RUGBY FIXTURES: Ivybridge handed tough start to 2017/18 league campaign

Ivybridge will face Exmouth in their first home match of the 2017/18 season

IVYBRIDGE have been handed a tough start to the 2017/18 National Three South West season.

The Bridgers will face three away trips in their opening four matches.

They will start their third year at level five with an away game at last season’s runners-up Dings Crusaders on September 2.

They will then host Devon neighbours Exmouth, who have dropped down from the higher division, before travelling Forest of Dean side Lydney.

Ivybridge will also be away the following week (September 23) when head to new boys Newbury Blues before ending the opening month with a home match against Hornets.

Their second Devon derby game will be against Brixham at Cross-in-Hand on October 21.

Ivybridge’s final three matches of the season will be at home to Camborne, away at Cleve and ending with a home match against Dings Crusaders.

Ivybridge’s full 2017/18 fixtures can be found HERE.


Devonport Services will play Tiverton on the opening day (picture by Mark Andrews)

DEVONPORT Services will start their 2017/18 Western Counties West campaign with a home match against Tiverton on September 2.

Mike Lewis’ side will then travel to Devon rivals Torquay Athletic the following week before hosting Truro at home on September 16.

Services will end their campaign with an away trip to newly-promoted Paignton, a home game against St Ives and a visit to Tiverton on the last day.

Devonport Services full fixtures can be found HERE.


PLYMOUTH Argaum will kick-off their third season in the Cornwall/Devon League with three derby matches.

They will host city rivals Plymstock Albion Oaks at Bickleigh Down on the opening day before then visiting Saltash on the second weekend of the season before entertaining Tavistock on September 16.

Tavistock will open their season with a tough trip to Penryn before hosting Pirates Amateurs at Sandy Park on September 9.

After visiting Argaum on the first weekend, Plymstock Albion Oaks will travel to Withycombe the following week before hosting Saltash in their first home match at Horsham Fields on September 16. Oaks will then visit Tavistock on September 23.

Full Cornwall/Devon League fixtures are available HERE.


OLD TECHS will begin life in Devon One with an away trip to Exeter Saracens on October 23.

It will be an early chance of revenge for Techs, who narrowly lost 12-10 to the Exeter side in the Devon Junior Vase in April.

Techs will host Totnes in their first home match. They did meet Totnes twice last season in cup competitions, with both sides winning one game each.

Tamar Saracens, who have returned to Devon One after a season in the Cornwall/Devon League, will travel to New Cross on the opening day.

They will then host South Molton in their first home league game on November 11.

Like last season, Devon One and Two teams will play in the David Butt Memorial Trophy before the league season starts.

The eagerly-awaited first league derby match between Old Techs and Tamar Saracens will take place on December 9 at Weston Mill, with the reverse fixture at Ernesettle on February 10.

Full Devon One fixtures are available HERE.


THE opening day of the Devon Two season will see DHSOB host city rivals Plympton Victoria at Stonehouse Creek on October 28.

On the same day, OPMs will travel to new boys North Tawton, while St Columba & Torpoint will head to Buckfastleigh Ramblers.

The second weekend of the season with see St Columba host OPMs, with DHSOB travelling to Salcombe and Plym Vic hosting North Tawton.

Full Devon Two fixtures are available HERE.

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