Devonport Services edge out Ivybridge in festive Oxo Cup game
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Devonport Services edge out Ivybridge in festive Oxo Cup game

Devonport Services narrowly edged out Ivybridge 19-17 in the festive Oxo Cup game at Cross-in-Hand. Both clubs usually play internal fixtures over the Christmas period but this year agreed to play each other in an adapted rules friendly. Services had already experienced the new-look game, which does not have any scrums or mauls due to … Continue reading

GALLERY: Services come from behind to edge out Oaks in adapted rules game
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GALLERY: Services come from behind to edge out Oaks in adapted rules game

DEVONPORT Services came from behind to snatch a narrow 17-15 victory over lower league Plymstock Albion Oaks in the region’s first taste of adapted rules rugby. A large crowd turned up at Horsham Fields to watch the new form of rugby, which does not include scrums or mauls due to the risk of spreading Covid-19. … Continue reading

Region’s rugby clubs prepare for adapted game return
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Region’s rugby clubs prepare for adapted game return

PLYMSTOCK Albion Oaks are set to entertain Devonport Services next weekend at Horsham Fields when adapted rugby is given the go-ahead to start. However, quite a lot of other clubs in the region are going to wait until after Christmas before returning to competitive action. Having received government approval, the RFU have given clubs permission … Continue reading

Rugby clubs remain hopeful that they still might get to play in 2020-21
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Rugby clubs remain hopeful that they still might get to play in 2020-21

PLYMOUTH’S rugby clubs remain hopeful that they still might get to play some games this season, despite the RFU cancelling the 2020-21 league programmes. The RFU Council made the decision on Friday after it became clear, following discussions with the government, that hopes of starting the season in January would not be possible. In a … Continue reading

Plymstock Albion Oaks delighted to add new trio to their squad
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Plymstock Albion Oaks delighted to add new trio to their squad

PLYMSTOCK Albion Oaks are pleased they are still attracting new players to their club, even though league rugby will not return until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Oaks have added prop Sean Dunn from Devonport Services to their Cornwall/Devon League squad and have also signed new players Jay Warren and Aaron King. “It is … Continue reading