West Country derby

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A West Country derby is a sporting fixture involving teams from the West Country, in England.


It can be used to describe football matches between Bristol Rovers and Torquay United.[1]


West Country derby is also a phrase used in rugby.[2]


Games between Somerset and Gloucestershire are often referred to as a West Country derby.[3]


  1. ^ "Rovers claim West Country spoils". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 20 October 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Gloucester v Bath: The legend of the West County derby". BBC. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Tonight's derby Somerset v Gloucestershire is huge game - Marcus Trescothick". thisisbristol.co.uk (Bristol Evening Post). 18 June 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2011.