Skelly joins OPMs coaching staff as Elburton-based club also sign new winger
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Skelly joins OPMs coaching staff as Elburton-based club also sign new winger

PROLIFIC winger Martin Skelly has joined OPMs’ coaching team for the 2020-21 season. He will team up with existing backroom staff members Rick Orkney, Warren Dunkley and Duncan Campbell. Skelly will combine playing with working as the club’s new fitness coach as the Elburton-based club look to build on last season’s third place in Devon … Continue reading

Ivybridge have a new senior team after Plymouth Albion Ladies move to Cross-in-Hand
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Ivybridge have a new senior team after Plymouth Albion Ladies move to Cross-in-Hand

IVYBRIDGE RFC will have a senior women’s team next season following Plymouth Albion Ladies’ decision to move to Cross-in-Hand. Albion have been training at Ivybridge for the past season and they have admitted the facilities at the South Hams club, which includes an RFU artificial pitch, and the community spirit there had a ‘significant impact’ … Continue reading

Ivybridge hoping to see more youngsters challenging for the first team
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Ivybridge hoping to see more youngsters challenging for the first team

IVYBRIDGE’S head coach Gareth Elliott is hoping the club’s promising production line of talent will once again bear fruit this coming season. The Bridgers have made their name by relying on their successful junior set up to feed their senior side. Every year the Cross-in-Hand club have players that come through and make their mark … Continue reading

Former Albion man Stroud is relishing the challenge of trying to turn Argaum around
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Former Albion man Stroud is relishing the challenge of trying to turn Argaum around

FORMER Albion flanker Brett Stroud says he is relishing the challenge of trying to turn around Plymouth Argaum’s fortunes. The 37-year-old has become Argaum’s new head coach, replacing another ex-Albion man, Adrian Cameron. Stroud is no stranger to Bickleigh Down, having helped Dave Sansom out as an assistant coach during the 2014-15 season. However, a … Continue reading

Tributes paid to popular Plymouth boxer and rugby player
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Tributes paid to popular Plymouth boxer and rugby player

THE Plymouth sporting community has been shocked by the death of popular city boxer and rugby player Courtney Richards. The 27-year-old passed away on Friday afternoon after he was involved in a road traffic collision while on a motorcycle in Plympton.  Richards, nicknamed ‘Fatboy’, was a bit of a latecomer to boxing, only taking up … Continue reading

Devonport Services continue to strengthen with arrival of forward duo
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Devonport Services continue to strengthen with arrival of forward duo

DEVONPORT Services have further strengthened their South West One squad with the signing of forwards Chris McDonald and Keane Whittaker. Both players have not played much rugby in the last couple of years due to work commitments and injury but are keen to make their mark in 2020-21. Northern Ireland-born second-row McDonald is joining Services … Continue reading