Week commencing 13 November 2017
Friday 10 November
U12A v Maynard - won 12 - 0
U12B v Maynard - won 5 - 0
Saturday 11 November
U12A VII v West Buckland - drew 2 - 2
U12B VII v West Buckland - won 5 - 0
U13A VII v West Buckland - drew 4 - 4
U13B VII v West Buckland - won 3 - 1
West Buckland cancelled 1st, 2nd, U15 and U14 fixtures due to waterlogged pitch.
Tuesday 14 November
U13A VII v Colyton - won 5 - 1
U13B VII v Colyton - drew 2 - 2
U14 v Maynard - won 5 - 1
Wednesday 15 November
U18 1st XI v King's Taunton - lost 0 - 4
U16 County Indoor Finals
U16 XI v Cuthbert Mayne - won 6 - 0
U16 XI v South Dartmoor - drew
U16 XI Blundell's - lost 0 - 3
Mrs Marsh congratulation the girls on qualifying for West Finals at Cheltenham.
"The girls lacked experience of the specific tactics of the indoor game, but quickly adapted," said Mr Skinner. "They fell to Blundell's slick corner routine in the first game, losing 0-3, but bounced back winning 6-0 against Cuthbert Mayne.
The final game would clinch second place and qualification. South Dartmoor were well organised and held firm against wave upon wave of attacks and penalty corners.
"Their few counter attacks were well defended by Emma Halford and her backs. A 0-0 draw allowed Exeter to win runners up slot on goal difference and the girls now look forward to the experience of the West Finals."
Thursday 16 November
U15A XI v The King’s School Ottery -
Saturday 11 November
1st XV v Truro School - drew 0 – 0 game abandoned
2nd XV v Truro School - lost 7 – 24
U16 XV v Truro School - won 17 – 12
U15A XV v Truro School - lost 12 – 20
U15B XV v Truro School - cancelled by Truro
U14A XV v Truro School - lost 12 – 17
U13A XV v Truro School - won 30 – 10
U13B XV v Truro School - won 45 – 0
U12A XV v Truro School - won 20 – 0
U12B XV v Truro School - lost 0 – 20
"In a traditionally tough block fixture against physical Truro School sides there was plenty to be pleased with across the board" said Head of Rugby Mr Ross.
"The outstanding result has to go to the U16 team who matched the physicality of their hosts and combined that with a bit of brain to win by a score. Charlie Pullen, the man of the match, scoring a try in the first minute with a scintillating break.
"The U13 teams both showed good physicality as they outmuscled and then out flanked their opposition. The U12A continue their good run but the U12B suffered their first loss, but will learn from the physicality shown by Truro in their game.
"The 2nd XV got stuck on the bus in the first half as they allowed Truro too much time and space, but clawed it back in a much more even second half. The U15A team will be disappointed to not have exacted revenge this year but closed the gap from last year’s score.
"The U14A team showed good grit and determination, fronting up in the contact area in a game where they had a few chances to win. It was pleasing for Mr Mason and Mr Wilcock who took the team to see their progression and heart in this match.
"Lastly the 1st XV were in a tight tussle with captain Tom Hubble leading by example with the tackling to take on a strong 1st XV. Unfortunately, the game was abandoned at half-time due to an injury to Charlie Mayall and we all hope that he recovers quickly and comes back stronger!"
Wednesday 15 November
NatWest Cup – Round 3, last 32 in the country
1st XV v Ivybridge Community College - lost 0 – 13
"Although it was a loss, the 1st XV put in one of their best performances of the season in a physical and hard fought match played on a very wet and muddy pitch," said Head of Rugby Mr Ross.
"Ivybridge started strongly showcasing what they could do in attack and quickly going 8 – 0 up. But if they thought that was it for Exeter then they were very much mistaken. Exeter continued to put tackle after tackle in and spoiling their ball and gaining territory of their own.
"After half-time it was Exeter who came out firing exerting 10 minutes of pressure in the Ivybridge half with a try disallowed for a knock on at the line. The game flowed up and down the pitch and the more Ivybridge threw at Exeter’s defence the stronger Exeter became and started to create more chances that were unfortunately unfinished.
"A late score took the score to 13 – 0 but Exeter continued to push for their deserved score, being held up over the line in the last play. A great team effort and a game to remember for all the right reasons."
2nd XV v Truro College 3rd XV - won 19 – 10
In a match that pitted physicality and size against guile it was the ability to move the ball in challenging conditions that won the game.
Mr Trelawny said he was extremely pleased with the boys' commitment in defence making a huge amount of tackles against big runners.
"This was a really good result bouncing back from a similar game on the weekend where we got out muscled slightly.”
County Cup – Area Semi-Final
U15A v The King’s School, Ottery St. Mary - won 34 – 17
"Another typically hard fought game was played out on Wednesday as well, as the U15 team continued their cup run in to the East Devon and Exeter Area semi-final," said Mr Ross.
"Going 22 – 0 up quickly set the tone and although The King’s came back in to the game Exeter stretched their lead for a comfortable win in the end."
The final will be against Uffculme (who last year knocked Exeter out in the semi-final) or St Peter’s Exeter.