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Rugby league season to start for North Devon Raiders

By NDJAndrew  |  Posted: May 12, 2014

North Devon Raiders line up in their new kit ahead of the 2014 South West Rugby League season. Picture: Derek Parnell

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North Devon Raiders will kick off their fifth season in the South West Rugby League on Saturday.

They begin with a home premier division game against Exeter Centurions at Barnstaple’s Pottington Road (2.30pm).

It has been a busy close season for Raiders, with a new coaching team and host of new players. They will be aiming to at least match last term’s third-place finish and achieve a place in the play-offs.

Up to 35 players have been attending Wednesday evening training sessions under new head coach Stuart Harrison.

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Saturday’s match will double up as a league game and Challenge Cup tie. The winners will be rewarded with a home semi-final against Devon Sharks on June 7.

Raiders will be wearing their new kit, sponsored by Talent Praxis and North Coast Physiotherapy.

Admission to all home games is free, with a free six-page programme available while stocks last.

North Devon Raiders’ 2014 fixtures – May 17: Exeter Centurions (H). May 31: Cornish Rebels (A). Jun 14: Devon Sharks (A). Jun 21: Plymouth Titans (H). Jul 5: Devon Sharks (H). Jul 12: Plymouth Titans (A). Jul 19: Cornish Rebels (H). Aug 2: Exeter Centurions (A).

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