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South West and Tribute launch Team of the Month

The South West Leagues in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset have teamed up with St Austell Brewery to launch a Team of the Month award.

Each month a local panel of judges will decide on the most deserving rugby union team in each of the three counties and they will receive a case of Tribute Ale.

Mike Gee, the South West Leagues’ Co-ordinating Secretary, said: “We are delighted to have closer ties with St Austell Brewery, who have been very supportive of us over the years. The awards will not necessarily go to the teams winning the most games, we will also look at teams who have battled against the odds to succeed or pulled off a giant-killing result – so there is all to play for”.

St Austell, through its Tribute brand, has backed rugby in the three counties for a decade. Marc Bishop, the brewery’s Trade Marketing Manager, said: “Tribute is delighted to be increasing our involvement with Rugby Union in the South West leagues. We are pleased to be recognising the effort clubs put in week in, week out on the pitch.”

The first awards, for February, will announced in early March.

14th February 2017

Postponed Games - 11 Feb 17

LeagueHome TeamvAway TeamNew Date
WCNOld BristoliansvStroud25-Feb-17
GPChipping SodburyvBarts Rugby18-Mar-17
GL1SouthmeadvSpartans18-Mar-17
GL2PainswickvSmiths Rugby25-Feb-17
SO2NBristol Barbarians IIvMidsomer Norton II25-Feb-17

Registration Transfer Deadline

It is a common misunderstanding that there is a last date for registrations. They can be made everyday of the year.

There is however a transfer deadline which affects the eligible date of some players when moving from other clubs or from abroad.

This year it is Friday 24th February 2017, therefore all registration paperwork must be received by the following dates:

• Friday 17th February for standard 7-day

• 12 noon Friday 24th February for expedited

This means that all registration papers are present and correct by those times as any incomplete applications may result in the player missing the Transfer Deadline.

Remember the player has to complete his waiting period before the deadline to be eligible this season.

Check the regulations for who is affected by the deadline – but in essence it is any player who is or has been registered with a club this season or is an overseas player.

If registering on line you MUST have a completed and signed registration form from the player before entering him on GMS.

Postponed Games - 03/04 Feb 17

LeagueHome TeamvAway TeamNew Date
SW1EOld CentraliansvWindsor25-Feb-17
SW1WChardvWeston-super-Mare25-Feb-17
CDTamar SaracensvFalmouth25-Feb-17
DV1IlfracombevTotnes25-Feb-17
DV2St Columba & TorpointvDartmouth25-Feb-17
GPCheltenham NorthvBarts Rugby25-Feb-17
GPFrampton CotterellvLonglevens25-Feb-17
GL1Bredon StarvAshley Down Old Boys25-Feb-17
GL1Old CryptiansvSouthmead25-Feb-17
SPSt Bernadettes Old BoysvStothert & Pitt25-Feb-17
SPWeston-s-Mare IIvNailsea & Backwell25-Feb-17
SPWinscombevTor18-Mar-17
SPWiveliscombevBridgwater & Albion II25-Feb-17
SO1Old Bristolians IIvYatton II18-Mar-17
SO1Wellington IIvChew Valley II25-Feb-17
SO2NChew Valley IIIvOld Culverhaysians25-Feb-17
SO2SChard IIvNorth Petherton II25-Feb-17
SO2SWiveliscombe IIvBridgwater & Albion III18-Mar-17
SO3NOld Bristolians IIIvImperial II25-Feb-17
BBO2Redingensians IVvMarlow II25-Feb-17
DW2SEllingham & Ringwood IIvDinton25-Feb-17

Postponed Games - 20/21 January 2017

LeagueHome TeamvAway TeamNew Date
BBO1Amersham & Chiltern IIvChinnor III04-Feb-17
BBO1Maidenhead IIvAylesbury II04-Feb-17
BBO1Reading IIvBracknell II04-Feb-17
BBO1Windsor IIvReading Abbey II04-Feb-17
BBO2Redingensians IVvMarlow II04-Feb-17
BBO3Grove IIvBicester II04-Feb-17
BBO3Maidenhead IIIvBracknell III11-Mar-17
BBO3Tadley IIvReading III04-Feb-17
BBO4SThatcham IIIvPhoenix II04-Feb-17
BBOPCheshamvAbingdon04-Feb-17
BBOPDidcotvSlough18-Mar-17
BBOPDriftersvRisborough04-Feb-17
BBOPSwindon College Old BoysvTadley25-Feb-17
DW1NFrome IIvMinety04-Feb-17
DW1NMelkshamvDevizes II04-Feb-17
DW1NRoyal Wootton Bassett IIvSupermarine04-Feb-17
DW1NWarminstervBradford on Avon04-Feb-17
DW1SBournemouth IIIvWeymouth & Portland04-Feb-17
DW1SDorchestervLytchett Minster04-Feb-17
DW1SOakmeadiansvNorth Dorset II04-Feb-17
DW1SWimborne IIvEast Dorset04-Feb-17
DW2NBath SaracensvMelksham II04-Feb-17
DW2NCalnevAvonvale04-Feb-17
DW2NWestburyvSutton Benger04-Feb-17
DW2SNorth Dorset IIIvSalisbury III04-Feb-17
DW2SWheatsheaf Cabin CrewvDorchester II04-Feb-17
DW3NBradford-on-Avon IIvMinety II04-Feb-17
DW3NDevizes IIIvMelksham III04-Feb-17
DW3NSwindon IIIvCorsham II04-Feb-17
DW3SFordingbridge IIvSwanage & W III04-Feb-17

Postponed Games - 14 Jan 17

LeagueHome TeamvAway TeamNew Date
DV1IlfracombevTotnes04-Feb-17
DV2St Columba & TorpointvDartmouth04-Feb-17
BBOPRisboroughvDidcot25-Feb-17
BBO2Redingensians IVvMarlow II21-Jan-17
BBO3Bracknell IIIvBuckingham III04-Feb-17
DW2SDorset Dockers IIvPuddletown04-Feb-17
DW3SEllingham & Ringwood IIIvDinton04-Feb-17

Cornwall 1 & 2

The fixtures for the second half of the season on Cornwall 1 & 2 have been published.

Details and match result cards have been sent to all clubs today.

Fixtures can also be found here:

Cornwall 1: http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/south-west-division/2016-2017/group/21198#/fixtures

Cornwall 2: http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/south-west-division/2016-2017/group/21213#/fixtures

28 Dec 16

Pre-Season Mailout

Result cards, and where appropriate, a list of registered players have been sent to all 418 teams in the South West.

They should arrive in the next few days. We have tried to incorporate all address changes up to Friday 29th July.

Any team who has not received them by Friday 12th August should contact the Admin Office for confirmation of where they were sent - PLEASE do not leave it until the eve of your first match.

 

03 Aug 16

2016-17 Fixtures

The fixtures for 2016-17 have been transferred to the Results & Fixtures section on englandrugby.com.

We have been processing requests for fixture changes and these are now appearing there.  In some cases we are still awaiting confirmation from one of the teams before we can forward the request for approval.

01 Jul 16

Bromsgrove to play in the South West

At an RFU hearing in Tewkesbury last night it was ruled that Bromsgrove will be level transferred to the South West.

They will play in National 3 South West and the provisional fixture list issued last month is now confirmed.

30 Jun 16

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