Rugby


CORNISH Pirates back rower Alex Cheesman admits he is “completely gutted” to have been forced to retire after suffering a series of concussions last season. The 29-year-old, who joined the Pirates from Loughborough Students in 2012, has never fully recovered from the last of the knocks to the head that he took in the opening …

EXETER Chiefs lock Mitch Lees knows he will have a real fight on his hands to get his place back in the team when he returns from injury in the new season. The 29-year-old Australian, who has already made 71 Premiership appearances for the Devon club, is slowly recovering from shoulder surgery he underwent at …

IT HAS been quite a summer for Jack Nowell! He has become a dad for the first time after his partner Zoe gave birth to a daughter, Nori. He has also had surgery on damaged ankle ligaments that he suffered in the New Year’s Eve victory over Leicester Tigers at Sandy Park but battled his …

CHARD Rugby Club entered a mix of members into the Fire Service 3 Peaks challenge climbing the three highest mountains in the UK in less than 24 hours to raise money for both the Rugby Club and The Firefighters Charity. In what were some of the hottest temperatures on record, club members from ages spanning …

BRIDPORT RFC start their pre season training on Thursday (July 5th ) at the Brewery Ground under the direction of new first team coach Lee Burdett who brings a wealth of experience on both the playing and coaching side. Burdett started his rugby career in his home county of Leicestershire where he attended the John …

DORCHESTER Rugby Club’s under-16s’ coach Mike Sprules has been recognised at the club’s youth section AGM and presentation day. The event saw awards presented and many of the club’s league and vase-winning senior players were on hand to meet the future of the club and hand out the trophies. Sprules was given the longstanding service …

CHARD Rugby Football Club have confirmed the appointment of John Williams as their new Chairman to replace Gavin Smillie who has stepped down after three years in the role. A CRFC statement read: “The club are confident that with the addition of John to the strong committee, coaching staff and players, Chard will be able …

Yorkshire U20s 63 Cornwall U20s 10 By Nigel Walrond at Twickenham CORNWALL Under-20s completed a disappointing hat-trick of defeats for South West teams on RFU Cup Finals Day at Twickenham. They went into the match as heavy underdogs against Yorkshire, who had won the last three finals, and lifted the trophy nine times in total. …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter660020810729
2Saracens660022713329
3Wasps640216816719
4Gloucester631216814618
5Leicester630316918817
6Harlequins620416115514
7Worcester620416213713
8Bath621314618413
9Northampton620414316310
10Bristol620412019910
11Sale62041101589
12Newcastle Falcons61051231687
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1Ealing Trailfinders7601234189630
2London Irish660024886428
3Cornish Pirates7502222172727
4Bedford7403180181521
5Nottingham7403180173420
6Jersey6303177124618
7Coventry7304132170416
8Richmond7304159155315
9London Scottish7205166219513
10Doncaster7205167199412
11Hartpury RFC720511719219
12Yorkshire Carnegie710611523726