Sidmouth have been well represented in recent county games. Last Sunday Zac Bess and Alex Spurdle were in the starting line-up for the Devon Under 20 championship match against Cornwall played at Brickfields, while Alva Senderayi and Chris Coutier were among the replacements. Thanks to a late comeback, Devon won the game 32-24 to qualify for the quarter-finals.

SRFC players v Navy 20-3-13

Names L to R: Tom Whelan, Josh Bess, Sam Meadham, James Perry, Jack Pyne.

They play Kent on Sunday 7 April. Josh Bess, Tom Whelan, Sam Meadham, Jack Pyne and James Perry were all in the squad for the Devon senior side’s first warm-up game against the Navy played at Devonport on Wednesday. The match was won by the Navy 22-14. The Sidmouth players contributed 9 of the Devon points, with James Perry finishing off a move involving four of the Sidmouth players, and Tom Whelan kicked two conversions.