RUGBY ROUND-UP: Ivybridge snatch dramatic derby victory, while Services and Oaks return to winning ways
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RUGBY ROUND-UP: Ivybridge snatch dramatic derby victory, while Services and Oaks return to winning ways

IVYBRIDGE snatched a dramatic victory over Devon rivals Brixham at Astley Park on Saturday to keep up the pressure on Bournemouth and Barnstaple at the top of the table. The Bridgers had been 12-0 down at half-time in south Devon, but came back to win 13-12 thanks to a last-gasp penalty by Luke Martell. Brixham … Continue reading

RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge hoping for big Devon derby win away at Brixham
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge hoping for big Devon derby win away at Brixham

THERE will be county pride, family honour and vital league and cup points at stake on Saturday when Ivybridge travel to Astley Park to play big rivals Brixham. Ivybridge, sitting second in the South West Premier League table, have met all their other Devon rivals in the division this season. They have beaten Exmouth, Newton … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: Ivybridge, Saltash and Tavistock claim crucial league wins
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RUGBY REPORTS: Ivybridge, Saltash and Tavistock claim crucial league wins

IVYBRIDGE moved back up to second in the South West Premier League after claiming a 35-21 win over Bracknell at Cross-in-Hand. They have also closed the gap on leaders Bournemouth, who suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday when they lost 28-16 at Maidenhead. It was a vital victory for Ivybridge, who had … Continue reading

RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge, Services and Oaks look to re-find winning form
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge, Services and Oaks look to re-find winning form

IVYBRIDGE player-coach Lewis Paterson says his side are ‘hungry’ to get a win this weekend against Bracknell after back-to-back narrow losses. The Bridgers have dropped down to third in the South West Premier standings after going down 31-25 to Barnstaple and then 20-10 away at leaders Bournemouth. Bournemouth now have an 11 point lead at … Continue reading

England star Slade returns to his former school to open playground
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England star Slade returns to his former school to open playground

ENGLAND rugby star Henry Slade returned to his former school on Thursday to open a new playground. The Exeter Chiefs back visited Plymouth College Preparatory School and reminisced about his time there and caught up with some of his former teachers before opening the playground. Slade, who featured in all England’s autumn internationals against South … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: Ivybridge and Oaks fail to pick up points for the first time this season
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RUGBY REPORTS: Ivybridge and Oaks fail to pick up points for the first time this season

IVYBRIDGE have dropped down to third in the South West Premier League after losing 20-10 away at leaders Bournemouth. It was the Bridgers’ second successive defeat, having narrowly lost 31-25 to fellow high-flyers Barnstaple last weekend. Ivybridge had picked up two points against Barnstaple, but on Saturday at Bournemouth they failed to pick up anything … Continue reading

RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge and Services look to bounce back, while Oaks prepare for big test
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Ivybridge and Services look to bounce back, while Oaks prepare for big test

IVYBRIDGE player-coach Lewis Paterson is hoping his side will be at their very best for Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash at Bournemouth. The Bridgers travel to unbeaten league leaders Bournemouth on the back of a narrow 31-25 loss to Devon rivals Barnstaple last weekend. Although Ivybridge stay in second spot they are now seven points behind their … Continue reading