missed out on … Continue reading