Blaydon RFC

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Blaydon
Blaydon rfc logo.png
Full nameBlaydon Rugby Football Club
UnionDurham County RFU
Founded1888; 130 years ago (1888)
LocationSwalwell, Tyne and Wear, England
Ground(s)Crow Trees (Capacity: 2,000 (400 seated))
ChairmanChris Nunn (C.O.R.)
Coach(es)Matt Thompson
League(s)North Premier
2017−18Relegated from National League 2 North (15th)
Team kit
Official website
www.blaydonrfc.co.uk

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.

Current standings[edit]

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
2 Sedgley Park 30 24 0 6 1111 674 437 26 4 126
3 Stourbridge 30 20 1 9 909 723 186 23 2 107
4 Tynedale 29[a 1] 20 0 9 997 658 339 21 6 107
5 Hinckley 29[a 2] 20 0 9 877 553 324 20 5 105
6 Huddersfield 30 15 1 14 732 758 -26 12 3 77
7 Chester 29[a 3] 15 0 14 599 646 -47 10 3 73
8 Macclesfield 29[a 4] 13 0 16 663 711 -48 12 4 68
9 South Leicester 29[a 5] 12 3 14 744 834 -90 9 5 68
10 Sheffield Tigers 30 11 0 19 622 942 -320 9 6 59
11 Otley 30 11 1 18 615 838 -223 8 4 58
12 Leicester Lions 30 10 1 19 557 720 -163 10 6 58
13 Wharfedale 30 11 0 19 631 755 -124 7 5 56
14 Luctonians (R) 30 9 0 21 640 829 -189 8 9 53
15 Blaydon (R) 30 8 0 22 684 1019 -335 16 5 53
16 Sheffield (R) 29[a 6] 7 0 22 465 840 -375 2 7 37
  • 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: 12 May 2018
Source: "National League 2 North". NCA Rugby.

First team[edit]

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.

Youth rugby[edit]

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

Best results[edit]

  • 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)

Honours[edit]

International players[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National One All time leading scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2017.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.

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