Rugby


Bristol Rugby have reported that Kris de Scossa has left his position as Head Coach of Bristol Ladies Rugby by mutual agreement. De Scossa the former Canada Womens co-coach and Wales Women head coach arrived at Bristol this summer. Assistant head coach and ex Bristol Ladies player Kim Oliver will take temporary charge. She has …

Newton Abbot’s JJ Taulagi has been included in the Samoa squad of 33. The squad size will be reduced later to 28 for the Autumn Internationals against England and Scotland. Newton Abbot played 24-year-old New Zealand born Taulagi on the wing in Saturday’s 48-42 win over Exmouth, where Taulagi managed to score a try. The …

A LATE try double earned Cornish Pirates two unexpected bonus points as they suffered their fifth defeat in six games. Despite the closeness of the final scoreline though, the Pirates were well beaten by a very impressive Nottingham side. The Pirates paid dearly for having two players sin-binned, with the Midlanders scoring 19 points while …

Taunton Titans’ Hyde Park home will now be called the Commsplus Stadium – after the club’s main sponsor. Commsplus, who are based in Weston-super-Mare, have supported the club for a number of years. Titans spokesman Dick Macey said: “Steve Collard, the owner and CEO, has declared his conviction that Taunton and the Titans are growing …

Bridgwater have signed a young prop with a bright future to bolster their South West One squad. Tight-head Craig Blyde, who hails from New Zealand’s North Island, was on the Bridgwater bench for yesterday’s meeting with front runners Drybrook. Blyde has played for Bay of Plenty U19s in the Jock Hobbs New Zealand National U19 …

Referees at all levels have a difficult job, especially those lower down the pyramid where there are no television match officials or assistant referees, so it is good to hear a head coach praise the work they undertake. Bristol’s Pat Lam did that after last Sunday’s Greene King IPA Championship game at Ashton Gate, and …

Exeter Chiefs forwards coach Rob Hunter hailed the performance of young back rower Sam Simmonds as he scored yet another try in the 34-24 home win over Newcastle Falcons. The 22-year-old scored his fifth Premiership try of the season, his eighth in 12 league games, and his 12th in 17 matches in all competitions. “Sam …

Wellington are showing they have plenty of strength in depth this season. They are being forced to make several changes for each game in the Cornwall and Devon Division, but this has not prevented them winning handsomely recently. Last weekend they triumphed 50-0 away to Plymouth Argaum, despite being forced to make four changes and …

League Tables

Premiership
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
Newcastle Falcons66001796127
Cornish Pirates640217010321
Ealing Trailfinders641119812321
Jersey Reds640217215720
Coventry631216014718
Hartpury College630312911915
Nottingham630312010215
London Scottish621310511813
Ampthill621314717212
Bedford Blues6105961208
Doncaster Knights6204821398
Yorkshire Carnegie6006972941
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
PTS
1Newcastle Falcons660027
2Ealing Trailfinders641121
3Cornish Pirates640220
4Jersey Reds640220
5Coventry Rugby631218
6Nottingham Rugby630315
7Hartpury University630315
8London Scottish621313
9Ampthill621312
10Doncaster Knights62048
11Bedford Blues61058
12Yorkshire Carnegie60061