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Six Nations 2020 Round 2 Results

9th February 2020

Six Nations 2020 Round 2 Results

The "fullhousesofar" entrants have been reduced to 13 this week. The Welsh contingent from the previous week have been left bereft and inconsolable after seeing their beloved team succomb to the Irish. Consequently, only the more cerebral of last week's chart toppers ar left.

The more observant of you will have noticed an extra four entries this week from Ivor Tingle and his girlfriend.

This is because, and here comes the excuse, he handed them in last week to a young bar staff member who shall remain nameless.

The entry tickets were eventually found in the back pocket of said bar steward's jeans. It's a wonder they came to light at all, given the state of young Weavie's bedroom, but the tenacity of Ivor Tingle and his determination to get things right prevailed in the end.

Let's hope this is the end of the fiasco.

The results can be found here.

FYI: The spreadsheet is sorted by number of wins, closest difference to the current tie break points total and alphabetically by name. The reference number is for administration purposes.

Barton Hill 12 Clevedon 18

8th February 2020

Team: Ethan Thomas, Mitch Jordan, Ed Ryder-Smith, Ashley Vailes, Cain Myford-Gibson, Tom Thie, Josh Mortimer, Bryan Largenton(c), Matt Hastie, James Lugtig, Warren Taylor, William Trollope, Jack Crew, Owen Biggins, Harvey Russell. Replacements: Oliver Jones, Ryan Hervey, Rhys Talbot. Coaches: Nick Hill. Flag: Neil Tucker.

"Clevedon hold on"

Crunch: Harvey Russell scores Clevedon's second...

Clevedon held on in a tense finish, but should've been out of sight had they'd taken their chances early on.

A chill, bright day was perfect for rugby and with a fair amount of away suport, Clevedon prevailed against a robust and committed Barts team currently lying sixth in the table. They certainly knew how to fling the ball about and only stout defence by Clevedon kept them awy from the try line.

Former World Cup Final referee, Ed Morrison OBE was in attendance, adding a bit of intrigue. Was he assessing veteran referee Tony Swash or just there to support Clevedon? After all, he is due to speak at the Club's Six Nations next week! Buy your tickets to see what he has to say about the game.

Next week, Clevedon are at home to Bristol Saracens, 14:30 kick off.




Six Nations Dinner Cancelled

11th February 2020

Six Nations Dinner 2020 - Buy NOW!!

Unfortunately, this usually well attended event has not had the support of previous years and has been cancelled.

While this might seem a little frustrating for those that had already booked, the event couldn't go ahead without the full seat allocation being taken up, due to the cost implications.

Many thanks must go to Kerry for organising this event, but through no fault of her own, has had to call time early in order that Ed Morrison OBE can be informed.

Hopefully, next years event, in our centenary year, will be over subscribed.

Book your ticket NOW for 2021!

Become a Friend of Clevedon R.F.C.

28th September 2019

"Future proofing your club for future generations"

You could be a friend of Clevedon Rugby Club by making a donation of only £10 per month. All donations will be also be gift aided as well, giving an extra wee bit to the club. The donations raised will help with the funding of future projects in the club.

You will receive updates throughout the season of what the donations have been used for.

Please visit the shop section on the club's Pitchero webiste and select the "Friends Of Clevedon Rugby Club" option to start your donation. Then click, touch, tap or stroke the BUY button and you're away.

If you aren't logged in to the Clevedon Pitchero site, then you'll need to do so beforehand. If you haven't got an account, you'll need to join by registering and then donate. Easy Peasy isn't it?.

P.S. You may need to be a bit patient while the Pitchero BUY page loads! It'll be worth it in the end though, knowing you're helping the club to flourish and prosper - cheers.

Thank you for your support.




Six Nations 2020 Round 1 Results

02/02/2020

Six Nations 2020 Round 1 Results

Only 38 people from a competition entry of 242 people have got the first 3 games correct.

I'm not one of them, because I went with my English heart and not my head, as most people seem to have done!

Captain Bryan Largenton must be the happiest chappie in the club - "très bien fait Bryan, le mien est une pinte!".

The results can be found here.

Next week, Clevedon are away to Barton Hill, 14:30 kick off.

Six Nations Dinner

19th January 2020

"Buy them NOW!! Tickets are in the clubhouse."

Six Nations Dinner 2020 - Buy NOW!!

You can definitely secure your place at this event by paying for the tickets early to ensure you're not disappointed.

It is always a great night, with great food and good company. Don't miss it!




Avonmouth game postponed

31st January 2020

The waterlogged pitch at The Vale has beaten the groundkeepers again this week.The game will be rearranged and it looks like the next free weekend is in April.

The seconds are playing Yatton away for a 14:30 kick off. Why not go over and support rather than watch the Wales Italy game on the box.

Stroud 41 Clevedon 5

18th January 2020

Team: Mitch Jordan, Jonny Hicks, Adam Coles, Ed Ryder-Smith, Cain Myford-Gibson, Tom Thie, Ashley Vailes, Bryan Largenton (c), Jack Crew, James Lugtig, Oliver Jones, William Trollope, Ben Allcock, Ryan Hervey, Warren Taylor. Replacements: Pat Childs, Ed Sailsbury, Adam Turner. Coaches: Nick Hill. Flag: Neil Tucker.

"Clevedon not overawed by leaders"

Weave: Cain skins the Stroud defence...

Clevedon fielded a much changed side from last week due to "circumstances beyond their control !".

The effect of this was to reduce the average age of the side considerably, leaving only the elderly Tom Thie and Ashley Vailes flying the flag for the late thirty somethings.

Despite an aversion to away travel for some, this week's Clevedon team performed really well.

Stroud had a very fast start by scoring their first points within a minute. A few more, a few minutes later left Clevedon with a damage limitation exercise for the remainder of the game.

Too many simple mistakes throughout the game gave Stroud more opportunities than they deserved. Saying that though, Stroud were quite clinical when they had the chance, but should've scored more points given the possession they had. They were prevented from doing so by Clevedon's defiant scrambling defence, particularly in the second half.

Clevedon scored a slick try down the wing that left Stroud struggling to defend for a 27-5 Stroud lead after 30 minutes and at half time. That was it scoring wise for Clevedon unfortunately, but defensivley they kept Stroud to only 7 points for the first 39 minutes of the second half which, when you're clutching at straws and trying to find positive things to write about, was as good as it got.

That little 7 nil nugget was soon snatched away by an opportunist interception try in the dying seconds, making the second half scoreline 14-0. This was greeted with a few ironic cheers from the watching home fans, who were obviously expecting a far bigger scoreline than what they got. Hey Ho, onwards and upwards, Avonmouth visit in 2 weeks!.

Next week, Clevedon 1st team do not have a fixture. However, the second team are playing Gordano at home, 14:30 kick off.




2020 Six Nations Competition

9th January 2020

"Please Enter NOW!! Entry forms are in the clubhouse."

Six Nations 2020 - Enter NOW!!

There are a lot more tickets to be sold yet for this year's Six Nations. if you haven't got one, please see either Weave, Crunch or the bar staff to get one.

Good luck.

Clevedon 33 Gloucester Spartans 0

11th January 2020

Team: Joe Williams, Jonny Hicks, Ed Ryder-Smith, Ashley Vailes, Cain Myford-Gibson, Tom Thie, Josh Mortimer, Bryan Largenton (c), Jack Crew, James Lugtig, William Trollope, Oliver Jones, Rory Mcquigan, Owen Biggins, Harvey Russell. Replacements: Pat. Childs, Mitchell Jordan, Warren taylor. Coaches: Nick Hill. Flag: Neil Tucker.

"Third win on the trot!"

Weave: Vet Harvey Russell scores Clevedon's second try...

A dominant display by Clevedon was built on the back of their strong defence and rampaging pack.

A mucky day at the Vale was, at times, a close encounter of the shirt-grabbing kind with both sides not willing to give an inch. This made it a lot more entertaining for those who braved the foul conditions and provided some extra discussion points in the bar afterwards.

MOTM Trolly showed good strength for his two tries and had to do the usual after match pint necking against the Spartans MOTM, which was just about a draw.

Really, really Old Boy Graham Brooks posed a post-match question, "When was the last time Clevedon nil'd a team?". The answer isn't the 0-0 result at Cullompton as some suggested, because Clevedon didn't score. It was in fact the home game against Kingsbridge in South West One West on the 21st January, 2017 with a scoreline of 55-0. Remember this was the season that Clevedon reached the playoffs for South West One, narrowly losing to Newbury Blues 22-25.

SW2 playoffs 2017...

Remind yourself of the game by visiting the photos here and trying to spot those that are still playing today.

Visit the album produced by Hugh Childs here.

Next week, Clevedon take on table topping Stroud away for a 14:15 kick off. The coach leaves at 11:30 for those who'd like to join the players aiming for a fourth straight win. The seconds are at home to Bristol Telephone Area for a 14:15 kick off.




500 Caps for Tommy

4th January 2020

Tom Thie 500

The lovely Tommy Thie played his 500th game for Clevedon on Saturday away to Old Bristolians, and joins an elite band of players that have achieved that distinction.

He is currently the Club Captain having previously skippered the 1st team for four seasons from 2010. His "Just 2 minutes of your time" after match MOTM chats are the stuff of legend and generally go on for longer than that, disregarding the stick he gets!

This photo is from October 2002, the season in which Clevedon finished second in South West 2 West. They won the subsequent playoff against Swanage and Wareham and got promoted to South West One.

Tommy has been around for a long time, despite taking a brief sabbatical down at Bridgwater a few years ago and has also played for Somerset. He is a Clevedon lad through and through and hopefully will continue to inspire the crop of youngsters currently playing in the first team with him.

Keep up the good work Tommy.

Old Bristolians 16 Clevedon 25

4th January 2020

Team: Joe Williams, Matt Fisher, Ed Ryder-Smith, Ashley Vailes, Ryan Hervey, Tom Thie, Josh Mortimer, Bryan Largenton (c), Jack Crew, Ben Stone, William Trollope, Oliver Jones, Rory Biggins, Owen Biggins, Harvey Russell. Replacements: Ben Allcock, Cain Myford-Gibson, James Lugtig. Coaches: Nick Hill. Flag: Neil Tucker.

"A momentous day for Clevedon Tommy!"

Weave: Tommy Thie single handedly takes on Old B's...

Clevedon ran out decent winners in a game controlled by a ladies international referee having a warm up game before this year's Ladies Six Nations. In doing so they moved up to eleventh and out of the drop zone - phew!

On a really grey and dismal day, the lads on the pitch were refereed to death. The game was well controlled, despite frustrating players and spectators alike who usually like a few more controversial lapses in the refereeing. The laws of the game were applied rigorously and no one was in any doubt about was in charge! The signalling of each offence (and there were many) was clear and precise and the language barrier helped the ref by her not be able to understand the coloquial west country language being directed at her.

This photo shows former captain Thie single handedly taking on Old Bristolians 17 years and 4 months after that bad hair cut game against Crediton. He may look a bit older and be carrying a few scars, but his enthusiasm is undeterred. However, his place kicking is not the stuff of legend, but he still remains an up and coming Clevedon legend with a few more games yet.. Click the photo for more images from Weave's collection.

Next week, Clevedon take on Gloucester Spartans at home for a 14:15 kick off. A lunch will precede this match at 13:15. The seconds are away to Bristol Barbarians for a 14:15 kick off.




Postponed

20th December 2019

Saturday's first team home game against Midsomer Norton has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

It will be rearranged for later in the season and by the looks of it that won't be until March!

Still on!

20th December 2019

Saturday's second team home game against Nailsea & Backwell will be played at Clevedon School for a 14:15 kick off.

Why not get up to the school and see how this match before getting back down to the club for a few Christmas drinks and a bit of fun.

New Year's Eve

New Years Eve 2019

Opening Hours

20th December 2019

Opening Hours




Clevedon 38 Coney Hill 7

7th December 2019

Team: Mason Parslow, Matt Fisher, Ed Ryder-Smith, Ashley Vailes, Cain Myford Gibson, Tom Thie, Rhys Talbot, Bryan Largenton (c), Jack Crew, James Lugtig, William Trollope, Warren Taylor, Harvey Russell, Owen Biggins, Charlie Tucker. Replacements: Oliver Jones, Ben Allcock, Joey Tucker. Coaches: Nick Hill. Flag: Neil Tucker.

Weave: Trollope Trollied...

"A gloomy day had it's bright side!!

Clevedon, notching up only their second win of the season, were ecstatic come the final whistle. They had reason to be so as well. They ran in six tries to reach their highest tally of the season so far. Coach Nick Hill commented, "I'm over the moon that lads played so well in those conditions. I don't whether to have a lie down or go for a pint!".

The watching faithful could hardly see them celebrating in the gloaming, but it didn't matter. They'd seen a plethora of tries go over and were satisfied enough to clap the players off! What a fickle bunch they are!

The travelling referee from the London Society was the brightest thing on the pitch in his lurid pink shirt. He had a good enough game in the sticky conditions and let things flow, which added to the enjoyment in the gloom. Rumour has it that he may have got the MOTM award.

Next week Clevedon have a local derby match, away to Gordano for a 14:15 kick off. If they can continue this performance next week, Clevedon are on for their next great escape from the dreaded drop to the Somerset Premier league. Come on you lads, let's head on up the table.

Whilst the firsts were recording only their second win, the seconds were recording theirs. This was the first time in a season that the club have had double winners at home. Needless to say, winning beer always tastes better and the clubhouse was buzzing afterwards with the excitement of it all. Later on, Coach Hill could be seen lying down with a pint in his hand and a great big smile on his face.

Next week, the seconds are away to Walcot seconds way up on the top of Lansdown. Hope it warms up for them!




Clevedon 15 Winscombe 20

23rd November 2019

Team: Tom Thie, Matt Fisher, Mason Parslow, Grant Cherrington, Cain Myford Gibson, Dave Price, Ashley Vailes, Bryan Largenton (c), Jack Crew, Oliver Jones, William Trollope, Warren Taylor, Jack Fowler, Ryan Hervey, Dave Rawle. Replacements: James Lugtig, Adam Coles, Jonny Hicks. Coaches: Nick Hill. Flag: Neil Tucker.

Weave: MOTM Ryan Hervey on the charge...

This was a game that Clevedon would've, could've, should've won if certain basic skills were in evidence. Alas, this wasn't the case.

Winscombe, forced to make a few changes, due to an away day birthday trip to Benidorm, fielded some older, wiser heads than those getting sick in southern Spain.

Consequently, this is what gave them the edge when it came down to the last few minutes with Clevedon pushing for the winning try.

A fair, but disappointing result foir Clevedon who are still seeking their second win of the season.

Photos, by former Clevedon player and referee Bob Mole, can be found here. With the equipment that Bob has got, you can understand why his photos are so good! Thanks Bob.




Clevedon 12 Cheltenham 34

9th November 2019

"A battling loss"

Team: Mason Parslow, Matt Fisher, Ashley Vailes, Grant Cherrington, Cain Myford Gibson, Tom Thie, Rhys Talbot, Bryan Largenton(C), Ben Allcock, Oliver Jones, William Trollope, Warren Taylor, Ed Ryder-Smith, Ryan Hervey, Dave Rawle. Replacements: Ben Mac, James Lugtig, Mitch Jordan, Jonny Hicks. Coaches: Nick Hill. Flag: Neil Tucker.

Weave: Mason Parslow scores a great try...

Clevedon were in this game until the 65th minute when Cheltenham had a yellow card. This seemed to galvanize the visitors who extended their lead during that time. The home team relaxed just a wee bit much and slipped off a couple of tackles that proved to be the turning point.

Prior to this though, Clevedon played really well and tackled their hearts out against a side containing half the Fiji nation!

Clevedon scored a couple of cracking tries despite the heavy and puddly underfoot conditions, but ultimately Cheltenham's pace and power won the day.

Clevedon remain in the danger zone and with new coaching help in the form of Nick Carpenter, formerly of Bristol Bears, they're hopeful of things turning around.

Next week's game is away to Chipping Sodbury for 14:30 kick off.




Clevedon 12 Barton Hill 5

19th October 2019

"We won!!!"

Team: Ethan Thomas, Dave Burns, Ali Balcombe, Mason Parslow, Cain Myford Gibson, Tom Thie, Bryan Largenton (C), Charlie Tucker, James Lugtig, Oliver Jones, William Trollope, Ben Mac, Ashley Vailes, Harvey Russell. Replacements: Mitch Jordan, Luke Gardiner. Coaches: Nick Hill. Flag: Neil Tucker.

Weave: Captain Largenton adds to his tally...

Apart from the obvious result, it was quite easy to discern that Clevedon had won this week.

Firstly, Weave had taken 55 photos and secondly that there was a published match report. In the previous two weeks, both have been lacking, but this was a welcome return for all concerned.

Clevedon are away to Brisol Saracens on Saturday and they are only one of two teams that Clevedon are above in the league. Is this what they call a basement tussle or is it just another local derby game? We'll find out soon enough. Kick off will be at 15:00.

Read the report HERE

Bristol Bears 10 Wasps 18

12th October 2019

"Kate Alder Fever"

Crunch: Kate Alder and her fans...

On a day that there were no Clevedon matches, this was the only game in town. It was being played at the home of Dings in Frenchay and attracted a sizeable crowd, most of them kate's family!.

Kate Alder, famous round these 'ere parts for captaining Wasps Ladies and being the daughter of club legend Trevor, had her Clevedon groupies out in force when Wasps played Bristol Bears Ladies. Everyone wanted a photo with her.

In a game Kate was named POTM, her family, friends and fans mobbed her at the end and she couldn't stop smiling. Kate donned a Clevedon Ladies shirt for the photos and when you see the photos, you'll notice proud dad Trev beaming from ear to ear and muttering something like "That's my girl!".

The Wasps Ladies report is here.




Clevedon 14 Stroud 57

5th October 2019

"Only 34 photos this week"

Team: Ethan Thomas, Cain Myford Gibson, Ali Balcombe, Ashley Vailes, Mitch Jordan, Tom Thie, Rhys talbot, Bryan Largenton (c), Ben Allcock, James Lugtig, Oliver Jones, William Trollope, Ed Ryder Smith, Ryan Hervey, Charlie Tucker. Replacements: Matt Fisher, Ben Maclulin, Luke Gardiner. Coaches: Nick Hill. Flag: Neil Tucker.

Weave: Captain Largenton beats three...

Stroud move to the top of the table as a result of this win and look set for promotion already. Good luck to them.

I reckon it's because young Tommy Weaver is giving them good service behind their bar during the week. Either that or he's passing on secrets!

The number of match photos that Weaver senior takes is a great indicator of how the team played. This week only 34, against Matson when we were in with a shout there were 76. If you see Weave's head go down, tell him to snap out of it and carry on snapping!

Does anyone believe what the Pitchero site match info says any more? They have us incorrectly playing Avonmouth on Saturday. The RFU does not, but instead have the fixture scheduled on Friday 1st November at 19:30.




Spartans 39 Clevedon 24

28th September 2019

"No wonder we lost"

Team: Ethan Thomas, Dave Burns, Ali Balcombe, Mason Parslow, Cain Myford Gibson, Tom Thie, Matt Fisher, Bryan Largenton (c), Charlie Tucker, James Lugtig, Oliver Jones, William Trollope, Ben Mac, Ashley Vailes, Harvey Russell. Replacements: Mitch Jordan, Luke Gardiner. Coaches: Nick Hill. Flag: Neil Tucker.

Weave: Ethan Thomas kicks a penalty...

Look how many they had in their team. I counted 300 at least. It's no wonder we lost.

Guinness Six Nations Tickets

29th August 2019

Six Nations Tickets...

Paid up club members can now apply for the matches below. Tickets for all games are restricted and requests for more than 2 tickets may be reduced to 2 or to zero if the allocation is exhausted.

Tickets are for your use only and cannot be resold. Unwanted tickets can be returned and will be refunded.

  • England v Ireland, Sunday, 23 February, KO 15:00
  • England v Wales, Saturday, 7 March, KO 16:45

The application form can be obtained from the bar, alternatively you can obtain the form here.

Please note that the closing date is Monday, 7 October 2019.

Yours Aye, Jim




Clevedon 30 Old Bristolians 37

21st September 2019

"Disappointment at The Vale"

Team: Ethan Thomas, Dave Burns, Ali Balcombe, Mason Parslow, Cain Myford Gibson, Tom Thie, Bryan Largenton (c), Charlie Tucker, James Lugtig, Oliver Jones, William Trollope, Ben Mac, Ashley Vailes, Harvey Russell. Replacements: Mitch Jordan, Luke Gardiner. Coaches: Nick Hill. Flag: Neil Tucker.

Weave: Ethan Thomas kicks a penalty...

It seems like coach Nick Hill is burning through the local lads like "le grande fromage" Smoggie devours his cheese - quickly!

Unavailability, injuries and an assortment of excuses has left him short of players, which would explain why the 2xv has had to cry off their first two matches.

Not an ideal start to season, but one that will soon rectify itself once the weather changes.

Next week, Clevedon are away to Gloucester Spartans for a 15:00 kick off. Coach leaves at 11:30.

Read the report HERE



Pitchero Site Anomalies

"Just a big whinge"

1st xv Page Table link1st xv Page matches link

I don't know whats going on with the Pitchero site, but the league table they've got going on is all over the place.

If you look at it from the 1st XV page by clicking the TABLE menu link, you get a different result from the MATCHES TABLE menu link.

Further investigation reveals other league Pitchero sites have the same problem, which is to be expected I suppose. Anyway, it's very annoying and frustrating.

COME ON PITCHERO SORT IT OUT!

Yours, Disgruntled of Clevedon

For the correct table it's better off visiting the RFU version here.




Midsomer Norton 46 Clevedon 19

14th September 2019

Apologies, there are no pics this week

Team: Mitch Jordan, Jonny Hicks, Grant Cherrington, Ryan Hervey, Dave Burns,Tom Thie, Ashley Vailes, Bryan Largenton (c), Ben Allcock, Oliver Jones, Warren Taylor, William Trollope, Rory McGuigan, Toby Ford, Charlie Tucker. Replacements: Ben Mac, James Lugtig, Cain Myford-Gibson. Coaches: Nick Hill. Flag: Neil Tucker.

Weave: Captain Largenton on the charge...

New Captain, Bryan Largenton and his team came across the top dogs in the league in only their second game of the season. Midsomer Norton narrowly lost their playoff against Crediton last season and were obviously keen to make amends for that set back. They currently lie in third place on points difference.

So far, Clevedon have played the top two teams from last season and they way they have played them, despite losing, will see them win a couple very soon.

This weeks game at home to Old Bristolians would be a good place to start. The kick off is at 15:00 and preceded by the usual luncheon at 13:30.

Read the report HERE



Clevedon 20 Matson 29

7th September 2019

Team: Mitch Jordan, Jonny Hicks, Grant Cherrington, Ryan Hervey, Dave Burns,Tom Thie, Ashley Vailes, Bryan Largenton (c), Ben Allcock, Oliver Jones, Warren Taylor, William Trollope, Rory McGuigan, Toby Ford, Charlie Tucker. Replacements: Ben Mac, James Lugtig, Cain Myford-Gibson. Coaches: Nick Hill. Flag: Neil Tucker.

Weave: Captain Largenton on the charge...

Six Nations Tickets...

New Captain, Bryan Largenton led from the front and charged around the pitch enjoying himself. He even managed to get on the scoresheet with one of his trademark dashes to the line from a yard out.

Unfortunately, he couldn't get his first win, despite the team playing really well. A couple of gifted tries saw Matson win with a bonus point. Clevedon had a chance to get their own, but the conversion narrowly missed and that was that.

The game next week is away to Midsomer Norton. Kick off is at 15:00.

Read the report HERE



The Season Begins

7th September 2019

Preparations for the new season went like clockwork.

The posts were erected late on Thursday evening and went without too many hitches, until it was noticed that one set of posts were not of equal height.

Much gnashing of teeth later and astonishment that it wasn't noticed before the light faded meant that it had to be dismantled and corrected, delaying the adjournment to the bar. Fortunately, it was fixed quickly and Weave was a happy chappy and only too pleased to buy the beer.

A big thank you to all of Weave's merry band of helpers, including the young lad who did the greasing - not a nice job and deserves an ice cream for doing it.

Website updates have resumed

8th September 2019

Crunch: No Necks at the trough...

Apologies for the delay.

In the meantime, please enjoy last season's photos by following the link behind the latest picture of the No Necks on a day out.

FYI: They devoured the little piggy, third from the left, with all the trimmings and apple sauce and very tasty it was too, apparently.

Cheers, Crunch