Local Rugby report

    Monday, November 14th, 2022 1:03pm

    By John Hannaford East Devon Radio Sports Reporter

    In local rugby on Saturday in the regional one south west after last week's narrow defeat at Devonport Services, Exmouth Cockles got back to winning form with a convincing 27-10 victory over bottom club Drybrook at Imperial Road.

    While in regional two Sidmouth easily beat visitors Chard by 38 points to 10 at the Blackmore field and Teignmouth had a close 28-26 win over near neighbours Newton Abbot at Bitton park but Crediton lost their unbeaten record going down 34-15 at Cornish side St Austell who now take over at the top of the division.

    In the counties one western west division in the top of the table clash Cullompton retain their 100% record with a convincing 30-19 victory over second placed Topsham at the Bonfire field while Tiverton beat visiting Bideford 22-9 at Bolham road.

    In counties 2 Devon, in the local derby game Withycombe come out top with a 15-0 victory over Exmouth Quin's at Raleigh Park while Honiton remain second after a 22-12 win over Brixham seconds at Anstey Park but Exeter Saracens were well beaten at league leaders Tavistock by 33 points to 14.

    Finally in the counties 3 Devon East, Exeter Athletic beat Kingsteignton club New Cross away by 29-21 and Sidmouth second fifteen won 29-14 over bottom club Buckfastleigh Ramblers at the Blackmore ground. 

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