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Todays match sponsors
  • DJT Roofing
  • Taw Ford

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
12th February 2017 Junior Rugby
18th February 2017 2nds V Newton Abbot 2pm KO
19th February 2017 Junior Rugby
4th March 2017 1st V Barnes 2pm KO
26th February 2017 Junior Rugby

Welcome to Pottington Road

20170128_12.jpgGood afternoon and welcome ladies and gentleman to another Nation 2 South fixture in what proposes to be a fantastic day of Rugby. Pottington Road welcomes our Devon Rivals, Exmouth, for a mouth-watering Derby game which could have a huge impact on both the Chiefs and Exmouth for their continuing future in National 2 south. We welcome their players, coaches, committee members and supporters who have made the trip today and encourage you to have a brilliant time here at Pottington Road.

We would also like to thank our sponsors for today’s game DJT Roofing and Taw Ford. Your continued support for this club has been massive and of huge importance in helping us reach the heights we have and long may it continue.

 

Last week was a tough ask for the Chiefs going to Bishops Stortford but by half time Barnstaple were still close to them trailing 14-5 and all to play for.  Bishops Stortford however enhanced their title chasing credentials in the second half securing all five points

 winning 35-12. Whilst this was a better result than the 47-8 loss the Chiefs suffered in the home fixture this still leaves Barnstaple winless in 2017.

This makes these next 3 games in February absolutely vital to win. All three are against opposition we are fighting at the foot of the table, next week a visit to Worthing followed by a home game against Barnes on the 25th February could make or break this season.

Today though and the first of the Chiefs three games and a rematch to avenge the loss Exmouth inflicted on us back in October. Since then The Chiefs have fared better  winning their next 4 home games while Exmouth have only managed one further win against Henley more recently.

Good luck to both teams today and I’m absolutely confident it will be a fantastic game, so let’s let that Barum roar ring out loud today and you will have plenty of time to wet your whistle afterwards as you watch the Wales v England 6 nations game on at the club house afterwards, another eye watering prospect.

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

February/ March

6 Nations Games

The club will be open for all 6 nations games so please come down and support your club.

 

May 

Saturday 13th May 2017 - Club End of Season Dinner 

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

Saturday 20th May 2017

DEVON V KENT at Barnstaple RUGBY CLUB   

 

ENGLAND RUGBY GRAND DRAW

The club are taking part in the England Rugby Grand Draw, which is an opportunity for the club to make money without any out goings. England Rugby have organised 100’s of prizes including £10000 cash for 1st prize and many other things to from rugby packages to cases of wine, there is a full list of all prize in the club house.

If you would like to buy a ticket or even take some to sell please see Jacqui behind the bar who would be happy to help. 

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

Todays team

Rob Dugard
1. Rob DUGARD
James STARKEY
2. James STARKEY
Oliver MASON
4. Oli MASON
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
Jake Murphy
12. Jake MURPHY
Ryan CARTER
13. Ryan CARTER
Will TOPPS
14. Will TOPPS
Will TOPPS
15. Will TOPPS

Replacements

  • Mark BERRY (16)
    Barnstaple RFC
  • Ashlee CROUCH (17)
    LMC Management
  • Jake CHILDS (18)
    The PRIDE
  • Matt GOHL (19)
    MG Tree Care
  • Kyle SPEARE (20)
    Mole Valley Farmers
Kevin ANGELL
3. Kevin ANGELL
Bryn JENKINS
7. Bryn JENKINS
Linford BROCK
11. Linford BROCK

Exmouth

  • 1. Tom BROWN
  • 2. Charlie GIBBINGS
  • 3. Isaac DALTON
  • 4. Jack FAHY
  • 5. Milo REYNOLDS
  • 6. James HARRIS
  • 7. Aaron THOMPSON
  • 8. Mike RICHARDS
  • 9. Sam CONWAY1
  • 10. George MEADOWS
  • 11. Jack DOWNIE
  • 12. Mark WATHES
  • 13. Tom BEDFORD
  • 14. Dave BARGENT
  • 15. Ollie RICE

Replacements

  • 16. George SAVAGE
  • 17. Aiden TAYLOR
  • 18. John KELLY
  • 19. Stuart LOWE(wearing 28)
  • 20. Bob ARMSTRONG(wearing 27)
  • 21.
  • 22.

Officials

  • Referee: Mr Benjamin RUSSELL
  • AR1: Mr Ian PENGELLY
  • AR2: Mr Stephen HAMBLEY

Club News

Devon v Kent County Championship 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.

Devon last played a County Championship match at Barnstaple on May 3, 2008, when they beat Somerset 19-13 with tries from Plymouth Albion's Liam Gibson and Keni Fisilau. Barnstaple-born Kyle Marriott, who has captained Cornwall to back-to-back Championship success, skippered Devon at No 8 that day, while Dave Kimberley, then a Newton Abbot player but now Bideford head coach, was on the bench. Holders Devon went on to lose the final 33-13 to Yorkshire.      

Under a new coaching team, which included Barnstaple's Steve Perry, Devon finished second to Kent in Division Two South last season but both have been promoted for this year's reorganised competition. A number of players from Barnstaple's National League Two South squad are likely to earn places in this year's squad as did Will Topps and Jordan Petherbridge last year. This should be a great occasion so mark it in your diary.

Pez's Ponderings

Steven PERRYWelcome all,

Today is an exciting day. A Devon derby, a local rival......

“It is about not being distracted by the sideshow that goes with it. It is about not being distracted by the crowd and the noise. You have to go there, deliver your job and then leave." (Eddie Jones, pre Wales)

Im looking forward to seeing the performance we produce and the improvements we have made but most of all the wrestling outfits this evening. Socials always create memories and friendships that last a lifetime and are the foundation of our wonderful sport. Looking forward to seeing our athletic players in skin tight outfits especially Robbie D!

Pottington Road in full voice is a wonderful sound and the impact on the players has reflected in our home form. Lets hear the BarumSpirit today.

Steve

 
 

Ruben Chugg with his winning ball design

 

Barnstaple U12's Guard of Honour

under 12's for programWe are please to welcome our U12's here today, they have 15 members of their large squard of 30 members here with us today and fingers crossed most of them will be out playing for the 1st team in the next 8 years, as they are very lucky to be lead by ex Captian Phil Gordan, Who i am sure you all remember very well.

Although phil can't do this on his own and has a very good team of coach including Clive Magson, Simon Kift, Ian Manix. Nick Copper and Rhys Gabe and 2 great team mangers in Jenny Hakin and Heather Penny. 

I hope they enjoy their day and contuine playing great rugby.

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In order to sustain the club’s presence in National league Rugby we urgently need to fundraise for the future. The costs including travel, physios and grounds maintenance are now higher than ever.

A large photo of players composed of small individual tiles is to be displayed on the club house wall. Each tile will be sold for £20, or £100 for business. When all the tiles are sold, a Grand draw will take place and every tile number will go in to the draw with numerous prizes, business will have other options as prizes given to them.

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.

Thank you for your generous support and contributions.

“Together we’ve got this covered!”

 

11th Feb 2017

 
 
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