Week commencing 16 October 2017

News & events

Week commencing 16 October 2017


Saturday 14 October

1st XV v Mount Kelly - won 26 – 19

U15 XV v Mount Kelly - won 14 – 0

U13 XV v Mount Kelly - won 40 – 5

U12 v Mount Kelly - won 60 – 0

In the final block fixture before half-term there was plenty of rugby to be had for all players who were available against Mount Kelly.

"The 1st XV finished off a fantastic first half of the season with a mixed side securing a well fought win against a spirited Mount Kelly outfit," said Mr Ross, Head of Rugby.

"This means they have reached the break having played 9 games, winning 8 in total, and having had 28 players represent the school at the top level showing strength in depth. After half-term the next cup fixture looms against Ivybridge College which will certainly test the players.

"The U15 fresh from a hard fought win against Torquay in the week went back-to-back in a frustrating game, but had enough to secure the points. The U13 team demonstrated some slick handling and excellent offloading to score 8 tries in total, but will need to sure up their tackling for the visit of a touring Bedford Prep side who will offer a tough challenge before the rest.

"The U12 continued their strong run of form bouncing back from a tough mid-week game against a prep school 1st team to win comfortably using the kick pass as a new method to score tries."

Monday 16 October

U14A XV v Mount Kelly - lost

Tuesday 17 October

U13A XIII v Bedford Prep School – won 5 – 3

This was an excellent match up against a strong touring side in an even match up that brought the best out of the Exeter players.

Mr Hyde said the boys really stepped up in their defensive duties in this match and it is an excellent way to finish a busy and hard fought half-term of fixtures.

Wednesday 18 October

U16XV v Plymouth College - won

"The U16 team showed an array of attacking threats but always looked best when they moved the ball quickly into space and kept continuity with the ball staying off the floor making it impossible for the defence to reset," said Mr Ross.

"Now they will need to take forward these thoughts into a difficult set of fixtures after the holiday."

2nd XV v Mount Kelly - CANCELLED

U12A XII v St Peter's Prep School, Lympstone - lost

The U12A team fought hard against another prep school 1st team that pushed their development. "Tackling and commitment continues to improve and the boys never gave up when they were up against it," said Mr Ross.

U12B XII v St Peter's Prep School, Lympstone - drew

"The U12B team fought well in a more even match against St Peter’s with both teams showing what they could do in both attack and defence, the game finishing in a draw," said Mr Ross.

Thursday 19 October

County Cup

U15A XV v Honiton College  - won 34 – 22

"In deteriorating conditions the U15 showcased their skills in attack to move the ball well and exploit the space they could find in a tightly contested match," said Mr Ross.

"They were also asked to put in a lot of tackles against big and physical ball carriers, especially in the backline, and stood up to this challenge with a number of well executed tackles. An excellent win and they move on to the area semi-final where they will play King’s School, Ottery."


Tuesday 17 October

School v Canford - lost 1 - 2

On a wet Tuesday afternoon, Exeter played Canford in the first round of the HMC foursomes competition at Lyme Regis Golf Club.

"Having lost to them in the regional semi-final last year and knowing that many of their team were returning, it was always going to be a tough encounter and it proved to be so," said Mr Wilcock.

"Louis Hayman and Ben Reynolds played particularly well to win their match, but unfortunately the two other pairs were not so successful and the opportunity to play Millfield in the next round went to Canford."

Girls' Hockey

Tuesday 17 October

U15B XI v Uffculme - won 2 - 1

U14B XI v St Peter's School - drew 1 - 1


Wednesday 18 October

1st XI v Clyst Vale Community College - CANCELLED


Wednesday 18 October

U13, U15 & U18 Gala vs Torquay Boys' Grammar School and Torquay Girls' Grammar School

We hosted a swim gala against Torquay Boys' Grammar School and Torquay Girls' Grammar School.

Master in Charge of Swimming Gary Robb said all age groups in the senior school competed and there were some extremely competitive races.

"The final results for the girls were Exeter 71 and Torquay 117 and the boys results were 86 for Exeter and 105 for Torquay.

"All teams left the event energised and keen for the next fixture."


Primary School swimming lessons

The first pupils from local primary schools have enjoyed half a term of swimming in the indoor pool and all were delighted to receive certificates of attendance. We look welcoming a new set of swimmers from the four schools next half term.