Barnstaple RFC
16th Apr 2016
Old Patesians
Todays match sponsors
  • Wrights Property
  • Westerly BMW
  • Chichester Homes

League table

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What's coming up

Date Event
17th April 2016 Junior Rugby 10 am ko
17th April 2016 U16's Plate final in Ivybridge 1pm ko
23rd April 2016 1st and 2nd V Away at Exmouth
24th April 2016 Colts V Ivybridge 3pm ko at Sandy Park
30th April and 1st May 2016 West coast Festival of Rugby @ Barnstaple
1st May 2016 U16's V Devonport @ Brixham
20th May 2016 Awards Dinner at Barnstaple Hotel - Tickets from Verity or the Bar
4th June 2016 Mirror Festival - See Verity for tickets

welcome to pottington road

Good afternoon ladies and gentleman and welcome to the final home fixture of the regular National 3 Southwest season as The Chiefs prepare to take on The Old Patesians this afternoon. We extend a warm welcome to their players, coaches, committee members and supporters to Pottington Road and hope you have an enjoyable time here today

We would also like to thank our sponsors Wrights Property, Westerly BMW and Chichester Homes for today's game. Thanks for all your tremendous support over the years which is hugely appreciated by the club and has been extremely valuable in getting us to where we are today.

Last week saw The Chiefs visit Old Centralians in what was an apprehensive visit as just 3 weeks earlier they caused an upset beating Exmouth by 3 points. Luke Berry started the ball rolling kicking the first penalty then later scoring a try from a Steve Perry pass. Then Winston notched up his 19th try of the season scoring from a lineout drive which saw the Chiefs lead at half time 16-9. The second half was Toby Williams time to shine scoring a brace of tries the first a terrific individual try fending off two defenders to go over the line, the second coming off the back of a great tackle by Linford and the resulting turnover by Chris Lowrie, Toby who in the last play of the game, broke two more tackles to score his second try and secure the bonus point for The Chiefs.

Finally we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the players and coaches for what has been an incredible season for Barnstaple. Here we are with a chance next week to lift the league title and play National 2 rugby next season. It has been an entertaining, exhilarating and at times tough season to witness, so thank you for this and long may it continue. Thanks also goes to all the volunteers whose dedication and unseen work lays the foundations for such a successful season. So much has to happen to make Saturday afternoon a success and these are the people that makes that happen.

Last but not least the biggest thanks goes to our incredible supporters who have been amazing and have often lifted the team towards the end of the game with the Barum Spirit in full voice to help give the lads that final ounce of energy and determination to win this season. We really hope you can all come to Exmouth next week and bring the Barum spirit there drowning out the home support it is going to be a fabulous day. They say the English cricket's Barmy Army is special well let me tell you the Barum Army is so much more than that.

Good luck to both teams today and lets have an memorable home finale as we enjoy today's beer festival and rugby. See you all at Exmouth next week.


Todays team

1. Mark BERRY
2. James STARKEY
6. Matt GOHL
8. Matt GOHL
James BATH
9. James BATH
James BATH
10. James BATH
12. Ryan CARTER
Linford BROCK
13. Linford BROCK
Linford BROCK
14. Linford BROCK
15. Will TOPPS

Replacements & Officials

  • 16. Ashlee CROUCH
  • 17.
  • 18. Jordan PETHERBRIDGE
  • Referee: Richard Waller
  • Touch Judges: Trevor Edwards ,
3. Kevin ANGELL
Winton JAMES
7. Winston JAMES
11. Luke BERRY

Old Patesians

  • 1. Teddy SAUNDERS
  • 2. Elliot GARDNER
  • 3. Connor THOMPSON
  • 4. Haydn JENNINGS
  • 5. Adam DOMMETT
  • 6. Hugh HOWES
  • 7. George ANGELL
  • 8. John BAKER
  • 9. Joe HOYLE
  • 10. Marcus RAYMOND
  • 11. James HAYDN
  • 12. Jon COLES
  • 13. James AHERNE
  • 14. Will TYLER
  • 15. TBC


  • 16. TBC
  • 17. Gethin EVANS
  • 18. TBC

Club news

100 Club Draw Winners

The following lucky members won prizes in the draws made since Xmas:-

Jan: £25  Stephen Hawkins  -  £10  John Newton

Feb: £25  Patrick Smoldon    -   £10  Tony Richards

Mar: £25 Carol Shaddick      -    £10  John Knill

This seasons final draw for prizes worth £150, £50, £30 and £10 will take place today. Thanks for your support - its much appreciated.


 * Barnstaple RFC Awards night will be on Friday 20th May at 7pm Barnstaple Motel. 3 course meal and the amaziing Barley Legal ONLY £29. To book your place contact Verity White or see the Bar Staff.


* The 3rd annual reunion of the Barnstaple Boys Secondary Modern School at the club will be held on Saturday June 11 at 7 pm .

Contact Gerald Thorne on 01271 345054 to book a place.


 * Lastley Barum Rugby will be participating in this years Race For Life further details of things they are planning to do, if you wish to donate or join the team for the weekend of 23rd and 24th July please speak to Winston James or Verity White.


There will be a raffle happening after the game were all money raised will be going towards the players relay for life fund 


Check out the website for more news at


Steven PERRYPez's Ponderings

Welcome all,

Firstly I'd like to thank you for your continued fantastic support, it lifts the lads performance and makes Pottington Road a special place, long may it continue.

I realise we have two games in the regular season to go and both will be defining but as this is the last time i will write to you this season, I thought I'd reflect on the year so far. A gruelling preseason, brought the lads together as well as improving their conditioning which has definitely impacted on performance and I thank Swaler for his time and effort which has paid dividends this year.
We have performed well away, which has not been the case in previous years, showing that the boys are motivated intrinsically and by the respect they have for each other. Our defence at present is the best in the league, which is very satisfying, showing grit and determination and a willingness to work hard for each other which are the foundations of a good side.
The boys have enjoyed each other's company and the socials have created a great buzz, I've been disappointed to miss them but will be looking forward to this evening after our game today. It has been a squad effort, key players have been away or injured for periods of time but we have had the depth in players to grind out results and that is a pleasing thing and necessary when participating in a very physical league.
I hope the lads put in a performance today that reflects our season. With characteristics like honesty, hard work and selflessness shining through. Looking forward to hearing you in full voice.


Junior News 

The junior have had a really good season and to top it off the Under 16's have won the Shield league, Thia will mean not only will they play the DEVON PLATE final tomorrow in Ivybridge but they will also be playing Devonport in the League final in Brixham on Sunday 1st May,

Over the weekend of 30th April 1st May Barnstaple will be Hosting the WEST COAST FESTIVAL OF RUGBY were over 3000 children will be playing rugby here, so why not come down and watch or if you have a few hours to spare and facny giving a hand speak to ALAN EAST.

BARNSTAPLE COLTS will be playing Ivybridge in the colts Cup at Sandy Park 3pm on Sunday 24th April 2016. Please go and support the up and coming players. 

16th Apr 2016

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