Barnstaple RFC
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26th Nov 2016
London Irish WG
London Irish Wild Geese
 
 
Todays match sponsors
  • Hatchmoor
  • Barricane Solutions

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
27th November 2016 Junior Rugby 11am ko
3rd December 2016 Buccs V South Molton 2pm ko
4th December 2016 Junior Rugby 11am ko
10th December 2016 1st V Henley 2pm ko
11th December 2016 Junior Rugby 11am KO

Welcome to Pottington Road

2016-10-29-19.jpgGood afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome to another National 2 South showdown which see's The Chiefs play host to some old friends the London Irish Wild Geese who we haven't seen here at Pottington Road since October 2012. We extend a warm North Devon welcome to their players, coaches, committee members and any supporters who have made the long trip done and hope you have an enjoyable day here today.

We would also ike to thank our sponsors for today's game Hatchmoor ??? and Barricane Solutions. 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.

Well what a great win that was a fortnight ago when we squared up to Taunton, It was great to see how far we have come in such a short time in this league and how well the players have responded. Last week saw a very lengthy 300 mile 6 hour trip to Suffolk to play Bury St. Edmunds. A nip and tuck game saw Barnstaple leading after 20 minutes with a Jake Murphy try 10-5. 2 quick tries saw the home side take back the lead. Barnstaple then came with 2 points before Bury extended their lead again but The Chiefs have got new spirit now and were not going to lie down and with Isaac Hydleman scoring his first try for the Chiefs they cut the deficit to just 3 points. A yellow for Matt Gohl and a penalty score finished the game and Barnstaple had earned themselves a losing bonus point their first away from home to celebrate another 6 hour trip home.

With Exmouth losing to Old Elthamians this means we are 3 points ahead at this point but also we are now just 4 points away from both Henley and today's opponents London Irish. The last time both teams meet here at pottington road was 4 years ago when London Irish stormed National 3 losing only one game all season. That time the won 17-33 and had to really work hard for their victory. This season although earning wins against Canterbury, Barnes and Exmouth are presently on a 4 game losing streak and will no doubt be coming here today with all the fire power they can muster to halt that slide.

Which all points to a fascinating encounter and some great rugby to follow as the two teams line up today, good luck to both and we all hope for a real classic. And we need that Barum roar today folks it has been magnificent this season rewarded of late with some excellent rugby so keep it up and guide the boys home to another national 2 win you can refresher your vocal chords 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

DECEMBER

Sunday 11th ­- Children's Christmas Party
5pm to 8pm, £5 entry - Why not come and join us for a Christams drink, while the children can dance away to the disco in wait of Father Christmas himself, who will be deliverying presents to all of the children.

Saturday 17th ­ - Christmas Lunch
Its time for Christmas dinner for more information please speak to Sandra or Lesley, The wonderful ladies in the kitchen.

Saturday 31st - Family New Year’s Eve Party!
Starts at 7.30pm. Entry £5 for adults, £2 for children, Dance the night away with famik friends and Stangers as you will all see in 2017 together. 

 

More events to come for 2017

 

If you are looking for a venue for a party or just a get together with friend please speak to Jaqui behind the bar about hiring the Rugby Club 

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
Oliver MASON
5. Oli MASON
Bryn JENKINS
6. Bryn JENKINS
Nathaniel BAYET
8. Nathaniel BAYET
Jordan  PETHERBRIDGE
9. Jordan PETHERBRIDGE
Jordan  PETHERBRIDGE
10. Jordan PETHERBRIDGE
Ryan CARTER
12. Ryan CARTER
Jake Murphy
13. Jake MURPHY
Will TOPPS
14. Will TOPPS
Will TOPPS
15. Will TOPPS

Replacements

  • Brad DREW (16)
    Whites Haulage
  • Ashlee CROUCH (17)
    LMC Management
  • Matt GOHL (18)
    MG Tree Care
  • Matt GOHL (19)
    MG Tree Care
  • Luke BERRY (20)
    Tarka School of Gymnastics
Rob Dugard
3. Rob DUGARD
Winton JAMES
7. Winston JAMES
Winton JAMES
11. Winston JAMES

London Irish Wild Geese

  • 1. George MORRIS
  • 2. Mike BUNN
  • 3. Eddie FRAHER
  • 4. Andy EVANS
  • 5. Scott MOORE
  • 6. Harry ROWLAND
  • 7. Jack COOKE
  • 8. Ciaran O'DUFFY
  • 9. Dan Grant ADAMSON
  • 10. Gavin DUNNE
  • 11. Gearge OWEN
  • 12. Sean CUNNINGHAM
  • 13. Ben KITCHEN
  • 14. Tom RICHARDS
  • 15. Matt KILLEEN

Replacements

  • 16. Kerry O'SULLIVAN
  • 17. Billy FOWLER
  • 18. Darren LIVETT
  • 19. Tyler BUSH
  • 20. Andy JONES
  • 21.
  • 22.

Officials

  • Referee: Mr Anthony WOODTHORPE
  • AR1: Mr Andy BICKLE
  • AR2: Mr Andrew COLES OBE

Club News

Boxing Day Festivities

Chiefs away to Bideford Kick off 2.30pm

Development XV and Buccs at home to Bideford starting at 11am

Under 16's away to Bideford Kick off 11.30am

 

100 Club Draw Winners

The first lucky winners of the 100 Club Draw this season are:-

Sept. £25 - Nos 39 Kim Turner, £10 - Nos 61 Paul Bartlett

Oct.  £25 - Nos 182 Tony Richards, £10 - Nos 58 John Knill

If you would like to take part please see Trevor Shaddick

Thanks for your support

 

Pez's Ponderings

Last week was one of our longest away journeys to Bury St Edmunds, 302 miles from Barnstaple. The away games are great to get to know your team mates, as even though we train twice a week, there is hardly any time to chat.

Topper put on a quiz...he did get a little unusual abuse, especially with his North Devon round! Luckily I teamed up with Oldies (Pat and Gary) and comfortably won. Rooming was also a highlight as Hilts was drawn with Starks, something smelt fishy, luckily they arrived at Breakfast, Starks unscathed!  Another noticeable observation is the young pups are very sociable.....with anyone on their phone, not sat next to them. A new fine system or etiquette must be created to deal with this new issue! 

Before the game, we stop at the supermarket to pick up supplements for pre and post game, slightly messing with Mr Jenkins match prep, however he is coming to terms with the Barum way. Verity also managed to find the ground, without going the scenic route via a low bridge, however her tone of voice was calm as ever when questioned about eta! 

Arriving home at 1:30am on Sunday having left at 6:20pm on the Friday, shows the commitment that all the lads have, however the banter and stories created make it all worth while. 

Looking forward to being back at Pottington Road and feeling the Barum Spirit, thank you for your continued support.

 

Spoil yourself this Christmas

BRFC BadgeTHE PERFECT XMAS PRESENT!

Courtesy of Tim Hickman at Wright Commercial, we now have club badges available to all. These are quality, hard enamel lapel badges and are available from Jacqui behind the bar. This is the first time in many years that Barnstaple RFC badges have been available and ALL proceeds go to the club. Make someone very happy this Christmas and support the mighty Barum at the same time!                                            

Colts

The colts have finally finished the 1st phase of the Devon Colts Merit Table.  Won 8, Lost 1, Points scored 177 with only 79 points scored against them.

Exeter Sars   10 V 36 Barnstaple          Sidmouth     AWO      Barnstaple     Exmouth 7 V 15 Barnstaple  Barnstaple 14    V   10 Crediton     Okehampton 5 V 17 Barnstaple        Barnstaple 43 V 5 South Molton  Barnstaple 10 V 27 Topsham      Cullompton 10 V 20 Barnstaple         Barnstaple 15 V 5 Exeter Youth This will take them into the Cup section of the competition  where they will play 5 other clubs home and away, with the top 2 sides going into the final to be played at Sandy Park at the end of the season and hopefully retain the cup for the 3rd year running

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Juniors 

Barnstaple Rugby Football Club – Junior Section is made up of youngsters aged from 6 to 16 who turn up, regardless of weather, every Sunday Morning through the winter at Barnstaple Rugby Club to improve their Rugby skills as well as their fitness.  Their enthusiasm, and the strength of their youth, means that their equipment has been used ‘enthusiastically’ and needs replacing.  Barnstaple Freemasons have already presented the club with £400 but the importance of ensuring that young people should be encouraged in their sport was recognised by Freemasons all over Devon and they united to support North Devon by providing a donation of an additional £1,000 for this thriving group.

In the photograph, Richard Harris, the Charity Steward of the Lodge of Good Intention in Barnstaple and Alan Cockman, Lodge Mentor, responsible for opening Freemasonry to the general public, are seen presenting a cheque to Russ Copsey, Chairman of the Junior Section and Quita Chugg and the U9's.

Freemasons donation to junior rugby 2016

 

26th Nov 2016

 
 
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