RUGBY REPORTS: Services claim eye-catching Devon derby win in opening home match
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RUGBY REPORTS: Services claim eye-catching Devon derby win in opening home match

DEVONPORT Services got their Regional One South West home campaign off to a great start on Saturday with a 37-18 bonus-point win over Devon rivals Brixham at the Rectory. In recent years, Services have been in Brixham’s shadows and have previously lost many of their best players to the Fisherman. But Devonport have finally joined … Continue reading

RUGBY PREVIEWS: Devonport Services ready for bumper first home game against Brixham
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Devonport Services ready for bumper first home game against Brixham

NEWLY-promoted Devonport Services are hoping for a bumper crowd as they play their first home match in Regional One South West by hosting Devon rivals Brixham at the Rectory. It will be the first of eight Devon derbies in the league this season for Services, but this is the one they have waited longest for. … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: Tavistock, Saltash and Sarries keep runs going, but Ivybridge and Services slip up
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RUGBY REPORTS: Tavistock, Saltash and Sarries keep runs going, but Ivybridge and Services slip up

REGIONAL ONE SOUTH WEST IVYBRIDGE and Devonport Services both came a cropper on long away trips at the weekend to suffer their first defeats of the season in Regional One South West. The Bridgers, who had won both their opening two games, were beaten 48-27 away at Chew Valley, while Services went down 28-15 at … Continue reading

RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge and Services keen to return with points from long trips
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge and Services keen to return with points from long trips

REGIONAL ONE SOUTH WEST EARLY league leaders Ivybridge face their first away trip of 2022-23 when they visit newly-promoted Chew Valley on Saturday. The Bridgers have enjoyed home wins over Exmouth and Weston-super-Mare in their opening two games, but they are expecting a tough test at second-placed Chew. The clubs have not met for 16 … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: Ivybridge, Tavistock, Saltash and Saracens make it two wins out of two
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RUGBY REPORTS: Ivybridge, Tavistock, Saltash and Saracens make it two wins out of two

IVYBRIDGE made it two wins out of two in Regional One South West on Saturday with a 45-27 home victory over Weston-super-Mare. Weston had done the double over the Bridgers last season, but Ivybridge always looked like they would triumph this time around, although they did make it a bit harder work than it needed … Continue reading

RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge aim to make home advantage tell again
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge aim to make home advantage tell again

REGIONAL ONE SOUTH WEST Ivybridge are at home again on Saturday as they welcome Weston-super-Mare to Cross-in-Hand. It will be the Bridgers’ second successive home game, having opened their season with a hard-earned 15-13 victory over Exmouth last weekend. “It is nice to be at home for two games, but Weston-super-Mare will certainly be no … Continue reading

GALLERY: Ivybridge and Services dig deep for opening day victories
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GALLERY: Ivybridge and Services dig deep for opening day victories

REGIONAL ONE SOUTH WEST IVYBRIDGE and Devonport Services both secured hard-earned opening day wins in Regional One South West on Saturday. Newly-promoted Services overcame fellow newcomers Lydney 18-13 away, while Ivybridge edged out Devon rivals Exmouth 15-13 at rain-soaked Cross-in-Hand. Matt Grieveson kicked all of Ivybridge’s points in a tight game where out-and-out chances were … Continue reading

RUGBY PREVIEWS: Services excited to finally make their debut at level five
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Services excited to finally make their debut at level five

DEVONPORT Services cannot wait to make their debut at level five on Saturday when they visit fellow newly-promoted side Lydney. Services might have an illustrious history, but since league rugby was introduced in 1987 they have never played higher than level six, with most of their time spent at level seven and even once drop … Continue reading

GALLERY: Tavistock pick up injuries in narrow pre-season defeat to Saltash
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GALLERY: Tavistock pick up injuries in narrow pre-season defeat to Saltash

TAVISTOCK’S Jack Easton picked up a worrying looking injury in their narrow 14-12 defeat at Saltash on Saturday in the final match of their pre-season campaign. The influential half-back had to be helped off the field with a knee problem after mistiming a tackle that earned him a yellow card. Prop Darren Guppy also had … Continue reading

GALLERY: Saltash enjoy impressive pre-season win over Oaks at Horsham Fields
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GALLERY: Saltash enjoy impressive pre-season win over Oaks at Horsham Fields

SALTASH enjoyed a morale-boosting 40-10 pre-season victory away at higher league Plymstock Albion Oaks on Saturday. Oaks were missing a number of key forwards, but Saltash really impressed at Horsham Fields and scored six tries in total – three in each half. “It was a fairly complete performance, but obviously there’s still things to work … Continue reading