Barnstaple RFC
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04th Mar 2017
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Todays match sponsors
  • South West Metals
  • Peregrine Mears Architects Ltd

League table

Team Pld W D L F A +/- B Pts
Bishop's Stortford 28 23 0 5 965 521 444 27 119
Old Elthamians 28 23 0 5 948 500 448 20 112
Chinnor 28 22 2 4 1040 495 545 20 112
Taunton RFC 28 18 3 7 839 665 174 21 99
Redruth 28 19 1 8 777 555 222 20 98
Cinderford 28 16 2 10 704 637 67 19 82
Redingensians 28 15 1 12 681 558 123 18 80
Canterbury 28 13 0 15 673 689 -16 17 69
Clifton 28 14 0 14 634 763 -129 12 68
Henley Hawks 28 11 1 16 691 787 -96 19 65
Bury St Edmunds 28 10 1 17 629 774 -145 16 58
Barnstaple 28 9 1 18 484 766 -282 12 50
Worthing 28 8 0 20 580 890 -310 15 47
London Irish Wild Geese 28 7 0 21 620 906 -286 18 46
Barnes 28 5 3 20 531 770 -239 19 45
Exmouth 28 3 1 24 542 1062 -520 15 29

Upcoming home fixtures

Date Event
6th March 2017 Junior Rugby 11am ko
11th March 2017 2nd Team V Crediton 230pm ko
11th March 2017 Colts V Ivybridge 2pm ko
18th March 2017 2nds V Sidmouth 230pm
18th March 2017 Colts V Exeter Youth 2pm KO
25th March 2017 1st V Bury St Edmunds 2pm KO

Welcome to Pottington Road


20170211_10.jpgGoodafternoon ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to The Chiefs continuing campaign in Nation 2 South. Today’s opponents, Barnes RFC, herald from South West London and have travelled over 200 miles to be here today. We extend a warm welcome to their players, coaches, committee members and any supporters who made the long trip to Pottington Road and hope you have an enjoyable time here today.

We would also like to thank our sponsors for today's game South West Metals and Peregrine Mears Architechs. Your support for Barnstaple RFC is hugely appreciated and fundamental to our continuing success and we hope you see a spectacle of rugby here at today.

Well after last weeks rest we now enter the business end of the season with just 2 months and only 7 games left for everyones fates to be decided. Barnstaple have only 2 more home games against Bury St. Edmonds on March 25th and Cinderford on April 8th. Away games against London Irish and Henly also offer possible points so a win today will put the boys in a good position. 

There is now just six teams fighting to avoid the drop and, with the exception of Exmouth, just 6 points seperating them which makes today's game against Barnes so critical to both teams survival. Like Barnstaple, Barnes have also failed to pick up any away wins and were desperately unlucky to go down 18-16 at Henly last week but still earned a losing bonus point to put them 1 point above us.

Picking up 2 bonus points away to Worthing a fortnight ago has helped The Chiefs immensly and in both that game and the Exmouth game The Chiefs have shown again how dedicated they all are to playing in National 2 South again next season with last minute tries and huge effort right to the end.

At the top of the table it is now a three horse race as both Taunton and Redruth have fallen away just slightly. Bishop's stortford have managed a five point advantage over Chinnor but they still have a match to play at Chinnor so there is everything to play for at the top.

Finally anyone thinking of going to Taunton next week by train they have put on a free mini bus to ferry supporters to the game, please have a look at Taunton RFC website and contact details will be on there. So lets get as many as we can to Taunton let them hear the Barum roar. 

Good luck to both teams today and lets make the Barum roar loud enough so they hear back in London

 

Ticks

Devon Merit Table 1

Team Pld W D L F A +/- B Pts
Okehampton 19 18 0 1 672 191 481 55
Exmouth 19 16 1 2 600 182 418 52
Barnstaple 19 15 0 4 640 265 375 45
Newton Abbot 21 10 2 9 544 415 129 43
Cullompton 21 11 0 10 425 425 0 43
Tiverton 21 10 0 11 418 510 -92 41
Ivybridge 20 14 0 6 619 295 324 40
Crediton 21 9 1 11 394 471 -77 40
Brixham 20 9 0 11 265 476 -211 34
Devonport Services 22 8 0 14 330 481 -151 30
Paignton 20 4 1 15 255 835 -580 29
Bideford 21 3 1 17 283 629 -346 23
Sidmouth 20 2 0 18 187 457 -270 11

Upcoming Events

April 8th - Race Night at Barnstaple Rugby Club

Horses are under starters orders following Barnstaple Chiefs final home game of the season. Why not have some fun and maybe you'll leave a winner

13th May 2017 - Club End of Season Dinner  

More information will be coming very soon so please keep your eyes open 

Devon v Cornwall at Ivybridge May 13th

kick off time to be confirmed

DEVON V KENT at Barnstaple RUGBY CLUB - May 20th

DEVON are to play a County Championship rugby match in North Devon for the first time since 2008. Barnstaple will host the county's Bill Beaumont Cup fixture against Kent at Pottington Road on Saturday, May 20th Kick off 3pm and will be Devon's last group game ahead of the Twickenham final the following weekend.

Barnstaple Secondary Modern School Reunion - 24th June  

The third school reunion to be held at the club will be take place in the evening of Saturday the 24th June. All past pupils who attended the school from 1939 to 1972 under the headships of Heppenstall and Blacksell are invited to attend. More information can be found on the Barnstaple Secondary Modern School Facebook page or call Gerald Thorne on 01271 345054.

To book into any of the above events please contact Lisa on 07725145781 / brfcevents@gmail.com

Todays team

Mark BERRY
1. Mark BERRY
James STARKEY
2. James STARKEY
Bryn JENKINS
4. Bryn JENKINS
Ben Hilton
5. Ben HILTON
Matt Hague
6. Matt HAGUE
Nathaniel BAYET
8. Nathaniel BAYET
James BATH
9. James BATH
James BATH
10. James BATH
Ryan CARTER
12. Ryan CARTER
Jake Murphy
13. Jake MURPHY
Will TOPPS
14. Will TOPPS
Jordan  PETHERBRIDGE
15. Jordan PETHERBRIDGE

Replacements

  • Kevin ANGELL (16)
    Pearce Construction Ltd
  • Ashlee CROUCH (17)
    LMC Management
  • Oli MASON (18)
    South West Metals
  • Matt GOHL (19)
    MG Tree Care
  • Winston JAMES (20)
    Tea by the Taw
Rob Dugard
3. Rob DUGARD
Jake Childs
7. Jake CHILDS
Linford BROCK
11. Linford BROCK

Barnes

  • 1. B Packham
  • 2. Jon Kopra
  • 3. H Scott
  • 4. A Crane
  • 5. M Steele
  • 6. C Scott
  • 7. C Smyth
  • 8. R Crossland
  • 9. H Reeves
  • 10. G Williams-Davies
  • 11. R Martey
  • 12. D Holmes
  • 13. J Hersey
  • 14. F Carlisle
  • 15. T O'Toole

Replacements

  • 16. T Khaldi
  • 17. W Armitag
  • 18. H Cody-Owen
  • 19. A Libbey
  • 20. G Davies
  • 21.
  • 22.

Officials

  • Referee: Mr Alexander THOMAS
  • AR1: Mr Carl BENNETT
  • AR2: Mr Mark DORAN

Club News

 

100 Club Draw

The Draw was made in the clubhouse when the Tics played Newton Abbot and the lucky winners are:-

January   £25 Ivan Turner,        £10 Stephen Hawkins

February £25 Belinda Harris,    £10 Kim Turner

 

 Club House Decoration

Over the last couple of months our fantastic band of volunteers have been busily decorating the Main Clubhouse and Patrons Suite. The work is now complete and our thanks must go to those volunteers who regularly give up their time to keep our facilities up to scratch and to Rawle Gammon & Baker (RGB Barnstaple) for donating the materials. 

 

Pez's Ponderings

Steven PERRYWelcome all,

 We are finally getting down to the business end. 7 games to go. 11th place is currently 3 points away. Very exciting times. After the first few fixtures, it's very pleasing to see how we have adapted, improved and defeated some quality outfits. (Henley, Worthing, Taunton, London IWG, Clifton and Exmouth). 

 The Exmouth home game was pleasing as we dominated possession and territory and our D was solid. This league however doesn't give you a rest and we conceded too many tries against Worthing last time out, conversely scoring 4 tries was pleasing, and showed the ability we have.

 The challenge is always to improve on our weaknesses and continue the good things that we do. I hope the boys turnout a great performance to match the atmosphere that you create. The Barum Spirit is tremendous and continues to drive the lads on.

 Steve 

 

 
 

 

 

 

As many of you will know The Wall of Tiles is on sale now. The idea is to fill the wall in the main room with 2000 tiles to create an exciting new image in the main bar.
Each tile is just £20. They will be individually numbered so you can choose your number (some have already been allocated so make sure you get yours soon to avoid disappointment!!!! )

Please help support your local rugby club by purchasing some tiles to be displayed on the clubhouse wall. This project will enable Barnstaple RFC to maintain the high standard of national league rugby played here and make our town proud.

 If you would like a tile please email brfcevents@gmail.com

Thank you for your generous support and contributions.

“Together we’ve got this covered!”

Under 10's collage

 

04th Mar 2017

 
 
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