Six Nations Round 2 Results

10th February 2019, 17:07

"Are you in the top 40??"

Six Nations Predictions

Whittled down to 40 people.

Cheers, Weave & Crunch




Avonmouth game POSTPONED

9th February 2019

"Waterlogged Pitch"

After an early morning pitch inspection today's game has been cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch.

However, the Six Nations is still on though, so get yourselves down to to the club for a few pints. Hopefully, I'll see you there!.

Yours Aye, Jim




Six Nations Round 1 Results

4th February 2019, 09:59

"Are you in the top 51??"

Six Nations Predictions

Please accept our apologies for the lateness of the results. A sudden flurry of entries just before kick off on Friday caused mayhem, especially when the dopey webmaster was away in London.

Anyway, thanks to everyone for entering this year's Six Nations prediction competition, especially Weave's mate John Parsons at Rolls Royce, who must've been very busy at lunchtimes selling them.

There are 51 people with all three results correct - Are you one of them?

If France hadn't fallen foul of the spot-fixers {;>), there would have 39 different people at the top - who says luck doesn't play a part in it?.

If you have any queries or think your entry is incorrect, please make yourself known to us and we'll endeavour to sort it out.

Cheers, Weave & Crunch




News this week

26th January 2019

"HWO controversy!"

Tribute Somerset 3 North Table

There was only one game last Saturday and that was the first team away to Stroud.

The seconds were due to play Winscombe at home, but it didn't happen, because Winscombe cried off late on Friday evening.

Apart from being extremely bad manners, this late cry-off meant that all the food preparations were wasted and the club was like the Mary Celeste, devoid of any life (apart from Martyn the Bar Steward - does this count?) until 14:30. Even then, the clubhouse never filled up as it would've done, despite the Bristol game being on telly and the Cheese Club holding fort on their usual delicatessen table - maybe they could take over the Tesco ones that are being axed? Anyway...

...one other thing.

Home walkovers are all well and good and it's 5 points in the bag and all that, but come the end of the season when the only promotion chance is to win the league, points difference could be the decider.

Is this fair do you think? Hopefully, the league may have some formula to mitigate the HWO results. With a maximum of 12 games in this league, Clevedon seconds have had three HWOs already. With four games left to play, they have a good chance of the league title, but must keep winning to ensure top spot, despite the HWO situation.

Rant over.




Stroud 17 Clevedon 13

26th January 2019

"Expectations were high"

Team:Jordan Mein, Matt Fisher, Lewis O'Brien, Adam Coles, Mitchell Jordan, Tom Thie, Ashley Vailes, Ollie Jones, Matt Honour(c), Blaise Bosley, Dave Rawle, William Trollope, Jack Fowler, Toby Ford, Harvey Russell. Replacements: Fakoya Tyrell, Jack Crew, Ben Chase. Coaches: Nick Hill. Flag: A. N. Other.

Weave: Expectations were high...

Clevedon travelled to Stroud with high hopes of an away win, but fell agonisingly short on another inclement Saturday.

The travellers weren't happy, despite the excellent hospitality they received before the match. To a man, they felt Clevedon could've won had they had a much quicker ball and avoided making silly mistakes when going for the score.

But, hey ho, they'll take the bonus point and regroup before Avonmouth come calling in two weeks time.

In the meantime, get down to the club to watch the start of the Six Nations and enjoy the partisan atmosphere in the company of such leading lights as Arthur Nicholls, Roger Shortman and Terry Sully.




Guinness Six Nations 2019

11th January 2019

"Still time to enter"

Guinness Six Nations 2019

Guinness Six Nations 2019

Entry forms are now available for this annual Clevedon Rugby Club fund-raiser. They can be obtained voluntarily from either Weave or Crunch.

The alternative is that they will bother you until you submit to their incessant begging for you to enter. Winking, Smiley Face goes here!

The entry cost is £2.00 and all proceeds will go towards the club after the six prizes for the competition have been taken into account.

Good luck to you all.




Chairman's Chirps

28th January 2019

"What a trip"

What a trip...

A pleasant if not roundabout trip up the M5 to Stroud. Followed by a friendly and generous welcome from the Stroud Committee. Pleasantries were exchanged and a few comments made on the blazers as there were a few in attendance. The caulie-eared large fellow was in his element as sausage and chips was the meal on offer. Not sure how many cartons he scoffed but was no more than 4 as we were caught on the hop with the 1415 kick off.

Another cold, windy and at times wet day was not conclusive to a running game of rugby. However, the last time we met at the Vale, Clevedon ran out convincing winners with a forward dominated performance. Not so today, as changes had to be made in the pack due to player unavailability.

A combative encounter ensued between two equally matched sides. The game was error strewn which was only to be expected in the conditions. Clevedon had the best of starts going 7 - 0 up with an intercept try scored and converted by Jordan Mein. A stunned Stroud supporter was overheard to pass comment "quit being polite and friendly to those blazer clad w*****s"... or words to that effect. Maybe not so courteous after all!!.

The home side soon hit back with a try of their own and scored again towards the end of the half after a clanger on a Clevedon lineout gifted them another 7 points. 14 - 7 at the break.

Both sides had chances of tries but these opportunities went begging in a hard fought 2nd half. Penalties were exchanged resulting in 2 penalties to 1 in favour of Clevedon. The Seasiders were banging on the door in the final minutes and Stroud were relieved when the 80 was up and they kicked the ball out for a battling win at home. The result, 17 - 13 to the hosts with Jordan Mein scoring all our points.

Back in the Stroud clubhouse, yours truly made the best decision of the day by approaching the Ed for a lift back to Clevedon. Our lady driver for the second time, did not instil much confidence. Needless to say, the No Necks left at the same time as the coach, went off route to drop of one of its members and still beat the bus back to Clevedon by well over an hour!

Looking forward to our next away trip with Blue Iris.

Yours Aye, Jim

Forthcoming Events

26th January 2019

Forthcoming Events...Put the following dates in your diary to ensure you don't miss these exciting and fun-packed events. Also, ensure you book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Race Night...The first event will be a race night on Saturday, 9th February at 1930. Races and Jockeys are on sale at teh bar now and MUST be purchased before the event.

Six Nations Dinner...The second event is A Six Nations Dinner on the 15th March with guest speaker Mark "Ronnie" Reagan. Check in with Martyn behind the bar to secure your seats.

The third event is not until the end of the season on the weekend of the 25th to the 27th April, which is a charity match against the Royal Marines vets side and will incorporate a cider festival the whole weekend. More information can be obtained from that former Booty, Jim McVeigh.

Dinner and Dance...The final event will be the Annual Dinner and Dance at the Walton Park hotel on Friday, 10th May. See Mister Tucker for more info.




Minis and Juniors Twickenham ticket offer

9th January 2019

Direct from the RFU!

The Clash: Bath v Bristol

Bath Rugby host West Country rivals Bristol Bears in The Clash: A Gallagher Premiership showdown at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 6 April 2019 (KO 2pm).

This is a great opportunity for young, aspiring rugby players to see world-class rugby on the biggest stage and we are delighted to be able to bring your club an exclusive ticket offer:

* Adult Category 2 tickets: £15 (save 50%)

* Under-16 Category 2 tickets: £10

The Clash: Bath v Bristol

There will be a whole host of entertainment on offer before and after the match, making this a fantastic day out for the whole family.

Tickets can be purchased individually or collectively by contacting your Chairman Jim McVeigh, who will assist you with your request.

We look forward to welcoming your club to Twickenham in April.

A whole day of entertainment

Now in its third year, The Clash has built up an unrivalled reputation for its all-round entertainment offering: 80 minutes of rugby surrounded by music, activities and great food and drink to keep all the family happy. Get a taste of what's in store by watching the video here.





Content Wanted

14th August 2018

"Are you keen to write?"

Last season there were three part-time contributors under the headings of Chairman's Chirps, Onlooker's View and The Cheesies.

There was an occasional musing from Cobweb Corner, but as last season progressed, they stayed there fearing that relegation was inevitable.

They've stayed cocooned until now. Hopefully, their new found freedom will inspire them to begin their writing again as they will be eager for Clevedon to flourish in their new league.

England Internationals

14th August 2018

"Use these links to find out more"

Information about the Quilter Autumn internationals cab be found on the RFU website here.

The Six Nations 2019 information is here.

HEADCASE:

"Prevent concussion in rugby!"

It is crucial that all players, parents, coaches and officials are aware of the correct management of concussion.

Please use this link to look at the current RFU advice and management. It includes guidance for players, parents, coaches and officials.