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14th Jan 2017
Chinnor
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Todays match sponsors
  • Webbers
  • The Golden Oldies

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
15th January 2017 Junior Rugby KO 11am
21st January 2017 2nds V Ivybridge 230pm KO
21st January 2017 Colts V Newton Abbot 2ppm ko
22nd January 2017 Junior Rugby 11am KO
28th January 2017 1st V Redingensians 2pm ko

Welcome to Pottington Road

 Good afternoon ladies and gentleman and welcome to 2017 and Barnstaple Chiefs first home game of the new year in their continuing campaign in National 2 South. Today's opponents are the title chasing Chinnor and we extend a warm welcome to their players, coaches, committee members and supporters who have made the long trip from Oxfordshire and hope you have an enjoyable day here today.

We would also like to thank our sponsors for today¬ís game Webbers and The Golden Oldies whose 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. 

20161217_03.jpgMany of you will now be aware of the new high tackle directives which came into effect on 3rd January. These new laws are meant to address reckless and accidental tackles and coming in mid season have not really allowed players much time to adapt so expect a lot of penalties and yellow cards as coaches and players attempt to quickly figure out for themselves how to adapt. Hopefully though with time these laws will see a reduction of the high reckless tackles and lessen the risks although watching the premiership last weekend there seemed to be just as many concusions from tackling low as well.

Well 2017 got off to a nice start picking up 2 bonus points from our away trip to Canterbury. With Barnstaple leading at half time Canterbury took control with 3 quick tries just after the 50 minute mark but a great effort by The Chiefs in the last 10 minutes with tries from Ben Hilton and Ryan Carter secured the bonus points and lifted us above the bottom 3.

There now seems to be daylight between the 2 halfs of the league as the top half have now pulled 7 points clear of the rest and the rest of the season for the Chiefs looks increasingly a battle between 6 clubs. With home games against Exmouth Februuary 11th and Barnes March 4th being critical we have every fighting chance with already 5 wins behind us of winning this battle.

Today's opponents are the title chasing Chinnor who we know only too well. Firing on all cylinders at the start winning big they have stuttered of late winning only 2 of their last 7 fixtures and are winless in their last three with 2 draws and a loss. This has seen their fortunes drop to third place and will make them dangerous opponents as they try to rejuvenate their campaign.

Good luck to both teams today and I look forward to some exciting rugby and lets hear that Barum roar warm up the cold chill of January. See you at the bar later

 

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

January

20th January - Cloths Sale - 730pm onwards 

28th January - Tony Pryce Sports will be presenting Ruben Chugg with his prize for winning the rugby ball design competition at the Barnstaple Rugby Football Club

 

February

2nd Februsry - World Cancer Day BINGO - EYES DOWN 730pm 

May 

CLUB END OF SEASON DINNER 

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

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

Kevin ANGELL
1. Kevin ANGELL
James STARKEY
2. James STARKEY
Ben Hilton
4. Ben HILTON
Bryn JENKINS
5. Bryn JENKINS
Matt Hague
6. Matt HAGUE
Matt GOHL
8. Matt GOHL
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
Will TOPPS
15. Will TOPPS

Replacements

  • Mark BERRY (16)
    Barnstaple RFC
  • Ashlee CROUCH (17)
    LMC Management
  • Adam LLOYD (18)
    Mike Brend Ground Force
  • Luke BERRY (19)
    Tarka School of Gymnastics
  • Jordan PETHERBRIDGE (20)
    Westerly Barnstaple BMW
Rob Dugard
3. Rob DUGARD
Nathaniel BAYET
7. Nathaniel BAYET
Linford BROCK
11. Linford BROCK

Chinnor

  • 1. 1. Tom PRICE
  • 2. Jamie TOWNSEND
  • 3. Jay TYACK
  • 4. Nathan HANNAY
  • 5. CJ OSAZUWA
  • 6. Richard THORPE
  • 7. Alex BRADLEY
  • 8. Tom BURNS
  • 9. Greg GOODFELLOW
  • 10. Basil STRANG
  • 11. Henry LAMONT
  • 12. Junior FATIALOFA
  • 13. Danny BARNES
  • 14. Luke HIBBERD
  • 15. Kieran GOSS

Replacements

  • 16. Ricky CANO
  • 17. Koree BRITTON
  • 18. Ben MANNING
  • 19. Roddy GILES
  • 20. Bevon ARMITAGE
  • 21.
  • 22.

Officials

  • Referee: Miss Claire HODNETT
  • AR1: Mr Peter BRUNT
  • AR2: Mr Mark SUMMERHAYES

Club News

VERY IMPORTANT NEWS

Extraordinary general meeting for finance on Monday 23 January at 19.30 in the main clubhouse. 

 

100 Club Winners

The following lucky members have won cash prizes in the 100 Club Draw made last Saturday in the clubhouse:-

 Nov.  £25 - 118 Darrell Gill                     £10 - 151 Malcombe Prowse

Dec.  £25 - 155 Peter England                 £10 - 190 Brian Phipps

Best wishes to the winners - a good way to start 2017!

Pez's Ponderings

Welcome all, 

Happy New Year. I Hope you all had a wonderful Festive Period. The boys and I definitely enjoyed the break from the relentless fixture list. We have played every Saturday from the 20th August all the way to 17th Dec, (18 consecutive Saturdays!). Truly showing the commitment of the lads. 

For those who went to Bideford, I heard you saw a cracking game and score line from a mix of experience and youth (20ish players were rested or unavailable). I called on many lads who have moved away from the area as well as current colts. Their excitement to be back in the red shirt (black for the day) shows what a fantastic club we have, and the number of quality players the Mini and junior section produces. Long may the production line continue.

We are back to playing the top teams in the division, which on one hand is a daunting prospect but on the other is an exciting challenge. Demonstrating how much we have improved as a team and individuals and focusing on performance will be our motivation. The most pleasing aspect is our character and team unity. The changing room is always full of banter and the lads continue to play to the 80th minute, these two fundamentals are critical to our success. 

Thank you as always for your tremendous support. 

Steve

 
 

Ben Vellacott cheering on Ryan Carter and Josh Squires 2012 - 13 season

 

Ben Vellacott Debuts for Gloucester

Ben VellacottFormer Barnstaple youth player Ben Vellacott made his Gloucester debut last weekend in their Aviva Premiership game against Worcestershire.

Replacing the injured Gloucester captain Greig Laidlaw at scrum-half just before half time, he had what was described as a sparkling second-half performance including setting up Charlie Sharples for a try in their 55-19 win.

Ben played Junior rugby at Barnstaple upto U16's stage and also played for Barnstaple Chiefs at scrum half during the 2012 -13 season. He also represented Devon at under-15 and under-18 levels and has been a member of both Exeter Chiefs and Worcester Warriors academies. Vellacott has also played for Scotland at U17 and U18 levels and made his Scotland under-20 debut off the bench against Ireland in January 2014, scoring his side's only try, in the final minutes. Now he can list the Aviva premiership to his tally.

Well done Ben and good luck for the future from everyone here at Barnstaple RFC.

Junior Rugby Collage

 

14th Jan 2017

 
 
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