Plymouth Albion


Plymouth Albion’s managing director Max Venables has fired a stinging broadside towards the Rugby Football Union (RFU) as the Brickfields outfit were handed a points deduction for their 2020-21 National League campaign, writes Gareth Davies. In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Venables blasted the RFU’s handling of an investigation into what the governing body …

Damian Welch has described his new role as Plymouth Albion head coach as a ‘fantastic opportunity’ – but says it will be up to the players to achieve their goal of returning to the Championship, writes Andrew Clayton. The 37-year-old made the decision to hang up his boots earlier this year while playing for Merthyr …

DEVON RFU will begin their Bill Beaumont County Championship campaign on Saturday when they travel to Cinderford to take on Gloucestershire (3pm). The Green and Whites will be looking to build on last season when they got a long-awaited win in Cornwall. A large number of last season’s squad have returned for this year’s campaign, …

DEVON and Cornwall will begin their build up for this year’s County Championship on Tuesday evening when they battle it out for the Tamar Cup at Plymouth Albion’s Brickfields ground (7.30pm). Cornwall have won the Tamar Cup for the last eight seasons but Devon beat them at Camborne in last year’s County Championship. Both counties …

EXETER Chiefs hooker Paul Davis is to join Championship side Ealing Trailfinders ahead of the 2019-20 season. The 25-year-old, former University of Exeter player , has been on loan at Plymouth Albion this season. Davies, who stands at 6ft 2in and weighs 112kg, says he is excited to be moving to be joining Ealing. “I am …

PLYMOUTH Albion backs Dan Powell and Josh Skelcey have signed new one-year contracts with the National One club. Full-back Powell has been at Albion for the past three seasons after moving to Brickfields from Exmouth, but he did spend the end of last term playing in Australia. He is now looking forward to next year’s …

RUGBY clubs around Devon are being asked to hold a minute’s applause this weekend in memory of Brixham and Royal Navy player Kyle Mason. The 33-year-old, who passed away earlier this week, was the Navy’s most capped front-row forward, earned Combined Services honours and also played international rugby for Malta. As well as Brixham, Mason …

CORNISH Pirates players Jack Andrew and AJ Cant have signed new two-year deals with the Championship club. Cornish teenager Cant, who played youth rugby for Perranporth, made three appearances for the Pirates in 2017-18 and has added seven more since, including two recent starts in the Championship. Pirates’ co-coach Gavin Cattle said:“AJ has a natural …