Blaydon RFC

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Blaydon
Blaydon rfc logo.png
Full name Blaydon Rugby Football Club
Founded 1888; 126 years ago (1888)
Location Swalwell, Tyne and Wear
Chairman Jim Knight
Coach(es) Micky Ward
League(s) National League 1
2013–14 6th
Team kit
Official website
www.blaydonrfc.co.uk

Blaydon RFC are an English semi-professional rugby union team. They play in National League 1, having won previously National Division Three North. They play at Crow Trees, Swalwell, Tyne and Wear.

Club honours[edit]

Current standings[edit]

2014–15 National League 1 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Ealing Trailfinders 16 15 0 1 585 285 300 12 1 73
2 Coventry 16 14 0 2 570 354 216 10 2 68
3 Rosslyn Park 16 13 0 3 495 294 201 10 2 64
4 Fylde 16 11 1 4 528 368 160 13 2 61
5 Richmond 16 9 0 7 460 430 30 9 3 48
6 Blackheath 16 8 0 8 449 392 57 11 3 46
7 Esher 15 7 0 8 394 356 38 8 4 40
8 Hartpury College 16 8 0 8 386 387 –1 3 3 38
9 Blaydon 16 7 0 9 373 375 –2 6 4 38
10 Wharfedale 15 7 0 8 319 432 –113 7 1 36
11 Loughborough Students 16 5 0 11 384 399 –15 7 4 31
12 Old Albanian 16 6 0 10 318 406 –88 4 2 30
13 Darlington Mowden Park 16 5 1 10 439 392 47 7 5 29[n 1]
14 Tynedale 16 6 0 10 313 537 –224 3 1 28
15 Cinderford 16 4 0 12 303 411 –108 6 3 25
16 Macclesfield 16 1 0 15 191 689 –498 2 0 6
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
  1. ^ Darlington Mowden Park deducted 5 points after selecting an unregistered player on 13 September 2014 against Wharfedale.[1]
Green background is the promotion place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 20 December 2014
Source: "National League 1". NCA Rugby. 


First team[edit]

The Blaydon 1st Team are presently the second highest placed league team in the North East (behind Premiership side, Newcastle Falcons). Due to Blaydon's close proximitey to the Falcons, increasingly this season, many of the Falcon's promising academy players have been given invaluable experience at Blaydon.

Tyne Valley side Tynedale will join Blaydon in National 2 next season, after winning National 3 North.

The first team squad is formed entirely by semi-professional players.

Youth rugby[edit]

Blaydon run various youth teams, ranging from Under 7 to Under 19.

Best results[edit]

  • Under 19 (2008): National Semi Final [vs. Harrogate, 16 March, Crow Trees]
  • Under 17 (2009-2010): National Plate Semi Final [vs. Sheffield, 23 March, Crow Trees]

International players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DMP drop five points". The RUGBYPaper (317). 12 October 2014. p. 43. 

Coordinates: 54°57′14.48″N 1°41′33.01″W / 54.9540222°N 1.6925028°W / 54.9540222; -1.6925028