Season 1950-51

Bill Farren continued as captain, Jack Douglas his deputy, and for this season the Committee include...

Season 1967-68

Tony Blonden a hard running centre with an eye for an opening took over as captain, Geoff Bryan bein...

Season 1968-69

Frank Lavis, who had captained the highly successful Colts side of 1964-5, and who since had made hi...

Season 1969-70

With the experienced Ray Plummer as captain the first team started off with 5 wins in the first 6 ga...

Season 1961-62

The Club’s 75th Anniversary and the Devon R.F.U. promised to field a County side at Bickleigh in the...

Season 1962-63

The midweek XV - Plymouth Argaum Barbarians - duly came to fruition, owing their title undoubtedly t...

Season 1963-64

Rip Kirby was captain, Ken Beake his vice. Ted Delve the President resigned and George Cross a playe...

Season 1964-65

Ian Cooper, a very solid scrummaging prop forward became captain, Geoff Bryan, Nigel Hadden, Peter G...

Season 1965-66

John Price, an attacking wing forward took over as captain. John was old fashioned enough as to cons...

Season 1966-67

Billy Ryan, associated with the Club from his school days, a fast breaking, incisive, quick thinking...

Season 2000-01

Half-back Andy Critchley was the 1st XV skipper in an eventful season that ultimately ended in disap...

Season 1938-39

Captain and vice captain as in the previous season. Besides a complete 1st XV list, the second side ...

Season 1922-23

The opening game on 9th September against Plymouth Albion Reserves was lost 3-15, Jack Daly "a terro...

Seasons 1887 - 1902

Argaum Villas comprises, or comprised, six large semi-detached houses (or villas) at the Stoke end o...

Season 1902-03

The first discoverable press reference is to be found on 4th November 1902 - a fixture against Pembr...

Season 1903-04

The season opened on 3rd October against R. N. E. College III, when 'not at full strength, Argaum lo...

Season 1904-05

This opened on 26th September against Plymouth Reserves, with a result 5-9; an improvement on earlie...

Season 1905-06

This season opened on September 23rd, resulting in a 0-3 defeat at Bere Alston. The published Argaum...

Season 1906-07

To oppose Plymouth Reserves at South Devon place on 15th September 1906, the selected side was G.H. ...

Season 1907-08

On October 5th 1907, a try apiece versus Modbury, October 19th (old rivals) Kelly College, but no re...

Seasons 1908-1914

If 1907-08 had been a season of poor publicity, the seasons following, until rugby was interrupted b...

Season 1980-81

Tom Hitchins, properly and deservedly, succeeded George Cross as President. Stand-off Mike Worth, an...

Season 1981-82

Mike Worth continued as captain and Ian Ramsey took over as Secretary. Interest in the Devon Cup dis...

Season 1982-83

Jim Studds Captain, and in the usual opening match against Truro, the visitors were contained 12-18,...

Season 1983-84

The season opened with a comprehensive defeat at the hands of Truro, 11-41, Wiggy Bennett and Brian ...

Season 1984-85

Hooker Wiggy Bennett Captain. In a not particularly successful playing season, the industry of the H...

Season 1985-86

Ian Collier a centre whose boot had stood the Club in good stead the previous year was captain, open...

Season 1986-87

Hooker Wiggy Bennett, re-assumed the captaincy. Events almost completed a full circle. The OPMs club...

Season 1989-90

1st XV 1989-90 1st XV 1989-90 ...

Season 1954-55

Jack Douglas - to whom references were being made as Argaum’s veteran stand off half - continued as ...

Season 1934-35

Memorable, if for nothing else, for the fact that for the first time in almost 50 years the Club had...

Season 1948-49

Tim Daly continued as Club captain and a very full second fifteen fixture list was arranged - and fu...

Season 1970-71

Barry Rees, a vastly experienced strongly built forward, a tower of strength in the line out and one...

Season 1971-72

Frank Lavis returned to the helm as captain, Barry Rees retired from the playing arena, to take over...

Season 1972-73

Dave Sharp, a fast moving quick thinking stand off from the teaching profession - as several Argaum ...

Season 1973-74

The additional changing accommodation was formally opened. Former player Peter Blackburn - an extrem...

Season 1974-75

Fred Rogers, who had been with the Club since his school days became captain. The season opened with...

Season 1975-76

Geoff Baskerville, back row forward, who had been kicking goals for Argaum for some seasons - (and i...

Season 1976-77

Steve Body was captain, with Fred Rogers as Secretary. There was an early defeat 4-18 at the hands o...

Season 1977-78

Geoff Baskerville back in command, the record improving to the extent of 14 wins, a draw and 17 defe...

Season 1978-79

Howell Phillips - several seasons in the 1st XV pack, was captain, Kim Jarvis leading the Wanderers....

Season 1979-80

Ceri Critten, a long serving, fast moving wing three quarter, even prepared to step into the Scrum H...

Season 1951-52

Bill Farren continued as captain, Jack Douglas again deputising. Hugh Stone captained the A side wit...

Season 1952-53

At the annual meeting Leslie Paul by reason of his many other commitments retired as President, to t...

Season 1953-54

Jack Douglas captain, Bill Farren having gone off refereeing for the Devon RFU, and a partly success...

Season 1955-56

The rumours of Jack Douglas' veterancy may have had some substance as he retired from playing but to...

Season 1956-57

Chris Magner - a product of St Boniface College Plymouth who provided a number of Argaum players fro...

Season 1957-58

John Frankham returned to the club after a short Midlands excursion to reassume the captaincy with G...

Season 1958-59

From the outset of the season, the clubhouse - in truncated form - together with one pitch on the Hi...

Season 1959-60

Harold Brickwood, an experienced centre, was captain; Ches Magill vice captain, Mike Dodd captaining...

Post World War II

Messrs Matthews and Hitchins - war or not - were equally determined that Argaum should re-start as s...

Season 1946-47

The first post - war match was against Old Public Oaks in Central Park with no changing accommodatio...

Season 1947-48

Tim Daly a lively intelligent and natural scrum half became captain whilst his father, Jack, joined ...

Season 1949-50

Tim continued as captain Bill Farren his "vice". Unhappily ill health forced Tim to retire early in ...

Season 1931-32

E P Evans a tall forward of several seasons experience with the club - particularly alongside Harold...

Season 1932-33

Whilst no less than three fixture cards survive, none have a complete set of results. Tommy Lane (st...

Season 1933-34

Tommy Lane continued as captain Harold Sloggett his deputy. The team for the opening game at Sidmout...

Season 1935-36

Malcolm Robinson Captain, Mervyn Hodge vice, the season got off to a good start with 7 wins in the f...

Season 1936-37

This season ended something of an era. Leslie Paul resigning as secretary and being succeeded by Pet...

Season 1937-38

And the fixture card for this season confirms that for 1937-8 at any rate Leslie Paul is President a...

Seasons 1939-1946

  Had Season 1939 - 40 taken its normal course, Tony Birnage would have been invited to continue fo...

Seasons 1920 to 1922

The outbreak of the 1914-18 war put an end to civilian rugby in Plymouth and not until season 1919-2...

Seasons 1923-24

F W L Burch became Secretary and E H (Birdie) Partridge President in a season that for the first and...

Season 1924-25

The Club colours which - at any rate since the war - had been light and dark blue bands - changed to...

Season 1925-26

  Results - let alone reports - are hard to come by, mostly narrow defeats, 5-6 Bere Alston, 3-8 RN...

Season 1926-27

  Some five or six members departed with George to found the OPM side and the departure of this num...

Season 1927-28

This season saw the revival - after almost 30 years - of a 2nd XV, who celebrated their resurgence w...

Season 1928-29

The team photograph shows that uncompromising character Vic Brooks as captain, H Ward his vice and i...

Season 1929-30

A disappointing start to a season which continued on the same level throughout.

Season 2002-03

  In general a dissapointing season all round but the final playing records for the season were as ...

Season 2003-04

  The Junior section started on Sunday October 26th with 16 youngsters taking part. Although initia...

Team Photos of the 1980s

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Season 1930-31

At last, a club fixture card and - what is more a record of most of the results. Freddie Blight, a m...

Season 1960-61

John Keating (No.8) was captain Dave Algate vice but the latter moved from Plymouth early in the s...

Season 1993-94

1st XV 1993-94 1st XV 1993-94 ...

Season 2004-05

  Under 10s and 11s October 2004 Under 10s and 1...

Argaum 125 - Club History Online

Argaum 125 is an online project to fully document the history of the club to mark its 125th year. The aim is to build on the excellent Centenary History written in 1987 by David Dobell and update with the last 25 seasons. In addition there is a remarkable amount of additional material, photos, fixture cards, scrapbooks and other information which it is hoped will add colour to the original history. Each season now gets it's own page and will contain links to related items from that year. The aim is to produce something which can be used for research or pleasure and it is hoped that users will use the comments to provide feedback or add some more information, whether that be from players and/or their relatives. Keep checking back as new information is being discovered and added all the time, this is an ongoing project! If you have any further queries or think you may have something to add to the archive then please contact the webmaster or leave a message on the forum on our main club website hosted by Pitchero.