OPMs full-back Smale scores on Devon U20 debut against Cornwall
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OPMs full-back Smale scores on Devon U20 debut against Cornwall

OPMs full-back Fred Smale was among Devon’s try scorers as they narrowly lost 25-24 to Cornwall at Camborne on Sunday in their opening Under-20 County Championship fixture. The Devon squad also included Ivybridge’s George Montgomery and Jacob Winters, Devonport Services’ Oli Symons and Toby Lean and Marjons winger Fraser Felton. Devon were leading 18-7 at half-time … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: Ivybridge, Tavistock and Tamar Saracens get back to winning ways
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RUGBY REPORTS: Ivybridge, Tavistock and Tamar Saracens get back to winning ways

IVYBRIDGE ended their losing run in style on Saturday by beating Old Centralians 50-24 away in the South West Premier League. The Bridgers ran in eight tries to claim their first win since the end of November. “We weren’t hiding away from the fact that we needed a win but first and foremost you need … Continue reading

RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge boosted by returning players, while Services prepare for big away trip
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge boosted by returning players, while Services prepare for big away trip

IVYBRIDGE head coach Gareth Elliott has told his team that they must improve defensively if they are to end their losing run away at Old Centralians on Saturday. The Bridgers have lost their last five games, including going down 59-33 at home to Launceston last weekend. “It was frustrating to watch us defensively be like … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: More frustration for Ivybridge, but Services move top with home win
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RUGBY REPORTS: More frustration for Ivybridge, but Services move top with home win

IVYBRIDGE suffered a fifth straight South West Premier defeat as they were beaten 59-33 by in-form Launceston at Cross-in-Hand on Saturday. The damage was done for the Bridgers in the first half as they trailed 33-7. The hosts, missing key players like Charlie Briant, Ben Watts, George Wilson, Jay Geraty and Adam Northcott, did make … Continue reading

RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge and Services hope to make home advantage tell
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge and Services hope to make home advantage tell

IVYBRIDGE head coach Gareth Elliott has told his team to really attack Launceston on Saturday at Cross-in-Hand as they bid to end a four-game losing run. Launceston leap-frogged above Ivybridge in the table last weekend by causing a major upset and overcoming previously unbeaten Hornets at Polson Bridge. After going four games without a win, … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: Disappointment for Ivybridge and Services, while Oaks win mud-bath derby
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RUGBY REPORTS: Disappointment for Ivybridge and Services, while Oaks win mud-bath derby

IVYBRIDGE made a disappointing start to 2022 as they were beaten 33-12 away at Devon rivals Okehampton. The Bridgers had been 12-3 up after 21 minutes at the Showground and led 12-9 at half-time, but Okehampton made the most of the slope second half to come from behind and claim the four points. “It was … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: Home agony for Ivybridge, but OPMs and Techs end year with wins
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RUGBY REPORTS: Home agony for Ivybridge, but OPMs and Techs end year with wins

IVYBRIDGE ended 2021 with a disappointing home defeat to in-form Weston-super-Mare. The Bridgers lost 48-27 at Cross-in-Hand on Saturday as the Somerset club claimed the league double over the South Hams side. Weston’s win moved them up to fourth in the table, while Ivybridge dropped down to eighth. “It was very frustrating to ship that … Continue reading

RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge look to bounce back at home to Weston
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge look to bounce back at home to Weston

IVYBRIDGE will be hoping to put the frustration of narrowly losing to Exmouth last weekend behind them when they host Weston-super-Mare at Cross-in-Hand in their final match of 2021. The Bridgers dominated last week’s Devon derby but were beaten 12-11 after Exmouth fly-half George Meadows kicked four long-range penalties. The visitors never got close to … Continue reading