Senior Match Reports (149)
Chiefs & Wanderers
There may have been nothing to play for but pride at the end of a long season but make no mistake this was a proper game of rugby where the result was always in the balance. The visitors from Gloucester 2 undoubtedly had indulged on the Friday night and Saturday morning but they were a very competent outfit (probably good Devon 1 equivalent) which made this a competitive encounter throughout.
Ellis Cup final - Plymouth Argaum 10 Plymstock Albion Oaks II 3
Ramsay Macdonald formed the first Labour Government and Eric Liddell broke the 400m record at the Paris Olympics the last time Plymouth Argaum got their hands on a Combination Cup!
DHSOB 18 Plymouth Argaum 34
Due to no league fixture game this weekend Plymouth Argaum took themselves to DHSOB Stonehouse Creek to play in a club match against the local side. With a few players re shuffled for this fixture it was sure to be a good game to watch.
OPMs 30 Argaum 35
Plymouth Argaum retained the Bob Harris Memorial Trophy with a victory in a highly entertaining match at Plymouth College today.
There would have been more than a few sore heads around this morning as Plymouth Argaum partied in style after the first event of their 125th Anniversary at Bickleigh Down yesterday. The matches themselves were hard and close fought with a Plymouth Combination side, comprising of players from OPMs, DHSOB, Old Techs and Tamar Saracens, overcoming the Chiefs by 12 point to 10.
Saltash II 0 Plymouth Argaum 71
Plymouth Argaum warmed up for next week's crucial league encounter with Buckfastleigh with this comprehensive victory over the Saltash second string. This was probably the best scoreline acheived by a senior Argaum side since an 80-odd point win against a depleted YMCA side in the late 1990s.
Plymouth Argaum secured their first league win this decade with a good all round display against Plympton Victoria at Bickleigh Down this afternoon. Their last league win was against the same opponents almost two years ago and a bonus point 5 try haul lifted the Chiefs up a place in Tribute Devon Two into the bargain.
The Annual End Of Season Charity Match took place at Argaum last weekend and was a great success. This, the 3rd in the series, took place between The Chairmans XV (led by Chris Sillitoe) and The Club Captains XV (led by Paul Symons).
Oxford Harlequins hosted local side Plymouth Argaum RFC this weekend as Argaum were on tour in the city. Oxford, fielding players from all 4 of their senior teams were odds on favourites to beat Argaum who’ve had a difficult year.
Plymouth Argaum gave a good account of themselves in the Pedrick Cup Final last night before eventually sucumbing in the second half to Plympton Victoria. With the score even at the break, it looked like Argaum may be able to pull off a shock, however it was the more experienced Plympton unit who eventually prevailed. There were signs of promise for next season though, and the boys could be proud of their effort.
The pitches at Bickleigh Down have seen many good players over the years but it is not very often they have been graced by a British Lion and for the home side to triumph on such an occasion must be an even rarer event.
From the archives was found this match programme from the 1960 Boxing Day Match against usual opponents OPMs but what is quite remarkable is that it was one of 4 matches taking place that day at Bickleigh Down.