Barnstaple RFC

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Barnstaple Rugby Football Club
Union Devon RFU
Founded 1877; 140 years ago (1877)
Location Barnstaple, Devon, England
Ground(s) Pottington Road (Capacity: 2,000 (600 seats))
Coach(es) England Steve Perry & Bryn Jenkins
Captain(s) England Winston James
League(s) National League 2 South
2016–17 14th
Official website
www.barnstaplerfc.co.uk

Barnstaple Rugby Football Club was established in 1877 and is a rugby union club based in Barnstaple, Devon.[1] The club's first team play in National League 2 South, the fourth tier of the English rugby union league system, after winning a play-off match for promotion from National League 3 South West on 1 May 2016. The club colours are red and white and their nickname is Barum.[2]

Jerry Collins, former New Zealand captain, played a game for Barnstaple's 2nd team while visiting family in the Devon town, and later wore the club's socks when playing for the Barbarians against South Africa on 1 December 2007.[3]

Honours[edit]

Current standings[edit]

2016–17 National League 2 South Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Bishop's Stortford (C) 30 25 0 5 1053 549 504 25 4 129
2 Old Elthamians (P) 30 25 0 5 1071 533 538 19 3 122
3 Chinnor 30 24 2 4 1111 546 565 21 1 122
4 Taunton Titans 30 19 3 8 901 735 166 19 4 105
5 Redruth 30 19 1 10 824 609 215 18 5 101
6 Redingensians Rams 30 16 1 13 756 618 138 12 9 87
7 Cinderford 30 16 2 12 746 725 21 16 5 84[b 1]
8 Canterbury 30 15 0 15 720 732 −12 11 7 78
9 Henley Hawks 30 13 1 16 775 840 −65 14 7 75
10 Clifton 30 14 0 16 683 843 −160 11 4 71
11 Bury St Edmunds 30 11 1 18 675 818 −143 11 7 64
12 Worthing Raiders 30 9 0 21 657 938 −281 9 8 53
13 London Irish Wild Geese 30 8 0 22 664 960 −296 14 6 52
14 Barnstaple 30 9 1 20 532 886 −354 6 7 51
15 Barnes (R) 30 6 3 21 599 817 −218 12 9 51
16 Exmouth (R) 30 3 1 26 554 1172 −618 9 6 29
  • 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: 29 April 2017
Source: "National League 2 South". NCA Rugby. 
Notes
  1. ^ *Cinderford were deducted 5 points for fielding unregistered players against Canterbury on 3 September 2016.[5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnstaple Rugby Archived December 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "National League Three Round-up". The RugbyPaper (378). 1 May 2016. p. 37. 
  3. ^ "Jerry Collins: New Zealand star's legendary Barnstaple outing". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 May 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "DRFU Handbook 2011-12" (PDF). Devon RFU. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Club Discipline Season 2016-2017". NCA. Retrieved 24 September 2016.