Barnes Rugby Football Club

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Barnes
Barnes rfc rose.png
Full nameBarnes Rugby Football Club
UnionMiddlesex RFU, Surrey RFU
Foundedc. 1920 [1]
LocationBarnes, Richmond upon Thames, London, England
Ground(s)Barn Elms
ChairmanMichael Whitfield
League(s)National League 2 South
2018–1911th
1st kit
2nd kit
3rd kit
Official website
www.barnesrfc.org

Barnes Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club based in Barnes, London. The club currently play in the fourth tier of the English league system, National League 2 South, following their promotion as champions of London & South East Premier.

History[edit]

The club's website states that it was established in Barnes in the 1920s.[1] For many years the club played at the Harrodian Club before moving to its Barn Elms location in 1987 when the grounds were sold to form a school.[1] Barnes RFC first XV has been promoted eight times since being positioned in Surrey Division Three in 1987.

Claim of continuity with Barnes Football Club[edit]

In 2002, the club's website claimed continuity with Barnes Football Club, stating that "[o]ur earliest recorded match was November 1862 versus Richmond, played at Barn Elms. We won that match and the replay that followed. For many years we played as Harrodians RFC before moving to our Barn Elms location in 1987."[2]. In 2005, this claim was amplified in a Daily Telegraph article by BBC sports presenter John Inverdale. Inverdale, who stated that he was "[f]or reasons that I'm not altogether clear about, ... one of a number of vice-presidents" of Barnes RFC, wrote that "in 1839, according to the club records, Barnes RFC were born, playing fixtures against a whole mish-mash of teams of which no match results have been kept."[3]

In 2008, the rugby club's website weakened this claim, stating only that "Barnes Rugby Club is a club with a rich history and was established in Barnes in the 1920s. Although there are indeed possibilities that our earliest recorded match was in November 1862 versus Richmond and played at Barn Elms, it is from the 1920s that our true history is clear."[4] As of 2018, similar wording remains on the current version of the rugby club's website.[1]

Honours[edit]

Current standings[edit]

2019–20 National League 2 South Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Taunton Titans 11 9 0 2 408 297 111 9 1 46
2 Tonbridge Juddians 11 9 0 2 427 165 262 7 1 44
3 Henley Hawks 11 8 1 2 391 162 229 7 1 42
4 Leicester Lions 11 8 0 3 244 166 78 4 1 37
5 Clifton 11 8 0 3 282 253 29 5 0 37
6 Redruth 11 7 1 3 249 176 73 4 2 36
7 Esher 11 7 0 4 283 207 76 4 2 34
8 Bury St Edmunds 10 6 0 4 247 171 76 4 2 30
9 Old Albanian 11 5 0 6 276 249 27 5 3 28
10 Dings Crusaders 11 5 0 6 247 281 -34 4 3 27
11 Worthing Raiders 11 5 0 6 250 357 -107 4 2 26
12 Barnes 11 2 0 9 244 331 -87 4 4 16
13 Old Redcliffians 10 3 0 7 155 271 -116 1 2 15
14 Sutton & Epsom 11 2 0 9 162 401 -239 2 1 11
15 Westcliff 11 1 0 10 183 336 -153 1 5 10
16 Bournemouth 11 1 0 10 200 425 -225 1 1 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
Green background is the promotion place. Blue background is the play-off place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 16 November 2019
Source: "National League 2 South". NCA Rugby.
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Coordinates: 51°28′30.28″N 0°14′13.03″W / 51.4750778°N 0.2369528°W / 51.4750778; -0.2369528