World cup puts paid to local rugby action

There was no rugby at league level anywhere in Devon last Saturday to avoid clubs crying off because their players wanted to watch the World Cup final.

Barnstaple have a tough return to the action this Saturday as they are away to third-placed Old Redclifians.

Bideford make one of their shorter trips of the season to Chard, who are struggling at the wrong end of the South West One table following relegation last season.

South Molton return to Devon One action with a home game against basement squad St Columba & Torpoint.

Torrington entertain Old Techs and Ilfracombe are away to Plympton-Victoria in Devon Two.