Season 1974-75

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Fred Rogers, who had been with the Club since his school days became captain. The season opened with two difficult fixtures against Plymouth Albion Extra 1st and Truro and a young Argaum side was comprehensively beaten in both encounters. The side recovered from this disappointing start to wind up with 19 wins, 18 losses and 2 draws.

New ground was explored in fixtures against Yeovil and indeed, a new approach in that the side travelled to Yeovil the night before. They must have found the local hostelries to their liking, as they crossed over 13-0 in the lead with tries by Fred Rogers and Ceri Critten. The report reads "Critten weaved through his opponents almost the length of the field".

In the Devon Cup, Withycombe were beaten 10-6 in the first round and there are no prizes for guessing who put an end to the Club's further progress, you’ve guessed it - Devonport Services 7-13.

Both the Wanderers and Drifters had poorish seasons and the Floaters disappeared from the map. The Colts had "middling" results W8, D2, L11, but included a 6-4 win over the Royal Navy Colts. During the season, the Club came close to purchasing its own ground - an ambition yet to be achieved - in that a price was agreed and a mortgage from the RFU arranged but before the signing of contracts the Vendors suffered a change of heart.

Additional Info

  • 1st XV Captain: Fred Rogers
  • Captain's Trophy: C.Critten
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