Old Techs bring in Oram to head up their coaching set-up
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Old Techs bring in Oram to head up their coaching set-up

OLD TECHS have strengthened their backroom team by bringing in former Tamar Saracens coach Dean Oram ahead of the 2022-23 season. Oram, whose playing career included spells at Devonport Services, Brixham, Tamar Saracens and Plymouth Barbarians, will head up the coaching at Weston Mill. Shaun Bedford-Smith, who also has other roles on Techs’ committee, will … Continue reading

Tamar Saracens pull off coup by persuading Lewis to lead their new-look coaching team
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Tamar Saracens pull off coup by persuading Lewis to lead their new-look coaching team

TAMAR Saracens have pulled off a major coup by persuading Mike Lewis to join them as head coach for the 2022-23 season. Lewis will lead a new-look coaching team at the Ernesettle-based club that also features former Royal Navy scrum-half Cory Moore and ex-Sarries and Devonport Services back-rower Arran Webb. Lewis has just guided Devonport … Continue reading

Plymstock Albion Oaks determined to embrace their unexpected promotion
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Plymstock Albion Oaks determined to embrace their unexpected promotion

PLYMSTOCK Albion Oaks are determined to embrace their unexpected promotion to level seven. Oaks finished fifth in the Cornwall/Devon League in the 2021-22 season and thought they had just missed out on promotion for a third successive campaign, having finished third in 2019-20 and fourth in 2018-19. But after the RFU reorganised all their leagues … Continue reading

Knowles bags a hat-trick as Plymouth Combination side claim big win over Torbay
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Knowles bags a hat-trick as Plymouth Combination side claim big win over Torbay

THE PLYMOUTH Combination representative rugby team turned on the style to claim a 47-22 over Torbay Sharks at the Rectory on Saturday. The Sharks have had the better of recent meetings but the Plymouth side took the lead early on with a penalty from Sam Matts and never really looked back. Devonport Services winger Toby … Continue reading

Plymouth Combination rugby team ready to return to action against Torbay Sharks
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Plymouth Combination rugby team ready to return to action against Torbay Sharks

THE Plymouth Combination representative rugby team returns to action on Saturday when they host Torbay Sharks at the Rectory (3pm). The side last played in May 2019 when they lost a hard-fought game to the Sharks 28-19. With no Devon men’s representative rugby this year, it is expected that both teams will be strong on … Continue reading

GALLERY: Medics triumph in Plymouth Combination Sevens tournament
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GALLERY: Medics triumph in Plymouth Combination Sevens tournament

THE Peninsula Medical School pulled off something of a surprise by winning the Plymouth Combination Rugby Sevens competition at a sunny King George V Playing Fields on Saturday. Previous winners Plymouth Fijians, Devonport Services and Saltash were the teams that everyone was watching, but the Medics’ Squirrels A side came through to snatch victory with … Continue reading

Former Ivybridge player-coach Paterson links up with Parkes at Oaks
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Former Ivybridge player-coach Paterson links up with Parkes at Oaks

FORMER Ivybridge player-coach Lewis Paterson has joined ambitious Plymstock Albion Oaks ahead of the 2022-23 season. Paterson will link up with his former Devon colleague Dan Parkes, who is head coach at the Horsham Fields club. Paterson, who will be a player-coach at Oaks, has been playing for South West Premier side Brixham after a … Continue reading

GALLERY: Success for Ivybridge, Tavistock and Sharks at Devon colts finals
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GALLERY: Success for Ivybridge, Tavistock and Sharks at Devon colts finals

IVYBRIDGE, Tavistock and Albion Sharks all picked up trophies at the Devon colts cup finals, which were held at Kingsbridge on Sunday. Ivybridge showed their strength to claim the main cup with a convincingly 42-19 victory over Barnstaple. The first half was quite close, but the Bridgers totally pulled away in the second period to … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: Devonport Services dig deep to secure promotion with win in Cornwall
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RUGBY REPORTS: Devonport Services dig deep to secure promotion with win in Cornwall

DEVONPORT Services will be joining Ivybridge at level five next season after securing promotion from South West One West with a nerve-wracking 24-22 win away at St Austell on Saturday. Services headed down to Cornwall knowing a bonus point victory would guarantee them a top two finish. And they did just that thanks to tries … Continue reading