Rugby World Cup 2015
Ticketing Information

Apply by 15th April 2014

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The club have a very limited allocation of Rugby Community Priority access tickets for the games at Twickenham and further tickets available for the other pool games played around the other venues.

Please click the image to display the club World Cup registration form and click here for the ticket prices.

To apply for tickets, club members must contact Terry Harris requesting the number of tickets that they require using the registration form, which must include your email and postal address.

If your request is successful, you will be registered with the RWC site and given a password. Once you have this information, you will then have access to the ticketing website where you can purchase the agreed amount of tickets. Tickets will need to be paid for up front via the ticketing site.

Tickets for the ten games at Twickenham are limited to a maximum of 2 per person and for the other pool games, a maximum of 4 per person is the limit.

Anyone who is interested should email Terry Harris (terryharris@live.co.uk) by the by 15th April 2014 at the latest.

If requests exceed our allocation, a ballot will be held to decide who can receive the tickets from the club allocation and according to RWC 2015 rules, this must be seen to be open and fair.

Thanks, Terry

North Petherton II 28 Clevedon II 36

5th April 2014

TWOS TAKE THE TITLE !!

The second team are champions of Somerset One and get promoted to the Somerset Premier league, where they will face three local first teams for time. What a mouth watering prospect that is.

This is a huge achievement for Neil Tucker's men, who have been absolutely dominant all season long. The whole club should be rightly proud of them, as many of the second team have also played for the firsts throughout the season.

The celebrations will go on late into the night this weekend coming and Tucks will surely have things under control, won't he?

Well done the lads. We're "Over the Moon" and as "happy as a dog with two tails".

Clevedon 13 Chard 28

5th April 2104

Team: J.Tucker, S.Johns, J.Williams, A.Vailes, M.Taylor, T.Thie (c), G.Towers, J.Steadman, M.Honour, B.Bosley, A.Giltrow, W.Cooper, C.Warren, A.Davis, D.Rawle. Replacements: W.Carpenter, W.Trollop, T.Wain.

Kevin Weaver: Eye to eye...

After last weeks physically demanding game at St. Austell, Clevedon did not have their usual zip in the forwards. Against a forward dominated side like Chard, this was not what they would've wanted. However, they performed well enough, but came up against a side destined for the playoffs with three games to play.

You could almost have predicted that St. Austell would lose at Coney Hill as well, which is exactly what happened and all but ends their playoff hopes for this season.

This is a tough old league.

Next Saturday, Clevedon firsts are away to Sidmouth for a match they must win to secure their place in this league and without having to rely on other results going their way.

There is no coach this week and the kick off is at 15:00.

The seconds are at home to third placed Castle Cary in their last match of the season, which will see them crowned Somerset I champions no matter what happens. The thirds are away to Walcot. Both kick offs are at 15:00.

 

St. Austell 22 Clevedon 18

29th March 2014

Team: M.Taylor, N.George, S.Cawley, D.Williams, J.Sheppard, T.Thie (c), G.Towers, J.Steadman, M.Honour, B.Bosley, A.Giltrow, W.Cooper, C.Warren, A.Davis, D.Rawle. Replacements: A.Dauncey, K.Hill, N.Hill.

Kevin Weaver: Nick George gets Clevedon within 4 points...

What a weekend that was for the sleepover mob.

Friday was an early start so we could get a big breakfast under our belts. Then we had a nice game of golf, a few pints, a lovely meal and a late night.

Not a bad start to the weekend. All we wanted now was a win on Saturday, although everyone thought that it would be a tough task against the current league leaders.

As you can imagine, Saturday morning was a slow affair trying to regain some energy for the 12 noon restart. A quietish breakfast, followed by a slow stroll around Charlestown was all the preparation that was needed. Then it was back to the room to get the number ones on and into the bar to wait for the taxi to the clubhouse for the sumptuous buffet that awaited us.

The kitty was topped up again and a few more pre-match noise makers were consumed before the 14:30 kick off. The general mood was one of trepidation and excitement with everyone hoping the performance on the field would at least get a losing bonus point, particularly with the untried lineup that Clevedon were starting with. It was also noted that because of a severe outbreak of Cornwallitis, coach Hill was on the bench as a front row replacement. At least he had the sense not to put himself at his time of life.

The game was a revelation. The untried combinations worked wonders all over the park and Snostell were finding it difficult to dominate for any length of time. The home support were forced into long periods of silence, because of the committed way Clevedon were putting their team under pressure and their loudest cheer, which was one of relief, came at the final whistle after Clevedon had been held up three times by Snostell's superb goal line defence.

What a game for the weekenders to discuss - lots of talking points, particularly around the superb performance of their team. Chuffing is what it was, so the evening's celebrations reflected their bouyant mood and put them all in bed by 23:30. The old geezers had finally hit the wall, but managed to survive the whole weekend without any health issues that had marred their previous excursions.

Weave wins the 50-50...

When you're in great company and with a bunch of mates that you've known for more than 40 years, it goes without saying that there will be fun and that is exactly what we had. The Snostell old boys played a large part in our fun and thanks must go to them for their great hospitality. We wish them well in their quest for a playoff spot.

There is just one more thing to note. Weave won the half time 50-50 raffle after a lot of public pocket searching, entertaining the crowd with his frenzied antics in the process. The kitty was much swelled by his overwhelming genorosity and he suddenly found he more mates than he went down with, which weren't many.

Next Saturday, Clevedon are at home to promotion hunter's Chard with a 15:00 kick off. This important home match is preceded by a Sponsors and Vice President's luncheon at 13:00.

The league leading seconds are away to North Petherton, while the thirds have a free weekend to go shopping.

Sponsors, Life Members and Vice Presidents Day

5th April 2014, 13:00

Sponsors, Life Members and Vice Presidents Day

Dear Sponsors, Life Members and Vice Presidents.

It is that time of the year once again where we bring everyone together to celebrate the season, and to offer a 'big thank you' to those individuals, companies and organisations that have supported us throughout the year.

The 1st XV are at home to Chard RFC and you are hereby, cordially invited to our Annual Sponsors, Life Members and V.P’s Day. A sit down pre-match luncheon will be provided from 13:00, with no doubt the post match celebrations going on well into the evening!!!!. You are of course welcome to attend the whole day.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Best wishes,
Paul
Paul Squires
Club Secretary

Please R.S.V.P. to e mail address paul@clevedonrfc.com or phone 01275 877772 and leave a message.

Clevedon 26 North Petherton 24

22nd March 2014

Team: T.Thie (c), S.Cawley, D.Ashfield, M.Taylor, O.James, W.Carpenter, G.Towers, J.Steadman, M.Honour, A.Giltrow, J.Potts, W.Cooper, J.Williams, A.Davis, D.Rawle. Replacements: A.Vailes, B.Bosley, C.Warren.

Kevin Weaver: MOTM Will Cooper soars above the opposition...

Apart from a magnificent home win, the only other thing to note was that Club President Mike Thomas locked first team manager and touch judge Adam Glen in the changing rooms after the match.

Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen has always been the President's motto - just don't tell Ruth, that's all.

Next Saturday, Clevedon firsts are away to league leaders St. Austell. The coach leaves at 10:00, but will be preceded by an advanced party that is leaving on Friday to charm the locals.

The seconds are at home to Midsomer Norton and must continue their winning ways to keep the chasing teams at bay. The thirds are also at home to Oldfield Old Boys. Both kick offs are at 14:30.

 

Clevedon v North Petherton

22nd March 2014

Clevedon firsts face fifth placed North Petherton at home this Saturday. The kick off is at 14:30 and is preceded by a Vice Presidents' lunch.

Clevedon seconds, who continued their winning ways last week, are at home to Wellington and the thirds are away to Old Culverhaysians. Both kick offs are at 14:30.

Clevedon U17 21 Winscombe U17 10

U17 BJCC Final, 14th March 2014
By Steve Warren

Kevin Weaver: The victorious U17 squad...

Played on a Friday night and hosted by WSM rugby club, this BJCC Final gave both sides a rare opportunity to play under lights with a large number of supporters adding to the occasion. The early exchanges went the way of Winscombe who showed their intentions early doors by electing to kick for touch rather than take the points on offer and it looked very much as if Clevedon were in for a tough night. Gradually the nerves settled and has often been the case this season they slowly worked their way back in to the game through sheer determination and a willingness to play for each other as a team. There was no score after 15 minutes before a penalty from distance was slotted over by Kieran Hill to give Clevedon a 3- 0 lead. Clevedon were forced in to a change with Matt Fisher replacing injured scrum half Max Fricker and Winscombe starting to apply yet more pressure which eventually told when they were awarded a penalty in front of the posts with the successful kick levelling the scores, only for their good work to be undone by conceding a penalty within kicking distance and Hill duly stepped up to put Clevedon in to a 6- 3 lead at half time.

The second half could not have started better for Clevedon who with the forwards having secured good ball, put a well-rehearsed backs move together allowing their in form winger Jason Fisher to score out wide and extend Clevedon’s lead to 11- 3. Clevedon were now playing with a lot more conviction and good pressure from their solid pack won another penalty, duly slotted over by Hill. The next 10 minutes were fairly even but trailing by 11 points Winscombe exerted tremendous pressure and more or less camped out in the Clevedon half. Eventually the Winscombe forwards powered over the line and the successful conversion narrowed the deficit to 14-10 and set up a nail biting final quarter. Once again Clevedon responded well to conceding points and went through a series of phases of play to force their way into the opposition half where Guy Prideaux capped a fine display by forcing his way over the line from 15 metres out. Hill then converted from out by the touchline to put Clevedon in a commanding 21 – 10 lead.

Kevin Weaver: The victorious U17 squad...

With only seven minutes left on the clock, an injury to a Winscombe player required medical attention which understandably led to a lengthy delay of over 40 minutes and when the game did eventually restart Winscombe turned up the pressure in a final bid to get the scores they needed to win the game. As had been the pattern throughout the game Clevedon were in no mood to allow this to happen and showed their resilience yet again with tackle after tackle with the final few minutes played out in the oppositions half.

The final whistle led to jubilant scenes from the Clevedon players, coaching staff and travelling support with captain Kieran Hill accepting the trophy on behalf of what was very much an excellent all round team performance. This was a great battle between two evenly matched teams and a fine advert for local rugby. Clevedon would like to thank all the travelling support and importantly sponsors Harveys Coffee Company for providing the team with new tops for the final.

Six Nations Sweepstake Winners

Round 5
15th March 2014

Click this image for the results...

The final round of matches brought a dramatic conclusion to the Six Nations and produced an upset at the top of the sweepstake leader board.

Alan O'Connell and Mike Findlay were neck and neck until Ireland decided to beat France in the last game. At least AOC won something. Poor old Mike F. was shoved down to fifth and got nothing. Chris Knowles and Mark Selway sneaked past him on points difference and into the money.

To claim your winnings, please make yourself known to Kev Weaver with appropriate identification (full valid passport, driving licence, utility bill, inside leg measurement and shoe size). The prizes are £100, £50, £25 and £15 and by the way, Weave drinks dry cider if you want to buy him one.

Thanks to all of you who took part this year and for supporting the club. Please come back again next year.

For all the news and latest information, please visist the RBS Six Nations website.

Coney Hill 45 Clevedon 25

8th March 2014

Team: D.Price, S.Cawley, D.Ashfield, W.Carpenter, M.Taylor, T.Thie (c), A.Vailes, B.Bosley, M.Honour, A.Dauncey, W.Trollop, O.Jones, H.Foley, T.Wain, A.Giltrow. Replacements: D.Burns, J.Potts, C.Warren.

Kevin Weaver: Bunny burrows in for a try...

A game to forget for everyone concerned and relegation worries for the coaching staff. With four of the top six to play and an awkward last game visit to Sidmouth, who seem to be picking their game up, Clevedon need to find a bit hwyl to get themselves out of their self inflicted situation.

Come on boys - make your supporters happy and pull out at least one home win.

Next Sunday's home Somerset Cup match against Old Redcliffians has been CANCELLED due to the ever increasing injury toll. Old Redcliffians have been given a stroll into the next round of the cup. Good luck to them.

Six Nations Sweepstake

Round 4
8th March 2014

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The same two people are still on top. It looks like points difference will be the decider next week.

If you have any queries, please see Weave or the person who sold you your entry. Thanks.

For all the news and latest information, please visist the RBS Six Nations website.

 

 

Bideford 5 Clevedon 3

1st March 2014

Team: D.Price, S.Cawley, D.Ashfield, W.Carpenter, M.Taylor, T.Thie (c), A.Vailes, J.Steadman, M.Honour, B.Bosley, W.Trollop, A.Giltrow, H.Foley, O.Biggins, H.Russell. Replacements: A.Sheppard, A.Dauncey, D.Williams.

Kevin Weaver: Is he going to get involved or not?...

It looks like the conditions for this game were really atrocious, which produced a result that Clevedon could've done without at this stage of the season.

With six games to go, Clevedon need the points to prevent becoming embroiled in the end of season dog fight.

Coach Hill is confident that the requisite number of points can be attained, but he realises that everyone must work harder and commit themselves to obtain them.

Next Saturday, Clevedon are away to Coney Hill. The coach leaves at 11:45 for a 14:30 kick off. The second team are away to Crewkerne and the thirds are at home to Nailsea & Backwell.

Clevedon 3 Cleve 10

22nd February 2014

Team: M.Lowis, S.Cawley, W.Carpenter, A.Vailes, M.Taylor, T.Thie (c), G.Towers, J.Steadman, B.Bosley, A.Dauncey, D.Rawle, A.Giltrow, H.Foley, O.Biggins, H.Russell. Replacements: J.Potts, .Kemp, R.Biggins.

Kevin Weaver: One minutes silence for Brum Swann...

This was the first home game since the posts got blown over at the end of January. With the brand new posts installed the day before, Clevedon were hopeful for a similar renewal on the pitch. They nearly achieved their aim, but fell agonisingly short, claimimg a bonus point for all their hard work.

Not the day Clevedon nor the new posts were hoping for.

Next Saturday, Clevedon are away to Bideford. The coach leaves at 10:30 for a 14:30 kick off. The second team are at home to Old Sulians and the thirds are also at home to Midsomer Norton.

Six Nations Sweepstake

Round 3
22nd February 2014

Click this image for the results...

The same two people are still on top. It lloks like points difference will be the decider.

If you have any queries, please see Weave or the person who sold you your entry. Thanks.

For all the news and latest information, please visist the RBS Six Nations website.

 

Cullompton 17 Clevedon 10

8th February 2014

Team: T.Thie (c), O.James, S.Cawley, W.Carpenter, M.Taylor, D.Price, G.Towers, J.Steadman, M.Honour, A.Dauncey, W.Trollop, A.Giltrow, H.Foley, H.Russell, D.Rawle. Replacements:B.Bosley, C.Warren, K.Hill.

Kevin Weaver: Sam Cawley takes his try well...

Cullompton had an army of people forking their pitch in the morning to ensure this match went ahead on their popular Vice Presidents' day.

The Clevedon sunshine bus travellers, resplendent in their "Big Band" jackets, were invited for the 13:00 start. There must've been 150 people there, all of them wondering when we were going to start the entertainment.

They were disappointed when we just sat there and even more so after we were the first table to get served. Roast pork and all the trimmmings with Black Forest Gateau to follow, washed down with a couple of pints was just what was needed before stepping outside into the driving wind and rain to watch what turned out to be an entertaining, close run mud-fest and victory for Cullompton.

Thanks Cullompton for the magnificent hospitality and to all your kitchen staff, who treated us like royalty.

See you next season.

Next week, Clevedon are at home to Cleve the league leaders. A Vice Presidents' lunch is an hour bbefore the 14:30 kick off. The dominant Clevedon second team are away to Bridgwater and the thirds are at home to Keynsham. Bothe kick offs are at 14:30.

 

Bridgwater 21 Clevedon 10

1st February 2014

Team: M.Lowis, S.Cawley, W.Carpenter, A.Vailes, M.Taylor, T.Thie (c), G.Towers, J.Steadman, M.Honour, B.Bosley, W.Trollop, A.Giltrow, H.Foley, O.Biggins, D.Rawle. Replacements: D.Price, A.Dauncey, H.Russell.

Unfortunately, the Clevedon paparazzi were unable to stalk the first team this week and therefore, there are no intimate photos for your amusement.

Normal service will be resumed next week away to Cullompton, now that he's stopped selling the Six Nations Sweepstake tickets. The kick off is at 14:30.

The magnificent, table topping second team are at home to Wells and the thirds have got a local derby at Gordano.

Clevedon 6 Camborne 0
Abandoned after 22 mins

25th January 2014

Team: M.Lowis, S.Cawley, W.Carpenter, A.Vailes, M.Taylor, T.Thie (c), G.Towers, J.Steadman, M.Honour, B.Bosley, W.Trollop, A.Giltrow, H.Foley, O.Biggins, D.Rawle. Replacements:A.Dauncey, J.Potts, H.Russell.

Alan Crane: Brad almost gets there, but not quite...

Remember that France versus England kicks off at 17:00 and not as stated on sweepstake form.

With the first team game abandoned at The Vale because of a failed set of posts, a large contingent of watchers went and stayed in the bar. However, a small hardy minority went over to Yatton to see the second half of the second team game.

The half time score was 15-3 in Clevedon's favour, which soon became 15-10 after Yatton scored a try down the slope, with the atrong wind. After the kick off, Clevedon then encamped at the clubhouse end for the remaining 30 minutes. Try as they might, they could not score again and were very happy to hear the final whistle.

Yatton had wheeled out a few old heads in the hope of nicking a result against the table toppers, but it didn't work out quite like that. Oh dear, never mind!

This very successful, Tucker inspired Clevedon team now lead the league by a whopping 16 points, after Hornets did them a favour and beat their nearest rivals, Castle Cary. Keep up the good work you heavy weights.

Second team photos from last weeks home game against Imperial are here.

This week, Clevedon are away to Bridgwater who are currently 2 points above them in the table. The kick off is at 15:00..

Clevedon v Camborne

25th January 2014

Clevedon face promotion hunters Camborne in the league on Saturday. After having had an enforced rest last weekend due to the foul weather, Clevedon will hope to get a few points off the "Cherry & Whites" and cement their mid-table position. The kick off will be at 14:30, preceded by the usual bub fight that is the Vice Presidents' lunch that begins at 13:30.

The enormously (pun intended) successful seconds are away to Yatton II and the thirds are away to Winscombe II. Both kick offs are at 14:30.

 

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Craig Waters (son of Fred) and his partner are taking part in the Bath half marathon this year to raise money for the Red Cross. They are doing it in memory of Fred who supported the Red Cross and have set up an online page for donations, which can be found here: http://www.justgiving.com/craig-waters. If you want to sponsor them, then please click the bold, non-italic link. Thanks for your support, Craig Waters

Clevedon 25 Wadebridge 0

11th January 2014

Team: W.Carpenter, S.Cawley, R.Biggins, D.Ashfield, M.Taylor, T.Thie (c), G.Towers, B.Bosley, M.Honour, J.Steadman, W.Trollop, J.Potts, A.Giltrow, O.Biggins, H.Foley. Replacements:A.Dauncey, J.Davis, C.Warren.

Kevin Weaver: Gilly storms over from a long way out...

After the purplest of purple patches in the middle of the first half, Clevedon won this game, despite Wadebridge thinking otherwise.

The Clevedon crowd is a hard one to please and for the first 20 minutes, they were getting very little pleasure as Wadebridge were flinging the ball about, but going nowhere. In contrast to some previous games, Clevedon defended very well and withstood the Camel charge with determination.

All the home crowd need is a good old try and they're happy. When Alex Giltrow stormed over under the posts on 22 minutes and Mike Taylor doing the same a few minutes later, they were absolutely ecstatic.

Everyone was thinking that a bonus point win was on the cards and a third try just after the restart, confirmed their thoughts. However, Wadebridge were just as keen to prevent the Clevedon bonus point. They kept the ball for long periods and looked the side most likely to score in the final 20 minutes and in doing so, denied Clevedon the chance of the bonus point fourth try.

Next week, Clevedon are away to Bridgwater who are currently 2 points below them in the table. The kick off is at 15:00. The magnificent, table topping second team are at home to Imperial and the thirds have got a week off.