Six Nations Round 3

26th February 2017

Six Nations Competition 2017 - Round 3

After a couple of cracking Saturday games and the bizarre game of touch on Sunday, the Six Nations now has a breather for a couple of weeks. Those with a perfect record thus far (fourteen canny people) have a fornight to boast about it before this number will be reduced to 7, providing there is a winning result in the Friday night Wales Ireland game. Analyse the the spreadsheet here for yourself.

Saturday, 4th March

4th March, away to Midsomer Norton...The next league game is away to Midsomer Norton. Kick off is at 14:30.

Clevedon 17 Drybrook 12

18th February 2017

"Valuable win at The Vale"

Team: T.Thie, H.Butland, C.Maslen, D.Ashfield, A.Harney, K.Hill, M.Britton, B.Largenton, M.Honour, B.Bosley, H.Foley, W.Trollope, H.Russell, O.Biggins(c), A.Davis. Replacements: M.Lowis, N.Tucker, C.Tucker. Coach: N.Hill. Flag: N.Tucker/J.Durant. Physio: G.Davis.

Kev Weaver: Cameron Maslen opens the scoring...A young Spanish exchange official, whose name remains a mystery, took charge of this match and had a great game in the Clevedon sunshine.

Kev Weaver: 'Olay, Olay, Olay, Olay'  as we sing in Somerset...He was entertained after it by being included in the traditional MOTM drinking awards. He enjoyed drinking his pint of cider so much that he took his time over it, while the whole club sang "Olay, Olay, Olay, Olay" to him - welcome to Clevedon ref.

Read the report here.

There is no game next week and Clevedon are away to Midsomer Norton Saturday 4 March with the the seconds at home to Chew Valley.

Spot the ball

18th February 2017

Kev Weaver: Spot the ball...Scrum half Matt Britton managed this magical pass that allowed Harry Butland to score in the corner by using his Klingon cloaking device to bamboozle the Drybrook defence.Kev Weaver: Just a couple of yards to go...

The Drybrook report noted that "the home side conjured a try out of nothing", which is understandable, because they never saw the ball!

Six Nations Round 3

25th February 2017

This Saturday sees Round 3 of the Six Nations kick off. Thirty people are vying for top spot in the club competition and this number will be whittled down by the end of the weekend. Who will retain the bragging rights and who will ask for a recount?

Visit the spreadsheet for your personal analysis.

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Clevedon 11 Weston-Super-Mare 12

11th February 2017

"The clash of the Seasiders"

Team: M.Lowis, T.Thie, C.Maslen, D.Ashfield, A.Harney, K.Hill, M.Britton, B.Largenton, M.Honour, B.Bosley, H.Foley, W.Trollope, H.Russell, O.Biggins(c), B.Purcell. Replacements: H.Butland, G.Carpenter, A.Davis Coach: N.Hill. Flag: N.Tucker. Physio: G.Davis.

Kev Weaver: Birthday boy Mike Lowis...Clevedon's shy and retiring Mike Lowis celebrated his 40th birthday by starting at fullback in this top of the table clash. This was an appropriately competitive game for the talented old man who still looks good enough to playing well in to his forties.

Unfortunately, it wasn't the win he wanted, but a one point loss to the league leaders hardly mattered when his wrestling celebrations began after the game. Happy birthday Mike.

As the scoreline shows, this was the closest anyone has come to beating WSM this season and the first time they have been tryless as well. Clevedon started brightly enough and went 3-0 ahead. After the first five minutes, the play switched to Clevedon's half and try as they might, WSM could not breach the magnificent Clevedon defence, although the score went to 3-9.

When the play switched to the other end with five first half minutes left, Clevedon were clinical and scored a Ben Purcell try wide out, to be 9-8 down at half time.

Kev Weaver: Ben Purcell scores...The second half was a war of atrition, resulting in a penalty kick each for the final 11-12 scoreline. A scare for the runaway leaders, but a boost for Clevedon knowing that they had run them close, disappointing as it was. The disappointment was sweetened once the Thornbury result came in and Clevedon heard they had increased their lead over them by a point to 7 with seven games left.

Next week, Clevedon entertain Drybrook for the normal 14:30 kick off and President Mike Thomas's lunch as 13:30. The seconds are away to Yatton.

Six Nations Round 2

12th February 2017

The number of entrants has increased by four this week, because Weave found four tickets he'd been given a couple of weeks ago. Now there 287 people vying for position in the competition.

This week there are 30 people with six wins each, 147 with 5 wins, 82 with 4 wins, 26 with 3 wins and 2 with 2 wins. A total 272 points have been scored overall.

Phil Austin heads the leaderboard this week while poor old Loser Bath 3 is propping everyone else up.

Six Nations Competition 2017 - Round 2After a fab and fascinating weekend of rugby, if you discount the one point loss to WSM that is, this bone-crunching Six Nations is taking a well-earned breather for a fortnight. Come back in two weeks time to check out the results. Every one of top 30 have England to beat Italy, so the leaderboard will be decided by the other two matches. Can't wait...

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New Job Opportunity - Catering Manager

Catering Manager key responsibilities:

  • Reporting to: Club Steward, Bar & Catering Chairman
  • Approximate hours per week: 15-20 mainly weekends
  • Hourly rate: £competitive, dependent on experience
  • Responsible for the efficient, profitable and professional management of the CRFC Club Kitchen, maintaining standards to our current 5 Star Food Standards level
  • Arranging catering for:
    • Players, visitors and VIPs meals on match days
    • Players, visitors meals for junior training and match days
    • Hot and cold food and drinks sales from the kitchen and bar
    • CRFC and private functions with food requirements
  • Fully responsible and accountable for stock sourcing, ordering, management and rotation in liaison with the Club Steward

In addition to the above, it is desirable that the Catering Manager would be a prime mover and driver in the development of food and snacks sales within the Club, in line with CRFC annual targets.

Optionally to the above, we would consider any application from a contractor willing to meet the above criteria.

Applications in writing to the Club Steward at the above address or by email to Clevedonrugbygeneralmanager@uwclub.net

Two Old Farts

Kev Weaver: Two extremely people...Former team mates John Ford and Peter Bath pose for the camera after discussing Beerexit. I think Peter hobbled to the bar first to secure the seats.

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Six Nations Dinner

17th March 2017

We are delighted to be staging a formal, three course dinner on Friday, 17th March to celebrate this year's Six Nations. Tables of ten are on sale now and can be booked for £350.00. Individual tickets may be available later.

Six Nations Dinner Guest speakerOur special guest speaker is Jeff Probyn a former Old Albanians, Streatham and Wasps prop who was capped 37 times by England. Jeff made three hundred first team appearances for Wasps and was selected in England's squad for the 1987 Rugby World Cup and he made his international debut in 1988, at the age of 31, against France. Jeff is still very active in the rugby world and is a regular columnist in The Rugby Paper. He is currently a member of Rugby Football Union Disciplinary panel.

Please see any committee member or ask at the bar for details - limited numbers are available. Sponsors and corporate enquiries will be welcomed. Thank you.





End of Season Club Team Photo

30th April 2016

Kev Weaver: All for one, one for all...

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