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|Full name||Blaydon Rugby Football Club|
|Union||Durham County RFU|
|Location||Swalwell, Tyne and Wear, England|
|Ground(s)||Crow Trees (Capacity: 2,000 (400 seated))|
|Chairman||Chris Nunn (C.O.R.)|
|2017−18||Relegated from National League 2 North (15th)|
Blaydon RFC is an English semi-professional rugby union team. The first team currently play in the fifth tier of the English rugby union system (North Premier), having been relegated from National League 2 North at the end of the 2017-18 season. Their home ground is at Crow Trees, Swalwell, Tyne and Wear.
|2017–18 National League 2 North table|
|Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||Points for||Points against||Points diff||Try bonus||Losing bonus||Points|
|1||Sale FC (C)||30||27||1||2||1010||356||654||20||1||131|
|9||South Leicester||29[a 5]||12||3||14||744||834||-90||9||5||68|
|16||Sheffield (R)||29[a 6]||7||0||22||465||840||-375||2||7||37|
|Green background is the promotion place. Blue background is the play-off place. Pink background are relegation places.|
Updated: 12 May 2018
Source: "National League 2 North". NCA Rugby.
The Blaydon first team are presently the fourth highest placed league team in the North East (behind Premiership side, Newcastle Falcons, National League 1 club Darlington Mowden Park R.F.C. and National League 2 North Tynedale RFC). Due to Blaydon's close proximity to the Falcons, increasingly many of the Falcon's promising academy players have been given invaluable experience at Blaydon.
Blaydon run various youth teams, ranging from under-7 to under-19.
- Under-19 (2008): National semi-final [v Harrogate, 16 March, Crow Trees]
- Under-17 (2009–10): National Plate semi-final [v Sheffield, 23 March, Crow Trees]
- Under-17 (2013–14): National Shield winners (v Dartfordians, 4 May, AJ Bell Stadium)
- Mark Wilson (rugby union)
- Michael Skinner (rugby union)
- Steve Bainbridge
- Selwyn St. Bernard
- Matthew Cook
Notable former players
- Andrew Baggett – fly-half who became the all-time National League 1 points scorer with over 1,700 points, the majority whilst playing for Blaydon. He also represented Yorkshire and Durham and was part of the Yorkshire side that won the 2008 Bill Beamont Cup.
- "National One All time leading scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2017.
- Tynedale would only play 29 games as their rescheduled game away at Sheffield was cancelled as the result would not adversely affect the final league standings.
- Hinckley would only play 29 games as their rescheduled game away at Macclesfield was cancelled as the result would not adversely affect the final league standings.
- Chester would only play 29 games as their rescheduled game at home to South Leicester was cancelled as the result would not adversely affect the final league standings.
- Macclesfield would only play 29 games as their rescheduled game at home to Hinckley was cancelled as the result would not adversely affect the final league standings.
- South Leicester would only play 29 games as their rescheduled game away at Chester was cancelled as the result would not adversely affect the final league standings.
- Sheffield would only play 29 games as their rescheduled game at home to Tynedale was cancelled as the result would not adversely affect the final league standings.
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