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Tribute Cornwall/Devon League
Current season or competition::
2016–17 Tribute Cornwall/Devon
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1987; 30 years ago (1987)
Number of teams 14
Country England
Holders Falmouth (1st title) (2016–17)
Most titles Paignton (3 titles)
Website South West Division

Tribute Cornwall/Devon League is an English level eight, rugby union league for clubs principally based in Cornwall and Devon. The champions and runner-up are promoted to Tribute Western Counties West. The number of teams relegated depends on feedback following promotion and relegation in the leagues above, but is usually two or three to Tribute Cornwall One and/or Tribute Devon One.

Famouth won the title for the first time with four matches to play and along with the runner-up, (Paighton or Saltash) will be promoted to Tribute Western Counties West.

Current season[edit]

Participating teams and locations[edit]

Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Bodmin Clifden Park Bodmin, Cornwall 9th
Falmouth Recreation Ground 3,000 Falmouth, Cornwall 6th
Honiton Allhallows Playing Field Honiton, Devon 10th
Lanner St. Day Rugby Field Lanner, Cornwall promoted from Tribute Cornwall 1 (champions)
Paignton Queen's Park Paignton, Devon 8th
Penryn Memorial Ground 4,000 Penryn, Cornwall relegated from Tribute Western Counties West (12th)
Pirates Amateurs Mennaye Field 4,000 Penzance, Cornwall 5th
Plymouth Argaum Bickleigh Down Plymouth, Devon 7th
Plymstock Albion Oaks Horsham Playing Fields Staddiscombe, Plymouth 4th
Saltash Moorlands Lane Saltash, Cornwall relegated from Tribute Western Counties West (13th)
Tamar Saracens The Parkway Ernesettle, Plymouth promoted from Tribute Devon 1 (champions)
Tavistock Sandy Park 500 Tavistock, Devon 11th
Topsham Bonfire Field Topsham, Exeter promoted from Tribute Devon 1 (runner-up)
Withycombe Raleigh Park Withycombe, Exmouth, Devon 3rd

2015–16[edit]

Participating teams and locations[edit]

A total of fourteen teams contested the Cornwall/Devon league, seven each from Cornwall and Devon. Nine of the sides played in the league last season and were joined by two relegated from Tribute Western Counties West, two promoted from Tribute Devon One and one promoted from Tribute Cornwall One. The relegated teams are Tavistock (13th place) and St Ives (14th), and the incoming teams are Plymouth Argaum and Plymstock Albion Oaks (both from Devon One) and Newquay Hornets (Cornwall One). The season started on 5 September 2015 and ended on 30 April 2016 with three matches still to play; the RFU deciding that the matches need not be played.[1]

Bude, won the league for the first time and along with the runner-up, St Ives are promoted to Tribute Western Counties West. The bottom three teams are relegated; Newquay Hornets and Hayle to Tribute Cornwall One and Exeter Saracens to Tribute Devon One.

Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Bodmin Clifden Park Bodmin, Cornwall 8th
Bude Bencoolen Meadow 500 Bude, Cornwall 7th
Exeter Saracens Exhibition Fields, Summer Lane Whipton, Exeter, Devon 11th
Falmouth Recreation Ground 3,000 Falmouth, Cornwall 6th
Hayle Memorial Park Hayle, Cornwall 9th
Honiton Allhallows Playing Field Honiton, Devon 10th
Newquay Hornets Newquay Sports Ground Newquay, Cornwall promoted from Tribute Cornwall 1
Paignton Queen's Park Paignton, Devon 5th
Pirates Amateurs Mennaye Field 4,000 Penzance, Cornwall 4th
Plymouth Argaum Bickleigh Down Plymouth, Devon promoted from Tribute Devon 1
Plymstock Albion Oaks Horsham Playing Fields Staddiscombe, Plymouth[2] promoted from Tribute Devon 1 (via play-off)
St Ives Alexandra Road St Ives, Cornwall relegated from Tribute Western Counties West (14th)
Tavistock Sandy Park 500 Tavistock, Devon relegated from Tribute Western Counties West (13th)
Withycombe Raleigh Park Withycombe, Exmouth, Devon 3rd

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Final league table[edit]

2015–16 Tribute Cornwall/Devon League Table[4]
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points Points deducted
1 Bude 26 23 1 2 928 282 646 20 2 117
2 St Ives 26 23 0 3 896 263 633 18 2 108 5
3 Withycombe 25 19 0 6 866 341 525 16 3 95
4 Plymstock Albion Oaks 26 17 2 7 641 366 275 11 2 86
5 Pirates Amateurs 24 15 0 9 578 409 169 11 3 76
6 Falmouth 26 15 2 9 610 498 112 8 3 75
7 Plymouth Argaum 25 13 1 11 531 362 169 8 5 67
8 Paignton 25 12 1 12 430 471 −41 4 3 58
9 Bodmin 26 10 0 16 336 700 −364 4 3 47
10 Honiton 26 8 0 18 399 604 −205 3 5 41
11 Tavistock 26 6 2 18 338 743 −405 4 4 36
12 Hayle 26 6 2 18 317 661 −344 2 4 34
13 Newquay Hornets 26 3 1 22 213 805 −592 1 4 14 5
14 Exeter Saracens 25 3 0 22 354 932 −578 5 2 9 10
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background are promotion places. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 8 May 2016

2014–15[edit]

Participating teams and locations[edit]

The 2014–15 Tribute Cornwall/Devon League consisted of fourteen teams; seven from Cornwall and seven from Devon. The season started on 6 September 2014 and the final matches were played on 18 April 2015. Crediton beat the runner-up Saltash on the final day of the season to claim first place and both teams were promoted to Tribute Western Counties West. The bottom three teams were relegated; Old Plymothian & Mannamedian and South Molton to Tribute Devon One, and Liskeard Looe to Tribute Cornwall One.

Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Bodmin Clifden Park Bodmin, Cornwall promoted from Tribute Cornwall 1
Bude Bencoolen Meadow 500 Bude, Cornwall relegated from Tribute Western Counties West
Crediton Blagdon Crediton, Devon 4th
Exeter Saracens Exhibition Fields, Summer Lane Whipton, Exeter, Devon 11th
Falmouth Recreation Ground 3,000 Falmouth, Cornwall 6th
Hayle Memorial Park Hayle, Cornwall 8th
Honiton Allhallows Playing Field Honiton, Devon 5th
Liskeard Looe Lux Park Liskeard, Cornwall promoted from Tribute Cornwall 1
Old Plymothian & Mannamedian King George V Playing Field Elburton, Plymouth, Devon 9th
Paignton Queen's Park Paignton, Devon relegated from Tribute Western Counties West
Pirates Amateurs Mennaye Field 4,000 Penzance, Cornwall 10th
Saltash Moorlands Lane Saltash, Cornwall 7th
South Molton Station Road South Molton, Devon promoted from Tribute Devon 1
Withycombe Raleigh Park Withycombe, Exmouth, Devon 3rd

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Final league table[edit]

2014–15 Tribute Cornwall/Devon League Table[6]
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points Points deducted
1 Crediton 26 25 0 1 875 302 573 19 1 121
2 Saltash 26 24 0 2 1158 327 831 21 1 118
3 Withycombe 26 19 1 6 823 366 457 15 4 97
4 Pirates Amateurs 26 17 0 9 836 418 418 13 4 85
5 Paignton 26 15 0 11 590 501 89 10 3 74
6 Falmouth 26 15 0 11 508 439 69 8 2 71
7 Bude 26 13 0 13 529 588 −59 9 2 64
8 Bodmin 26 12 0 14 508 556 −48 8 4 61
9 Hayle 26 12 0 14 510 585 −75 6 3 58
10 Honiton 26 11 1 14 423 544 −121 4 3 54
11 Exeter Saracens 26 8 0 18 613 847 −234 10 4 46
12 Old Plymothian & Mannamedian 26 7 0 19 322 896 −574 2 1 31
13 South Molton 26 2 0 24 328 864 −536 4 3 15
14 Liskeard Looe 26 1 0 25 134 924 −790 0 1 –15 20
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background are promotion places. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 14 July 2015

2013–14[edit]

Exeter University, the champions, lost only one match and finished in their highest ever league placing. Tiverton came second and both teams were promoted to Tribute Western Counties West for 2014–15 season. Newquay Hornets, and Veor who won only two matches and promoted the previous season, are both relegated to Tribute Cornwall 1.

2012–13[edit]

In 2012–13 the Tribute Cornwall/Devon League consisted of thirteen teams; seven from Cornwall and six from Devon. The season started on 8 September 2012 and ended on 20 April 2013. Plymouth Barbarians were originally included in the fixtures but dropped out of the league during the season.

2012–13 Tribute Cornwall/Devon League Table[7][8][9]
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Bonus points Points Points deducted
1 Teignmouth 24 22 0 2 911 270 641 22 110
2 St Ives 24 23 0 1 750 266 484 15 104 5
3 Tiverton 24 16 2 6 571 389 182 11 79
4 Saltash 24 16 0 8 642 448 194 11 70 5
5 Hayle 24 12 2 10 441 460 −19 7 59
6 Old Plymothian & Mannamedian 24 12 0 12 537 580 −43 10 58
7 Withycombe 24 11 1 12 546 533 13 9 55
8 Falmouth 24 10 0 14 436 599 −163 11 51
9 Pirates Amateurs 24 9 2 13 406 477 −71 8 48
10 Crediton 24 7 3 14 431 467 −36 8 42
11 Newquay Hornets 24 7 0 17 501 579 −78 15 38 5
12 Liskeard Looe 24 4 2 18 293 642 −349 7 22 5
13 Wessex 24 1 0 23 200 955 −755 3 2 5
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background are promotion places. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 14 July 2015

Cornwall/Devon honours[edit]

[10] [11][12][13][14] [15] [16]

Season No of teams Champions Runners-up Relegated teams Ref
1987–88 11 Crediton Exmouth St Austell, Newton Abbot
1988–89 11 Penryn Teignmouth Paignton, Exmouth, Hayle
1989–90 11 Penzance-Newlyn Sidmouth Falmouth, Wadebridge Camels
1990–91 11 Devon & Cornwall Police Crediton Devonport Services, Illogan Park
1991–92 13 Bideford Plymouth Civil Service, Crediton (also promoted) No relegation
1992–93 13 Devonport Services Exmouth Bude, Saltash
1993–94 13 Devon & Cornwall Police Exmouth Liskeard Looe
1994–95 13 Paignton Sidmouth Newquay Hornets
1995–96 8 Sidmouth St Austell, Hayle (also promoted) No relegation
1996–97 8 Kingsbridge South Molton Plymouth Civil Service [n 1]
1997–98 10 Truro Crediton Saltash, Honiton [17]
1998–99 10 Newton Abbot Withycombe Old Plymouthians, Falmouth [18]
1999–00 10 Exmouth Devonport Services No relegation (Bideford 10th) [19]
2000–01 10 St Just Bideford Kingsbridge, Teignmouth, Bude, Sidmouth, Perranporth [20]
2001–02 10 Paignton St Ives Old Plymouthians, Torrington, Saltash [21]
2002–03 10 Devonport Services Wessex St Austell [22]
2003–04 12 Mounts Bay Bude Newquay Hornets, South Molton, Teignmouth [23]
2004–05 12 Sidmouth Kingsbridge Okehampton, Bideford, St Just [24]
2005–06 12 Tiverton Devonport Services Old Plymouthians, Liskeard Looe [25]
2006–07 12 Paignton Wadebridge Camels St Austell, South Molton, Perranporth [26]
2007–08 12 Cullompton Newquay Hornets Honiton, Wessex, Teignmouth [27]
2008–09 14 Penryn Okehampton No relegation (14th Falmouth) [28]
2009–10 14 Wellington Exeter Saracens Old Plymouthians, Plymstock Albion Oaks [29]
2010–11 14 Bideford St Austell Saltash, Stithians, Roseland [30]
2011–12 14 Tavistock Honiton Veor, Totnes, Torrington [31]
2012–13 13 Teignmouth St Ives Liskeard Looe, Wessex [32]
2013–14 13 Exeter University Tiverton Newquay Hornets, Veor [33][n 2]
2014–15 14 Crediton Saltash Old Plymothian & Mannamedian, South Molton, Liskeard Looe [34]
2015–16 14 Bude St Ives Newquay Hornets, Exeter Saracens [35]
2016–17 14 Falmouth
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ Veor withdrew from the league this year.
  2. ^ Plymouth Barbarians withdrew from the league this year.

Summary of champions and runners-up[edit]

Team Champions Year(s) Runners-up Year(s)
Paignton 3 1995, 2002, 2007
Devonport Services 2 1993, 2003 2 2000, 2006
Sidmouth 2 1996, 2005 2 1990, 1995
Crediton 2 1988, 2015 2 1991, 1998
Bideford 2 1992, 2011 1 2001
Penryn 2 1989, 2009
Devon & Cornwall Police 2 1991, 1994
Exmouth 1 2000 3 1988, 1993, 1994
Kingsbridge 1 1997 1 2005
Tiverton 1 2006 1 2014
Teignmouth 1 2013 1 1989
Penzance–Newlyn 1 1990
Truro 1 1998
Newton Abbot 1 1999
St Just 1 2001
Mounts Bay 1 2004
Tiverton 1 2006 1 2014
Bude 1 2016 1 2004
Cullompton 1 2008
Wellington 1 2010
Tavistock 1 2012
Exeter University 1 2014
Falmouth 1 2017
St Ives 3 2002, 2013, 2016
St Austell 2 1996, 2011
Plymouth Civil Service 1 1992
South Molton 1 1997
Withycombe 1 1999
Wessex 1 2003
Wadebridge Camels 1 2007
Newquay Hornets 1 2008
Okehampton 1 2009
Exeter Saracens 1 2010
Honiton 1 2012
Saltash 1 2015
Place Champions Year(s) Runners-up Year(s)
Devon 21 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 20 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
Cornwall 8 1989, 1990, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2016, 2017 9 1996, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
Somerset 1 2010

Sponsorship[edit]

The Cornwall/Devon League was part of the Courage Clubs Championship and sponsored by Courage Brewery from the first season, 1987–88 to season 1996–97.[36] The league was unsponsored until season 2007–08 when St Austell Brewery sponsored South-west based leagues under the Tribute Ale label.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Plymouth Albion Oaks RFC". Pitchero. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
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  15. ^ Stephen Jones, ed. (1994). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1994-95. London: Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 0-7472-7850-4. 
  16. ^ Mick Cleary and John Griffiths, ed. (1997). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1997-98. London: Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 07472 7732 X. 
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  33. ^ "Final League Tables 2013–14". Trelawny's Army. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
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  35. ^ "Tribute Cornwall/Devon 2015–2016". England Rugby. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
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