Slade returns to England’s starting line-up, where he is joined by Simmonds and Genge
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Slade returns to England’s starting line-up, where he is joined by Simmonds and Genge

PLYMOUTH’S Henry Slade returns to England’s starting line-up for their final autumn international against Samoa on Saturday at Twickenham. Slade lined up against Argentina at inside centre, but dropped to the bench for last weekend’s game against Australia. However, he is given another chance to shine, this time at outside centre, against a physical Samoan … Continue reading

Plymouth Olympic diving star Couch announces her retirement
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Plymouth Olympic diving star Couch announces her retirement

PLYMOUTH’S Tonia Couch has announced her retirement from diving at the age of 28. Couch has enjoyed an impressive career, competing at three Olympic Games, three Commonwealth Games and seven World Championships. She has won European, Commonwealth and World Cup medals and became Britain’s most successful female diver. But after 18 years of training, Couch … Continue reading

Plymouth’s Tuima named in England squad for second test against Canada
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Plymouth’s Tuima named in England squad for second test against Canada

PLYMOUTH teenager Lagi Tuima could make her England women’s debut on Tuesday night against Canada. The 19-year-old has been named on the bench for the England senior side for their second Test at the Twickenham Stoop. England hammered Canada 79-5 at the weekend in their opening match of a three-Test series, but they have resisted … Continue reading

Mount Kelly and Plymouth College help South West dominate ESSA Relay Champs in London
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Mount Kelly and Plymouth College help South West dominate ESSA Relay Champs in London

MOUNT Kelly College and Plymouth College returned home with a host of medals from the English Schools’ Swimming Association Team Relay Championships on Saturday at the London Aquatics Centre. Mount Kelly showed their improvement since the opening of their 50m pool by claiming nine podium placings from 12 finals, including six gold medals and four … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: Services claim big cup win, but disappointment for Tavistock and Saracens
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RUGBY REPORTS: Services claim big cup win, but disappointment for Tavistock and Saracens

DEVON INTERMEDIATE CUP DEVONPORT Services turned on the style to book their place in the semi-finals of the Devon Intermediate Cup on Friday evening at the Rectory. Services ran in 10 tries as they overcame league rivals Paignton 67-13 under floodlights. The home team led 29-6 at the break, having scored four first half tries, … Continue reading

Tavistock’s Smart pushes City of Plymouth’s Bradley all the way in 5kool Run
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Tavistock’s Smart pushes City of Plymouth’s Bradley all the way in 5kool Run

TEENAGER Oliver Smart produced a storming run to push City of Plymouth’s Matt Bradley all the way in November’s 5Kool Run at Tavistock on Saturday. Smart broke the under-15 boys’ course record time, clocking 16.33 minutes for the 5km run, which was just three seconds behind the experienced Bradley. Third home was Plymouth Harriers John … Continue reading

RUGBY PREVIEWS: Saracens head back to New Cross to replay Devon One match
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Saracens head back to New Cross to replay Devon One match

TAMAR Saracens will replay their opening Devon One game against New Cross at Kingsteignton on Saturday. The original match last month had to be abandoned before half-time after mass fighting broke out involving players from both teams and spectators. Both clubs had to appear in front of a disciplinary panel and were handed a suspended … Continue reading