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25th Mar 2017
Bury st edmunds
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Todays match sponsors
  • Brewer Harding & Rowe
  • Chichester Homes

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
Sunday 26th March 2017 Junior Rugby 11am ko
1st April 2017 2nds V 230pm KO
Satyrday 1st April 2017 Colts V Kingsbridge 2pm KO
Sunday 2nd April 2017 Junior Rugby 11am KO
Saturday 8th April 2017 1st V Cinderford 230pm KO

Welcome to Pottington Road

20170311_14.jpgGood afternoon ladies and gents and I hope your looking forward to the penultimate home fixture of the National 2 South 2016/17 season. Today The Chiefs play host to Bury St Edmunds and we extend a warm welcome to their players, coaches, committee members and any supporters who have made the nearly 300 mile trip to sunny North Devon and hope you have an enjoyable time here at Pottington Road.

WE would also like to thank our sponsors Brewer Harding & Rowe and Chichester Homes who have given great support over the years to our club and help so much with our continued success.

Just a reminder to put your clocks forward on Sunday as we spring forward to warmer times and that the final home game on April 8th against Cinderford will kick off at the later time of 2.30pm. So make sure you’re here early as the bar will still be open at 12.

Other important rugby matches coming up at Pottington Road are Barnstaple U15's take on Ivybridge on Sunday 23rd April for their first Devon cup final in 3 years kick off 3pm. Finally Barnstaple will host the county's Bill Beaumont Cup fixture when Devon take on Kent at Pottington Road on Saturday May 20th Kick off 3pm.

With 5 games to go surviving their first season in National 2 south is still very much in the Chiefs own hands and boy did they come close last time out within seconds of gaining their first away win of the season and doing the double over Taunton. Losing 19-7 before Ben Hilton’s injury the delay seemed to galvanise The Chiefs who fought back with tries from James Bath and Ryan Carter to take a 21-19 lead, but a last minute penalty gave Taunton the narrowest of wins. This still leaves Barnstaple fourth from bottom with Exmouth, Barnes and London Irish below us.

Of course a win today would be a massive step in the right direction however despite having a six game losing streak Bury St. Edmunds have bounced back in style in their last two games winning a close home game against Exmouth followed by a thumping 31-43 win at Barnes. So Barnstaple Chiefs are going to need the full voice of The Barum Army today in what could be a very close and tense game.

Good luck to both teams today and we all look forward to some excellent rugby in the glorious sunshine the weatherman has promised.

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

 

13th May 2017 - Club End of Season Dinner 

This years club dinner will be on Satyrday 13th May at Barnstaple Hotel, this will comprise of a 3 cousre meal followed by the awards then live music till late, Tickets will be £29.00 per person and please speak to Verity, Oli Mason or Jacqui. 

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

Rob Dugard
1. Rob DUGARD
James STARKEY
2. James STARKEY
Oliver MASON
4. Oli MASON
Bryn JENKINS
5. Bryn JENKINS
Jake Childs
6. Jake CHILDS
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

  • Brad DREW (16)
    Whites Haulage
  • Adam LLOYD (17)
    Mike Brend Ground Force
  • Matt GOHL (18)
    MG Tree Care
  • Winston JAMES (19)
    Tea by the Taw
  • Luke BERRY (20)
    Tarka School of Gymnastics
Kevin ANGELL
3. Kevin ANGELL
Matt Hague
7. Matt HAGUE
Linford BROCK
11. Linford BROCK

Bury St Edmunds

  • 1. Toby TRINDER
  • 2. Dan COLLINS
  • 3. David COUTTS
  • 4. Matt EDISON
  • 5. Louis WHETTON
  • 6. Darren GILLESPIE
  • 7. Sean STAPLETON
  • 8. Maku KOROIYADI
  • 9. Harry A-BROWN
  • 10. Glyn HUGHES
  • 11. Shaq MEYERS
  • 12. Tom ROCK
  • 13. Ross B-KEARNEY
  • 14. Chris SNELLING
  • 15. Chris LORD

Replacements

  • 16. Matt SELBY
  • 17. Cai GRIFFITHS
  • 18. John HALL
  • 19. Dave MICKLETHWAITE
  • 20. Will AFFLECK
  • 21.
  • 22.

Officials

  • Referee: Mr Daniel COLLINS
  • AR1: Mr Ian PENGELLY
  • AR2: Mr Grant MOSSFORD

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

Pez's Ponderings

Steven PERRY

Welcome all,

Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who helped look after Hilts. It was great to see the big man on the physio bed on Tuesday, I wish him a speedy recovery. 

5 games to go...all still to play for.

I love to see amazing skill and flair but Bob Knight sums it up well: Victory favors the team with the fewest errors. It is not the great plays that win games – it is the bad plays that lose games. I believe that better players do the simple things well and make very few errors.

"Actions speak louder than words". I'd like the lads to recall their efforts at home against Barnes, 14 men for 65 minutes, the same character needs to be shown every time we take the field.

"What happened yesterday is history. What happens tomorrow is a mystery. What we do today makes a difference". – Nick Saban. Let's make a difference.

Thank you for your continued amazing support. Looking forward to hearing the noise

#BarumSpirit. 

 
 

 

 

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 15's collage

  

Core Values (standard image) 

 

Barnstaple U15's in the Devon CUP FINAL 

Barnstaple Under 15's have made the Devon Cup final for the 1st time in 3 years, They will take on Ivybridge on Sunday 23rd April 3pm KO, HERE at pottington Road, after Exeter Youth have played Topsham in the Plate Final 1pm KO

 

25th Mar 2017

 
 
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