Barnstaple RFC
08th Apr 2017
Todays match sponsors
  • Wright Commercial
  • Torch Vets

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 9th April 2017 Junior Rugby 11am
Thursday 13th April 2017 Colts / U16's V Union County, USA 530pm KO
Saturday 15th April 2017 U15's V Berry Hill 12 noon KO
Saturday 15th April 2017 Development XV V Okehampton 230pm KO
Saturday 22nd April 2017 Development XV V Paignton 230pm KO

Welcome to Pottington Road

20170401_12.jpgGood afternoon ladies and gents and welcome to Barnstaple Chiefs final home game of the National 2 south 2016/17 season and what a treat we have in store to close it out as we welcome today’s opponents from Gloucester, Cinderford who have had a fantastic season themselves and look like remaining in 6th place by the end of it, if current form is anything to go by. Amongst their scalps this season have been away wins at title favourites Bishops Stortford and Taunton and show what a good side they can be. We extend a warm welcome to their players, coaches, committee member and any supporters who have made their way too Pottington Road and hope you have an enjoyable day today

We would like to thank are sponsors for today Wright Commercial and Torch Vets whose never ending support and commitment to Barnstaple Rugby is as unwavering as ever and has helped massively in helping us to reach the level of rugby we enjoy today.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the players and coaches for what has been an incredible season for Barnstaple, it has been an entertaining, exhilarating and at times a tough season to witness, from the early nerves and heavy defeats to some great wins and a realisation that we can play at this level. Personal favourites for me was our first win here at Pottington road against Clifton in October, then beating title challengers Taunton and so close to doing the double over them last month. Of course beating Exmouth is always good especially with an outstanding try in the last minutes. But what I have really enjoyed this season is, win or lose, the high quality of rugby we have witnessed and how The Barnstaple Chiefs have grown and matured this season. Which was evidenced more last week as the Chiefs claimed another first with the vital away win at Wild Geese last Saturday which has given them ever chance of staying up this season.

Finally we would like to thank our army of volunteers whose dedication and unseen work lays the foundations for such a successful season. So much has to happen to make Saturday afternoon a success, maintenance of the grounds and buildings, stocking of the bar, kit washing. All the volunteer coaches and trainers who organise hundreds of juniors every Sunday morning, The gateman dedicated to ensuring that everyone coming here today is greeted with a friendly smile and Tony Wasley's team of grounds men who work tirelessly to give us such a magnificent playing surface week after week. These and many more work tirelessly for just the love of rugby and The chiefs to make Saturday afternoons a joy.  Last but not least the biggest thanks goes to our incredible supporters who have been amazing and have often lifted the team towards the end of the game with the mighty Barum Spirit in full voice to help give the lads that final ounce of energy and determination to win this season.  Good luck to both teams today and lets have an memorable home finale.


end of season dinner 2017


Barnstaple RFC CLUB Dinner and Awards Night

Barnstaple's Club Dinner will be held at Barnstaple hotel on Saturday 13th May. this is open to everyone and a time to celebrate the achivements of all the senior sides, Tickets are £29.00 per person which includes a 3 course meal with coffee, live band and the awards.

If you are interested in coming please speak to Verity or Mike Cannon TODAY or phone Verity on 07812858218 or Email 

Upcoming Events

23rd April 2017

Under 15's Cup Final

Barnstaple V Ivybridge - 3pm KO   -   Exeter Youth V Topsham 1pm KO  -                                                    At Barnstaple Rugby Club -  £3.00 entry 

Devon Colts Cup FInal 

Barnstaple V Ivybridge 3pm KO - Plus the Shiled and Plate finals - Starting at 11am                                   At Sandy Park - £5.00 entry

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 3PM.

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 /

Todays team

Rob Dugard
2. James STARKEY
Oliver MASON
4. Oli MASON
Matt Hague
6. Matt HAGUE
Nathaniel BAYET
8. Nathaniel BAYET
12. Ryan CARTER
Jake Murphy
13. Jake MURPHY
Linford BROCK
14. Linford BROCK
15. Will TOPPS


  • Brad DREW (16)
    Whites Haulage
  • Ashlee CROUCH (17)
    LMC Management
  • Luke BERRY (18)
    Tarka School of Gymnastics
  • Danny SOUTHWORTH (19)
    Phillip Sherborne Gas Services
  • James BATH (20)
    Slee and Blackwell Solicitors
3. Mark BERRY
Winton JAMES
7. Winston JAMES
Winton JAMES
11. Winston JAMES


  • 1. George PORTER
  • 2. Will HALY
  • 3. James TIDESWELL
  • 4. Dale LEMON
  • 5. Ed KING
  • 6. Aaron RYAN
  • 7. Marcus BROWN
  • 8. Will KEENAN
  • 9. Jimmy WILLIAMS
  • 10. James MOFFAT
  • 11. Eamonn REES
  • 12. Sam GOATLEY
  • 13. Reuben HINDS
  • 14. Harrison YORKE
  • 15. Danny TRIGG


  • 16. Joe SMART
  • 17. Tom BOZZARD
  • 18. Matt LANE
  • 19. Daniel BROADY
  • 20. Alex FRAME
  • 21.
  • 22.


  • Referee: Mr Shane LEWIS
  • AR1: Mr Andy BICKLE

Club News

Ready to Volunteer

As the season nears it's end its time to start preparing for the next. There are lots to do with grounds and buildings maintenance, and a whole host of jobs to be completed throughout the summer months so if you have some spare time on your hands, fancy a day in the sun and would like to help out and enjoy yourself with our friendly bunch of volunteers to get the Barnstaple Rugby Club ready for 2017/18 contact either Tony Wasley or Stuart Chugg for more details.

Pez's Ponderings

Welcome all, firstly I'd like to say a big thank you for your continued support. Match days at Pottington Road are special, the Barum Spirit lifts the lads performance and this is reflected by our home form. The Committee and volunteers at the club have done a fantastic job, enabling a smooth transition from Nat 3 to 2, as well as continually improving and maintaining the club. Many hands make light work, and if you have an interest in helping out the club, volunteers and sponsors are always welcome. 

This season has been an adventure, before we started only 5 of the whole squad had played National 2 rugby or above, this is reflected by our continued improvement during the season. The most pleasing thing has definitely been the squads morale, the start of the season may have broken lesser men, however the boys have cracked on, enjoyed each other's company, trained real hard and adapted tremendously. I thank them for their efforts.

Today I'd like the boys to go out a play with smiles on dials, we are lucky to play on such a great surface, supported by wonderful fans. Performance will be the lads focus, the result will take care of itself. 

Mark Berry has decided it's finally time to hang up the boots on a full time bases, but I'm still tying to convince him that he will miss the banter and escape. I'll also keep him registered just in case he changes his mind. Mark continues to produce excellent performances, his tackle count and work ethic are always high and his scrummaging continues to be his signature. The club has been very lucky to have such a quality player and bloke choose to be a club stalwart and legend. I hope that Mark inspires Mini, Juniors and colts alike to wear the Barum shirt, as the club relies on the progression from youth to senior as today's match day squad shows with 11 out of the 20 progressing through the club. 

I hope our performance reflects your support, 




Lets Build The Wall

As many of you will know The Wall of Tiles is now on sale. 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

Thank you for your generous support and contributions.

“Together we’ve got this covered!”

Colts 2017 montage

Barnstaple COlTS in the Devon CUP FINAL for 3rd year running!!!!!

Barnstaple Colts have made the Devon Cup final for the 3rd time in 3 years, They will take on Ivybridge on Sunday 23rd April 3pm KO, At Sandy Park, the home of Exeter, they will also be hosting the Plate and Shield FInal. Enrty is £5 per person. 


08th Apr 2017

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