West Country derby

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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

Football[edit]

The term is most commonly used to describe the fierce matches between Plymouth Argyle F.C. and Exeter City F.C..

Rugby[edit]

West Country derby is also a phrase used in rugby, one of the fiercest rivalries is between Bath Rugby and Bristol Rugby.[1]

Cricket[edit]

Games between Somerset and Gloucestershire can be referred to as a West Country derby.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gloucester v Bath: The legend of the West County derby". BBC. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Tonight's derby Somerset v Gloucestershire is huge game - Marcus Trescothick". thisisbristol.co.uk. Bristol Evening Post. 18 June 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2016.