Collier and Freestone to make their first Albion starts of the season against Old Albanian
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Collier and Freestone to make their first Albion starts of the season against Old Albanian

DAN COLLIER and Rupert Freestone will make their first starts of the season on Saturday when Plymouth Albion meet James Shanahan’s Old Albanian side at Brickfields in National One (3pm). The forwards pair were key players for Albion last season but have had to be patient so far this term, just featuring from the replacements’ … Continue reading

Sansom happy with the progress made by Plymouth Argaum’s colts side
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Sansom happy with the progress made by Plymouth Argaum’s colts side

DAVE SANSOM is delighted with the progress Plymouth Argaum’s colts are making. Sansom stepped down from the demanding role of director of rugby at Bickleigh Down in the summer after five successful seasons with the first team, which included two promotions and a Lockie Cup success. However, rather than turn his back on coaching totally, … Continue reading

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Ivybridge suffer first defeat of the season, but joy for Services and Oaks
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RUGBY ROUND-UP: Ivybridge suffer first defeat of the season, but joy for Services and Oaks

IVYBRIDGE suffered their first defeat of the season when they were beaten 41-24 by Camborne at Cross-in-Hand. The loss sees Ivybridge, who went into the match as early season leaders, drop down to third in the standings, behind Old Redcliffians and Camborne. The Bridgers paid for a disappointing opening 20 minutes when they found themselves … Continue reading

A new flag American Football competition to start in Devon and Cornwall
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A new flag American Football competition to start in Devon and Cornwall

A NEW flag American Football league is about to start in Devon and Cornwall. The South West Series will involve five teams and will run over the traditional off-season. The league, which will start in October and continue through to February, will include 2016 BAFA play-off side Plymouth Buccaneers. The other teams involved are Marjon … Continue reading

RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge ready for ‘huge’ game against Camborne
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge ready for ‘huge’ game against Camborne

IVYBRIDGE coach Lewis Paterson has described Saturday’s National Three South West clash with Camborne at Cross-in-Hand as ‘huge’ (2.30pm). The teams sit first and second in the table after winning their opening three matches. Ivybridge proudly lie top after picking up 14 out of a maximum 15 points from their games against Launceston, Salisbury and … Continue reading

Plymouth Albion sign forward Skinner from Exeter ahead of trip to Esher
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Plymouth Albion sign forward Skinner from Exeter ahead of trip to Esher

PLYMOUTH Albion have signed Exeter Chiefs forward Sam Skinner ahead of their National One match at Esher on Saturday. The England Under-20 back-row forward, who can also play lock, has arrived on a dual-registered agreement from Sandy Park. Albion announced the signing of eight players from the Chiefs in the summer – Ed Holmes, Jack … Continue reading

Battershill makes encouraging start to his athletics career in America
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Battershill makes encouraging start to his athletics career in America

ERME Valley Harriers star Will Battershill made an encouraging start to his athletics career in America. Battershill finished 13th overall and fourth freshman in the annual Harvard-Princeton-Yale Cross Country Meet. The 18-year-old Great Britain youth international, who has just moved to Harvard to study, was just 31 seconds behind the winner and only 15 seconds behind … Continue reading