Season 1932-33

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Plymouth Argaum 1933 Plymouth Argaum 1933

Whilst no less than three fixture cards survive, none have a complete set of results. Tommy Lane (stand off/centre) - who had graced the previous seasons photograph - was captain with George Perry - still going strong, vice. No 2nd XV fixtures or results appear.

Notable newcomers were scrum half Peter Matthews, small of stature whose courage was in inverse ratio to his size, and Stan Rundle a tough hard grafter in the scrum. Opening with a visit to Salcombe, the half time score of 7-6 (Perry try, Lane drop goal) must have raised the hopes of those aware of the Salcombe "bogey". Full time score Salcombe 32 Argaum 7! There followed wins over Okehampton and the Norfolk Regiment then four defeats in a row, 6-13 v Plymouth Albion Reserves, 3-18 v Sidmouth 4-8 v Royal Artillery and 0-5 v Plympton relieved by an 18-0 win at Totnes and of Argaum’s last try the report says "Carpenter went over taking the home back - who was knocked out in the process - with him".

The match v HMS Rodney was somewhat notable losing 5-12 a quarter of an hour from the end Argaum ran in 5 tries plus 2 conversions in this period to win 24-12. New Years Eve and defeat by Exeter Reserves, at Exeter 6-8 tries by Gunn and Sloggett. 1933 seems to have been something of a disaster as apart from a 41-0 win over the Norfolk Regiment there are 8 defeats and 6 missing results one of which was against Salcombe! There is no reference to any second team activities.

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  • 1st XV Captain: Tommy Lane
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