Plymouth Albion to play Newton Abbot in final pre-season fixture
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Plymouth Albion to play Newton Abbot in final pre-season fixture

PLYMOUTH Albion will play Newton Abbot instead of Hornets RFC in their final pre-season fixture. The National One side had been due to play Somerset-based side Hornets on Saturday, August 29, but Albion needed to move the game to the Friday evening and the National Three South West outfit could not make it. However, their … Continue reading

Plymouth Albion are planning a ‘festival of rugby’ for Bedford game
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Plymouth Albion are planning a ‘festival of rugby’ for Bedford game

PLYMOUTH Albion are planning a festival of rugby to coincide with their pre-season match against Bedford Blues on August 22. The National One club hope to have at least three games one after the other on the main pitch. Albion are set to confirm a development/second team match against South West One opponents and then … Continue reading

Pullinger jumped at the chance to be part of Plymouth Albion’s rebuilding process
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Pullinger jumped at the chance to be part of Plymouth Albion’s rebuilding process

YOUNG Plymouth Albion prop Dan Pullinger wants to try and bring success back to his hometown club. The 20-year-old signed permanently for Albion this summer after spending last season at Brickfields as a dual-registered player from Exeter Chiefs. Pullinger admitted he did not have to think twice about penning a deal with Graham Dawe’s side. … Continue reading

New Albion signing Dacres excited about move to city where his dad played basketball
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New Albion signing Dacres excited about move to city where his dad played basketball

ALBION summer signing Nile Dacres will be following in his father’s footsteps by trying to make a name for himself in Plymouth sport. The 23-year-old forward has joined Albion from Moseley after previously playing for fellow Midlands clubs Worcester and Stourbridge. But what people probably don’t know is that his father, Kevin, played for the … Continue reading

Former lock Collier among the players Plymouth Albion boss Dawe is looking at
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Former lock Collier among the players Plymouth Albion boss Dawe is looking at

FORMER lock Dan Collier is one of a number of players who have been training with Plymouth Albion this week. Director of rugby Graham Dawe has been casting his eye over a host of prospective signings over the past few days as he tries to rebuild Albion’s squad. Giant forward Collier spent three seasons at … Continue reading

Cornwall’s Billy Searle and Robin Wedlake complete moves to Plymouth Albion
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Cornwall’s Billy Searle and Robin Wedlake complete moves to Plymouth Albion

PLYMOUTH Albion’s director of rugby Graham Dawe has signed two more of Cornwall’s victorious County Championship squad. As expected young backs Billy Searle and Robin Wedlake have penned deals at Brickfields. Utility back Searle, 19, joins from Launceston, whose director of rugby Neil Bayliss resigned on Monday night, while winger Wedlake, 20, arrives from Redruth. … Continue reading

Plymouth Albion set to announce third pre-season match
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Plymouth Albion set to announce third pre-season match

PLYMOUTH Albion hope to confirm a third pre-season match this week. So far Graham Dawe’s side have arranged warm-up games against Championship clubs Jersey and Bedford. They will travel to Jersey on August 8 before entertaining Bedford on August 22. Albion, who reported back for pre-season training today, are looking for a match the weekend … Continue reading

You need versatile players in National One, says Albion boss Dawe
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You need versatile players in National One, says Albion boss Dawe

PLYMOUTH Albion’s director of rugby Graham Dawe believes having players who are versatile is vital in National One due to the replacement rules at that level. Teams are only permitted to have five players on their bench in National One, compared to seven in the Championship. But, like in the Championship, clubs still have to … Continue reading