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Entire board of Plymouth Albion resigns

The entire board of Plymouth Albion have resigned, with Graham Stirling stepping down as chairman with immediate effect, although he will remain on the board for now.

This announcement comes after several weeks of uncertainty over the club's financial future, with the threat of going into administration offset at the last minute as they managed to raise £250,000.

A spokesman for the club said the entire board offered their resignations at a meeting on Thursday evening, which were accepted.

The club avoided administration thanks to pledges of more than £250,000.

Plymouth Albion have announced a new board and chairman

New chairman and board at Plymouth Albion

Plymouth Albion have announced a new board and chairman, Peter Vosper. All members of the previous board resigned yesterday, with the exception of former chairman, Graham Stirling. He will remain on the board.

Other new board members are Roger Harris and Graham Dawe.

"We now need to look to the future. Firstly, in the short term, we need to do all we can to keep the club in the Championship and at the same time prepare detailed plans for all eventualities in the long term. Support has been fantastic in all areas but there is still much to be done. We will keep you informed of our progress."

– Peter Vosper, Chairman of Plymouth Albion RFC

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Gary Johnson sacked as manager of Yeovil Town

It has been confirmed that Yeovil Town have sacked Gary Johnson as manager of the club.

Chairman John Fry says it was the hardest decision he's ever made at the club:

The decision to relieve Gary of his management duties is the hardest I have been involved in during my 23 years at Huish Park. I cannot speak too highly of the man who in the past brought so much success to our club. We part company on good terms and I would like personally to wish him well for the future.

– John Fry, Yeovil Town Chairman

Gary Johnson's future in doubt at Yeovil Town

Gary Johnson's future as manager of Yeovil Town is in doubt Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Gary Johnson's future as manager of Yeovil Town is in doubt. The board are currently meeting to decide on his future.

After a torrid first half to the season, the League 1 side have been rooted to the bottom of the table.

An FA Cup clash against Manchester United bought some much needed cash and publicity, but the side have made no improvement in the league.

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Chiefs through to last four of LV= Cup

Wins for all three of our rugby sides this weekend.

Defending champions Exeter Chiefs are through to the last four of the LV= Cup.

Rob Baxter's men scored 5 tries in a 37-32 win at Newport Gwent Dragons.

In the Championship, Cornish Pirates have ended Bristol's 100% record. The league leaders were beaten 45-38 at the Mennaye Field. Rob Elloway and Craig Holland ran in two tries apiece, with Joe Atkinson also crossing the line.

Yesterday, Plymouth Albion celebrated not going into administration with a 22-8 bonus-point win over Rotherham at Brickfields. Rob Langley scored two tries.

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