Week commencing 2 October 2017

News & events

Week commencing 2 October 2017


Saturday 30 September

1st XV v Plymouth College - lost 12 – 24

U15A v Plymouth College - won 57 – 12

U14A v Plymouth College - lost 27 – 31

U13A v Plymouth College - won 35 – 10

U15B v Shebbear College U15A - lost 10 – 36

U12 mixed v Shebbear College U12A - lost 20 – 25

"Some tough games across the board this weekend but good tests to learn from for all teams," said Mr Ross.

"Against Shebbear College ‘A’ teams the U15B and an U12 mixed team competed well and kept showing progression ready for some big fixtures on the run in to half-term. Against Plymouth College the U14s came within a minute of victory, however on reflection the players know where they will look to improve in a big county cup game on Monday.

"The U13A took the lessons from Tuesday’s match against Torquay BGS and started quickly playing some excellent rugby in the first half. Conditions deteriorated in the second half which affected the game but none the less more good progression.

"At home the U15 team played with good precision to run away with the game, holding their shape well to find and exploit space. The 1st XV started quickly with an excellent first 20 minutes to go 12 – 0 up and then showed resilience in defending a 15-minute onslaught of their try line which they came through, but with too many penalties and the loss of flanker Ben Ford.

"After half time Plymouth came out with a renewed focus to score two quick fire converted tries while we were one player down. Exeter continued to struggle in maintaining possession and territory and two lucky tries at the end took the game away from them.

"However, after a tough lesson areas to focus on can be improved, but no one could doubt the commitment and pride they played with to represent the school badge."

Monday 2 October

County Cup (Area Quarter Final)

U14A XV v Uffculme School - lost 5 – 35

"A slow start ultimately took the fixture away in the first half but a stronger showing in the second half led to a competitive hard fought match with plenty of chances to improve," said Mr Ross.

"Strong individual showings from Woody Powderley Turner, Elliott Barnes and Jack Hardie-East spurred the rest of the team on and this Saturday offers an opportunity for those areas to be taken forward."

Tuesday 3 October

U12A XII v Plymouth College - won 65 – 10

U12B XII v Plymouth College - won 50 – 0

In what proved to be some one-sided contests the U12s played some excellent rugby, showcasing what they have learnt so far this term and taking their opportunities.

"While tackling with the shoulder can still be improved these were confident displays before a tough test on Saturday against QEH, Bristol for both teams," said Mr Ross.

Wednesday 4 October

1st XV v Torquay Boys' Grammar School - won 41 – 0

The scoreline may look comprehensive but the 1st XV were made to work hard by a structured Torquay side who looked after the ball well and meant Exeter made 112 tackles in the game, 74 of those coming in the first half.

"However, once the accuracy rate in attack improved in the second half seven tries were run in from a variety of options," said Mr Ross.

"This will be a confidence booster after a tough loss to Plymouth last weekend going in to a run up until half-term that includes a big National Cup match v King’s College, Taunton on Wednesday 11 October.

"Come down and support the boys, kick off at 3pm and the match will finish at roughly 4.15pm."

2nd XV v Plymouth College - cancelled

Thursday 5 October

U14B v Bramdean School U14A - lost 20 - 60

"This match was a great opportunity for those boys not in the team group to have a chance to represent the school along with some lost players who were dying to get back on the rugby pitch," said Mr Ross.

"It was great to see them do so and play some excellent rugby. Unfortunately, one player, a Devon County player, on the opposition dominated the match scoring 8 tries to give the score line a bit of a flourish."

U13A v West Buckland - lost 5 – 25

"This was an excellent match to watch with some superb play from both teams passing the ball around and running hard," said Mr Ross.

"The U13A side worked hard to deal with some physical opposition and stuck to their task admirably, and testing them when they did have the ball. Again, there were plenty of areas to take out of the game that worked well and will need some thought before a triangular tournament at Millfield Prep School on the weekend."

Girls' Hockey

Friday 29 September

Girls' U13 Sports Tour

U13A v Truro - won 3 - 0

U13B v Truro - drew 1 - 1

Head of Girls' Hockey Mrs Marsh said the U13 girls had an excellent sports tour to Cornwall at the weekend, playing Truro at hockey and netball before spending the night at the Eden Project and visiting it on Saturday.

"The girls returned to play Blundell's on Saturday to complete their tour," she said.

Saturday 30 September

U12 A v Blundell's - drew 2 - 2

U12 B v Blundell's - lost 1 - 2

Girls' U13 Sports Tour

U13 A v Blundell's - lost 1 - 8

U13 B v Blundell's - lost 2 - 3

U14 A  Plymouth College - won 4 - 2

Mrs Marsh said the U12 girls performed well at Blundell's, considering several were at Pixies Holt, securing a draw and close loss.

"The U14A team with a large squad eventually played more consistently, winning 4 - 2."

Monday 2 October

U14 XI National Schools Area Competition

U14 XI v Maynard - won 8 - 0

U14 XI v Blundell's - lost 0 - 1

U14 XI v Tiverton High School - won 5 - 0

Well done to the U14 XI girls' hockey team who qualified for the County Finals.
Tuesday 3 October

U16 XI National Schools' Area Competition

U16 XI v Maynard - lost 1 - 2

U16 XI v Blundell's - lost 0 - 2

U14B v St Peter's High School - won 7 - 4

Wednesday 4 October
U18 XI National Schools' County Competition

1st XI v West Buckland - won 3 - 0

1st XI v Exmouth - won 3 - 0

1st XI v TGGS - won 3 - 0

Semi final

1st XI v Plymouth - won 2 - 0


1st XI v Exeter College - drew 0 - 0

Lost on penalty flicks.

Congratulations to the 1st XI girls' hockey team who were runners up in Devon Final and qualified for West Preliminary Finals.


Thursday 5 October

U16 Exeter Round of the National Schools' Tournaments

U16 VII v Blundell's - drew 7 - 7

U16 VII v St Peter's High School - lost 7 - 8

U16 VII v Maynard - lost 4 - 10

Miss Carter said this was a promising start to the season with a newly formed team showing some good progression throughout the matches.


Exeter School equestrian teams took part in the annual Blundell's One Day Event at Bicton.

Saturday - Dressage

The warm up class saw Alice Bailey and Anna Johansson both achieving second place individually in their respective classes.

The team of Anna Johansson, Olivia Eden, Ruby Scott and Alice Bailey finished third overall. This was an incredible result as the class was very popular. We finished on a collective score of 208.65 and the team placed second finished on 208.75.

Ruby Scott came third and Anna Johannsson came fifth in their individual classes in Saturday's dressage.

Sunday - Arena Eventing

19 teams and numerous individuals took part from as far afield as Ascot. Olivia Eden, Megan Bailey, Hugo Hepburn and Ruby Scott made up the 80cm team and finished third overall, with Hugo coming first as an individual, qualifying him for the Championships. The whole team finished on 0 jumping penalties.

The 90cm team of Ruby Scott, Hugo Hepburn and Emily Rix came fourth and Emily placed seventh individually.

Sophie Walker and Emily Rix also rode in the 1m class with Sophie being placed third on Drumkeeran Jet and fourth and fifth individually in the 1.10m

Congratulations to everyone that took part. The next big event will be the Addington Championships at the end of the month.