Senior Match Reports

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Chiefs & Wanderers

December 8, 2008

Plym Argaum...3 DHSOB...31

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AFTER seeing off early Argaum pressure, the Old Boys ran out winners by 28 points.

Argaum's Jim Twist, on the back of that pressure, eventually bisected the sticks to put his side ahead on the third penalty attempt.

The Old Boys took the lead with a Jamie Burton try, which fly-half Alex Buckley converted. Argaum's defence held out on the heavy pitch to stop Devonport's ambitions, but centre Del Jenkins got on the end of a good move to score a second try and Buckley's conversion made it 14-3 at the turnaround.

The Old Boys then took charge using the Roborough slope to their advantage and Jenkins headed home for his second touchdown and Buckley added the extras.

Second-row Paul Walters did the work for Neil Harthill to dive in on the left wing before Devonport pushed a five-metre scrummage over the Argaum line and number eight Scott Williams got the touchdown.

November 30, 2008

Argaum 19 Saltash Dev 10

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A spirited fightback from Argaum gave them a much needed win in a tough encounter at Bickleigh Down. Late withdrawals and unavailablity meant that the home side had 2 or 3 players playing outside their normal position but the spirit shown throughout enabled the victory.

FLANKER Jamie Burton's try converted by fly-half Neil Hocking gave Devonport High School Old Boys the perfect start at Argaum.

They went further in front after second-rower Alec Elford dotted down his second in two weeks.

However, Argaum came back to narrow the deficit with a seven point score from second-rower Guy Whelston to trail 12-7 at the break.

But that was as good as it good for Argaum, whose only points in the second period came courtesy of a Whelston penalty.

For the visitors, Lawrence Farley notched a try running in from Argaum's 22, before number eight Roland Turner touched down and replacement Ryan Bevan headed in under the posts for Kenny West to convert.

November 11, 2008

Inter Club Rivalry

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For the second week running Argaum were able to put out a 2nd team at the weekend for a double home game.

December 26, 2003

Boxing Day: Club XV v OPM XV

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Plymouth Argaum XV v OPM XV
Boxing Day 2003

The Annual Boxing Day Match was once again a success in terms of attendance after a couple of dissapointing seasons.

October 27, 2001

Chiefs 15 Brixham 22

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Argaum Chiefs 15 Brixham 22 : 27/10/01


One of the better performances by Argaum this season which should have brought a much-needed win. The previous day's torrential rain had given way to a bright sunny day and near perfect conditions. With the Tigers' fixture cancelled by the opposition, the Chiefs had a surplus of replacements and injured captain Phil Morgan ensured from the sidelines that everyone had a game.

January 25, 1992

Prince Rock II v Wanderers

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Prince Rock II v Argaum Wanderers
Ellis Cup Quarter Final @ Seaton Barracks January 25th 1992

Classic cup action from the early 90s, Argaum winning a keenly contested encounter (exact result unknown) before going on to lose out narrowly to Old Techs in the semi-final. The Argaum team that day : P.Wright, A.Miller, A.Bartrip, M.Hunt, A.Rees, C.Webster, P.Duff, M.Hopper, S.Poole, R.Belli, P.Evans, I.Wall, R.Harpham, B.Haley, J.Giles (capt). Reps: A.Montgomery, P.Willis, R.Searle, T.Bates.


Hooker Si Poole finds Jim Giles in the lineout.
Props had more time to relax in pre-lifting days. Scrum-half Duffy waits more in hope than anticipation.
Phil Evans and Si Poole tidy up line-out ball whilst Mick Organ takes out Rich Belli with movements that are still illegal in some counties.
More line-out action.
Argaum defend their line with then-winger Andy Rees nearest the camera.
Argaum about to concede a try to an unexpected Mick Organ front peel.


RNEC Cup Final: Devonport Services II 15 Argaum Chiefs 6
(April 25th 2001, k.o. 19:30
The Rectory)

Yet again Argaum finish runners-up in a Cup Final, but there was plenty of positives to take away from this match. After such a disrupted season and a generally poor showing in the league the Chiefs held up the honour of Devon Two by producing a performance full of pride, commitment and no little skill.

Buckfastleigh Ramblers 20 Argaum Chiefs 15
(April 7th 2001, k.o. 15:00

For reasons varying from the International at Twickenham to having the 'snip', the Chiefs were without a few key players for this hurriedly re-arranged league fixture at the neutral venue of Elburton.
March 24, 2001

PRWF 11 Chiefs 13

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Prince Rock Woodland Fort 11 Argaum Chiefs 13
(March 24th 2001, k.o. 14:30

It was a case of fourth time lucky for the Chiefs as they finally overcame their fellow Division 2 opponents in this RNEC Cup semi-final. All three previous meetings have been close but ill-discipline had cost Argaum dear on each occasion, but this time, on a mudbath of pitch, Argaum's nerve held.

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