A village rugby club which has been running for 50 years faces a difficult future if the club does not sell to a housing developer, according to its chairman.


Former Kings of Wessex pupil Jessica Cooksey has been picked as a part of an England Under-20 squad to play rugby in Canada.

There are now two sets of mothers and daughters playing rugby at Winscombe, as they look to expand the section.

Winscombe Ladies have started training for the new season, which will be their first in a league.

A new format of rugby has been launched at Hornets, which England Rugby has developed in conjunction with World Rugby.

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Somerset defeated North Midlands 46-24 to finish third in the Bill Beaumont County Championship.

Graham Buller, Winscombe Rugby Club’s first team coach, has been awarded the Bristol Combination Coach of the Year Award.

Hornets captured the Somerset Cup after hanging on with just 12 players in a close final against Bath University.

Cheddar Rugby Club retained their RFU accreditation and were presented with a plaque by the Somerset RFU.

Hornets Colts travelled to Lloret de Mar in Spain for their end of season tour.

A successful mini rugby festival was hosted by Weston Rugby Club, with more than 600 children and parents attending.

Hornets finished their South West Premier League season with a high-scoring draw against Cleve.

Weston earned a point in a narrow defeat at Brixham which was enough to stave off the threat of relegation.

Winscombe’s Liliana Podpadec captained an Emerging Wales side to victory over an England Talent Development Group.

Winscombe recorded an impressive bonus point victory over Midsomer Norton to guarantee their survival in Tribute Western Counties North.

Hornets Under-15 Girls snatched a last-minute try to defeat Winscombe in a pulsating match at Hutton Moor.

Weston recorded an excellent home victory over third-placed Maidenhead, avenging their defeat earlier in the season.

Despite narrowly losing to Stroud, Winscombe managed to pick up another useful losing bonus point.

Cheddar romped to an emphatic victory over Bristol Telephones to clinch the Tribute 2 North League 2 title.

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