Devon Schools news
DEVON Schools’ Under-15s made an encouraging start to their season on Sunday when they hosted Somerset at Mount Kelly College.
Devon’s A team narrowly lost 14-10 in a tight match where both teams scored two tries apiece. However, Devon’s B side were dominant in their game and ran out 40-19 winners. REPORT AND PICTURES HERE
DEVON Schools’ Under-15s have confirmed their training dates and wider squad for their forthcoming fixtures.
The squad will train on the Fridays before their Sunday matches.
Devon’s first game will be against Somerset on Sunday, March 17, at Mount Kelly College. They will then play Bristol at Ivybridge on Sunday, March 31, before concluding their fixtures with a trip to Cornwall on Sunday, April 14. FULL DETAILS HERE
DEVON Schools’ Under-15s have named a provisional squad for their forthcoming matches following trials last Sunday.
An update squad and all information about training is expected to be announced earlier next week, but the Devon Schools’ management were keen to give parents and players as much time as possible to make arrangements and order kit.
Devon’s first game will be against Somerset on Sunday, March 17 at Mount Kelly College. They will then play Bristol at Ivybridge on Sunday, March 31 before concluding their fixtures with a trip to Cornwall on Sunday, April 14. FULL STORY HERE
DEVON Schools’ under-16s finished their county season on Sunday against Dorset and Wiltshire with the honours even at Ivybridge RFC.
Devon’s A team won 15-14 with the B side finally succumbing 39-25 in a try fest thriller. FULL REPORT HERE
DEVON U16s Boys will be training at Keyham 3G in Plymouth (PL2 1QT) on Friday between 2 -4 pm.
Due to a lack of available floodlit pitches to train on, the coaches are prepared to run the training session during the day as its half-term.
The final games against Dorset and Wilts will be on Sunday 24th Feb at Ivybridge RFC, team list as previously listed. Kick off for A team will be 2pmwith B team straight after. Please aim to arrive at 1pm for pre- match run through. FULL STORY HERE
Devon Under-16 matches with Cornwall and training postponed
DEVON Schools’ Under-16s match against Cornwall at Callywith College in Bodmin on Sunday has been postponed due to the bad weather.
Cornwall made the decision on Friday lunchtime.
In light of this, Devon have cancelled training at Keyham tonight (Friday).
Can anyone who knows any players in the squad please let them know.
DEVON Schools’ RFU have been forced to change their plans for their under-15 trials due to the large number of nominations.
With the number of nominations reaching 100, Devon have decided that it is going to take more time and resources to look at players.
Do achieve this, the trials will be moved to Sunday, February 24, at the Royal Navy 3G pitch at Keyham in Plymouth (PL2 1QT). They will take place between 1-4pm. FULL STORY HERE
DEVON Schools’ Under-16s will play Cornwall on Sunday (February 3) at Callywith College in Bodmin.
The B team match will kick-off at 1pm, with the A fixture starting at 3pm.
The Devon sides will be selected from the squad named below after training at Keyham on Friday evening. FULL STORY HERE
THE Devon Schools’ Under-15 trials will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Exwich Sports Hub.
However, there has been a change to the times and format of the evening for players who have been nominated by their schools.
The trials for nominated players will now take place between 6pm and 7.30pm, with DDP boys assessed from 7.30pm. FULL STORY HERE
Parents urged to check website before heading to training
CAN all U16 players/parents check the Devon RFU website & social media before heading to training at Exmouth on Friday, January 18 just in case there is an issue with the pitch?
As things stand everything is okay for training, but if anything changes it will be announced in the afternoon
DEVON Schools’ Under-16s have confirmed their training dates ahead of their next three matches.
Training will take place at Exmouth RFC between 6.30-8.30pm on:
Friday, January 18, 2019; Friday, February 1, 2019; Friday, February 22, 2019. FULL STORY HERE
DEVON Schools’ under-16 A team got their season off to a winning start with a 16-10 victory over Somerset A at Ivybridge RFC.
Two tries by powerful flanker Pierre Mayer and two penalties from Ben Leetham secured them the win in a competitive match at Cross-in-Hand. READ FULL STORY HERE
DEVON Under-16s have named a squad from which their A and B teams will be selected from to play Somerset Under-16s at Ivybridge RFC on Sunday, January 6.
The players named should attend a planning and organisational evening on Friday, January 4 at Keyham (6-30-8.30pm). All the information about the Somerset match will be announced that night. FULL STORY HERE
DEVON Schools’ under-16s will have a developmental/training session at Keyham on Sunday, December 2.
The session will take place between 2pm and 4pm and afterwards the squad will be reduced into two matchday teams in preparation for the first fixture in the new year. FULL DETAILS HERE
DEVON Schools' Under-16s have named their 2018/19 training squad following recent trials.
Dates and venues for training will be announced shortly. The county’s game will be held in January and February. FULL STORY HERE
DEVON Schools are inviting last season’s under-15 squad to attend the under-16 development day/trial on Sunday, October 28.
The event will take place at the Royal Navy’s artificial pitch at Keyham in Plymouth (PL2 1QT). FULL STORY HERE
DEVON Schools’ RFU will be holding their development day/trial for the 2018/19 under-16 squad on Sunday, October 28.
The event will taking place on the Royal Navy’s artificial surface at Keyham in Plymouth. Schools in the county are asked to nominate any players they feel have the potential to play for Devon by Friday, October 19. FULL STORY HERE
DEVON Schools’ Rugby Football Union will be holding their annual general meeting on Wednesday, June 13, at Dartmoor Lodge Hotel in Ashburton (6pm).
Any school representatives interesting in attending or who would like to view the agenda should click HERE.
DEVON Schools’ under-15s ended their season on Sunday with two games against Cornwall at Keyham.
A number of players were unavailable due to club tours and holidays, but that did not seem to affect the Devon B team, who defeated Cornwall 38-24.
However, in the A fixture, Cornwall proved to be strong opponents on the day and won 19-5. FULL REPORT HERE
DEVON Schools’ under-15s will train at Keyham on Friday night (April 13) ahead of their matches against Cornwall on Sunday.
Training will take place at the Royal Navy’s artificial surface in Plymouth between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. FULL STORY HERE
DEVON Schools’ under-15s will face Cornwall at Plymouth Albion’s Brickfields ground on Sunday, April 15.
It will be their third and final fixture of the season.
The B team match will kick-off at 12.30pm, with the A game starting at 2pm.
If the weather is bad then the fixtures will be moved to the Royal Navy’s artificial pitch at Keyham. FULL SQUAD CAN BE VIEWED HERE
DEVON'S under-15 A and B teams enjoyed mixed fortunes when they travelled to the brand new Lockleaze sports facility to take on Bristol Schools.
Devon’s B team won 22-12, but the A side narrowly lost 24-17 after conceding a try with the last play of the game. FULL REPORT HERE
DEVON Schools’ Under-15s will play their second matches of the season on Sunday, March 25 away at Bristol.
The games will take place at Bristol Combination Ground, Lockleaze, Bennington Walk, BS7 9XY (Use BS7 9XE for Sat Nav).
The B team fixture will start at 12.30pm, with the A match kicking off at 2pm. Both squads should meet at the ground at 11am for a training run. FULL SQUADS CAN BE VIEWED HERE.
DEVON Schools’ under-15 A team opened their season with an impressive 29-19 victory against a strong Somerset side at Keynsham on Sunday.
The visitors produced a fine all-round team performance that was built on a dominant set piece.
Devon's B side, though, were unable to hang on to a half-time lead and lost 26-12. FULL REPORTS HERE
DEVON Schools’ Under-15s have named their squad to face Somerset in two matches at Keynsham Rugby Club on Sunday, March 11.
The squad will be split into a Devon A and a Devon B side. The A team will play Somerset West and the B side will take on Somerset East. Both matches will kick-off at 2.30pm. FULL SQUAD CAN BE VIEWED HERE
DEVON Schools’ Under-15s have named an initial training squad of 62 players ahead of their opening matches against Somerset on March 11.
From that squad, Devon will select 44 to play for either their A or B teams at Somerset.
The selectors’ job was made incredibly difficult by an impressive turnout of 132 boys for the trials. FULL TRAINING SQUAD AVAILABLE HERE
THERE was mixed fortunes for Devon Schools’ Under-16s in their final games of the season against Dorset & Wiltshire at Trowbridge RFC.
The B team played first and after conceding an early try fought back with a spiritedand skilful performance to win an exciting encounter 31-28. However, Devon’s A side were unable to finish their season unbeaten and suffered a 45-24 loss to a strong Dorset & Wiltshire side. FULL DETAILS HERE
DEVON Schools’ Under-16s will conclude their fixtures on Sunday, February 18, 2018, when they travel to Trowbridge to play Dorset & Wiltshire.
Teams have been selected for those games ahead of training at Exeter College Hub on Friday, February 16, 2018 (6.30pm and 8.15pm). READ FULL STORY HERE
DEVON Schools’ under-16s continued their good form this season with two wins over Cornwall at Mount Kelly College.
Devon’s A team have a 100 per cent record this term and they were extremely clinical against their Duchy counterparts, winning 46-5. The B team, meanwhile, triumphed 29-10. REPORT AND PICTURES HERE
DEVON Schools’ Under-16s will play their Cornwall counterparts at Mount Kelly College, Tavistock, on Sunday.
Both the A and the B games will kick-off at 1pm. FULL TEAM NEWS AVAILABLE HERE
THE date for the Devon Schools’ Under-15 boys’ trials has had to be changed.
The trials were initially due to take place on Tuesday, February 13, but they will now take place seven days later on Tuesday, February 20 (registration time is 9.45am). FULL STORY HERE
DEVON Schools’ under-16 teams enjoyed mixed fortunes on Sunday against Gloucestershire in wet conditions at Keyham.
The Devon A team produced a crisp and accurate display to score two tries in each half to beat their opponents 24-7.
However, the Devon B team suffered their first defeat of the season when they were narrowly beaten 15-10 by Gloucestershire in a spirited game that could have gone either way. MORE INFORMATION HERE
UFFCULME School’s under-15 team will get the chance to play at a Premiership ground on Tuesday afternoon.
The Devon side have reached the quarter-finals of the NatWest Under-15 Vase where they have been drawn away to Beechen Cliff.
However, instead of playing the match on their own fields, Beechen Cliff have arranged for the cup tie to be played at Bath Rugby’s Rec ground. FULL STORY HERE
UNFORTUNATELY, due to unforeseen circumstances, Wednesday’s training session (January 17) for Devon Schools’ Under-16 rugby squad at Keyham has had to be cancelled.
Instead training will now take place on Friday, January 19, from 6.30pm-8.00pm at the Exeter College Hub (EX4 2BQ). FULL STORY HERE
DEVON Schools’ Under-16s will be holding a training session at Keyham on Wednesday, January 17, ahead of their matches with North Gloucestershire the following Sunday (January 21).
Training will takes place between 6.30pm and 8pm and will be for all those who were in the two squads that faced Somerset last weekend and those invited to attend the training session on January 3. FULL DETAILS HERE
DEVON Schools’ Under-16 A and B teams both secured last minute narrow victories in two evenly contested games against Somerset in the opening games of this season’s county campaign.
The matches were played on Hornets RFC all-weather pitch in bitterly cold conditions with a biting wind. READ FULL REPORT HERE
THE venue for Sunday’s Devon Schools’ under-16 matches against Somerset has been changed.
The games were originally due to take place at Walcot, but will now be played on the artificial surface at Hornets RFC.
The B team match will kick-off at 4.30pm, with the A game starting at 6pm. FULL TEAM NEWS HERE
DEVON Schools’ Under-16s have named their matchday squad for their A and B games against Somerset at Walcot RFC on Sunday, January 7, 2018.
The squad will be expected to train at Keyham in Plymouth on the Wednesday beforehand (January 3) between 6.30pm and 8pm.
The squad is available to view HERE
HERE was frustration for two Devon schools in national competitions on Wednesday.
Blundell’s School narrowly lost 34-29 to Dulwich College in the Champions Trophy final at Saracens’ Allianz Park, while Mount Kelly missed out on reaching the semi-finals of the National Schools’ Bowl with a 31-15 defeat to Surrey side St George’s Weybridge. READ FULL STORY HERE
DEVON Under-15 girls finished their South West Counties’ campaign with a 100 per cent record thanks to 38-0 victory over Cornwall at Drybrook.
The win followed on from successes over Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire and meant they finished as the top side in the South West.
Impressively, the team have only conceded 12 points in all three of their matches this season. FULL MATCH REPOR AVAILABLE HERE
DEVON Under-15 girls will attempt to finish their season with a 100 per cent record on Sunday when they play Cornwall at Drybrook.
The young Devon side have so far overcome Oxfordshire 22-0 and Gloucestershire 36-12 in their opening two South West Counties’ fixtures.
Coach Hammy Kerswill has been really pleased with how the side have played this year and he is optimistic about this weekend’s match. READ MORE HERE
THE next training session for the Devon Schools’ Under-16 extended training squad will be held on the new artificial pitch at the Exeter College Hub, Exwick (EX4 2BQ) on Tuesday, 12 December 2017 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
A matchday squad for the first game v Somerset (away) on Sunday, January 7, 2018 will be selected after the training session. READ FULL STORY HERE
THERE was mixed fortunes for Devon’s u