Chiefs prepared for battle with neighbours in Devon cup final

By Tim Leigh in Rugby

Totnes had a bye in the semi-finals of the Devon Junior Cup and now face local rivals Dartmouth in the final, to be played at North Tawton RFC on Sat­urday, April 22.

Totnes narrowly lost to Dartmouth in Dave Butt Memorial Cup, but they did beat them in an early season friendly game.

Dartmouth will be joining Totnes in the Tribute Devon One league next season after winning Devon Two.

Totnes are currently in good form after a string of good wins, especially the quarter-final win over Division One champions Wes­sex, and they look forward to taking on their near neighbours in the finals.

Totnes club coach Stewart Ley said: “There is always great rivalry between the two great clubs of Totnes and Dart­mouth.

“This match will be no different, with pride at stake. After early season form Totnes were hit by a number of injuries. The club are now on a high. The players are enjoying their rugby.

“We have retained our status in Devon One and, having recorded a number of good wins in the last six weeks,we look forward to taking on Dartmouth in the finals at North Tawton next Saturday.

“I would like to thank all the club sponsors who have supported Totnes this season, especially Tech-Nes Com­puter Repair Services, who have kindly sponsored the Totnes clubs cup final T-shirts.

“If any local businesses can help towards the cost or would like to sponsor the club’s kit next season, that would be greatly welcomed. Contact me by email on

“Totnes RFC has only ever won the Devon Junior cup twice in its long history.

“Hopefully the club will be running two buses to North Tawton (times to be confirmed).

“We observed Dart­mouth’s win over South Molton last Saturday and we will spend the next two weeks plotting a game plan to hopefully secure the cup.”

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