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Fans queue to get Argyle play off semi-final tickets

Fans have been queueing up all morning Credit: ITV News West Country

Fans have been queuing up this morning to get their hands on tickets for the first leg of Plymouth Argyle's play off semi-final with Wycombe.

The Pilgrims booked their place after beating Shrewsbury 2-0 on Saturday. The match is at Home Park on Saturday.

The play off semi-final with Wycombe will take place on Saturday Credit: ITV News West Country

Fans face problems buying Argyle tickets online

Tickets for the first leg of Plymouth Argyle's play off semi-final with Wycombe went on sale this morning.

But fans trying to buy tickets online have faced technical problems, with Argyle tweeting advice:

The Pilgrims booked their place after beating Shrewsbury 2-0 on Saturday. The match with Wycombe takes place at Home Park on Saturday.


Crunch time for Plymouth Argyle

Crunch time for Plymouth Argyle Credit: PA: Andrew Matthews

Plymouth Argyle are preparing to travel to Shrewsbury tomorrow, hopeful that the Shrews won't dent their promotion dream.

Fans have been chanting "The Greens are going up" pretty much all season - but now Plymouth Argyle are within touching distance of doing just that.

They're gearing up for a tough battle with second in the table Shrewsbury tomorrow though before thoughts of the play-offs are allowed to take over.

John Sheridan says the players are treating this game as a playoff match.

Exeter Chiefs stung by Wasps

Exeter Chief's Jack Nowell (left) is tackled by Wasps' Ashley Johnson Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Exeter Chiefs' hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premiership have suffered a setback after losing at Wasps this afternoon.

Will Chudley and Thomas Waldrom crossed for the Chiefs, but the hosts won the game with a converted try two minutes from the end.

There was still time for a Gareth Steenson drop goal to secure a losing bonus point for Rob Baxter's men.

Final score: Wasps 36 Exeter Chiefs 29.

It was a big game for us but we were a passive and edgy team in the first half. I am happy with the second-half effort and if we had showed the same quality in the first half then it may had been a different story.

Games get bigger and bigger at this time of the season and I am frustrated when we don't show the qualities which we have got, as the game had nearly got away from us by half-time.

– Rob Baxter, Head Coach, Exeter Chiefs


Stephen Hunt celebrates completing the London Marathon

Stephen Hunt celebrates after completing the London Marathon

West Country marathon runner Stephen Hunt sent us this photo of him with his medal.

The electrical engineer from Exeter completed the London Marathon in 4 hours 18 seconds. He was running in memory of his baby daughter Tallulah - who was stillborn in 2011. He hopes to raise £2,500 for charity Sands, which supports families who lose their babies.

Student Emily Stott was running in memory of her brother Jimmi, and to raise money for the RNLI. They tweeted a message of support for her this morning.

West Country sailors prepare for round the world race

Skipper Darren Ladd says sailing the yacht is a team effort

Four skippers from the West Country will be at the helm of boats during this year's Clipper Round the World Race.

They include Darren Ladd from MIdsomer Norton in Somerset. He'll skipper one of twelve boats uring the year long race. His crew will be mostly amateur sailors who've paid for a place in the race. It starts in August.

Father runs marathon for stillborn baby daughter

Stephen Hunt is running for his daughter Tallulah Credit: ITV West Country

As runners all over the country prepare to run the London Marathon tomorrow, a bereaved father from Devon tells us why this year's race means more to him than just getting a good time.

Stephen Hunt from Exeter is running for the stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands - which supported him after his daughter Tallulah was stillborn in 2011.

Stephen, who has already raised funds for the charity by completing the Great West Run in 2014, is hoping to reach his target of £2,500 with this 26.2 mile run.

Ever since we collected donations for Sands at Tallulah's funeral, the London Marathon is something that I have wanted to take on, in memory of my daughter, and now's the time. Sands is the only charity I would do this for.

– Stephen Hunt

Very first Rugby World Cup mascot is chosen

Archie Bryan was surprised with the news by Henry Slade from the Chiefs

The very first Rugby World Cup mascot has been unveiled - and he's from the West Country.

Archie Bryan, from Yealmpton was chosen after entering a competition in which he sung the national anthem and offered words of advice to the England team.

He was given the good news by Exeter Chiefs players Luke Cowan-Dickie and Henry Slade at Sandy Park, which will host three matches during the tournament later this year.

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