Chiefs bring home the silverware
Apr05

Chiefs bring home the silverware

Premiership champions Exeter added the Anglo-Welsh Cup to their trophy cabinet with a commanding 28-11 victory against Bath at Kingsholm. A first-half double from hooker Jack Innard and lock Toby Salmon’s try had the Chiefs 25-8 ahead by half-time. Cooper Vuna’s try and two Freddie Burns penalties were Bath’s only scores. Exeter, in their fourth consecutive final, made sure they added to their 2014 title with 13...

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Bryony Frost becomes first ever  ambassador for Jockey Club
Feb23

Bryony Frost becomes first ever ambassador for Jockey Club

Fast-rising star jockey Bryony Frost has been announced as a group-wide ambassador for Jockey Club Racecourses. Buckfastleigh-based Bryony has lit up British racecourses this season with a string of brilliant rides, her first Grade 1 victory and a winning smile to match, helping her to become one of the most popular faces in the sport. The partnership is the first of its kind for Jockey Club Racecourses, which stages the likes of The...

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Sixty years on
Jan26

Sixty years on

The Munich Air Disaster Changed Football After the War, under their inspiring Scottish manager Matt Busby Manchester United became one of the most brilliant and exciting football teams in England. They won the FA Cup in 1948 and in 1957 the young ‘Busby babes’ were the first English Club to enter the European Cup. The following year, on the 6 February 1958, on the way back from Yugoslavia and a 3-3 draw with Red Star...

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Ivybridge outmuscle Newbury
Jan26

Ivybridge outmuscle Newbury

Newbury Blues slip to a disappointing defeat at Ivybridge, getting out muscled by the bigger Ivybridge pack. A depleted Blues squad make the long journey to Ivybridge and return with a pointless defeat which means they slide into the relegation places. Blues kick off up the slight slope and the first 9 minutes Blues spend most of the time defending in their own half; eventually they break out and a great phase of play takes them up to...

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All Whites finally put one over Weston
Dec29

All Whites finally put one over Weston

Newton Abbot “All Whites” arrested a run of defeats with a no frills win at Weston-super-Mare. When the two sides met back in September at Rackerhayes the promoted Somerset outfit were beaten 54-5 and although Newton have had a generally settled side since, last Saturday’s team sheet showed eleven different personnel compared to the first encounter. Victory at Weston was based around a solid defence and a strong pack performance with...

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Podium finish for Emily
Dec14

Podium finish for Emily

A Chudleigh horse rider has scooped third prize in an international dressage event. Emily Burns and her five-year-old Andalusian horse Lago Icon made it to the podium of the Iberian Dressage Masters Championships, which were held in Paris. The pair were competing against 30 in their category and in the second of two tests scored a personal best of 81.1 per cent in front of four top judges. Emily, who is the yard manager at Finlake...

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