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Keep warm...and keep in touch!

The South West is facing the very real possibility that large parts of the league programme will be lost this weekend due to the weather.

While we are obviously keen that any matches which can go ahead do so, we need to be realistic.   Please keep in touch with your opponents and organise pitch inspections sufficiently early to avoid unnecessary travel for both teams and supporters.

Remember the guidelines regarding coping with bad weather.

If your game is called off PLEASE remember to let the Results Office know as soon as possible - don't assume they will know it is off as conditions can and do vary across the area.

You can text your postponment to 07797 800 102 or by telephone to 01822 678 007.

We will aim to have details of the re-arranged dates for postponed games on this website and the fixture section of englandrugby.com over the weekend but many games will be on either 17th March or Easter Saturday 31st March (except where clubs (in the smaller leagues) have applied eight weeks in advance for a free weekend).

01 Mar 18

Carrying over of points

Clubs are reminded that the South West reserves the right to carry over points deductions to next season for offences carried out after the transfer deadline.

For all matches played on or after 3rd March 2018 points will be carried over at level eight and above where their implementation this season, in the view of the League Secretary, would have no effect on promotion or relegation.

At level nine and below the timing of such deductions will be at the discretion of the League Secretary.

 

25 Feb 18

January Tribute Team of the Month Awards

The efforts of three more clubs have been recognised in the January Tribute Team of the Month awards.

Four bonus point wins out of four saw Weston-super-Mare IIIs move up the Tribute Somerset Two North Table.  The impressive run saw them move from midtable to third place.

In Tribute Devon 1 Dartmouth carved out three wins out of three including a narrow 17-13 success over promotion chasing Topsham.

Saltash's 39-10 win over Plymstock Albion Oaks extended their winning run to eight games in the Tribute Cornwall/Devon league.

All three clubs have been rewarded with a tray of Tribute Ale cans.

 

25 Feb 18

Postponed Games - 24 Feb 18

LeagueHome TeamvAway TeamNew Date
CDSaltashvWessex28-Apr-18
CDTavistockvSaltash31-Mar-18
DV1TopshamvSouth Molton10-Mar-18
DW1NMinetyvBradford on Avon17-Mar-18
DW2SOakmeadians IIvPuddletown17-Mar-18
DW3NMinety IIvMelksham III17-Mar-18
GL1Old ColstoniansvWidden Old Boys17-Mar-18

Wadworth launch team of the Month competition

The three year sponsorship deal between the South West and Wadworth has been formally signed at the brewer's Devizes headquarters.

Under the agreement the brewey, which is over 140 years old, has given its name to the county leagues in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset & Wilts, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire as well as South West 1 East and Southern Counties North and South.  Clubs have also received a cash award each and the five Constituent Bodies (CBs) have received payments too.

Today (1st February) the South West, in conjuction with Wadworth, is launching a team of the month award for those taking part in the sponsored leagues.  Each month during the season there will be five winners, one from each CB, who will receive a supply of Wadworth Ale as a prize.  The awards will be decided locally and go to a club who, in the judges' opinion, has had a noteworthy month.  That may be by winning all their games, or bouncing back from a heavy defeat or just pure perservance in the fact of adversity.  The inaugural awards will be announced at the end of this month.

 

Jonathan Thomas of Wadworth (right) signing the agreement with Shane Aldridge of the SW Competitions Committee

​01 Feb 18

December Tribute Team of the Month winners

Chew Valley, Buckfastleigh Ramblers and St Austell are the December 2017 Tribute Team of the Month winners.

Somerset's Chew Valley took the county's award after holding onto third place in Tribute Western Counties North.  They recorded wins over Old Richians and Wells.

Buckfastleigh ended the month in second place in Tribute Devon Two with a narrow success (6-5) over OPMs and more emphatic successes over Plympton Victoria and Salcombe to extend their perfect start to the season to six games.

In Cornwall St Austell also claimed second place at the end of the month in Tribute Western Counties West.  They had three out of three with wins over Paignton, Kingsbridge and Wadebridge Camels.

All three clubs have been presented with a tray of Tribute Ale to mark their success

Mike Gee and Denis Preece of the SW Organising Committee present St Austell with their team of the month award

31 Jan 18

 

Postponed Games - 27 Jan 18

LeagueHome TeamvAway TeamNew Date
BBOPHungerfordvLittlemore10-Feb-18
CDLannervHoniton17-Mar-18
CDPirates AmateursvBude17-Mar-18
CDPlymouth ArgaumvWessex31-Mar-18
CDPlymstock Albion OaksvWellington17-Mar-18
CDSaltashvTorrington17-Mar-18
CDTavistockvWithycombe17-Mar-18
CO1Camborne S o MvLiskeard-Looe21-Apr-18
DV1Tamar SaracensvTopsham03-Feb-18
DV2St Columba & TorpointvDevonport HSOB10-Mar-18
DW1NCombe DownvPewsey Vale24-Feb-18
DW1SWimborne IIvSalisbury II10-Feb-18
DW2NCombe Down IIvCalne10-Feb-18
DW3NCorsham IIvBath Saracens10-Feb-18
DW3SWimborne IIIvSalisbury IV24-Feb-18
GL1BrockworthvBredon Star10-Feb-18
GL1Old ColstoniansvWidden Old Boys24-Feb-18
GL2Cheltenham Civil ServicevMinchinhampton10-Feb-18
GPFrampton CotterellvSt Marys OB10-Feb-18
SO2NChew Valley IIIvHornets III24-Feb-18
SO2SChard IIvSomerton17-Mar-18
SO2SWiveliscombe IIvBridgwater & Albion III24-Feb-18
SO3SMidsomer Norton IIIvYatton III24-Feb-18
SO3SWyvern IIvChard III24-Feb-18
SPAvonvStothert & Pitt10-Feb-18
SW1EOld CentraliansvBanbury10-Feb-18
SW1WCullomptonvClevedon24-Feb-18
SW1WKeynshamvTeignmouth24-Feb-18
SWPExmouthvNewton Abbot24-Feb-18
SWPIvybridgevMaidenhead10-Feb-18
WCNMidsomer NortonvCheltenham24-Feb-18

SW Cups

The draw has been made for the opening round of the SW section of the three RFU Knockout Cup competitions. Details can be found on the Cups page.

The games will be played on the 10th February 2018.

The draw for the next round will be announced on Sunday 11th February.

23 Dec 17

Cornwall 1 & 2

Following the completion of the first phase of the Cornwall Leagues, the competition has now been split with the top eight sides forming Cornwall One and the rest in Cornwall Two.

The fixtures, which start on January 6th, have been sent to all clubs along with match result cards.

Cornwall One fixtures

Cornwall Two fixtures

20 Dec 18

November Tribute Team of the Month winners

Three wins out of three secured the November Tribute Team of the Month award in Cornwall for St Ives.  They ended the month two points clear at the top of Tribute Western Counties West.

Pic: Courtesy of St Ives Times & Echo

In Somerset Gordano extended their unbeaten run to seven games with three more successes in November.  Their run took them to within three points of the Tribute Somerset Premier division leaders Wiveliscombe - who lifted the award in September.

Sidmouth fought out two closely contested home wins to help them to the award for Devon. A 25-24 success over Chard was followed by a 26-24 win over Devonport Services.  They also recorded a 15-5 win away to fellow relegation battlers Crediton.

All three clubs have been presented with Tribute Ale to celebrate their success.

12 Dec 17

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