Okes felled by All Blacks
Feb21

Okes felled by All Blacks

On a highly successful day off the pitch, Okehampton fell to a second consecutive home defeat on it, as the visitors dominated possession for long periods. In front of the largest crowd seen at the showground for some time, the Okes lost the toss and played down the slope first up for the first time this season. Spectators’ expectations were high for what promised to be a hard-fought encounter on an excellent surface. However, the...

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Wheelchair rugby star an inspiration
Feb14

Wheelchair rugby star an inspiration

during the Devon Ability Games South at Plymouth Life Centre on the 22 January. PHOTO: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK 100’s of Devon youngsters headed to Barnstaple on Wednesday, 5th February for a day of friendly sporting competition. They took part in a variety of events including archery, sitting volleyball and new age kurling. The Devon Ability Games were staged at the Tarka Tennis Centre and gave children from Special Educational Needs (SEN)...

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Okes fall short in close match
Jan30

Okes fall short in close match

Following last week’s excellent performance against the Exe University students, the Okes welcomed Exmouth to a sun-drenched Oaklands. Playing up the slope for the first period, the score board was soon in action when a scrum free kick to the Okes in mid-field saw Richard Bolt tap and go with Joey Bruce supporting. This took the play to the visitors’ twenty-two where several phases saw the Exmouth midfield stray offside with Dan...

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Bonus point for Ivybridge despite loss
Jan14

Bonus point for Ivybridge despite loss

Ivybridge suffered a frustrating 20-16 loss away at Launceston following the Christmas and New Year break. There was drama when the Ivybridge players drove over the Cornish All Blacks’ try line, but the referee did not see the ball grounded. “A lot of people say it should have been a try,” said Ivybridge coach Gareth Elliott. “We did get over the line but the referee could not see the ball so we went back for a scrum but we were not...

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Late kick seals victory for Okes
Jan01

Late kick seals victory for Okes

Bracknell visited the Showground for the very first time, boasting a solid set piece they frustrated the Okes throughout and very nearly held on for what would’ve been a rare away win. Okes commenced up the slope, but were immediately disrupted when centre Bevon Armitage and flanker Ollie Frances clashed heads in a first minute double tackle attempt. Armitage was able to continue, but was obviously feeling the effects...

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Determined Withies storm New Cross
Dec07

Determined Withies storm New Cross

Withycombe put on 35 unanswered points in the second half against New Cross, to steer themselves to an eighth successive league win in South Devon. As the game kicked off, it was the home side of New Cross that showed the early initiative with some good pressure pinning Withies in their own half. However, an intercepted pass by the visitors’ Paddy Haddad saw the ball swiftly make its way towards the New Cross try line. It...

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