Exciting season ahead for Raiders

17:04 14 May 2014

North Devon Raiders are preparing to kick off their 2014 rugby league season

North Devon Raiders are preparing to kick off their 2014 rugby league season

Archant

North Devon Rugby League side ready to go in 2014

IT’S been a busy off season for North Devon Raiders, with a new look and a host of new players coming in to try and replicate 2012’s achievements.

The rugby league outfit powered to the league title and two finals that year, with the Raiders having to settle for third last year behind strong Devon Sharks and Cornish Rebels sides.

Up to 35 players have been attending the Wednesday evening training sessions, so head coach Stuart Harrison should have an embarrassment of riches at his disposal when selecting his side for the season opener.

As well as hoping for a good start to the league campaign, Saturday’s game carries extra importance with the match doubling as a South West Challenge Cup qualifier, the winners being rewarded with a home semi final against Devon Sharks on June 7.

As well as a new look squad, the Raiders will sport a new playing kit, sponsored by Talent Praxis and North Coast Physiotherapy, in a striking red, black and white design, replacing the blue and yellow of the previous four seasons.

Saturday’s opponents Exeter Centurions have won both of their games so far this year, averaging more than 50 points per game.

Admission to all games is free, with a free six-page programme available while stocks last.

RAIDERS FIXTURES 2014

May 17 - Exeter Centurions (Home); May 31 - Cornish Rebels (Away); June 7 - Devon Sharks (Cup Semi Final) (Home)*; June 14 - Devon Sharks (Away); June 21 - Plymouth Titans (Home); June 28 - South West Challenge Cup Final July 5 - Devon Sharks (Home); July 12 - Plymouth Titans (Away); July 19 - Cornish Rebels (Home); August 2 - Exeter Centurions (Away); August 10 - Grand Final Play-off (2nd v 3rd); August 17 - Grand Final; August 27 - Devon v Cornwall at Launceston (TBC). (* dependant on Raiders beating Exeter on May 17).

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 16:11
Taz Wotton with his winning smoothound.

Taz Wotton is in the money after catching two huge double figure smoothounds

Read more
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
From left: Steve Davies; Dave Byrnes; Alastair Peake; John Shapland and president Barrie White

Bideford Amateur Athletic Club has celebrated having four current World and European champions as members of the club.

Read more
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Appledore PGC hosted its annual regatta this weekend

There was a huge local turnout for the pilot gig rowing at Appledore regatta.

Read more
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
North Devon Gazette Football League

The MJM Sports golden boot and glove presentation evening, due to take place tomorrow (Thursday), has been cancelled.

Read more
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
North Devon Gazette Football League

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League round-up

Read more
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Hannah Esau

Bideford College student, 13, wins Reg Thomas Memorial Shield ministox race

Read more
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
North Devon seamer Tom Allin, who took five wickets during the demolition job at Bovey Tracey

Tom Allin and Ricky Kelly each took five wickets as North Devon condemned Bovey Tracey to a 134-run defeat.

Read more
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Torridgeside captain Kyle Paine receives the shield from Albert Beer's daughter, Kathryn

Brayford Cup winners Torridgeside beat North Devon Gazette Football League premier champions Braunton 4-1 in this season’s Albert Beer Memorial Shield match.

Read more
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Lewis Harris with his 16lb 10 carp from Stafford Moor.

... with Tony Gussin

Read more
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Graham Snow with his brace of mullet. Picture: Andrew Atkinson

Graham wins North Devon League heat in style with two cracking thin-lipped mullet

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition


North Devon's trusted business finder