Rugby


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. …

Saltash 18 Wath Upon Dearne 22 By Nigel Walrond at Twickenham SALTASH were denied an RFU Senior Vase and promotion double in the blistering heat at Twickenham. They gave it their all, but they were outdone by a much bigger pack of forwards, and as much as the Ashes tried to move them around in …

Old Otliensians 32 South Molton 21 By Nigel Walrond at Twickenham DEVON One champions South Molton were denied a perfect ending to their dream season when they just missed out on Twickenham glory. They trailed 17-3 and 24-9 to their Otley-based opponents, but fought back to 24-21, only to see hopes of lifting the RFU …

KINGSBRIDGE have been crowned RFU National Under-15 Girls’ Cup champions after beating Leek 27-12 at Ealing’s Vallis Way 3G ground. The Devon side opened the scoring when Molly Thomas touched down the opening try which was converted by Olivia Churcher. The Northern champions responded with their opening unconverted try but Kingsbridge soon restored a five …

FOLLOWING a strong season for the club’s seniors, Dorchester U16s completed a superb season and retained their Dorset & Wiltshire crown after beating Chippenham 34-7, in a hard fought final at North Dorset Rugby Club. Chippenham kicked off and put on immediate pressure, but tries from Ed Martin and Stefan Perry (2) put Dorchester 15-0 …

SPEAKING after Tuesday’s Cornwall Council meeting, which saw Councillors vote to support the recommendation for £3m of financial support from the Council’s Economic Match Fund, a Stadium for Cornwall spokesperson said: “The stadium partners are delighted that Cornwall’s Councillors have come together to show their support for our vision to create a hub for Cornish …

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1Exeter22170561835485
2Saracens22160673135077
3Wasps22141761550171
4Newcastle Falcons22140845550663
5Leicester22130953747263
6Bath221101157253156
7Gloucester221111049059756
8Sale221001255653154
9Northampton22801450964543
10Harlequins22701547964036
11Worcester22701543260136
12London Irish22301938565122
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5Ealing Trailfinders00000000
6Hartpury College00000000
7Jersey Reds00000000
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