Rebels suffer Pairs Championship heartbreak

Bridgwater Mercury:

12:08pm Monday 14th July 2014

Rebels hopes of retaining their Premier League Pairs crown ended in heartbreak last night when Nick Morris was excluded

Rebels prepare for jam-packed week

Bridgwater Mercury: Rebels bounce back in style with crushing Rye House victory

11:25am Tuesday 29th April 2014

THE SOMERSET Rebels have a busy schedule ahead of them as they face the prospect of three matches in as many days.

Somerset Rebels cruise to victory in rain-reduced meeting

Bridgwater Mercury: ALEX Davies and Nick Morris congratulate eachother

7:00am Tuesday 17th September 2013

THE SOMERSET Rebels cruised to a 47-26 victory over Sheffield last week (September 12) in their final away match of the regular Premier League season, to take them back to the top of the league.

Rebels replace Nielsen and Lambert

Bridgwater Mercury: Rebels team manager Garry May says his riders are more than capable of challenging for honours this season.

10:00am Thursday 29th August 2013

THE SOMERSET Rebels have made two riders changes, with Charles Wright and Lewis Rose replacing Stefan Nielsen and Simon Lambert in the reserve berths.

Somerset Rebels offer ticket deal for Workington Comets match

3:00pm Wednesday 31st July 2013

SOMERSET Rebels are slashing admission prices for next Tuesday's Premier League match against Workington Comets at the Oaktree Arena.

Somerset Rebels sign Simon Lambert to replace Tom Perry

Bridgwater Mercury: Tom Perry will now concentrate on his National League racing with the Isle of Wight, Photo: Colin Burnett

11:17am Wednesday 31st July 2013

NEW signing Simon Lambert will make his Somerset Rebels debut against Redcar Bears at the Oaktree Arena on Friday night (7.30pm).

Kyle Newman escapes serious injury after Somerset Rebels horror crash

Bridgwater Mercury: Kyle Newman in action for Somerset Rebels against Scunthorpe on Friday night. Photo: Colin Burnett

11:08am Wednesday 31st July 2013

KYLE Newman has escaped serious injury after an horrific crash during Somerset Rebels’ 49-41 win over Scunthorpe Scorpions on Friday night.

Doyle in line to make second appearance in Speedway World Cup

Bridgwater Mercury: Image: Heat 15: Peter Karlsson (red), Davey Watt (blue) and Jason Doyle (yellow) – Lakeside Hammers vs Birmingham Brummies,  Arena Essex Raceway, Pufleet – 17/05/13 – CREDIT: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

5:30pm Sunday 21st July 2013

SOMERSET Rebels captain Jason Doyle is in line to make his second appearance for Australia in this Thursday’s Speedway World Cup race-off in Prague.

Somerset Rebels claim Premier League Pairs Championship

Bridgwater Mercury: Somerset Rebels claim Premier League Pairs Championship

7:00am Monday 3rd June 2013

SOMERSET Rebels finally won the Premier League Pairs Championship at the seventh time of asking in a thrilling final in front of a packed Oaktree Arena crowd.

Latest news from Somerset Rebels speedway

Bridgwater Mercury: Somerset Rebels finish top of the Premier League table after 59-31 win over Workington Comets

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd May 2013

SOMERSET Rebels suffered a 50-43 defeat at Ipswich Witches on Thursday night.

Somerset Rebels' Premier League tie with Sheffield Tigers postponed

Bridgwater Mercury: Jason Doyle in action on Friday. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

12:59pm Friday 10th May 2013

SOMERSET Rebels have postponed tonight's (May 10) Premier League clash with Sheffield Tigers at the Oaktree Arena due to a waterlogged pitch.

Somerset Rebels' League Cup hopes hang by a thread

Bridgwater Mercury: Somerset Rebels' League Cup hopes hang by a thread

5:00pm Tuesday 23rd April 2013

SOMERSET Rebels’ hopes of defending their League Cup crown hang in the balance following their back-to-back weekend encounters with local rivals,the Plymouth Devils.

Mixed week for Somerset Rebels

Bridgwater Mercury: PHOTO: Colin Burnett - Heat one action with Rebels' riders Jason Doyle (left) and Stefan Neilsen (right)

1:00pm Wednesday 17th April 2013

IT was a week of mixed fortunes for Somerset Rebels as they overcome the disappointment of a 51-44 defeat at Ipswich Witches with a 54-42 win over Rye House.

Somerset Rebels start well in League Cup campaign

Bridgwater Mercury: Alex Davies (centre) and Jason Doyle (right)

2:00pm Tuesday 9th April 2013

SOMERSET Rebels kicked off their League Cup campaign this week with a win and a tie against Ipswich Witches and Rye House.

Speedway: Somerset Rebels claim Plymouth challenge match victory

Bridgwater Mercury: Jason Doyle in action against Edinburgh at the Oaktree Arena. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

6:00pm Sunday 31st March 2013

SOMERSET Rebels opened their season with a 95-86 aggregate win over Westcountry rivals Plymouth Devils in a challenge match.

Nick Morris joins Somerset Rebels ranks ahead of Winter Cracker

Bridgwater Mercury: Nick Morris. PHOTO: Les Aubrey.

8:00pm Thursday 7th February 2013

FANS of the Somerset Rebels could well have a special guest in their ranks as they watch tomorrow (February 8) night's Winter Cracker Meeting at the Oaktree Arena.

Somerset Rebels hold fundraising night towards air-fence

Bridgwater Mercury: Concerns lodged over Somerset Rebels' plans for extra speedway races

5:00pm Monday 28th January 2013

SOMERSET Rebels are to stage a ‘Scrumpy and Western’ fundraising night at the Oaktree Arena on Saturday, February 9, to help raise further funds towards the club’s air-fence fund.

Fourth and fifth place for Alex Davies and Nick Morris in Australia

Bridgwater Mercury: Alex Davies and Jason Doyle in action during heat one against Plymouth. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013

SOMERSET Rebels duo Alex Davies and Nick Morris finished fourth and fifth respectively in the Australian Under-21 Speedway Championship held at Kurri Kurri (NSW) today, the title being won by new Edinburgh signing, Max Fricke.

Somerset Rebels re-arrange Christmas Cracker meeting for a third time

Bridgwater Mercury: Jason Doyle in action against Edinburgh at the Oaktree Arena. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013

THE Somerset Rebels were forced to cancel their Christmas Cracker Meeting for a second time after heavy snow covered the Oaktree Arena.

Somerset Rebels' postponed Christmas Cracker meeting date

Bridgwater Mercury: Jason Doyle in action against Edinburgh at the Oaktree Arena. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

6:00am Thursday 17th January 2013

SOMERSET Rebels are hoping it is a case of ‘second time lucky’ as they look to stage their Salt Express sponsored Christmas Cracker meeting on Friday – the original staging of the event falling foul of the torrential rain that hit the West Country over the Christmas period.

Somerset Rebels duo qualify for Australian Speedway Championship

Bridgwater Mercury: Jason Doyle. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

11:01am Monday 7th January 2013

SOMERSET Rebels duo Alex Davies and Jason Doyle both qualified for the Australian Speedway Championship, the pair comfortably finishing in the top eight at today's qualification meeting held at Gillman Raceway to ensure their passage through to the three-round Championship series.

Somerset Rebels confirm full 2013 line-up

Bridgwater Mercury: Somerset Rebels finish top of the Premier League table after 59-31 win over Workington Comets

2:00pm Thursday 20th December 2012

SOMERSET Rebels 2013 septet is now complete with the news that British Under-19 Champion, Stefan Nielsen, has signed for the Highbridge-based side, the Rebels promotion moving quickly to secure the services of the highly talented 18 year-old.

Somerset Rebels announce 2013 signings

Bridgwater Mercury: Claus Vissing and Kyle Newman. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

2:00pm Thursday 13th December 2012

SOMERSET Rebels have announced the names of the six riders that will represent the club for the 2013 speedway season, it seeing three changes from that which ended the 2012 season in October.

Somerset Rebels latest news

Bridgwater Mercury: Concerns lodged over Somerset Rebels' plans for extra speedway races

3:00pm Wednesday 28th November 2012

THE Oaktree Arena, home to the Somerset Rebels, has finished as runner-up in the Premier League section for speedway's 'Track of the Year' awards as voted by the sport's referees.

Jason Doyle named Somerset Rebels Rider of the Year

Bridgwater Mercury: Jason Doyle receiving his Rider of the Year Award from Ian & Rob of Cases Ltd. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

6:00pm Wednesday 7th November 2012

THE Somerset Rebels celebrated their 2012 season with a presentation night, it being a year that saw them agonisingly just miss out by a single race point from being crowned Premier League Champions.

Heartbreak for Somerset Rebels as they miss out on Championship by one point

Bridgwater Mercury: Ryan Fisher leads the way in heat one for Somerset Rebels

10:45am Tuesday 30th October 2012

SOMERSET Rebels suffered the cruel heartache in just missing out on winning the Premier League Championship to add to last week’s League Cup triumph when they lost by just a single point on aggregate to the Scunthorpe.

Somerset Rebels hope for double celebrations tonight after League Cup win

Bridgwater Mercury: Concerns lodged over Somerset Rebels' plans for extra speedway races

12:21pm Monday 29th October 2012

SOMERSET Rebels were crowned Premier League Cup champions after snatching a narrow 95-90 win over Ipswich Witches on Friday.

Somerset Rebels reach Play-Off finals after win over Leicester

Bridgwater Mercury: Claus Vissing and Kyle Newman. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

8:00am Monday 15th October 2012

THE Somerset Rebels' 54-39 victory over the Leicester Lions at the Oaktree Arena last night was more than sufficient to see them qualify for the Premier League Championship Final.

Somerset Rebels re-arrange Play-Off clash with Leicester

Bridgwater Mercury: Somerset Rebels finish top of the Premier League table after 59-31 win over Workington Comets

12:23pm Monday 8th October 2012

WITH last Friday’s Play-Off Group match against Leicester falling victim to the rain, the Somerset Rebels will now face the Lions this Friday (October 12) at the Oaktree Arena knowing that a win by seven points or more will be sufficient to take the Rebels through to the Grand Final that will determine the 2012 Premier League Champions.

Somerset Rebels triumph in busy weekend against Newcastle Diamonds

Bridgwater Mercury: Somerset Rebels triumph in busy weekend against Newcastle Diamonds

3:00pm Tuesday 2nd October 2012

THE Rebels turned in two performances of the highest order in their double-header meetings on Friday and Sunday night against Newcastle to claim wins in their Play-Off group match and League Cup semi-final.

Bridgwater basketball coach Jake Chidgey receives national recognition

Bridgwater Mercury: Bridgwater basketball coach Jake Chidgey receives national recognition

8:00am Friday 28th September 2012

COACH Jake Chidgey has won England Basketball’s Young Volunteer Coach of the Year award.

Double header this Friday for Somerset Rebels

Bridgwater Mercury: Jason Doyle in action against Edinburgh at the Oaktree Arena. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

1:00pm Tuesday 25th September 2012

WITH the news that Newcastle have selected the Somerset Rebels in their particular Play Off group, this Friday's (September 28) League Cup semi-final clash at the Oaktree Arena between the two sides will now become a double-header meeting to also incorporate the Play Of match between the Rebels and the Diamonds.

Speedway: Somerset Rebels 63, Sheffield Tigers 28

Bridgwater Mercury: Jason Doyle (second from left) and Alex Davies (far right) help the Rebels to the perfect start in heat one.

1:00pm Tuesday 11th September 2012

THE Rebels showed no let up in their quest for the Premier League title when they mauled the Sheffield Tigers at the Oak Tree Arena on Friday.

Somerset Rebels ready for Plymouth test

Bridgwater Mercury: Somerset's Jason Doyle in action in the Pairs Championship last week. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

8:00am Thursday 30th August 2012

THE Somerset Rebels return to Premier League action on tomorrow night (August 31) when they welcome the Plymouth Devils to the Oaktree Arena, the result of which could confirm their place in the end of season championship deciding play-offs.

Wright and Doyle fail to produce for Somerset in Pairs Championship

Bridgwater Mercury: James Wright and Jason Doyle on Friday night. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

7:30am Tuesday 28th August 2012

WHILE Workington were crowned winners of the 2012 Premier League Pairs Championship held at Somerset's Oaktree Arena last Friday (August 24), it was once again to be a disappointing night for the home fans as for the sixth time of asking since the track first staged the prestigious event, the home duo failed to make it to the top step of the podium.

Berwick victory keeps Somerset Rebels in the hunt

Bridgwater Mercury: Jason Doyle in action on Friday. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

7:30pm Monday 20th August 2012

HIGH-FLYING Somerset Rebels kept up the pressure at the top of the Premier League with their second victory over Berwick Bandits in the space of a week.

Somerset Rebels look to keep up pressure at top of Premier League

Bridgwater Mercury: Jason Doyle in action against Edinburgh at the Oaktree Arena. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

12:20pm Wednesday 15th August 2012

SOMERSET Rebels are hoping to come out on top in their crucial Premier League clash with Berwick Bandits this weekend after a mixed tour of Scotland.

Speedway: Somerset Rebels 57, Redcar Bear 36

Bridgwater Mercury: James Wright (far left) and Jesper Monberg (second from right) line up in heat five against Redcar Bears. photo: Colin Burnett

1:00pm Monday 6th August 2012

SOMERSET Rebels produced a clinical display to overcome any threat posed by the Redcar Bears on Friday night.

Somerset Rebels snap up Jesper as Vissing replacement

Bridgwater Mercury: Somerset Rebels win abandoned Rye House match 38-34

8:00am Wednesday 25th July 2012

SOMERSET Rebels have confirmed the signing of Danish rider Jesper Monberg.

Rebels produce two top class displays against Redcar and Newcastle

Bridgwater Mercury: Tom Perry, Joe Haines, Kyle Newman, Steve Worrall in heat two of the Newcastle Diamonds clash. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

5:00pm Monday 23rd July 2012

THERE was more than one reason for the Somerset Rebels to celebrate as they fought against the odds to produce two stunning victories.

Somerset Rebels hit by Sam Masters injury

Bridgwater Mercury: Sam Masters. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

9:43am Thursday 19th July 2012

THE Somerset Rebels were hit with further injuries woes last night when Sam Masters suffered a suspected broken wrist whilst riding for Poole in their Elite League match against Belle Vue, this following on less than 24 hours after Claus Vissing sustained a broken collar-bone in Somerset’s Premier League meeting at Ipswich.

Latest Somerset Rebels speedway news

Bridgwater Mercury: Alex Davies and Jason Doyle in action during heat one against Plymouth. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

7:10am Thursday 19th July 2012

THE Premier League Fours Championship held at Peterborough on Sunday was one of disappointment and heartbreak for the Somerset Rebels.

Somerset Rebels' Claus Vissing breaks collar-bone again

Bridgwater Mercury: Claus Vissing

3:03pm Wednesday 18th July 2012

The ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels have been hit by the news that rider Claus Vissing suffered a broken collar-bone as a result of his fall in last night's Premier League match at Ipswich that was broadcast live on Sky TV.

Sam Masters Grand Prix Challenge ended at semi-finals

Bridgwater Mercury: Sam Masters. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

11:00am Monday 9th July 2012

SOMERSET Rebel Sam Masters saw his quest for a place in next year’s Grand Prix Series that will determine the 2013 World Speedway Champion come to an end when he was eliminated at the semi-final stage of the Grand Prix Challenge.

Somerset Rebels, Sheffield Tigers – meeting postponed

Bridgwater Mercury: Somerset Rebels say they had to turn down an offer by broadcaster Skysports to show racing at The Oak Tree Arena in Highbridge

2:12pm Sunday 8th July 2012

THE weather claimed this week’s fixture before it had a chance to get underway, as rain close to the start of the meeting left the track in an unfit state.

Somerset Rebels 52, Rye House Rockets 43

Bridgwater Mercury: Sam Masters and James Wright in heat three. Photo: Colin Burnett

4:10pm Wednesday 27th June 2012

SOMERSET Rebels continued their unbeaten home run for 2012 with this comfortable win over Rye House, a last heat 5-1 to the visitors giving the final score-line a more respectable look as far as the Rockets were concerned.

Sam Masters qualifies for Grand Prix after second place

Bridgwater Mercury: Sam Masters. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

4:50pm Thursday 21st June 2012

SAM Masters finished second in his Grand Prix qualification meeting held at Berwick, the Somerset rider overcoming both far from ideal conditions and a very competitive line-up to claim his place on the rostrum.

Mixed weekend of results for the Somerset Rebels

Bridgwater Mercury: Sam Masters leads Glasgow's Josh Grajczonek. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

4:10pm Tuesday 19th June 2012

SOMERSET Rebels were the only Premier League club able to complete their fixture on Friday and did so in fine style with a convincing victory over reigning champions Glasgow Tigers.

Somerset Rebels face Glasgow Tigers after last week's washout

Bridgwater Mercury: Jason Doyle celebrates a heat win. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

1:20pm Thursday 14th June 2012

SOMERSET Rebels will be hoping for better weather than that of last Friday when rain caused the postponement of their clash with the Berwick Bandits as they welcome the Glasgow Tigers, the defending Premier League Champions, to the Oaktree Arena on Friday.

Mixed week of results for Somerset Rebels

Bridgwater Mercury: Jason Doyle and Alex Davies in heat one for the Rebels. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

9:20am Wednesday 30th May 2012

SOMERSET Rebels have had a mixed week of success and defeat after beating Ipswich but then losing the return meeting between the sides and tasting defeat against Leicester.






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