BARNSTAPLE’S Under-18 colts squad will be stronger this winter thanks to a clutch of new signings, Brett Schofield, Ollie Sanders, Will Copp, Ashlee Crouch and Billy Teape are all new to Pottington this season.

Tony Sumners, the colts coach, said the players can only help the team improve on last seasons’s record in the Devon Colts Merit Table. “It is is great to welcome some of the most exciting, up-and-coming players in North Devon outside of our current squad,” said the former Chiefs’ scrum-half.

“In pre season we have been impressed with the way they have been performing. We are looking to improve on our third place in Devon last season. Hopefully, these players will help us to achieve that goal.”