Rugby

Weston head coach Darren Crompton said there are more important things than rugby after the Coronavirus outbreak ended their league season.

Hornets head coach Jon Richardson says it would be a ‘travesty’ if his side missed out on promotion to the South West Premier because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Winscombe Rugby Club had double reason to cheer after their under-18 and under-15 girls were both crowned South West champions this season.

Weston captain Marcus Nel says their 29-28 defeat at Exmouth has left them with a “challenging task” to move up to second place in the South West Premier in their quest for promotion.

Despite a third straight defeat at Exmouth, Weston moved back into the top three of the South West Premier after claiming a couple of bonus points at the Imperial Ground.

Following government advice today, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level.

Hornets coach Jon Richardson says they will “relish the challenge” when they take on Thornbury at Cooper’s Farm on Saturday week (March 21).

Matthew Parker says hopes of leading Hornets to promotion to the South West Premier is “everything I have dreamed about”.

The eagerly awaited contest between South West One West’s two top sides Hornets and Devonport Services did not disappoint in front of a bumper crowd at the Nest.

Weston chairman Peter Land said he couldn’t have envisaged the position his team are in ahead of taking on Newbury Blues this Saturday, writes Josh Thomas.

Hornet had to dig deep to beat Devon outfit Crediton 22-18 in South West One on Saturday.

Weston returned to winning ways, after losing to Barnstaple last time out, by scoring four tries in a 27-6 bonus-point win over Ivybridge at The Recreation Ground.

Hornets won by a margin of over 35 points for the third league game running to leapfrog Chew Valley into first place in the South West One table after a bonus point 53-13 victory at Lobbingtons.

Hornets made it seven wins in a row at The Nest as they thrashed rivals Bridgwater & Albion 60-22 in their latest South West One encounter.

Understrength Yatton under-16s put up a fight in their 43-7 loss to Wells.

Rugby: Weston team news February 1

Friday, January 31, 2020

Weston head to Exmouth for their next South West Premier test on Saturday weekend, following a home defeat at the hands of Barnstaple last weekend.

Ben Tothill has said Weston will come out ‘flying’ when they take on Exmouth on Saturday.

Alex Howman was disappointed Weston couldn’t mark their ‘bigger occasion’ against Barnstaple with a win on the 40th anniversary of their John Player Cup tie against London Welsh on Saturday.

Winscombe claimed a much-needed 31-17 win at Western Counties North strugglerrs Coney Hill in Gloucester on Saturday.

A rugby union player from Weston is appealing for funding to represent her country in ‘the trip of a lifetime’.

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