Rugby


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 …

Bridport 8 Bournemouth 3rd XV 27 Dorset & Wilts Division One South In their last home game of the season Bridport faced an uphill fight against third-placed Bournemouth but, after conceding 5 first half tries,  turned in a remarkable second half performance winning it by the single try to go down by 27-8. From the …

BRISTOL Bears will be the new name, from June 1 2018, that will be appearing in the Gallagher Premiership next season as they herald a new era in their roller-coaster 130-year history. The club were presented with the Green King IPA Championship trophy on Friday night at Ashton Gate after their 68-10 ten-try victory over …

London Irish 5 Exeter Chiefs 45 EXETER Chiefs secured a home Premiership semi-final with an emphatic six-try demolition of bottom side London Irish at a wet Madejski Stadium. The Chiefs showed just why they are eight points clear at the top of the table, and with second-place Saracens also enjoying a hefty 41-6 home win …

BRISTOL were presented with the Greene King IPA Championship trophy after their final home game of the season, in front of a crowd of 13,100, when they were 68-10 winners over Doncaster Knights. It was the final home game in the Bristol colours for full back Jordan Williams, wing David Lemi, scrum half Rhodri Williams, …

Salisbury 21 Bridport 15 Dorset & Wilts Division One Having gained a very creditable home draw last week Bridport travelled to fifth placed Salisbury knowing they faced a tough task to come away with anything. However, a side containing three promising Colts came away with an excellent losing bonus point going down 21-15. They took …

Cornish Pirates 51 Richmond 20 CORNISH Pirates moved up to fourth place in the Greene King IPA Championship table as they collected their fifth successive league win. They bounced back well from their disappointment of losing to Ealing Trailfinders in the British and Irish Cup quarter-final the week before to complete the double over Richmond. …

Exeter Chiefs 46 Gloucester 10 EXETER Chiefs booked their place in the end-of-season Premiership play-offs with a convincing six-try win over West Country rivals Gloucester at a sell-out Sandy Park. Jack Nowell scored two touchdowns in his first game in an Exeter shirt since December as he made his return from an ankle injury picked …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter20150554331875
2Saracens20140661832467
3Wasps20121754045061
4Newcastle Falcons20130740844459
5Leicester20120847943457
6Gloucester20111845849256
7Sale201001052446254
8Bath20901146649246
9Harlequins20701344955536
10Northampton20701344858536
11Worcester20601436455631
12London Irish20301735253722
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1Bristol2120018883931898
2Ealing Trailfinders2116147414831682
3Bedford2110296265641963
4Cornish Pirates21110106425521862
5Jersey2112185124541060
6Yorkshire Carnegie2111284915281159
7Doncaster2191115565851755
8Nottingham219111509614947
9Richmond2190124325691046
10Hartpury RFC2161144565621541
11London Scottish2161145026801440
12Rotherham Titans212019371742614