SW RUGBY Premier clubs in European Cup action

Gallagher Premiership logoThe West's Gallagher Premiership Rugby teams are back in European action this coming weekend with the penultimate round of Heineken Champions Cup group-stage action covered on BT Sport and Channel 4.
It kicks off tonight at the Recreation Ground where Bath Rugby will be aiming for their first European win of the season against domestic rivals Harlequins in front of the BT Sport 2 cameras. Kick off 1945.


PREMIERSHIP PREVIEW Tight at top as 2020 kicks off

Gallagher Premiership logoExeter Chiefs ended 2019 top of the Gallagher Premiership Rugby pile but in the first round of the New Year it is anyone’s guess which four teams will contest the semi-finals in June.

Chiefs are top by a point from Northampton Saints while third placed Gloucester Rugby and eighth placed Harlequins are separated by a single point.


Chiefs return to summit with 14-7 win over Saracens

exeter ChiefslogoExeter Chiefs returned to the Premiership summit with a hard-fought 14-7 home win over arch rivals Saracens.

Northampton topped the table on 23 points following a 33-26 home win over third placed Gloucester on Saturday but Chiefs egded past the Saints by a point following victory in front of a record 13,593 at sold out Sandy Park.


Camborne seek Boxing Day cupset repeat against Reds

Over 1,000 Cornish rugby fans are expected to descend on Camborne's Recreation ground for the eagerly-anticipated Boxing Day derby between the Cherry & Whites and arch rivals Redruth (1430ko).

The annual holiday derby game between Camborne and Redruth is believed to be the longest enduring consecutive club fixture in world rugby.


RUGBY Steenson relishes opportunity to play and coach

Steeno ExeterChiefs JMPExeter Chiefs fly-half Gareth Steenson is to take his first foray into coaching after accepting a new role with National League One outfit Plymouth Albion.

Chiefs fans need not panic that the club's all-time record points scorer is quitting Sandy Park, as he will still be very much part of Rob Baxter's plans for the 2019/20 campaign, but Steenson is to offer a helping hand to new Albion head coach Ben Gulliver.


SHOWTIME! Champions Okehampton target Shield victory

Devon RFU logoNewly crowned South West 1 West champions Okehampton RFC host Devonport Services RFC in the Devon RFU Senior Shield final at the Showground today (1500ko).

Plymouth based Services will aim to cause a Shield shock and overturn the odds after losing 41-7 at home to the league champions last weekend.


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