Season 1924-25

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The Club colours which - at any rate since the war - had been light and dark blue bands - changed to red and white bands. (The absence of colour photography is to be regretted) whilst in season 1931-2 they were changed again to the current green black and white strip which had been the colours of the original Plymouth Rugby Club - for some seasons been defunct and incidentally - the colour of the City of Plymouth.

On 27th September "despite a weak team" the Club defeated Plympton Athletic at Plympton by three tries to nil (Mortimer War and Heard), subsequent results were St Budeaux 17-0, Plymouth Corinthians 3-0, RMLI 0-10, Okehampton 0-8 and Bere Alston 8-8.

The second half of the season 4-0 v Plympton. 3-14 v South Wales Borderers, this report carries the first mention of one George Wakeham, a forward of considerable talent who became a rugby administrator of outstanding merit. He was responsible for re-founding the OPM rugby club - in the formation of which he took about half the Argaum team with him and in due course of time to become President of the D.R.F.U. and, for many seasons, President of Plymouth Albion RFC, of this game against the Borderers the report records that Wakeham and Cummings of the forwards and Chirgwin and Chappels outside played well. The end of February records a meritorious win at Teignmouth by a Freddie Blight try to nil but the following week the South Wales Borderers repeated the treatment to the extent of 14-0 at the brickfields "The Regiment having won through to the Army cup final proved too much for Argaum - Beer at fullback rendered great service, his tackling and kicking being of the highest order. Followed in successive weeks defeats by Kingsbridge 0-16 and 0-5, whilst on 25th March Devonport Services having called off their fixture at Camborne, Argaum stepped boldly - if rashly - into the breach. Ward opened the scoring from an interception to put the Club in the lead but thereafter in an open game it was one way traffic for the Cornish Senior side who scored 4 goals and 5 tries whilst Wakeham scored a later consolation try for Argaum to give a final score of 6-35. Undaunted, the club travelled to Barnstaple the following week and in the opening minutes a break by Keen put Blight through on the wing to open the Club's account. Thereafter, the home side had the better of matters scoring two tries and although Ward levelled the score with a penalty goal a further goal by Barnstaple settled the issue (11-6) "The score was a fair result the Argaum forwards played well and Beer at fullback got in some useful touch kicks". The season ended with defeat 11-13 at Totnes tries by Ward, Martin and Nicholls plus a conversion by the latter.

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  • 1st XV Captain: T Heard
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