Barnstaple’s warm welcome for rugby referees has been recognised for the second year running.

Barnstaple chairman John Courtenay is pictured (above left) being presented with the Dave Smith Memorial Cup by Devon Rugby Referees’ Society president Simon Lane.

The cup remembers the well-known ex-Somerset rugby referee and advisor who died in a car crash in 2013.

The 11 South West Group panel of referees vote for the club they think have been the best hosts – before, during and after the game.

Barnstaple won by a distance last year although his time the voting was a lot closer.

The cup was handed over prior to last Saturday’s game against Redingensians.