Rugby


BRISTOL back Jack Tovey will make the switch to Championship side Ealing Trailfinders at the end of the season after 10 years with the club. The academy graduate has made nearly 200 appearances for Bristol since making his debut as an 18-year-old in November 2009. Bristol head coach Pat Lam said: “Everybody at the Bears …

DEVON JUNIOR CUP SEMI-FINAL TORRINGTON 15 NORTH TAWTON 44 North Tawton moved a step closer to a league and cup double after securing their place in the Devon Junior Cup final with victory over a hard-working Torrington side. Devon One champions North Tawton will now play league runners-up Exeter Athletic in the final on April …

SAM MATAVESI returns to the Cornish Pirates’ starting line-up for their big home match against league leaders London Irish on Saturday (2.30pm). The teams have already played each other three times this season. In the October away league match, the Pirates lost 38-29 and they were beaten again at the Madejski Stadium in November, going down …

MAX CLARK has signed a new contract with Premiership club Bath. The academy product has made nearly 50 appearances for the club after making his first team debut in the 47-7 victory against London Welsh in 2014. A powerful and agile runner, Clark has made 12 appearances in all competitions this season and brings a …

FORMER Cornish Pirates, Bristol and Cornwall prop Jamal Ford-Robinson will join Gloucester in the summer from fellow Premiership club Northampton. The 25-year-old, who can play on both sides of the front-row, moved to Franklin’s Gardens from Bristol at the start of last season. He was a regular in his first season at the Saints, making …

HOOKER Dan Frost and back-row forward John Stevens are the latest Cornish Pirates players to sign new contracts with the Championship club. Frost, 21, has signed for a further year after making 26 appearances for the Pirates, while Stevens, a product of Penzance & Newlyn’s youth section, has penned a new two-year deal. Co-coach Alan …

EXETER Chiefs have bolstered their squad for next season by signing Tom Price from the Scarlets. The 26-year-old lock is Rob Baxter’s third confirmed new arrival ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, joining on a two-year deal. He will further bolster Baxter’s options in the second-row, coming just days after the Chiefs also confirmed the arrival …

TAVISTOCK rugby player Luke Northmore has been handed a chance at the big time after signing for Premiership giants Harlequins. The 22-year-old former Tavistock College pupil has caught the attention of Quins after impressing for Cardiff Met University. The centre will moved to the Stoop this summer ahead of the 2019/20. Northmore starred in Tavistock …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter19150456636477
2Saracens19140554638868
3Gloucester19121649842360
4Harlequins19901048146550
5Wasps19901042546747
6Northampton19901050045446
7Bath1982941742645
8Sale1991939044044
9Bristol19701244152841
10Leicester19701240855438
11Worcester19701242347037
12Newcastle Falcons19601334746330
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish2018027563211789
2Ealing2016046674491781
3Bedford Blues2012085735361664
4Jersey Reds2012085113821462
5Cornish Pirates2080124774591850
6Yorkshire Carnegie2010010424495949
7Nottingham2091104715391048
8London Scottish2080124295461042
9Doncaster208012494530941
10Coventry2071124205811141
11Hartpury RFC206014351590630
12Richmond205015396541929