Services welcome Richards and Busfield to the Rectory as they prepare for new season
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Services welcome Richards and Busfield to the Rectory as they prepare for new season

SOUTH West One side Devonport Services are upping their preparations for the 2021-22 season. The club will begin their pre-season campaign next weekend when they travel to South West Premier outfit Brixham. They are likely to hand a debut to new signing Tom Richards in that game against the Fishermen. Richards has joined Services from … Continue reading

New-look DHSOB are excited for the start of the 2021-22 season
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New-look DHSOB are excited for the start of the 2021-22 season

DEVONPORT High School Old Boys have returned to pre-season training and are optimistic ahead of the 2021-22 Devon Merit Table campaign. The ‘Sharks’ have undergone plenty of changes while league rugby has been suspended due to the global coronavirus pandemic. They have a new coaching team, new players and new home ground. With the Stonehouse … Continue reading

GALLERY: Late Keen hat-trick is not enough for Saltash Essayons
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GALLERY: Late Keen hat-trick is not enough for Saltash Essayons

YOUNGSTER Will Keen scored a late hat-trick for Saltash Essayons, but it was not enough to overcome Exeter Ravens in a rugby league friendly at Moorlands Lane. The Ravens, who are the new development side of Southern Conference League outfit Devon Sharks, triumphed 46-34 in an entertaining fixture. The Exeter side did include many players … Continue reading

GALLERY: RAF fly into Ivybridge to win South Devon Sevens event
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GALLERY: RAF fly into Ivybridge to win South Devon Sevens event

IVYBRIDGE RFC successfully hosted the South Devon Sevens tournament over the weekend. The event, organised by Bridgers head coach Gareth Elliott, attracted 20 teams – eight in the open contest, eight in the social competition and four women’s sides. The two men’s tournaments took place over two days, with the women’s held over one.  Teams … Continue reading

Tavistock’s Northmore could cap amazing journey with Premiership title win
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Tavistock’s Northmore could cap amazing journey with Premiership title win

LESS than five years ago, Luke Northmore was playing in the Cornwall/Devon League for Tavistock, but on Saturday he will be hoping to become a Premiership title winner. Northmore has been named in Harlequins’ squad for the Premiership final against Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham. Playing in a showpiece event at the most famous rugby ground … Continue reading

OPMs are keen to improve their fitness as they bid to challenge in Devon One
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OPMs are keen to improve their fitness as they bid to challenge in Devon One

DEVON One side OPMs want to make sure they are in the best possible shape for when league rugby does finally return later this year. The Old Boys finished third in the curtailed 2019-20 season behind Withycombe and city rivals Tamar Saracens. But after 18 months without any competitive action due to the Covid-19 pandemic, … Continue reading

GALLERY: Marjon forced to work hard to overcome Tamar Saracens
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GALLERY: Marjon forced to work hard to overcome Tamar Saracens

PLYMOUTH Marjon overcame Devon One side Tamar Saracens 22-0 in a tough battle in wet conditions at the Parkway on Saturday. Marjon, who included Plymouth Albion’s Pete Ingoldsby, Ivybridge’s Adam Northcott and Devonport Services’ Keane Whittaker in their side, made sure of the win with two converted tries in the final 15 minutes. The students … Continue reading

GALLERY: Plymouth Fiji impress at Devonport Services’ sevens event
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GALLERY: Plymouth Fiji impress at Devonport Services’ sevens event

PLYMOUTH FIJI turned on the style to take victory in Devonport Services’ Invitation Sevens Tournament on Saturday. Services hastily arranged the social six-team event after the Plymouth Combination Sevens was postponed due to a shortage of referees. Sixteen teams had been due to take part in the annual Combination competition, but that will now be … Continue reading