AFTER an interesting season full of ups and downs, both the first teams of Bude RFC and Launceston Rugby Club guaranteed survival on Saturday in their respective divisions.

Launceston headed up to Lydney knowing that although they were in all likelihood to be fine, a win would seal the deal, and despite having more than half a dozen players missing, won an excellent contest 27-22.

We have a report and pictures from Regentsholme as well as the thoughts of joint head coach Ian Goldsmith who described it as their ‘best performance and best result’ of the season.

Also read about Launceston Castles’ victory over Lankelly-Fowey in Counties Three Cornwall.

Bude knew that a bonus point victory over bottom side Falmouth coupled with defeat for second bottom Paignton would ensure Counties One Western West rugby again next term.

The Seasiders beat Falmouth 43-12, and with the Cherries losing at home to Cullompton, it meant they were safe.

It was also an excellent weekend for the Bude Ladies as they thrashed Totnes 70-10.

Bude RFC Under 16 Girls had their regional final against Dings Crusaders on Sunday, read all about that and teenage prospect Sam Vickery who has been appearing for Exeter Chiefs Under 16s recently.

In the football, read about good home wins for Bude Town and Launceston in SWPL Premier West, as well as Holsworthy’s narrow defeat at sixth-placed Axminster Town in the corresponding Premier East division.

There are also reports and round-ups from across the rest of the divisions including the St Piran League, East Cornwall Premier League, Duchy League, North Devon League and Cornwall Women’s League. Lifton were in semi-final action in the Devon Intermediate Cup on Saturday against visiting Bovey Tracey Reserves.

Read David Sillifant’s report on a tough afternoon for the hosts, as well as the thought of boss Barry Rutherford.

Further back in the paper we check in once again at Tintagel Cricket Club who have completed the return of opening batsman Matt Jolliffe from Wadebridge, while the Cornwall Cricket League have announced the cup draws for the 2023 campaign.

There’s also the weekend results from Bude Hockey Club’s senior teams as both the men and women record home wins, while five members of Launceston Road Runners headed up to North Devon to compete in the Bideford Half Marathon.

We also have the latest from Bude and Launceston’s golf clubs, plus more.