Season 1970-71

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1st XV 1970-71 1st XV 1970-71

Barry Rees, a vastly experienced strongly built forward, a tower of strength in the line out and one who knew most of the answers to scrummaging problems before the questions were asked, became captain in a season resulting in 18W, 14L, 2D, 397-350.

In the opening round of the Devon Cup Crediton were beaten 15-6, but Bideford put an end to further ambitions in this direction 0-21. There were good wins over Tiverton and Newquay Hornets and points shared with Launceston. In further Cornish ventures there were defeats at Falmouth and St Ives, coupled with a draw with Hayle and in a season of enhanced opposition, Barnstaple and St Lukes Extra 1st inflicted heavy defeats. At Easter, previous season’s visitors Newport Saracens were this time comfortably disposed of.

The Wanderers, Angus Colville captain, had a very good season W28, L6, 701-167 whilst John Ellis, apparently enjoying a new lease of life in the Drifters, led them to final figures W22, L4, D3, 437-157 and the Floaters, Alan Weller in charge, W8, L11, D3, 288-298. The Colts, after two seasons of trying to raise full sides with regularity, slowly flourished again in number, to end W12, L15, D2, 351-446.Pres-Season Training 1970-71 under the watchful eyes of Barry Rees and Tony Blonden


Additional Info

  • 1st XV Captain: Barry Rees
  • 2nd XV Captain: Angus Colville
  • Update To Centenary History: None.
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