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Postponed Games - 06 Feb 16

LeagueHome TeamvAway TeamNew Date
BBO2Buckingham IIvHigh Wycombe II27-Feb-16
BBO4NBuckingham IIIvAbingdon II27-Feb-16
CDHaylevPlymouth Argaum26-Mar-16
CDNewquay HornetsvTavistock30-Apr-16
CDPirates AmateursvPaignton28-Mar-16
CO1Camborne S o MvSt Agnes13-Feb-16
DLTruro IIvSt Austell II12-Mar-16
DLWadebridge Camels IIvRedruth II20-Feb-16
DV1Old Plymothian & MannamedianvNorth Tawton12-Mar-16
DV1TotnesvSouth Molton26-Mar-16
DV2SalcombevPlympton Victoria27-Feb-16
DW1NCombe DownvRoyal Wootton Bassett II27-Feb-16
DW2NBath SaracensvCricklade12-Mar-16
DW2NBradford-on-Avon IIvWestbury27-Feb-16
DW3NWestbury IIvChippenham II27-Feb-16
GL1BrockworthvBredon Star26-Mar-16
GL1St Brendan's Old BoysvOld Richians27-Feb-16
GL2Bristol Aeroplane Co.vWestbury on Severn26-Mar-16
GL2Cotham ParkvRoss-on-Wye27-Feb-16
GL2KingswoodvSmiths Industries26-Mar-16
GL3TetburyvGloucester All Blues26-Mar-16
GPChipping SodburyvNorth Bristol09-Apr-16
GPFrampton CotterellvSt Marys Old Boys23-Apr-16
GPLonglevensvBristol Saracens12-Mar-16

Postponed Games - 30 Jan 16

LeagueHome TeamvAway TeamNew Date
BBO1Bracknell IIvAmersham & Chiltern II27-Feb-16
BBO3Bracknell IIIvGrove II06-Feb-16
BBO4NBuckingham IIIvAbingdon II06-Feb-16
CDNewquay HornetsvBude27-Feb-16
CDPaigntonvPlymstock Albion Oaks30-Apr-16
CDPirates AmateursvPlymouth Argaum30-Apr-16
CDTavistockvSt Ives12-Mar-16
DLNewquay Hornets IIvTruro II20-Feb-16
DV1Old Plymothian & MannamedianvNorth Tawton06-Feb-16
DV1TotnesvTamar Saracens12-Mar-16
DV2Plympton VictoriavDevonport HSOB12-Mar-16
DW1SEast DorsetvSalisbury II27-Feb-16
DW1SWarminstervWimborne II27-Feb-16
DW3SBournemouth IVvOakmeadians II27-Feb-16
DW3SLytchett Minster IIvSalisbury III06-Feb-16
DW3SNew Milton IIIvDorset Dockers II06-Feb-16
DW3SWimborne IIIvDinton27-Feb-16
GL1Bredon StarvGloucester Old Boys12-Mar-16
GL2Ashley Down Old BoysvBristol Aeroplanes27-Feb-16
GL3Gloucester All BluesvWotton12-Mar-16
GPChipping SodburyvBerry Hill27-Feb-16
N3SWLydneyvOld Centralians26-Mar-16
N3SWOld PatesiansvOld Redcliffians26-Mar-16
SCSDorset DockersvNorth Dorset27-Feb-16
SO1Wellington IIvChard II30-Apr-16
SO2SMinehead Barbarians IIvCheddar Valley28-Mar-16
SO2SWinscombe IIvTor II30-Apr-16

Postponed Games - 23 Jan 16

LeagueHome TeamvAway TeamNew Date
DLRedruth IIvTruro II13-Feb-16
DV2Devonport HSOBvTorrington27-Feb-16
DV2SalcombevPlympton Victoria06-Feb-16
GL1St Brendan's Old BoysvOld Richians06-Feb-16
GPCirencestervCheltenham Saracens12-Mar-16
GPSt Mary's Old Boys (SW)vBristol Saracens16-Apr-16
N3SWOld CentraliansvOld Redcliffians12-Mar-16
SO1Bristol BarbariansvCastle Cary26-Mar-16
SO1Clevedon IIvWyvern30-Apr-16
SO3SWells IIIvYatton III27-Feb-16
SO3SWyvern IIvChard III27-Feb-16
SPSt Bernadettes Old BoysvHornets II12-Mar-16

Postponed Games - 16 Jan 16

LeagueHome TeamvAway TeamNew Date
BBO2Buckingham IIvHigh Wycombe II06-Feb-16
BBO3Bracknell IIIvRedingensians IV27-Feb-16
CDNewquay HornetsvPirates Amateurs26-Mar-16
DV1St Columba & TorpointvTotnes27-Feb-16
DW3NSupermarine IIvWestbury II12-Mar-16
GL1Bredon StarvBishopston27-Feb-16
GL3Gloucester All BluesvNorton27-Feb-16
SCSDorset DockersvMarlborough06-Feb-16
SO1WyvernvChard II26-Mar-16
SO2NImperial IIvNailsea & Backwell II30-Apr-16
SO2SMinehead Barbarians IIvMartock30-Apr-16
SO3NMidsomer Norton IVvWhitehall II27-Feb-16
SO3SWyvern IIvWells III13-Feb-16
SPSt Bernadettes Old BoysvOld Redcliffians II27-Feb-16

RFU Cups - squad sizes

Teams playing in the RFU Cup competitions have to have FIVE players capable of playing in the front row in a match squad of 22 players. Three in the starting XV and two others that might be called on should any of the original front row get injured or require to be replaced.

We appreciate that the match result card supplied by the RFU has only space for four replacements, the names of the other three replacements can be included elsewhere on the card.

30 Dec 15

Mike Gee presented with his BEM

Accompanied by family and friends, South West League Co-ordinating Secretary Mike Gee has been presented with his British Empire Medal in a ceremony in Truro.

Mike was one of six from Cornwall who received their awards from the Lord-Lieutenant of the county Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, himself a keen supporter of the Cornish Pirates.

In the citation read out prior to Mike receiving his medal, his contribution to rugby for over half a century at club, county, regional and national level was outlined and met with warm applause.

As well as receiving the award, Mike and his wife Louise, will attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace next summer.

06 Sep 15

Cheltenham North

Cheltenham North have successfully applied to return to the South West Leagues from the start of Season 2016-2017.

In accordance with the South West’s policy of giving a full season’s notice, we are writing to inform you that an extra relegation may be required at some, or all, levels from Level 7 down, at the end of the 2015/16 season.

Cheltenham North currently play at Level 8 in the Midlands. Subsequently, ,they will come across to Level 8 into the South West, should they not finish in a promotion or relegation position at the end of this season

However, should they achieve promotion in 2015/16, they will play at Level 7 or, if they are relegated, they will come in at Level 9.

It is not possible at this stage to be more specific.


19 Aug 15

Student Pass

The RFU has been working to develop ways to make it easier for students to play for local rugby clubs and is introducing the Student Pass this season 2015-16 as a trial period.

The Student Pass is intended to encourage students to play more rugby more regularly by introducing greater flexibility with the registration of players. This will enable genuine students to play for their home club and the club local to their higher/further education institution by undergoing a simplified and less onerous player registration process.

Full details of the conditions are here.

Full details of the registration process are here.

16 Aug 15

Result Cards

A supply of result cards and, where appropriate, a list of registered players have been sent to all clubs for the new season.

Where the nominated league contact is responsible for more than one team within a club please take care when distributing the cards.  Take note of which team features on the envelope as different leagues use different cards

Newsletter 2 has also been published - see under Newsletters & Forms above.

14 Aug 15

Mike Gee honoured for lifetime devotion to the game

Long serving South West League Co-ordinating Secretary Mike Gee has been honoured in the Queens Birthday Honours List published this morning.

Mike's more than 50 years involvement with rugby union as a player and administrator has been recognised with the award of the British Empire Medal (BEM). 

Cornwall born and bred, Mike played around 600 games for St Ives over 13 seasons and scored nearly 200 tries, including 45 in one season.  After hanging up his boots he has held various administrative posts.  He served on the Cornwall RFU Committee in the 1970s and with the start of the Leagues in 1987 he became one of the first league secretaries.  Following the retirement of founder League Co-ordinating Secretary Jack Wooldridge in 1995 he took over the role and has overseen the running of the competition in the South West for the last 20 years.

He has also contributed to the wider running of the game as a member of the RFU's Competition Committee, where he is the longest serving member.

Mike, who will be 71 in a few weeks, said "I'm delighted and deeply honoured but I could not have achieved this award without the support of all the League Officials in the South West, past and present."

13 Jun 15