RUGBY PREVIEWS: Massive home games for Ivybridge, Services and Saltash
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Massive home games for Ivybridge, Services and Saltash

  IVYBRIDGE are boosted by the return of a host of players for their big Devon derby home match against Brixham on Saturday (2.30pm). Jamie Tripcony, James Sloan, Dom Loomes, Pete Abraham, Robin Luscombe and Sam Kingsscott are all back in the side after missing their last match against Maidenhead. Ivybridge narrowly lost that game … Continue reading

Plymouth region is well represented in Devon under-18 rugby squad
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Plymouth region is well represented in Devon under-18 rugby squad

DEVONPORT Services, Ivybridge, Tavistock, Plymstock Albion Oaks and Tamar Saracens all have representatives named in Devon’s under-18 squad for the 2017/18 season. The 32-man training party was finalised after a trial match at the weekend between Devon under-18s and Exeter Chiefs Outreach Academy. Devonport Services hooker Reece Bartlett (pictured above) scored two tries for Devon … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: Tamar Saracens narrowly miss out on reaching David Butt Trophy final
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RUGBY REPORTS: Tamar Saracens narrowly miss out on reaching David Butt Trophy final

TAMAR Saracens narrowly missed out on reaching the David Butt Trophy final. The Ernesettle-based club lost 17-14 to Devon One rivals Dartmouth in Saturday’s semi-final at the Parkway. Saracens paid for a poor first half, which saw them trail 17-0 at the break. They did dominate the second period, but could not quite snatch victory. … Continue reading

Plymouth’s Tuima joins Gill in England Women’s training squad
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Plymouth’s Tuima joins Gill in England Women’s training squad

YOUNG Plymouth rugby player Lagi Tuima has been named in England Women’s senior training squad. The former Devonport Services under-18 player, who is now playing top-flight rugby for Bristol Ladies, is one of 43 players selected for a camp. Also included is another Plymouth player, Courtney Gill, who is now playing club rugby for Gloucester-Hartpury. … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: Ivybridge suffer frustration on their travels, but joy for Services
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RUGBY REPORTS: Ivybridge suffer frustration on their travels, but joy for Services

IVYBRIDGE’S three-match winning run came to an end in Berkshire on Saturday as they were beaten 26-20 by league newcomers Maidenhead. Despite a host of injuries and unavailabilities, Ivybridge looked like they were going to secure victory number four when they led 20-7 at the break thanks to tries by Lewis Paterson and Tom Scoles … Continue reading