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Once again the league will operate on the Conference system adopted in earlier seasons.

Top 4
2nd March
Chipping Norton v Abingdon
Phoenix v Berkshire Shire Hall

9th March
Abingdon v Phoenix
Berkshire Shire Hall v Chipping Norton

23rd March
Abingdon v Berkshire Shire Hall
Chipping Norton v Phoenix

Bottom 4
2nd March
Faringdon v Aldermaston
Winslow v Harwell

9th March
Aldermaston v Winslow
Harwell v Faringdon

23rd March
Aldermaston v Harwell
Faringdon v Winslow

Additional match cards have been sent to each club.

21 Feb 19

Postponed Games - 09 Feb 19

LeagueHomevAwayNew Date
BBO2Thatcham IIvAylesbury II23-Feb-19
BBO4SBracknell IVvThatcham III23-Feb-19
BBOCChipping NortonvHarwell16-Feb-19
BBOCPhoenixvBerkshire Shire Hall16-Feb-19
BBOPCheshamvGosford All Blacks16-Mar-19
CO1Camborne S o MvLankelly-Fowey16-Mar-19
DW1SBridportvDorset Dockers16-Mar-19
DW1SWimborne IIvSalisbury II16-Mar-19
GL2SBreamvSt Brendans Old Boys23-Feb-19
SO1Wellington IIvOld Sulians30-Mar-19
SO2NBristol Barbarians IIvHornets III23-Feb-19
SO2STaunton IIIvYeovil II23-Feb-19
SO2SWiveliscombe IIvSomerton23-Feb-19
SO3SMidsomer Norton IIIvCheddar Valley II23-Feb-19
WCNClevedonvAvonmouth Old Boys23-Feb-19

Postponed Games - 02 Feb 19

LeagueHomevAwayNew Date
BBO2Bracknell IIIvGrove II16-Mar-19
BBO4NDidcot IIvOxford II16-Mar-19
CDLannervTorquay Athletic23-Feb-19
CO1Camborne S o MvNewquay Hornets09-Mar-19
DV1Exeter AthleticvTamar Saracens23-Feb-19
DW1SBridportvSalisbury II23-Feb-19
DW2NWestburyvMelksham II23-Feb-19
DW2SOakmeadians IIvLytchett Minister16-Mar-19
SCNHigh WycombevMarlow20-Apr-19
SO1Bridgwater & Albion IIvStothert & Pitt23-Feb-19
SO1Cheddar ValleyvOld Sulians16-Mar-19
SO1Wellington IIvCrewkerne16-Mar-19
SO2SMartockvMinehead Barbarians II23-Feb-19
* Three games have yet to be re-arranged pending investigations by the League Secretary

Postponed Games - 05 Jan 19

LeagueHomevAwayNew Date
SO2SMartockvMinehead Barbarians II02-Feb 19
DW2NWestburyvMelksham II02-Feb-19
DW3NAmesburyvBath Saracens12-Jan-19

Postponed Games - 22 Dec 18

LeagueHomevAwayNew Date
WCNBarton HillvOld Richians02-Feb-19
BBO4SHungerford IIvBracknell IV12-Jan-19

Postponed Games - 15 Dec 18

LeagueHomevAwayNew Date
BBO2Bracknell IIIvBicester II23-Feb-19
BBOCChipping NortonvAldermaston02-Feb-19
CDTorquay AthleticvHoniton22-Dec-18
CO1Camborne S o MvNewquay Hornets02-Feb-19
DV1Exeter AthleticvTamar Saracens02-Feb-19
DV1Exeter SaracensvOld Technicians23-Feb-19
DW1SBridportvSalisbury II02-Feb-19
DW1SWimborne IIvOakmeadians23-Feb-19
DW2SLytchett MinstervEast Dorset23-Feb-19
DW2SOakmeadians IIvWimborne III23-Feb-19
DW3NWarminster IIvCombe Down II12-Jan-19
DW3SEllingham & Ringwood lllvSwanage & Wareham III12-Jan-19
DW3SLytchett Minster IIvPoole12-Jan-19
SO1Bridgwater & Albion IIvStothert & Pitt02-Feb-19
SO1Wellington IIvCrewkerne02-Feb-19
SO2NGordano IIvWells II02-Feb-19
SWPNewton AbbotvBrixham22-Dec-18

Postpooned Games - 01 Dec 18

LeagueHomevAwayNew Date
DV1Exeter SaracensvNorth Tawton02-Feb-19
BBO2Bracknell IIIvGrove II02-Feb-19
DW2SOakmeadians IIvLytchett Minster02-Feb-19
DW3SOakmeadians IIIvBournemouth IV08-Dec-18
SCNHigh WycombevMarlow02-Feb-19
DW1SWimborne IIvBlandford02-Feb-19

Pitch conditions - September 2018

Although there has been rainfall in recent weeks in many areas there are still some pitches which are suffering because of the prolonged hot spell. Indeed in some areas where there has been rain it has been the wrong sort! A deluge over a few hours is largely wasted of course because most of it just runs off rather than sinking into the soil.

After consultation within the division and taking advice from the RFU, the South West plans to adopt its usual practice for match postponements as it would for any other weather event.

If a pitch is thought to be unfit it must be inspected by a qualified referee. This is important, it protects the home club from any accusations that the game could have been played.

Efforts must be made to stage the game on either an alterative pitch, including an RFU approved AGP surface, or the venue switched to the away team - with a consequent change to the reverse fixture later in the season.

The key is communication. Keep in touch with your opponents, your league secretary (see details under Contact Us) and the Admin Office. If the fixture is to be reversed you must let the Admin Office know before kick off. If there is no alterative and the game has to be postponed you must let your league secretary and the Admin Office know by 3.30pm on the Saturday. The match will be re-arranged for the next available weekend as defined in the regulations.


25 Aug 18

Electronic Match Cards

For 2018-19 the RFU are extending electronic match cards (EMC) to level 8 in the men’s game. The level of detail required will mirror that of level 5 and 6 in the mens game i.e. team line-ups and confirmation of result. The following link will take you to the EMC section of the England Rugby website. Here you will find a range of support material for the desktop and mobile versions of EMC, including:

- Written step by step ‘how-to’ guides

- Video guides (if you view them on full screen they may appear slightly blurry. We are working to fix this ASAP, but for now it is advisable to view in the screen size that opens when you click on the link)

- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

- ‘How to get help’ document We have set up dummy fixtures on Desktop version of EMC for you to run through in preparation for the season.

Once logged into GMS click on the ‘Match Card’ tab to access EMC. To locate the dummy fixtures please follow these instructions:

1. Search for ‘EMC Inter Division Leagues’ in the ‘Competition’ drop down box.

2. Then click on the ‘Group’ drop down box and select your region. This will then present fixtures for your region (Southwest) **If you would like a comparable example on the Mobile version of EMC, login to mobile EMC through the link above and choose your first XV team. Select the appropriate fixture to complete. Note - this may appear in the ‘past’ tab if the dummy fixture was scheduled for a date in the past. You will be able to complete the EMC for the dummy games until the 28th August at which time we will delete the data ready for the start of the league season.

To access EMC you must have the correct permissions on GMS. It is your club's responsibility to ensure the appropriate people have the correct permissions to access EMC.

Two people within a club can do this:

1. Honorary Secretary

2. Data Officer

A final note to mention is for the curious amongst you who may have searched for ‘EMC’ on Google you will find YouTube videos that were posted last year. They will still provide useful tips as a guide but they do not present the most up to date version of EMC, again, please be aware of this.

12 Aug 18


2018 Pre-season sendout

All first teams have been sent a list of the registered players which should arrive in the next few days.

In addition clubs at level nine and below have been sent match cards. (Those at level eight and above will be using electronic match cards)

The newsletters which accompanied the sendouts are available on the newsletter section of this website.

12 Aug 18